Mr. Richard Cooper (CEO and Founder)

Mr. Richard Cooper has a Bachelors in Elementary Education and a Masters in Education Administration.  He is a former teacher and has more than 57 years of educational experience.  He was recently awarded the Arizona Charter Association’s coveted Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Education.  Mr. Cooper is only the second person to receive the award since the charter school movement started in Arizona in 1996. You can read more about how Mr. Cooper’s vision began, here.

Mr. Jordan Krause (Chief Operations Officer/ Principal):

Mr. Jordan Krause has been serving students in the Tucson community for 13 years as a Classroom Teacher, Assistant Principal, and Principal. Mr. Krause leads with a strong belief that, given the right conditions, any child is capable of success. 

Mr. Krause received his education from the University of Minnesota, earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education and a Master’s Degree in Education, while receiving a K-12 Educational Leadership Endorsement from Western Governors University.  

Mr. Krause enjoys living life with his beautiful wife and two children, and is an avid sports fan (Go Packers!) enjoying everything that competition brings to life. 

Mrs. Terra Maddock (Assistant Principal):

Mrs. Terra Maddock’s career in education began at Tucson Country Day School in 2002, when she was first hired as a 5th grade teacher. After spending 13 years teaching various grade levels, she decided to pursue her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership. During that time, she explored other educational institutes, and, upon completing her program, she landed back at TCDS in 2016. 

Mrs. Maddock holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Arizona, a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership (with a K-12 principal emphasis) from Northern Arizona University, and holds a Certificate in Gifted Education. She looks forward to working with her fellow TCDS community, and bringing forth her educational experiences to a new level, as the new assistant principal!