George Lucas Educational Foundation

Dr. Lennette A. Coleman

Principal, Ariel Community Academy

Lennette Coleman is a school administrator and Nationally Board Certified Teacher with 25 years of experience.

As principal of Ariel Community Academy in Chicago, Dr. Coleman and her staff facilitate a unique program that focuses on financial literacy across all grade levels and subject areas. In partnership with Ariel Investments students learn how to pick stocks and manage portfolios in an actual brokerage account. Ariel Community Academy is a Chicago Public School.


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