David Cope

Born in Inglewood and raised in South Gate, Mr. Cope graduated from San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in U.S. History. Upon returning to Los Angeles, he enrolled in a teacher credential program at Cal State Los Angeles. Mr. Cope has been a teacher at Fairfax High School since 2002.
Mr. Cope joined the Magnet in 2010 following the retirement of his colleague and mentor, Linda Harris. The Fairfax family is the only he has known; he’s grateful to part of this community. His goal is to help young people to critically analyze the world around them and to recognize their limitations are self imposed. If not involved in education, Mr. Cope believes he would either be an antiques dealer or a judge.