Dr. Scott Coefield has served as superintendent of Pelham City Schools since the system was established in 2014. With a focus on nine key commitments in the strategic plan, Dr. Coefield, the board of education, and employees aim to collaborate with parents and community to inspire and empower students to achieve personal success.
“We strive to provide students of all ages with engaging learning experiences and opportunities that promote academic and personal growth”, says Coefield. Pelham City Schools was recently named to the Top 20 List of Best School Districts in Alabama by Niche.com and has experienced 8.5% growth in the student population since 2015.
Since its inception, Pelham City Schools has invested $67 million in facility improvements with two new schools, a new high school athletic complex, and multiple upgrades and renovation projects across the system. “We’re focused on being fiscally responsible, balancing the needs of each school, and investing in projects that have a positive impact on our students and our staff,” says Coefield.
He goes on to say, “We’ve built a strong foundation for our system. I often hear compliments about how much we’ve accomplished in a short time. The dedication and efforts of our school leaders, faculty, and staff have helped us build a strong reputation in our community and beyond.”
With nearly three decades of educational experience, Dr. Coefield previously served as an elected superintendent in Cleburne County and the superintendent of Oneonta City Schools. He has mentored several new superintendents throughout the state of Alabama and has worked with 22 different principals and 22 different board members. Dr. Coefield is a frequent presenter to educational leaders and others on topics such as executing an aligned strategic plan, system finances, and raising student achievement. Coefield also worked at the State Department of Education as a principal coach where he provided focused assistance in 40+ schools helping improve school efficiency, school culture, and student achievement.