Phone: 620-251-1147


Degrees and Certifications:

Pre-K Teacher -------------------- Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education Endorsement in Early Childhood

Mrs. Paula Colbert

I am currently a Preschool Teacher at the Dr. Jerry Hamm Early Learning Center. I have been teaching in the Coffeyville School District for ten years. I count it an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the community of Coffeyville. It brings my heart great joy that I get to nurture and educate our young children. I may be a child's  first school experience  and I don't take that lightly. We are making a positive mark in children's lives that cannot be erased!

I was born and raised in Osawatomie, KS. I graduated from Osawatomie High School in 1992. After high school, I attended Independence Community College, where I received my Associate in General Studies Degree. I  received my Bachelor's in Elementary Education Degree through Newman University. 

I am 44 years old and have been married to my husband for 20 years. We have three beautiful children; 22, 20, and 16 years old. We also have two dogs and one cat. In my spare time, I like to do the following things: spend time with my family, serve in our church, clean, organize, and exercise.