The Answer

February 05, 2016

Meet Mr. Moses and Jaydon, A YES Prep Teacher-Student Duo

By Natalie Lund

Jaydon Oworu is an 11th grade student at YES Prep Brays Oaks. He is on the varsity basketball team and the debate committee and participates in the African Student Alliance and National Honors Society. He is also an IMPACT scholar. In college, he wants to study business.   Jeevan Moses is a college... READ MORE

January 28, 2016

Meet Laureen Wimbley, Advanced Teacher

By Natalie Lund

Laureen Wimbley is an Advanced Teacher on YES Prep's Teacher Continuum and a recipient of the TFA Alumni Award for Excellence in Teaching. She has taught 6th grade science at YES Prep Southwest for eight years. Below, she discusses what keeps her at YES Prep and why it's important for teachers to... READ MORE

January 22, 2016

A Rigorous Interview: The Key to Finding the Right Job for You

By Ana Wolfowicz, Director of Recruitment

In 2013, I engaged in a series of conversations and interviews with YES Prep Public Schools to serve as the organization’s new Director of Recruitment. At the time, I would have classified myself as a “passive candidate,” which is recruitment-speak for someone who is not actively looking for a new... READ MORE

January 21, 2016

Meet Juston Daniels, YES Prep Alumnus and Cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point

By Natalie Lund

Juston Daniels graduated from YES Prep East End in 2012 and is now a Cadet and Systems Engineering major at the United States Military Academy at West Point. We asked him about his life at the academy, his involvement in the National Society for Black Engineers and Big Brothers Big Sisters of... READ MORE

January 15, 2016

Coaching Partnerships: Meet Jamie and Amy

By Natalie Lund

First-year teachers at YES Prep are part of Teaching Excellence (TE), a teacher development and certification program. Each new teacher is paired with an Instructional Coach (IC) to work with throughout their first year. Coaches act as mentors, guiding new teachers through a curriculum that... READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Meet Juan Carlos Flores, 7th Grade Math Teacher

By Natalie Lund

Juan Carlos Flores is a graduate of Dickinson College. He joined Teach for America in 2011 and taught math and science at Lewis Elementary. He's now a 7th grade math teacher at YES Prep Southeast. We spoke to Juan Carlos about why he elected to work at YES Prep and why it's important for teachers... READ MORE