Rhode Octobre-Cooper, Principal

Mrs. Rhode Octobre-Cooper is the Principal at the Hudson Junior High School. After graduating from Binghamton University Mrs. Cooper began her career in the South Bronx of New York City teaching 7th grade ELA and social studies to a class of 37 students. She later became the Dean of Students at The Albert Einstein Intermediate School in the Bronx and an Assistant Principal at Frederick Douglass Academy II Middle School. In 2012, after working in NYC for fifteen years, she left the city and obtained a position in Newburgh as the Humanities Supervisor/Director. Mrs. Cooper is married and has an eleven-year-old daughter who will be starting the 7th grade in September. When she isn’t working she enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.