This is my thirteenth year at PLMS, and I love it! I have three children, a Freshman at West, a Senior at West, and a Junior in college.  Before teaching, I worked in the business industry for twelve years as a Human Resources Professional.  Through the support of my family, I returned to school and received my certification to teach middle school students.  

    Some of my favorites?  I enjoy scary movies, "The Walking Dead", photography, swimming, traveling, and cheering for my kids on the cross country trails, lacrosse fields, and basketball courts.  My family includes three dogs, my son's snake, and Megan's two hedge hogs.  All of these animals are rescues. I am a HUGE animal lover, and a favorite charity of mine is Wayside Waifs, a fabulous shelter for homeless dogs, cats, and small domestic animals. My students know that I am also a dedicated superhero fan.  Oh, and YouTube can be a fun teaching tool!  :0) 


Boss, Annabelle, Scarlet

My kids and I are always
in the car!

Yes, I do!

Mrs. Coffman’s 2018/2019 Schedule:

First Hour:  Reg Studies

Second Hour: Reg Studies with Mr. Barr

Third Hour:  Adv. Studies

Fourth Hour:  Reg Studies

Fifth Hour Plan and Lunch

Sixth Hour: Reg Studies with Mrs. Berkstresser

Seventh Hour: Adv. Studies

Parent and Student Communication
        I use Remind, a free service that provides a safe way for me to send               messages to students and parents about our class.  This tool is for one-way communication.  Your phone numbers and email addresses are confidential, as are mine.  You cannot respond to my messages, so if you are needing to contact me for any reason, please do so by using my school email address:  To sign up for class notifications via text or email, click on the link below, and enter the required information.  The code for my advanced studies class is @7346bg8, and the code for my regular studies class is @2aeh24.


Units of Study
(embedded within a Reader's/Writer's Workshop format)
Boot Camp

Literary Analysis

Traditional vs. Modern

Analyzing Info

Writing an Argument