National Campaign Director, Parent Nation at TMW Center, University of Chicago
Yolie Flores is the Secretary of the Board of Directors for The Education Trust. She is National Campaign Director, Parent Nation at TMW Center, University of Chicago. Parent Nation is a mobilization effort, rooted in science, to help push for a society that better supports parents in their role as children’s first and most important teachers.
Previously, Yolie served as the chief program officer for the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading. Before that, she was president and CEO of Communities for Teaching Excellence, a national education advocacy organization and was elected to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education in 2007, where she served for three years as vice president. Prior to LAUSD, Yolie was for eight years the CEO of the Los Angeles County Children’s Planning Council.
Over her 25-year career, Yolie has held leadership roles in the nonprofit, local government, and philanthropic sectors. Yolie earned her master’s in social welfare from the University of California, Los Angeles.