[Oregon Episcopal School] Mo Copeland has officially become head of Oregon Episcopal School (OES), which provides a college-preparatory curriculum for students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. The Rt. Rev. Michael Hanley, Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Oregon, gave his blessing to Copeland as he installed her as head of OES in an October 7 ceremony at the school in Southwest Portland.
Over a thousand spectators—including students, faculty, staff, and parents—packed the gymnasium at the school for the ceremony, which included vocal and instrumental music, prayer, biblical readings, and speeches by Mo and her husband, Chris Copeland.
Before coming to OES, Copeland spent 11 years as head of Saint George’s, a K-12 school in Spokane, Washington, and before that she was an administrator and physics teacher for 11 years in Seattle.
Copeland said she is excited by the school’s inquiry-based academic program in both the humanities and sciences that has helped students achieve national recognition and acceptance at the top colleges and universities nationwide. She also is looking forward to working with students in the residential program, which attracts high school students from more than a dozen countries and enhances the global nature of the curriculum.