NAME: Ms. Nancy Coleman

SCHOOL: Redwood Middle School

CLASS: 7th grade Core (Language Arts, Literature & Medieval History)

SCHOOL PHONE: 867 3042 x8123

About The Teacher

         I grew up in Chicago and earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from the University of Illinois at 
Champaign-Urbana. After working with children with behavioral and emotional issues in a variety of settings
in Illinois, I moved to California and worked at Eastfield (now Eastfield Ming Quong).
         I began teaching in the Saratoga School District in 1987 following completion of the teaching credential 
program at Santa Clara University. I've been teaching at Redwood since 2004. Prior to teaching seventh grade, 
I taught third and fourth grade and worked in a variety of special assignments supporting teachers throughout 
the district.
         My special interests in education include writing instruction, young adult literature, and gifted education. 
Along with teaching Core half time, I serve as a Gifted and Talented Education (GATE) Lead Teacher for 
Redwood and am a member of the District Leadership Team. I recently completed my master's degree in gifted 
education at the University of Connecticut, and I am a California GATE certified teacher. Both of my sons 
graduated from SUSD schools.
The Islamic Complex Polygon Tile project results for the 2013-2014 class. Thanks to SEF for supporting the Art Docent program, and to my class's art docent parents!

Mission For The Class

Students will
  • value the study of history and see the myriad connections between the past, present, and future
  • love literature and become critical evaluators of what makes good literature
  • see themselves as writers and discover new tools for their writer's toolboxes
  • be a member of the crew, not just a passenger, as we create and maintain our learning community
Click on Supply List in the menu to the left to get access to that document. Links to my syllabus and my Back to School Night slideshow (B2SN14.pptx) are at the bottom of the Homework page or the Ms. Coleman's Schedule page.