Supportive Leadership

Principal Yolanda Dandridge is a Memphis principal who cares deeply about supporting students and teachers.  In this interview with Chalkbeat, Dandridge explains her passionate leadership.

“I tell my teachers to always stay focused on the “why” behind their careers. For me, my “why” was the fact that my little brother got all the way through elementary school without learning to read. He wasn’t able to read until the fifth grade. He came from a family of educators, and he still slipped through the cracks. If that could happen to him, it could happen to so many kids.”

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