COLEMAN SCHOOL

 
 

COLEMAN SCHOOL

Welcome to Coleman School!
Coleman School is a K-8 school located in the heart of the Raleigh community.

Coleman School is a Title I school.

GRADES

Grades: K-8
School Number: 8050

ADDRESS

3210 Raleigh Millington Road,
Memphis, TN 38128 United States

CONTACT INFO

Phone: 901-567-7068

Enrollment

Students

690

Ethnicity

Hispanic

3%

African-American

94%

Pacific Islanders

0%

Asian-American

1%

Caucasian

2%

Meet Our Team

Latoya Jeems

Principal

Latoya Jeems has acquired 15 years as a critical thinking educator with an imaginative spirit who believes all children are capable of success when given the necessary tools to reach their fullest potential. Of the 15 years, Latoya has served as a building principal for 3 years.

Principal Jeems qualifications are attributed to the degree completion at Mississippi Valley State University where she received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After which, she attended The University of Memphis where she received a Master of Education in Teaching Instruction and Curriculum. Her concluding degree was earned at Freed Hardeman University where she obtained an Education Specialist Degree.

Latoya Jeems has worked in turn around schools alongside great leaders with record success. The success can be attributed to implementing a comprehensive instructional plan, developing strategic operational strategies, creating effective ways to build teacher capacity and cultivating a culture of two-way communication between all stakeholders for the betterment of scholars. Mrs. Jeems believes Coleman School is a premier school where everyone will actively participate in the success of each scholar.

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Jameka Roberts

Assistant Principal 3-5

For over 15 years Mrs. Roberts has been a devoted public servant whose passion for investing in children inspires others. Jameka is originally from Oklahoma but has made Memphis her home. Education runs in her family and her passion for education is contagious. Jameka brings experience as both a General Education Pre-K thru 5 and Special Education teacher. No stranger to leadership - Jameka has served as Grade Level Chair, Special Population Chairperson, RTI A/B Coordinator and Pre-School Coordinator. Jameka’s impact on student achievement has been evident.

Mrs. Roberts received a Bachelor's Degree from the University of Tennessee Chattanooga. She received a Masters Degree from The University of Memphis in Instruction Curriculum and Leadership, and is currently pursuing her Doctorate of Education in Instructional Leadership from Freed Hardeman University.

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Avis Robinson

Assistant Principal K-2

Avis Robinson is the Assistant Principal of K-2 Instruction at Coleman School. She has worked as a professional educator, coach and education director. Avis holds an undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff where she earned the honor of class valedictorian. She also holds a graduate degree in Elementary Reading and Literacy from Walden University.
Avis’s most treasured personal values are integrity, creativity, and excellence. These values guide Avis’s decision making, relationships, and products, and are visible in how she expresses her full self in the work environment. Outside of work, Avis enjoys crafting, watching crime dramas, reading fiction, and most of all, sharing quality time with her tribe.
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Natasha Medford

Assistant Principal 6-8

Natasha Medford, is a Georgia native and an educator of 11 years. She has previously served in the following roles: Science teacher, Optional Schools Coordinator, Professional Learning Coach, and Development Coach of Instruction.
Mrs. Medford received her Bachelor’s degree in Middle Grades Education from the Unsinkable Albany State University. She received her Master’s degree in Middle Grades Math and Science from Valdosta State University, and her Administrative Licensure from Christian Brothers University
Mrs. Medford began her teaching career in Hinesville, Georgia where she served as a 7th Grade Life Science teacher. For three consecutive years, she achieved 95% of her students scoring Meets/Exceeds on the Georgia Criterion Reference Competency Test. Upon relocating to the Memphis area, she began teaching for Shelby County Schools. She went on to continue best practices to become a TVAAS Level 5 teacher. She was named the SCS District Teacher of the Year for 5-8 in 2018.
In her free time, Mrs. Medford enjoys reading, working out, community service through her sorority, and spending time with her husband and children.
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Jennifer Collins

Development Coach of Instruction

Jennifer Collins is a Florida native and has been an educator for 10 years. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education from Florida State University and a Master’s Degree from Johns Hopkins University. In 2013, Jennifer joined the Memphis Aspire Charter Network- now Journey Community Schools- as a second grade educator and has since fallen in love with both the Orange Mound and Raleigh communities. One of her favorite successes as an educator is making learning engaging and joyful for all students.

Jennifer has served the Greater Memphis community in various roles such as a K-2 Educator, K-2 Instructional Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher and currently as the Development Coach of Instruction. In her free time, Jennifer enjoys walking nature trails with her foster dog, Matty, volunteering with her sorority and the Junior League of Memphis, working out and spending quality time with her friends and family.

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Principal’s Message

Coleman Wildcats Families and Scholars:

Thank you for visiting our website and choosing Coleman School for the 2022-23 school year!!!  In addition to our website, you may also find our presence on our Facebook page and Instagram. We are so excited to begin the 2022-23 school year with whole-school assemblies and a reboot to build up our school culture.  It is important for us to connect with our students and families. We want to establish and maintain a positive relationship with our community as family. Community support makes our school even stronger.  

We call our school community the “Wildcat Family” because we want our school family to be an extension of your family.  We want to serve you in times of joy, happiness, and triumphs.  Academic learning and growth is our bottom line; however, we also understand that educating students means being attentive to the “whole child” and caring about their social and emotional well-being.  

This year, you can expect to have in-person parent meetings, student incentive assemblies and middle school sports; basketball, and track (girls and boys).  Our scholars in grades 2-8 will also have the opportunity to try out for cheer/dance, step and choir.  Again, we want to support and teach the “whole child.” 

With that in mind, you are invited to be an active participant at Coleman School. Whether you’re a member of our Coleman School Parent-Teacher-Student Association, a classroom mother or father, or supporter of our sports program, you are encouraged to be an involved member of our community. Research on schools demonstrates that parent participation in their child’s school coincides with greater likelihood of academic success for their child.

If you have questions or concerns that arise at any time, please do not hesitate to give your child’s teacher or me a call. I can be reached at (901) 567-7068 or ljeems@myjourneycs.org. I look forward to having a long and rewarding relationship with you and your family as we fulfill our mission of Paving Pathways to Success for our students in the Raleigh Community.

Educationally,

Latoya Jeems, Principal

Key Dates

• First Day: August 8, 2022
• Fall Break: October 10- 14, 2022
• Thanksgiving Break: November 21- 25, 2022
• Winter Break: December 19, 2022- January 1, 2023
• Spring Break: March 13-17, 2023
• Last Day: May 26, 2023