About the Principal
Dr. Michael Coleman
Dr. Michael Coleman is the principal of Yorkship Family School located in the Fairview neighborhood of Camden City. Yorkship School serves students in pre-kindergarten to 5th grade. Dr. Michael Coleman’s expertise lies in educational leadership and educating students with special needs, especially those from underserved communities. For nearly two decades, Dr. Coleman has been a noted educator for the Camden City Board of Education. His experiences have allowed him to bridge the much-discussed gap between scholastic theory and practice in a deliberate effort to draw upon the best practices associated with each to serve his students.
As a licensed educator, Dr. Coleman has worked at various educational levels including classroom teacher, building-level administrator, district-level supervisor, and higher education adjunct
faculty. Through his unique ability to draw upon his administrative and classroom experiences, Dr. Coleman has successfully worked to develop curricula and align student learning with academic measures based on federal and state policies in the best interests of all students.
With a focus on improving and building upon student diversity and community relationships, Dr. Coleman is dedicated to ongoing excellence for not only students, but for the faculty that serve them.
Dr. Coleman has been nominated for several awards that include: Outstanding Achievement in Leadership, Rutgers University and the “Male Who Makes a Difference Award” sponsored by the Camden City School District. Dr. Coleman has presented at several regional and national conferences in which he examined the impact of various educational practices instructing students with special needs.