Camden hires academic officer


Yolanda Anderson


By Reggie Ponder
Staff Writer

Sunday, May 20, 2018

CAMDEN — The Camden County Schools has created a new administrative position to focus solely on improving students’ academic achievement.

Yolanda Anderson will start as the district’s new chief academic officer on July 1. Anderson is coming to Camden from Broadview Middle School in Alamance County, where she currently serves as principal.

“I strongly believe that all students should be provided with a learning environment that is conducive to learning and one in which students are provided with rigorous instruction that is student-centered, data driven, engaging, and infuses global relevance,” Anderson said in a statement on the Broadview Middle School webpage.

Camden County Schools Superintendent Joe Ferrell said he created the new position in academic services in response to a concern he’s heard from teachers and others since arriving in Camden in November that the district needs more leadership in academics.

Anderson cited Ferrell’s leadership as a reason she wanted to come to Camden.

“Dr. Ferrell is one that I believe will help catapult Camden County Schools to higher academic heights,” Anderson said. “Thus, I am excited serve as the chief academic officer in Camden and for the opportunity to work collaboratively with all stakeholders. I hope to enhance the framework of excellence and to provide continuous improvement for all students.”

Anderson is no stranger to eastern North Carolina, having lived previously in Greenville.

She is a graduate of North Carolina A&T State University in Greensboro. She was an assistant principal at Walter M. Williams High School and served as an exceptional children’s teacher and English and language arts teacher in the Guilford County Schools.