Teacher Spotlight: Yolanda Pimentel


Taylor Locke

Yolanda Pimentel teaches Algebra 1 and 2. After graduating from the University of Vermont, she ended up in North Texas as part of the Teach for America program.

Taylor Locke, A&E Reporter

Where were you born and raised?

Brooklyn, New York City

What subject do you teach?

Algebra 1 & 2

Which college did you attend?

University of Vermont

What is a quote that would inspire your students to do their best?

“Tough times don’t last but tough people do.”

What made you want to become a teacher?

I want to be a walking example of how you can be successful no matter the hardships you cross.

What three traits define you?

Dedicated, persistent, strong

What was your most embarrassing moment in high school?

I won best dancer, but when I entered a dance competition, I lost.

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I have a 1-year-old brother.