Dr. DEAN COOPER, BA, MA, Ed.D, CNA, MCSE, has lived in the Altadena community, Tract 4603.02, for more than 30 years. As a retired educator, he has taught in the K-12 public school environments for both Pasadena and Los Angeles. Prior to his service in the K-12 public school systems, Dr. Cooper worked in the field of finance. These financial organizations were inclusive of his family’s owned finance company located in Northern California, major banks including United California, Lloyds, and Barclays bank.Dr. Cooper is the sole proprietor of Business and Individual Technology Services, dba BITS, located in Altadena, CA. BITS has provided computer technology sales and service alternatives in all facets of consumer and business continuity requirements for more than twenty-five years. BITS is a Microsoft Partner with authorizations as Authorized Education Partner and Office 365 Cloud Services Advisor sales and services.
Dr. Cooper continues his community service and awareness dating from the 70’s to date. In the 70’s, Dr. Cooper served as a Member of The Governor’s Council on Children and Youth, Carson City Nevada. He continues his current community involvement through his church in capacities ranging from Trustee Chairperson, Sunday School Superintendent, Sunday school teacher, Deacon Ministry member, and as a tutor for all k-12 learners hosted by the Metropolitan Baptist Church’s Tutorial Ministry.
As a community representative for Tract 4603.02, Dr. Cooper is committed to embracing the ideal of the Altadenans of 1975 who formed The Altadena Town Council with the help of Los Angeles County Supervisor Baxter Ward and the Pasadena Chapter of the League of Women Voters. This embrace is best stated in the Altadena Town Council’s By-Laws Article V, Section A, 2, which states the council member’s duties and responsibilities as “Presenting community concerns, as voiced by the residents of Altadena, to government agencies including local, regional, state and federal decision making bodies, and establishing contact with such agencies for the sake of participating in the planning of future development in Altadena and reviewing the proposals for government and other funding programs.”