Yolanda Stanislaus

Director for the Department of Professional Growth Systems

Montgomery County Public Schools

Dr. Yolanda Stanislaus is known for her commitment to success for all stakeholders, with a proven track record for supporting schools, districts and educational companies. She began her career as a teacher in New York City Public Schools. Over the past 24 years she has been an educator in Montgomery County Public Schools (MD), engaging staff, students, parents and community stakeholders to catapult school improvement and student achievement. She’s coordinated system-wide professional learning for administrators, teachers, and support professionals. She has extensive knowledge of local and federal grants and managed the district’s Title IIA Federal Grant and multiple state and local grants. In 2016, Dr. Stanislaus was the recipient of the Bowie State University Community Award for dissertation excellence. In 2014, she was nominated for the Ed Shirley Leadership Award. In 2013, she was awarded the Montgomery County Public Schools ESOL Principal of the Year Award and the Montgomery County Parent Award for the Outstanding Special Education School Program. She received a B.S from Hofstra University and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Bowie State University. She is a trained Qualified Administrator of the Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI)©, serves on the Advisory Council for ERDI, and is a Board Member for the Sandy Spring Slave Museum and African Art Gallery©. She is also the Chief Executive Officer for TRANSFORM ED, LLC, an educational consultancy group.