Yolanda Daniels seated on a couch in front of a landscape painting showing a sunset.

Changing careers requires determination, optimism and the confidence to see it as a move filled with exciting possibilities. Yolanda checks off all those boxes – impressively.

“I worked in education for several years – starting as a middle school science teacher and working my way up to leadership roles as STEM coordinator and, finally, International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program coordinator. Then the pandemic hit, and I had my AHA moment. We were confined by tradition to the point of stagnation, inaction. I wanted to move forward, sharpen new skills, experience the world more freely and fully.”

“Joining Abacus unleashed the nerd in me that loves to learn. I get to flex my natural curiosity and my training in simplifying complex information. And there is something new every day – which totally suits my personality.”

  • B.A. in Biology, Francis Marion University
  • M.A.T. in Elementary Education, South Carolina State University