Jeanne Yates Tomlinson

A white woman with shoulder-length brown hair smiles for the camera.
Jeanne Yates Tomlinson is a recently retired public educator with a B.A. from Culver Stockton College in General and Special Education and an M.A. from Michigan State University in Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling.  A focus of her work has been increasing student voice and supporting the development of self-determination skills in all students.  Jeanne worked for 38 years in multiple settings as an elementary and secondary classroom teacher, teacher consultant and administrator. In addition, she served as a Transition Coordinator assisting families and youth with disabilities as they exited to their post-secondary goals. Her most recent work involved coordinating a county-wide effort to create Multi-Tiered Systems of Support at the pre-kindergarten-12th grade level. The focus of this work included garnishing consensus for creating new infrastructures to increase student outcomes and decrease the dropout rate. This work also required ongoing support for the implementation of data-driven decision making at the student, classroom, building, and district levels. Jeanne is a yoga teacher and practitioner and has traveled to India multiple times to deepen her studies.  She is most grateful for the two opportunities she has had to travel to Costa Rica and learn with RCAH staff and looks forward to adding value to the mission of the College.