After four years of teaching both 4th and 5th grades in the Franklin Lakes school district, Mrs. Coffman is delighted to be back at CRS with her dream team, Mrs. Rightmire and Mrs. Balassone. Before becoming a teacher, she worked on-air at an NBC affiliate and spent many years as a senior copywriter in the higher education department at Prentice Hall.  She holds a BS in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, and will complete her master's degree in teaching at WPU next year.

Married for 29 years and mom to three wonderful children, Mrs. Coffman loves to spend any free time she has reading, making pottery, experimenting with recipes, or planning her next trip overseas.

Teaching Philosophy
* Provide a safe and nurturing learning environment built upon a foundation of mutual respect and kindness
* Help students realize their responsibility as peers and citizens
* Engage students with relevant and creative project-based lessons
* Appreciate each child's unique qualities and abilities 
* Encourage students to keep their bar high and take pride in their academic accomplishments