Get to know Yolanda Newton, Director of Education Revolution
Yolanda Newton founded Education Revolution in 2016 after 10 years teaching in traditional schools. During her tenure in elementary, middle, and high schools, Yolanda taught reading, math, and social studies. She worked both in the regular and special education settings, and received experience working with variety of students, including those with learning disabilities, ADHD, psychological challenges, deafness, and on the autism spectrum.
Education Revolution was launched to support the home school community that Yolanda grew to understand and support as she began researching options for her own children. As a mother of two boys, she began culling through curriculum and legal options to school her own children in the way she believed would be fit their needs and prepare them for the future.
Yolanda believes in being a lifetime learner. She attended Brooklyn Technical High School, an intensive STEM-based school on New York. She also attended The University of South Florida where her studies focused on Sociology and Leadership Studies. While there she participated as a learned in experimental educational programs, taking non-traditional college classes. Yolanda is continuously active in taking classes–learning everything from how build organic gardens to how she can improve her skills as a educator. She currently attends classes online at Capella University, focusing on the creation of online curriculum design and serving the needs of learners in a virtual setting.