Our Future is in Education!
Thank you for allowing me to serve our community and children as your Atlanta Board of Education representative for District 6!
Our schools have made tremendous strides in these past four years. All of our elementary schools met No Child Left Behind’s Adequately Yearly Progress (AYP.) Two of our middle schools came off the Needs Improvements list. South Atlanta High School’s graduation rate increased from 32% when I joined the Board to 72% with the help of Project GRAD, which provides college scholarships and support for students entering the workforce. Therrell High School will undergo a $36M complete renovation ̶ the first in almost 50 years.
We have a long way to go before we declare victory, but I pledge to continue advocating for our children as the District 6 representative on the Atlanta Board of Education.
Let’s work together to improve our schools ̶ Our Future is in
Yolanda Johnson was honored by the Concerned Black Clergy of Metropolitan Atlanta, Inc. during its annual Salute to Black Mothers, as one of our community's "Powerful Women in the Pulpit and in Politics." She was honored in part for her servant leadership as an elected member of the Atlanta Board of Education.