Seasoned Expert on Gifted Education Leads Pioneer’s New Function

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Brian Cooper

We are excited to announce that a new function — Academic R&D — has been added to our academic department to further drive Pioneer’s innovation and learning delivery.

Leading this new function is Brian Cooper, who brings 30 years of education experience. Brian is the immediate past Director of Educational Innovation and Online Programming of Duke University’s Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP). There he developed and managed innovative programs for talented students from around the world for 25 years. Before transitioning to Duke TIP, Brian was an award-winning AP English literature and composition teacher.

Pioneer, committed to maximizing each scholar’s potential and to establishing the highest standards in academic advancement, developed a unique academic system in 2012 and has been reinforcing it continuously. Academic R&D will study Pioneer scholars’ learning outcomes, research pedagogical best practices and drive innovative development to challenge and inspire students.

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