Sam Coleman

Headshot of Sam Coleman, facilitator at ICS Equity

Sam Coleman currently serves as the Chief Academic Officer for Lynchburg City Schools in Lynchburg, Virginia. Over the last 10 years, Sam has served in public education and in both state and municipal government to advance equity through advocacy, policy analysis, strategic planning, and leadership development.

Driven by a personal conviction for liberation work and realizing the human dignity of each and every person within educational systems, Sam values the power of radical imagination for justice and pragmatic actions to eliminate barriers to justice.

Sam was born and raised on the North side of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a B.S. in Business Management, a M.Ed. from Concordia University, a Master’s in Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is a Doctoral Candidate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where his research explores the experiences and impacts of school and district administrators who leverage their leadership to eliminate systemic racial inequities.