After mentoring and working with students in the Little Rock School District, Yolanda came to St James Learning Center June 2000. She spent 10 years as a teacher, 4 years as an Assistant Director and last 2 years as Site Supervisor of St James UMC. She is a 2003 graduate of Philander Smith College and the mother of 2 children, Jayla(16) and Jaythan(8). Outside of the Learning Center she has worked with Pre-K and kindergarten students at St. Mark Baptist church. In her spare time she plays mom taxi to the Jays, and help others through her sorority and her Mission Mini outreach program.