Phone: (314)533-0894


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: ~Bachelor of Science in Special Education - Fontbonne University ~Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) - Missouri Baptist University ~Master of Educational Administration (MEA) - Missouri Baptist University ~Educational Specialist in Curriculum & Instruction - Missouri Baptist University Certifications: ~Cross-Categorical ~ Mild to Moderate Disabilities ~ K-12 ~Special Reading ~ K-12 ~Early Childhood ~ Birth-Grade 3 ~Special Education Early Childhood ~ Birth to Grade 3

Maria Medina ~ Academic Instructional Coach



My name is Maria Medina and I am the Academic Instructional Coach at Pamoja @ Cole.  I am currently in my fifth year in this position.  I started teaching in 2003.  I have taught students in grades ranging from preschool through 6th grade in a variety of roles that include classroom teacher, special education teacher, and reading teacher.  I love working with our teachers and students.

 As the AIC, I take on many roles.  These roles include being a resource and classroom supporter, data coach, mentor, learner, school leader, learning facilitator, curriculum and instructional specialist, catalyst for change, building relationships and trust.  

We are more alike than we are unalike.
~Maya Angelou