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VHS Learning Elects Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its Board of Directors

A champion for educational equity and improving college and career opportunities, Dr. Johnson brings 23 years of educational leadership to the board.

Boston – Dec. 6, 2021 – VHS Learning, an accredited non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs, has appointed Dr. Yolanda D. Johnson to its board of directors.

Dr. Johnson currently serves as the Executive Officer for Student Services at Springfield Public Schools, where she oversees school counseling and social work services, dropout prevention and graduation improvement strategies, and college access and success initiatives. In her position, Dr. Johnson implements a variety of programs that enhance excellence, scholarship, achievement, and equity for all students.

A passionate educator, Dr. Johnson supports educational leadership development, scholarship, service, and helping students envision and attain their postsecondary goals. She is a champion for educational equity and works to create greater college and career opportunities for under-represented students.

“Dr. Johnson is an incredible advocate for students, and her experience and perspective as an educator make her an invaluable addition to our board,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “We are confident that her insights and counsel will help us advance our mission and achieve our strategic objectives. We are honored to welcome her as a VHS Learning trustee.”

Dr. Johnson holds a B.A. in Psychology from Westfield State College, an MSW from the University of Connecticut, a Certificate of Advance Study from Springfield College, and an Ed.D. from The University of Massachusetts Amherst.

About VHS Learning

VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with more than 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 250 unique online courses for high school credit, including 24 AP® courses, credit recovery, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit  and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.