Staff + Leadership


Jeff Cooper

Head Administrator

Jeff received a computer science degree from Carson-Newman College and later received his Masters of Divinity from Golden Gate Theological Seminary. Jeff served as the youth pastor at Pacific Church of Irvine for eight years. Jeff taught higher level mathematics and functioned as the Director of Student Life and Ministries in Southern California. Jeff and his wife Lessie helped start USCO in 2006 and has been in charge of the school since 2007.
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Jen Sutherland


After receiving her B.A. from University of California, Davis, Jen earned her teaching credential, Masters in Education and administrative credential from San Diego State University. Jen has worked in the public and private school setting, teaching both elementary and high school students. She has experience in mentoring and coaching teachers in instructional practices while participating in an administrative internship program. This is Jen’s third year at USCO and her seventh year working at a University Model school. With her husband Dennis, and their two children, she enjoys recreating in the great outdoors of Colorado. Her favorite pastimes include reading, cooking, coffee dates, and traveling.
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Jake Busby

Vice Principal

Jake received a bachelor degree in biblical language from Moody Bible Institute in Chicago. He started working at the University School in 2013 as a teacher and has been involved in student ministry. Jake has a heart for engaging students at the heart level, and applying theological principles to daily life.
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Support Staff

Gemie Roeda 

Director of Administration and People Services and Assistant to Jeff Cooper

(719) 302-3751 Ex: 2

Contact For Help With:

  • Tuition
  • Donations

Kristi Glaze 

Director of Admissions 

(719) 302-3751 Ex: 4

Contact For Help With:

  • Admissions
  • Shadow Days
  • Tours

Kacie Busby


(719) 302-3751

Contact For Help With:

  • Curriculum Rentals
  • Curriculum Ordering
  • ACT testing


  • Walt and Shayla Hintz – Walt Board President

  • Trevor and Kari McCabe

  • Ken and Kris Hubbard

  • Chris and Rochelle Bole

  • Karl and Kit Willock

  • Scotty and Kristi Glaze