Ms. Cochran is the Principal at Will Rogers for a third year.
Prior to coming to WRLC she was the Assistant Principal at Will Rogers Learning Community and Grant Elementary School for a year. Ms. Cochran also served as our district’s Literacy Coordinator for four years and prior to that, she was the Early Literacy Assessment Manager, Central Office Instructional Technology Coordinator, Area Instructional Technology Coordinator, and Department of Online Learning Content Editor for the Chicago Public Schools. She has taught preschool, kindergarten, and first, second, and fourth grades in Los Angeles and Chicago. As Assistant Principal, Ms. Cochran was involved in a variety of school site activities aimed at student achievement and development, including facilitating Student Success Team (SST) meetings and special services meetings. She also developed and managed schedules for core and enrichment classes as well as state testing.
Ms. Cochran is very familiar with WRLC, its staff, students, and families. She collaborated with teachers to conduct STEM-focused learning walks and designed and delivered professional development in literacy and Common Core State Standards. She counseled students using strategies from Cool Tools, Character Counts, and Responsive Classroom. With a goal of community outreach and engagement, Ms. Cochran participated in PTA and ELAC meetings and events. She led parent volunteer trainings that ensured effective volunteer teams. Having Ms. Cochran move from Assistant Principal to Principal has been a natural fit for the Will Rogers community.