Yolanda Taylor

Creative Innovator

Yolanda Taylor brings personal and corporate finance concepts to life for her students. Her Principal, Andy Anuzis, says, “Ms. Taylor is always thinking.  Her creativity, enthusiasm, and willingness to innovate are very important to our students.  Teaching students about stocks, bonds, personal finance, and the economy gives them useful knowledge.  She works well with business professionals, and they are working together to take trips and experience the world of high finance.”

Ms. Taylor’s methods and creativity bring out the best in her students.


What’s your best memory of your own school days? 

My best memory of my own school days is my former DPS math teachers Ms. Dorothy Starnes (6th Grade) and Ms. Shirley Jackson (7th and 8th grade). They each afforded me the opportunity to master and understand fractions, decimals, and rates, which I use quite a bit in my career. I also played “Equations,” an academic game; I even participated in tournaments away from home requiring an overnight stay outside of the city limits.

What is something most people don’t know about you? 

I am passionate about creating fashionable crocheted winter gear. It keeps me sane!

What’s your professional superpower?

My professional superpower is my sensitivity to what other people are thinking and feeling.

How do you empower your students to live their complete life?

I teach students personal finance content. This content is of utmost important as they are rapidly approaching adulthood. They must understand that debt and not “paying themselves first” are hindrances to living the complete life.

What’s the one word your students would use to describe you?