We are excited to welcome Dr. Yolanda Dandridge as the principal of Cornerstone Prep School, our CEG's newest school serving families in the Parkway Village, Sherwood and surrounding communities. A native of Cary, Mississippi, Dr. Dandridge comes from a family of educators following in the footsteps of her mother and grandmother. She received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Millsaps College, a Master’s in Elementary Education from Mississippi College, and an Educational Specialist and Doctor of Education degree in P-12 School Administration from Union University.
Dr. Dandridge began her educational career with 11 years of educational service in Mississippi. She has spent the last decade in Memphis as a Level 5 ELA teacher at Corning Achievement and Georgian Hills Achievement followed by various leadership roles including Academic Dean, Principal, Interim Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer, and Chief of School Accountability & Compliance.
As Principal of Georgian Hills, she led the school from being ranked in the worst 2% of schools to exit off the priority list within two years, maintained a level 4/5 TVAAS status, and served as the Achievement School District's nomination for the Tennessee Principal of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year.
Dr. Dandridge’s love for children, families and community as well as her passion for educational access serves as the hallmark of her educational journey. A firm believer in creating a culture of achievement and cultivating the needs of the whole child, CEG is excited to welcome her to the team at Cornerstone Prep School!