Jennifer Coleman is a 2021-2022 Teach Plus Pennsylvania Policy Fellow who teaches 4th grade at Riverside Elementary School in Reading. Jennifer is co-chair of Riverside Elementary Equity Committee, and she is a mentor to teachers in her building who are beginning their careers. She previously taught grades K-6 in the Allentown School District and is a fellow with Leading Educators. Jennifer became a teacher to follow in the footsteps of her grandfather who achieved the same goals during the Civil Rights Movement. Jennifer was a Fulbright Scholar in Accra, Ghana West Africa, where she studied at the University of Accra during her graduate program. She graduated from Penn State University with a BS in Kindergarten and Elementary Education and received her MEd in Educational Leadership with a Principal Certification from Lehigh University.