Meredith Middle School Welcomes New Principal
Meredith Middle School will welcome a new principal beginning this fall. Victor “Kip” Colemon replaces David Johns, who will become the K-12 International Baccalaureate Network Director of Schools at DMPS.
Colemon brings more than two decades of experience educating Des Moines students to his new role as principal of Meredith, one of the district’s ten IB World Schools. Colemon is an East High School graduate who earned his Bachelor in Special Education and Masters in Educational Leadership from Drake University. Over his 20+ years at DMPS he’s served in a variety of positions including teacher, behavior coach, and vice principal of Meredith Middle School for the past two years.
“I share the vision of developing proud, positive students who are excellent inside and outside of the classroom, welcoming to diversity and socially responsible,” Colemon said. “We have made significant progress towards meeting the needs of all students at Meredith and we will continue to improve upon this progress and ensure each student has the best opportunity for academic achievement and success.”
The DMPS Board of Education approved Colemon’s hiring at their June 6 meeting.
“Mr. Colemon has invested in Meredith’s success over several years through multiple positions,” said executive director of secondary schools Timothy Schott. “He is uniquely poised to move the Meredith community forward.”
Meredith Middle School is home to the International Baccalaureate World School Middle Years Programme, a challenging framework that encourages students to make practical connections between their studies and the real world.