Mrs. Yancey

IB Coordinator and RTI Chair

A Little About Me!

I am married and have an awesome little boy (Coker) in 5th grade at HFE! We have a tiny, 8 pound maltipoo (Thumper), who serves as a wonderful, constant "security alarm." LOL! We live in the neighborhood, and love being a part of the HFE and Sandy Springs Community! My favorite place to visit, will always be the beach, but I always love traveling to new places as well!


Prior to joining the HFE family, I taught at Morningside and Warren T. Jackson Elementary in Atlanta Public Schools. I was a classroom teacher in 2nd and 3rd grade, before becoming a TAG teacher. I taught TAG for 13 years, and then returned to the classroom at HFE as a 4th grade teacher. In 2019, I became the IB coordinator at HFE, and last year added RTI chair to my responsibilities. It has been quite a journey in education and I am so thrilled to be a part of the HFE family!

What is IB at HFE?

It's International Mindedness!

Through our International Inquirer program, each homeroom has a country of study for the entire year, and it concludes with a Grand Bazaar in our media center that provides immersive experiences focused on 5 countries!

It's a 5th grade Exhibition!

It's Cookies for Character!

Cookies for Character is ALL about the IB Learner Profile! Each month we focus on one of the 10 attributes that we believe fosters our students to be LIFELONG Learners! Communicator, Risk-taker, Open-minded, Caring, Inquirer/Thinker, Balanced, Knowledgeable, Principled, and Reflective are the 10 attributes we celebrate each month by recognizing a student from each class who has shown that particular trait for that month!

It's Transdisciplinary Learning!

Our 6 Transdisciplinary Themes connect all our content areas and therefore provide greater meaning to our learning!

It's our students taking action to help others!

Our students lead the charge in 4 community service projects annually!