The Coppell ISD Education Foundation (CEF) invites students, staff, parents and the community to the annual Run to Fund taking place virtually during the week of May 1-8. This Coppell community-based 5K event will include a week full of activities and prizes allowing participants to run anywhere, from a treadmill to the special race-course suggestions provided. The Run to Fund will culminate in a socially distant drive-thru “Finish Line” Experience on May 8 from 10am – 2pm at Coppell High School.
Proceeds raised from the Run to Fund allow the Coppell ISD Education Foundation to award transformative classroom grants and bring innovative learning opportunities to all students in CISD. The CEF will give $2 from every Run to Fund race entry to the CISD Physical Education Department. Early registration ends April 1. Register by April 28 to be guaranteed a Run to Fund shirt.
Join the CEF for eight fun filled days of themed race events and prizes. Stay tuned for more details and be sure to follow us on social media @coppellisdef or #RunToFund21.
More information about registration including the sleep-in option, are available at www.coppellisdef.com.
About The Coppell ISD Education Foundation
Chartered in 2000, the Coppell ISD Education Foundation is a non-profit organization of volunteers whose efforts have raised and donated more than $1.3 million in support of the schools, students and teachers of Coppell ISD. In 2020, CEF awarded more than $50,000 to CISD including classroom grants, new teacher grants to first-time educators, and PPE equipment for teachers and staff. To learn more about the Coppell ISD Education Foundation, visit www.coppellisdef.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.
This group gathered to inform Hilton that he was selected as the 2020-2021 “TEPSAN” of the Year for Region 10 of the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA). Out of more than 600 members of TEPSA Region 10, Hilton was chosen by his peers for this recognition because of his dedication and service to all school children in Texas.
“Cooper Hilton is the kind of leader who inspires everyone,” said Amanda Borowczak Schmitter, TEPSA Region 10 Board Member and principal of Rayburn Elementary STEAM Academy in Grand Prairie ISD. “He collaborates with principals and supervisors in the state to positively impact the decisions being made for students.”
She continued, “He is kind, driven, and has a great love for his teachers, students, and school families. Cooper is a difference maker.”
In addition to the surprise announcement, students, teachers and staff at Wilson Elementary honored Hilton with a parade to celebrate this achievement and his leadership of the school.
“[Hilton] leads by example and motivates his team to be the best we can be each and every day,” said Jordan Muse, assistant principal of Wilson Elementary. “Especially this year, he has shown us how to be compassionate and caring and to work hard every day to show our love for our students and our school.”
This sentiment is shared by CISD Superintendent Dr. Brad Hunt.
“I am so proud of Cooper, for not only this recognition, but for what he does every day to serve our children, our educators, our families and our community,” Dr. Hunt said. “He is a true advocate for public education and his dedication to our profession shines through in all that he does.”
For Hilton, receiving recognition from his peers in this surprise fashion truly astonished him.
“I was rendered speechless by this, and those who know me know that never happens,” Hilton said. “To have my own family join my school family and my district family and my TEPSA family in sharing this with me was truly special.”
He added, “To be recognized by my peers for doing what I feel is my calling, which is advocating for public education in Texas, means so much to me.”
Hilton has almost 20 years of experience in education as a teacher, leader and principal. He has worked in Coppell ISD for 11 years, serving as an assistant principal and principal. He is the former principal of Austin Elementary School and has led Wilson Elementary since 2017. In 2020, he was elected as the 2020-2021 Member-At-Large for TEPSA. In this elected position, Hilton is one of five voting members of TEPSA’s Executive Committee, which consists of the president, president-elect, 1st vice president, 2nd vice president and an at-large member leading the almost 6,000 members of the organization.