Dear Coleman Elementary School Community,

I am honored to have been appointed as the new principal of Kevin K. Coleman Elementary School.

I come to Coleman Elementary with ten years of experience as a classroom teacher -7 in NYC and the last 3 in Central Falls, RI- so I am aware of the challenges that an urban school faces; the satisfaction of watching children thrive despite the odds is well worth it!

In order to accomplish this success, we will need to work together through a shared vision and consistent investment. Challenges will always come up, but as long as we develop a community where everyone feels respected and valued, I know we will face those challenges with grace. Together I know we will lead all of our students to academic success and joyful school memories.

I look forward to getting to know you all. I can be reached via email at or just stop by to introduce yourself any time as my door is always open to you.


Danira Ortiz



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What's Happening

Open House: Monday August 27, 4-5pm. This will be a great opportunity for you to meet your child’s teacher and receive some valuable information regarding the upcoming school year. 

First Day of school for all in grades 1-5: Wednesday, August 29. 9:15am-3:15pm. Doors open at 8:55am for students eating breakfast in school only. 

Kindergarten Dates: Grade K with the last name beginning with A through L start on Wed 8/29 and do not report on Thu. Grade K with the last name beginning with M through Z start on Thu 8/30. ALL K STUDENTS report on Friday 8/31. 

First PTO Meeting: Tuesday September 4. 5-6pm.