Lisa Brooks Coleman is the Georgia /Alabama Community Superintendent, responsible for Fort Benning, Fort Rucker, and Maxwell AFB Schools. Dr. Coleman began her career in 1986 as a high school biology teacher in Charlotte, North Carolina. She taught 7th grade life science in Hinesville, Georgia and special education in Greenville, South Carolina. In 1991, she taught high school biology, served as a cheerleading coach and sponsor of the science club at Central High School in Phenix City, Alabama. Later she transferred to South Girard Junior High School where she served as a guidance counselor. Following that tenure, she served as the assistant principal at Central High School where her primary focus was on curriculum/instruction and professional development. In 2000, she was selected and served as an elementary school principal. In 2003, she was named as the District Director of Career and Technical Education for Phenix City Schools. Beginning in August 2009, Dr. Coleman served as the District Director of Secondary Curriculum, Instruction and Federal Programs. Dr. Coleman has experience working in school settings at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school) as well as leadership positions at the district level.
Dr. Coleman has completed degree requirements for her Doctorate of Philosophy in Administration, Supervision and Curriculum from the Doctoral Program at Auburn University in the school of Educational Foundations, Leadership, and Technology. She holds an Educational Specialist and Master's add-on in Educational Leadership and School Administration from Troy University. Additionally, she holds a Master's Degree in Guidance and Counseling from Troy University and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from South Carolina State University.
A native of South Carolina, Dr. Coleman is married to retired Army Lieutenant Colonel Ernest Coleman. They are the proud parents of two daughters Brooke Elizabeth; a high school junior, and Lauren Alexandria; a junior high school eighth grader. Dr. Coleman has been surrounded and supported by the armed forces for most of her life. In addition to her husband's distinguished military career, her father served in the Navy and her two brothers served in the Army.