This is my twelfth year at PLMS, and I love it! I have three children, one of whom attends 8th grade at Summit Lakes Middle School, a Junior at Lee’s Summit West High School, 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) 

      LOVE to travel!                                                                              

Boss, Annabelle, Scarlet

My kids and I are always
in the car!

Yes, I do!

Mrs. Coffman’s 2017/2018 Schedule:

Tiger Zone (areas) 

First Hour:  

Second Hour: 

Third Hour Personal Plan:

Fourth Hour 10:10:33-11:20AM

Advanced Studies Fifth Hour   (lunch during hour)

Advanced Studies Sixth Hour:

Seventh Hour:

Power Hour:

*Late start Wednesdays schedule does not include Power Hour and our schedule is delayed an hour.  The morning Tiger Zone time is replaced with our Advisory time with homeroom students.

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 @hc9cec, and the code for my regular studies class is @49378.


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

Literary Analysis

Traditional vs. Modern

Analyzing Info

Writing an Argument