Before joining the National Center for Homeless Education at SERVE, Ms. Yatisha Blythe worked with Guilford County Schools for 15 years. During this time, she gained experience as a school counselor in a Title I school, as the district liaison for homeless and foster care education, and as a district crisis team leader. Ms. Blythe also served as a member of the North Carolina Homeless Education Program (NCHEP) Leadership Team. Her experience in homeless education included: overseeing district data collection, overseeing tutoring and summer academic programs, providing professional development to school staff and district leaders, presenting at state and national conferences, and serving on the Guilford County Continuum of Care Board. Ms. Blythe earned a bachelor’s degree in social studies with a K-12 education licensure from Meredith College and a master’s degree in human services from Capella University.
Currently, she is a doctoral student at Grand Canyon University, and will earn an Ed.D. in organizational leadership. In her leisure time, she enjoys shopping, cooking, and spending time with her family. Ms. Blythe feels that her greatest accomplishment is being a mom to her two daughters.