Trevecca Nazarene University

Alumna Yolanda Taylor-Statom named Teacher of the Year

Yolanda Taylor-Statom MLIS ’01/EdD ’12, the reading specialist at Stratton Elementary School in Metro-Nashville Public Schools, has been recognized for her exceptional service to the children of Tennessee. The Greater Nashville Alliance of Black School Educators (GNABSE) has named Taylor-Statom its 2013 Teacher of the Year.

In GNABSE’s announcement of this honor, Steven B. McCrary, president of GNABSE, noted Taylor-Statom’s “advocacy for the needs of the community” and her “tireless work with young people seeking to continue their education.”

Suzanne Harris, dean of Trevecca’s School of Education, expressed her pleasure that Taylor-Statom would receive this award. “During her studies at Trevecca, Yolanda expressed her interest in helping young people, and in her teaching career she has demonstrated that interest by the way she has served and led her students. All of us at Trevecca congratulate Yolanda for this significant accomplishment.”

Taylor-Statom will be honored at GNABSE’s Award Gala on Friday, May 31, 2013, at Fisk University, in the historic Jubilee Hall Appleton Room.

As an affiliate of the National Alliance of Black School Educators (NABSE), the nation’s premiere nonprofit organization devoted to furthering the academic success, GNABSE works to raise awareness, mobilize the public, and advocate for improved academic achievement of African-American students.