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Celebrating Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

February is Black History Month, a time to learn about, reflect on, celebrate and honor the pivotal role Black Americans have played in U.S. history.

Throughout the month, we’ll take time to learn about Black culture and spotlight some incredible Edmentors, educators, and students each week who are working to make a difference in the lives of kids all over the world. You’ll hear from some fantastic Edmentors about what inspires them and gain insight into the ways in which Black culture, identity, and perspectives help Edmentum succeed as an organization.  

Did you know: Mary McLeod Bethune was one of the most influential educators, civil rights activist, college founder, government officials, and presidential advisors of her time. In 1929, she founded the Bethune-Cookman College and she served as an important advisor to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt. Learn more about Mary Bethune here 


It takes each of us working together to make a difference, and I hope you’ll all join me to take a moment to celebrate our rich diversity this Black History Month. 

“Invest in the human soul. Who knows, it might be a diamond in the rough.” 

- Mary McLeod Bethune, Educator, Organizer, and Political Activist's picture
Andrea Walton

Andrea is an accomplished human resources leader who translates business strategy into talent and organizational plans that drive capability and performance. She brings nearly 20 years of experience as a recruiter, business partner, manager in performance and talent management, leader in organizational design, and vice president of human resources to her role at Edmentum. She has also been able to make tremendous impact in diverse communities through diversity, equity, inclusion initiatives, and employee resource groups.

Andrea's transparency and ability to build relationships across organizations at every level have been keys to her success. She earned her MBA and Bachelor of Science from the University of Phoenix and organizational design certification through Cornell ILR. She is a frequent speaker for community workshops that help individuals prepare to enter the workforce, as well as offer support to teenage motherhood organizations.