About

Hi, I’m Yvette Jordan

Yvette Jordan was born and raised in New York City and worked in local government for over 20 years as well as the New York City Mayor’s Office for Children and Families as Policy Analyst; her area of expertise was youth services for the Dinkins Administration. Following the fall of apartheid, Yvette went to South Africa to serve as a Consultant to NGOs (non-governmental organizations) on governance for two (2) years. In addition, she developed international conferences with HBCUs and African universities about public policy in Johannesburg, South Africa and Harare, Zimbabwe. Following her sojourn to the ‘motherland’, Yvette realized she enjoyed imparting information and training constituencies. She applied to Newark Public Schools and became a History teacher in 2005. Since that time, Yvette has enjoyed teaching high school students African American and US History as well as Social Justice.

 Her activism in Newark began as a founding member of Newark Education Workers Caucus (NEW Caucus), a group of educators committed to fighting for social justice issues within education for all educators, students and their families.   Since the lead water crisis in Newark, she has been a fierce advocate for environmental justice.

 She and her husband Frank reside in Newark, New Jersey.

My diplomas

Wagner College – Bachelor of Science, Economics

University of Phoenix – Masters of Arts – Secondary Education

Yale University –  PIER Institute – Post-Graduate work – focus Africa

Professional Development

Co-Curriculum Writer  Newark Public Schools Social Studies – Responsible for developing and writing History of Newark course for the District

Professional Development

FEA CAR Model Training Summer Teacher Leader training that connects the Common Core State Standards, student learning, professional learning, and teacher and leader effectiveness to the work of professional learning communities (PLCs).

Professional Development

Co-Curriculum Writer – Genocide/Slavery for the NJ Amistad Commission and Commission on Holocaust Education – January 2010

Co- Curriculum Writer – Yale University PIER Institute – Africa – Develop classroom materials and lesson plans related to the teaching of Africa

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Social Studies Teacher – Social Studies  2015–present

Newark Public Schools – Central High School – Newark

Newark Early College High School, Newark, NJ August 2013 – August 2015

Teacher Leader – Social Studies – August 2012 – June 2013

Newark Public Schools – West Side High School, Newark

Social Studies Teacher – August 2005 – August 2012

Newark Public Schools – West Side High School Newark

Other Experiences

  • Consultant – Republic of South Africa April 1995 – November 1997
    • Trained South African non-governmental organizations on governance following the fall of Apartheid.
    • Served as a Consultant and Coordinator for Southern University for the first trans-Atlantic conference with HBCUs and Black African universities in South Africa.
    • Developed cross-continental educational events with USA, South Africa and Zimbabwe
  • Event Producer: Bahia Jazz Festival, Comic Relief Newark and New Jersey Inspirational Choir South Africa Gospel Tour
  • Policy Analyst: New York City Mayor’s Office for Children and Families

If you have no critics – You’ll likely have no success.

I learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

Malcolm X

If you have no critics – You’ll likely have no success.

I learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

Malcolm X

If you have no critics – You’ll likely have no success.

I learned early in life that if you want something, you had better make some noise.

Malcolm X