Rhonda Hudson is a proud native of Atlanta, Georgia and earned her bachelor’s degree from Spelman College and her master’s degree from Mercer University’s Tift College of Education. She holds certificates of Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) from Cornell University and Social Emotional Training (RULER) from Yale University’s Center for Emotional Intelligence.
As a certified corporate trainer and business owner, Mrs. Hudson made a career change to education to become an ally and share her passion “Why” to ensure all students have access to culturally responsive teachers and multicultural curriculum. Hence, she was a member of the leadership team for Horizons at Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Education Integrating Science, Math, and Computing (CEISMC) and Emory University’s PARTNERs for Equity and Child & Adolescent Health, to champion Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and promote educational equity for underserved children in Fulton, DeKalb, Clayton, and Atlanta Public Schools systems.
Mrs. Hudson began her K-12 career with Fulton County Schools as a Reading Specialist and English teacher. Through exceptional student achievement, she earned the coveted “Teacher of the Year” award. She held several roles such as, team leader, school content leader, professional development presenter and facilitator, Zone Administrator, Vanguard technology lead, and Student Support Services-504 Chair, RTI/SST Chair, MTSS Facilitator, and Graduation Coach.
Mrs. Hudson’s “Why” for joining APSs’ Center for Equity and Social Justice is deeply rooted in her love for community and exigency to ensure that all students are being Seen, Heard, and Celebrated in schools to develop their “Growth Mindset” and resilience to succeed in school and in life!
Fun Fact: Rhonda received Governor’s Honors in Dance and wanted to join Alvin Ailey’s dance troupe in New York in high school.