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John Cooper School’s Head of School Elect Joins Montgomery County Food Bank’s Board of Directors

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, TX – Montgomery County Food Bank today announced that Dr. Stephen Popp, The John Cooper School’s Head of School Elect, has been appointed to Montgomery County Food Bank’s (MCFB) Board of Directors.

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From left: Dr. Stephen Popp, The John Cooper School’s Head of School Elect, Kristine Marlow, MCFB President & CEO, and Kelly Holmes, MCFB Chairman of the Board of Directors

As a seasoned educator and school administrator with more than 24 years’ experience in education, Dr. Popp is committed to fostering caring, educational environments, and to developing service-minded citizens, leaders, and lifelong learners. For the past seven years, Dr. Popp has led at The John Cooper School as Head of Upper School and Assistant Head of School.

In 2021, he was chosen to lead The John Cooper School as Head of School. Prior to joining The John Cooper School, Dr. Popp spent ten years teaching and leading at St. John’s School in Houston, Texas. He taught history and politics at St. John’s School, while also serving four years as Upper School Dean of Students. He especially enjoyed serving as Director of Breakthrough Houston, an educational program that places motivated students from underserved areas on the path to college.




“Montgomery County Food Bank is excited to welcome Dr. Stephen Popp to our Board of Directors,” said Kristine Marlow, MCFB’s President and CEO. “The John Cooper School has been a great supporter of the Food Bank and we are very fortunate for its generosity throughout our community. Dr. Popp’s appointment to our Board not only strengthens MCFB as an organization, but it will ultimately bring us closer to ending hunger in Montgomery County.”

“The Montgomery County Food Bank is making great strides to drive innovation and find new ways to enrich and enhance people’s lives in our community. I am thrilled to join the amazing team at MCFB, and to help advance the MCFB’s mission to fight hunger. It is an honor to serve our citizens, to help raise awareness, and to fight food insecurity in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Popp.

Dr. Popp earned his Bachelor of Arts in history from Baylor University and earned a Master of Arts in history from the University of Houston as a James Madison Fellow. He also earned a Master of Education in independent school leadership from Columbia University. He completed his Doctorate in Education in leadership, learning and organizations at Peabody College at Vanderbilt University, and his research focused on programs pertaining to mental health and well-being in Independent Schools. Currently, he serves on the Board of the Nick Finnegan Counseling Center in Houston, Texas. The organization strives to provide accessible and affordable counseling services to those in need.




For more information on MCFB’s Board of Directors, please visit

Montgomery County Food Bank

Montgomery County Food Bank is a nonprofit hunger relief organization dedicated to uniting the community to fight hunger. Montgomery County Food Bank provides meals to families, seniors and children who lack access to wholesome nourishing food through a network of 70+ partner agencies, local school districts and community partners. Through partnerships with local retailers and wholesalers, Montgomery County Food Bank receives and purposefully distributes donated and surplus food. True to its mission, Montgomery County Food Bank works alongside volunteers, corporate and community partners, and nonprofit agencies to build a community where everyone has access to sufficient, nutritious food.

Montgomery County Food Bank is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, partner of Houston Food Bank, member of Feeding Texas and distribution partner of Feeding America.