John Coleman

School Leader, KIPP Academy of Opportunity

John Coleman is currently the Interim school leader of KIPP Academy of Opportunity in South Los Angeles. He began his career in education as a Physical Education teacher and multi‑sport coach at Wallis Annenberg High School, a local charter school in South Los Angeles. Prior to working in the field of education, John served in the United States Army. He began his tenure at KIPP Academy of Opportunity in 2010, were he has held multiple roles throughout his years. He developed the middle school Physical Education Program as the P.E. Lead. He was a Dean and was named the Interim School Leader in February 2019. John grew up in the area he serves and will pridefully continue to service his community unconditionally. He earned a B.A. in Human Services from the University of Phoenix.