Hello! My name is Dr. Artis, Ed.D. I am the Founder of YOURpath for Adult Learners, originated in 2015. I was lead to start YOURpath after realizing my niche in the field of education i.e. working with adult learners. After serving as the department head i.e. Career Education Manager/Disability Coordinator of an Alternative Education/Job Training Program, I realized that I was gifted at working with at-risk young adults, seeking to earn their high school credential. During my tenure there, I was fortunate to change the lives of so many young adults, as I witnessed hundreds of them earn their high school credential through state testing e.g. General Development Education (GED) and Online H.S. Courses. What I knew about my students is that they wanted their diploma, so my job was to create the path for them to receive it. It was at this time that I became an advocate for alternative education; understanding that one track does not fit all students/learners. There must be a variety of means by which a high school diploma can be achieved and recognized.
About My Credentials
Having had the experience of being a teenage mother, I was fortunate to overcome the statistics. I graduated from high school and worked fulltime while I attended the University of the District of Columbia, as a part-time student. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology science with the aspiration of attending medical school, but life’s path had another plan. I enrolled onto the path of education administration, earning my master’s degree from Trinity Washington University, formerly Trinity College. I went onto earn my doctorate degree at Delaware State University, majoring in Educational Leadership. I currently hold a license in school administration (levels I and II with special education ancillary credits) and an active role in teacher credentialing and student testing and assessment. I have diligently served as a teacher and instructional leader in both private and public educational sectors (across grade levels, from elementary to adult education) for well over seventeen years. I believe that education is a journey onto finding our path in life, hence the name “YOURpath.” We are all Lifelong Learners!
To view Dr. Artis' credentials and read more about her accomplishments in adult education i.e. student high school diploma/GED attainments and Literacy/Numeracy outcomes, you can access the documents below.