As a Manager of Resident Development, Yolanda Bivins trains and supports residents and mentor teachers in several partner schools. She also helps to develop and lead the English Language Arts Methods classes for NTR residents. Prior to this position, Yolanda worked for Houston Independent School District where she served as a Teacher Development Specialist supporting educators in historically low performing Title I Campuses. Yolanda has a wide variety of experience educating students from 1st grade to incoming college freshman. She has had the opportunity to successfully support and grow students and educators for the past 19 years. Yolanda holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX.