Phone: 972-293-4505 Ext. 8385


Degrees and Certifications:

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

Mrs. Ponder

Teen Leadership 

Student Council Advisor


Hello Coleman Longhorns! 

My name is LaConya Ponder and this is my 8th year as an educator and my 1st year in CHISD. I am happy to call Bessie Coleman MS my new home. This is also the first year for the Teen Leadership course which I am ecstatic about. 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. 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 at or call the campus at 972-291-4505 x 8385.  You can also text me through the Remind app.  I will send home information on how to set that up at the beginning of the year.

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.