Mrs. Koopman grew up in Indiana. She attended a Lutheran grade school and a public high school. Mrs. Koopman graduated with a bachelor of science in education and a Lutheran teacher diploma from Concordia University, NE. She first taught at Immanuel Lutheran School in Houston, TX before coming to Springfield Lutheran High School in 1991.

Mrs. Koopman enjoys reading, baking, and doing puzzles. She is married to Rick, who retired as Transportation Director in 2019 from Springfield School District 186 after 40 years of service. They live in Springfield and attend Trinity Lutheran Church. Mrs. Koopman's favorite Bible passage is from Psalm 23. 

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever."