ABOUT THE PRESENTER
Ronald Cope, II
Deputy Director, Bronx Community Schools, Children’s Aid
Ronald Cope is the Acting Interim Deputy Director for the Bronx Community Schools at Children’s Aid. He previously was the Program Manager, where he led and supervised the implementation of Boston College’s City Connects student support model in Community Schools in Washington Heights, the Bronx, Harlem, and Staten Island. Before coming to Children’s Aid, Ronald led a diverse range of educational initiatives. Those initiatives include work with preschool education, community schools, parent education, teen school-based programming, and community and university partnerships. Ronald works to engage the efforts of school communities, city agencies, community organizations, teachers, and families to create interactive and safe environments in which children can learn and grow. This work is done by effectively assessing students’ needs and working closely with school personnel and community partners to provide services that support the academic achievement and healthy development of those students. Ronald has devoted his time to mentoring high school and college-aged young men of color. He works to develop strong relationships grounded in trust, advocacy and education. In each mentee, Ronald strives to instill the belief that once one succeeds, he must identify and assist those who need him. Ronald has a Masters in Administration from Fairleigh Dickinson University and a BA in Sociology from Hampton University.