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HCS Names Director of Student Services

Homewood City Schools is proud to announce Kiana Coleman as the system's Director of Student Services effective July 1, 2022. Coleman has served as Hall-Kent Elementary School’s Principal for the past six years and has over 21 years of experience in education.

As Director of Student Services, Coleman will coordinate programs and services for at-risk students including RTI and Ci3T, assist with instructional data management and interpretation, and will oversee mental health programs.

“It has been an honor to serve the students, staff, and families of Hall-Kent,” Coleman said. “I am extremely proud of our accomplishments in the West Homewood community. Through a collaborative effort, we have firmly established the meaning of Junior Patriot Pride.”

In 2001, Coleman joined the Homewood community as a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher at Homewood Middle School. While in Homewood, she served as a fifth-grade teacher at Hall-Kent Elementary, a reading specialist at Edgewood Elementary, and then began her career in education administration as the assistant principal for instruction at Hall-Kent.

“Mrs. Coleman has dedicated her career to helping the students and families of Homewood,” HCS Superintendent Dr. Justin Hefner said. “She has impacted many families in our community, and I am thankful for her continued leadership within our school system.”

While at Hall-Kent, Coleman helped build and implement a strong school culture of respect and responsibility through the school’s House system which partners students and adult school advocates together to build positive character, relationships, and school spirit. Through her leadership, Hall-Kent was also named a United States Department of Education Blue Ribbon School this year. Hall-Kent was one of five Alabama schools to receive this prestigious award that exemplifies excellence in education.

Coleman received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in elementary education from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is a National Board Certified teacher. She also earned an Educational Leadership Degree from Samford University and an Educational Specialist Degree from UAB. Currently, she is pursuing her doctorate degree in Educational Leadership from UAB.

Hefner said Coleman will remain at Hall-Kent throughout the remainder of the school year, but the process for hiring the school’s new principal will begin immediately. HCS hopes to name the school’s new principal before summer break begins. 

“We are dedicated to finding a leader that will continue to make Hall-Kent an excellent place for our students, staff, and families,” Hefner said.