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Mr. Cedrick Coleman, Principal

Cedrick Coleman, Principal
(770) 994-4045

Dear Students, Parents, and Staff,

I am delighted to extend my warmest greetings and introduce myself as the new principal of Riverdale Middle School. It is with great enthusiasm and a sense of honor that I join this exceptional educational community. I cannot express how privileged I am to have been chosen to lead such a remarkable school.

I bring with me over 20 years of dedicated experience in teaching, coaching, and leading in Clayton County Public Schools. Throughout my career, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of education and the profound impact it can have on students' lives. It has been my utmost privilege to work with diverse groups of students, educators, and parents, and I am thrilled to bring my experience and expertise to Riverdale Middle School.

I firmly believe that education is not only about imparting knowledge but also about nurturing and inspiring young minds. As your principal, I am committed to creating a positive and inclusive learning environment where every student feels valued, supported, and empowered to succeed. Together with our dedicated staff, we will continue to provide a high-quality education that prepares our students for the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

I am dedicated to upholding the values and traditions of Riverdale Middle, while also embracing innovative approaches to education. We will foster an atmosphere of intellectual curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity, empowering our students to become lifelong learners and responsible global citizens.

Collaboration and open communication are fundamental to a thriving educational community. I value the input and involvement of all stakeholders, including students, parents, teachers, and staff. I encourage you to share your ideas, concerns, and aspirations, as we work together to create a nurturing and engaging educational environment that meets the unique needs of every student we have the privilege to serve. In the coming weeks and months, I eagerly look forward to getting to know each of you, learning about your passions,  building strong relationships with our incredible team of teachers and staff. Together, we will ensure that Riverdale Middle School remains a safe place where students can flourish academically, socially, and emotionally.

Please feel free to reach out to me or any member of the school's administration if you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns. Your feedback is invaluable as we strive to continuously improve and provide the best educational experience for our students.

Once again, I am honored to be part of the Riverdale Middle School community and excited about the journey ahead. Let us embrace this opportunity to make a positive difference in the lives of our students, celebrating their achievements and supporting them in their challenges.

Thank you for your warm welcome, and I eagerly anticipate a productive and inspiring school year.


Warmest regards,

Cedrick L. Coleman

Principal, Riverdale Middle School