Richard Coleman

Richard Coleman is responsble for all finance operations for Urban Learning and Leadership Center.  Prior to entering the field of education, Richard earned his received his B.S.  in Economics from the City University of New York in 1975.  He followed up his undergraduate work by earning an M.A. in educational administration from George Washington University in 1996.   

Richard Coleman began his career in education as elementary school teacher in Newport News Public Schools.  He later spent the rest of his career in education serving in various capacities at An Achievable Dream Academy including Assistant Principal, Principal and Executive Director of the Program which served over 1,200 students.   

 Mr. Coleman entered education with an extremely varied background. A native of New York, he is a Vietnam veteran, served for six years as a New York State Narcotics Correction Officer in Staten Island, New York and in 1991, accepted early retirement from IBM (International Business Machines) where he served as an Account Manager. One of those unique individuals who wanted to give back to his community, after retirement he entered the world of teaching hoping to impact the lives of many young people in need.  The accomplishments of his former students indicate that Richard certainly made the right choice.  

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