Staff Bios

Shaler Black Cooper

Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions 

Shaler Black Cooper
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Shaler has been part of the Cherokee Creek family from the beginning. After graduating
from Elon University with a degree in Sociology and Human Services, she worked at
CCBS as a counselor from 2003 – 2004 as well as in administration and finance. Shaler
then spent a number of years in the corporate world where she gathered additional
background in marketing, event planning, fund-raising and volunteer coordination. In 2010, Shaler returned to Cherokee Creek Boys Boarding School as Admissions Director.

In 2019, Shaler became Senior Director of Marketing & Admissions. She continues to lead the admissions department while also focusing on the responsibilities of marketing,
business development, strategic partnerships and special projects.

In addition to her first-hand experience on campus, Shaler brings a special perspective to her work both as the sibling of a brother who attended a therapeutic boarding school and as the daughter of CCBS founders, Ron and Beth Black. This experience is invaluable as Shaler helps to drive the CCBS vision by supporting families and helping professionals.

Shaler travels throughout the country to represent Cherokee Creek Boys Boarding School at conferences.  She lives in Seneca, SC with her husband, Jason, and their sons, Thompson and Rush. While not working, Shaler can be found having adventures with her family, volunteering for her sons’ schools or at the YMCA.

Let me share a middle school story…

I grew up in Orlando, Florida, and attended middle school at St. James Cathedral School. I know I looked adorable in my plaid skirt, middy blouse, and navy tie uniform… and shiny new braces, fluorescent head gear, and half-grown out perm! I spent the years playing volleyball, basketball, and cheerleading. Seinfeld, 90210, and “My So Called Life” were my favorites on TV. My babysitting career took off and I saved up my money for Elizabeth Arden’s ‘Sunflowers’ perfume and a new Caboodle to store my makeup! My cousin Sarah and I begged my mom to get Glamour Shots photos… and now we’ve spent years begging her to take them down and hide them!

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