Associates in Arts - Northeast Alabama Community College - 1993
Bachelors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University- 1998
Master's in Curriculum and Instruction - University of Phoenix, Online - 2008
Doctoral in Educational Leadership- University of Phoenix, Online - September 2013
Hello, my name is Sylvia Coleman. I am from Scottsboro, Alabama. I was the first one in my family to have ever attended and graduated from college. As long as I can remember, education has always been a great enjoyment for me. When I was in elementary school, I would come home and pretend to be a teacher. Having two older siblings, I had the opportunity to face new challenges; the challenges proved to be great experiences. After obtaining my Bachelors Degree, I began teaching in Huntsville and after 6 years there, I had an opportunity to make my way back to teach at Scottsboro High School - HOME OF THE WILDCATS!! After returning to my hometown to teach, I decided to return to school to earn a Master's degree. In the hustle of one morning while sitting at my computer during my planning period; I ran across a University of Phoenix site and entered information. I was not expecting to get a callback so quickly, but as soon as the call ended, I was a student using a new source of technology, online education. Classes began in November of 2006 and ended in March of 2008 with a Master's in Instruction and Curriculum. I am proud of this accomplishment simply because earning the degree made me a much better teacher with skills to use with students, colleagues, and administrators. Although this was a new experience, it proved to be a wonderful experience and an incredible journey. I gave myself a two-month break then I continued my lifelong educational journey by pursuing a Doctorate in Educational Leadership.
I am a Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher and acting advisor for the Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Another enjoyable responsibility includes being on the decoration and reception committee of STAR. I teach 9-12th grade. I have also taught in middle school, grades 6-8. Teaching middle school was an experience that taught about the differences of age and emotional and intellectual development. This year, I have also volunteered to take another step toward staying involved in the lives of SHS students; I am assisting Mr. Leek with the Danceline. I am sure this adventure will prove to be a wonderful learning experience also!
The most rewarding part of my life besides my love of family and teaching is my commitment to a higher calling in life. I am a youth minister at my church. I also play the music for the church. I do enjoy life to the best of my ability even with limited hours during the day.
In conclusion, I am looking forward to the exiting school year with our youth. Every year is different with students. They offer innovative ideas and creative skills to make the courses a valuable tool for their future. I love what I do and love each of my students as individuals! Although I am biased, I know it is true: Scottsboro High School is a wonderful culture of brilliant minds driven to succeed.