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

New this school year: Team Time!

One day at the end of each month students with at least 85% positive points on ClassDojo will participate in Team Time. This is an event where we will have friendly competitions, games and pies in the face. Your child will not want to miss it!