Degrees and Certifications:

Texas Woman's University- BGS in Sociology and Family Sciences Core Subjects (4-8) Special Education (EC-12)

Mrs. Ponder

Teen Leadership/AVID 

Student Council Advisor


Hello Coleman Longhorns! 

My name is LaConya Ponder and this is my 9th year in education and my 2nd year at Bessie Coleman. I am excited to teach Teen Leadership, Avid, and Financial Literarcy this school year. Teen Leadership is designed to help your child become a quality leader with a strong sense of who they are and where they are going. Avid (Advancement via individual and is a college-readiness program designed to help students develop the skills they need to be successful in College. Financial Literarcy focuses on providing our scholars with the financial basics needed in the real world. Bessie Coleman administrators, teachers, and staff place a high value on our students and want to help them develop personal, relational, and leadership skills. I believe all students have the ability to become future leaders and I am here to help mold them and help them reach their full potential.


“Education is our passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to the people who prepare for it today.”  ― Malcolm X


Best way(s) to contact me:  Email me or  text me through the Remind app.  

Best time to contact me:  You can contact me anytime through email or Remind. Please contact me to set up a conference call during my conference period which from 12:34 pm - 1:19 pm.