Meet Brooks

Brooks was born in Atlanta and has lived in Gwinnett with his wife Mary Claire for over 51 years. He was educated in the Atlanta Public Schools, graduating from Bass High School. Brooks received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Mercer University, Macon, Georgia, his Masters Degree from The University of Georgia, Athens, his Specialist Degree from The University of Georgia, Athens and his Doctor of Philosophy Degree from Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia. The Colemans’ have one daughter, Amy Mock, who teaches at Mason Elementary School. Amy and her husband Stephen have two children Patrick and Theresa who are students at Mason Elementary School, Gwinnett County.

Brooks worked for 31 years as a teacher, principal, curriculum director and assistant superintendent in Gwinnett. After retiring from the school system, he has devoted his time to serving as a State Representative and to his business as a motivational speaker. Brooks also donates numerous hours as an auctioneer to help raise funds for various schools and charities throughout the area. He has also assisted the Gwinnett Hospital Foundation in raising thousands of dollars for special hospital projects.

Brooks Coleman has been honored for his service to the people of the 97th district by being selected to receive numerous awards by Gwinnett Counselors, Georgia School Food Service employees, Georgia Association of Educators, Georgia Charter School Association, Communities and Schools Education
Association and the Professional Association of Educators.

Brooks is a member of Duluth First Baptist Church, he’s been past Chairman of Gwinnett United Way, on the Board of Gwinnett Children’s Shelter, President of Peachtree Corners Rotary Club, and has over 30 years involvement in children’s sports as a coach and official.