Yanika Daniels

Yanika S. Daniels has a wide range of experience in project management, change management, human capital strategy, leadership development, and recruitment and selection for K-12 organizations. She has helped clients assess their talent strategy, create unbiassed and equitable processes and procedures, assess how they recruit and retain highly qualified staff with a lens toward diversity to effectively serve all student needs and increase achievement.  Yanika is passionate about processes, professional development and cultivating the absolute best leaders that understand how to put practices in place that fairly serve all students.


Yanika began her career in education serving as the Director of Talent Management for a large, urban school district. She implemented a rigorous and inclusive school leader selection process for that led to the hiring of over 50 principals and 80 assistant principals over 2 years.  She designed and implemented an assistant principal leadership development program specifically to create an official district principal pipeline process. Yanika also designed and led professional development that dove into key performance competencies and focused on decision making for business processes and teaching practices that are equitable, culturally competent and inclusive of students and the community.


Yanika moved on to serve as the Managing Director of Recruitment at Teach for America (TFA), where she was responsible for the southern regional recruitment of corps members for its national teaching pipeline.  Yanika owned recruitment of all southern-mid west states ensuring that diversity goals were established and exceeded and that processes in selection were unbiased.


Before moving into education, Yanika spent nine years working in the private sector; five years at Dell Computers in various project management roles and the next four in management consulting specializing in process improvement for clients.


Yanika holds a Bachelor of Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a Master’s of Supply Chain Management from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is also a graduate of the Broad Residency in Urban Education with a Master’s in Education Leadership.

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