Literacy and Justice for All
Aug 03, 2021 11:45 AM
Comer Yates, Exec. Dir., Atlanta Speech School
Literacy and Justice for All

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Comer Yates has served for 23 years as Executive Director of the Atlanta Speech School, the nation’s most comprehensive language and literacy center with four schools, clinical programs and the Rollins Center for Language and Literacy.

The School impacts the lives of approximately 1,400 children and adults on its campus and tens of thousands of students across Georgia and the nation through its Rollins Center’s professional development program and its free online Cox Campus ( with members from all 50 states and 82 countries. The Rollins Center concentrates on providing educators with the capacity to break the cycle of illiteracy and resulting poverty for children whose families have experienced generational lack of access (or denied access) to educational opportunity.

Yates is a former high school teacher, practiced law for fifteen years, and was an adjunct professor at Emory Law School. He currently serves as Chair of the Atlanta Rotary Education Foundation, is a member of the Executive Committee of the Anti-Defamation League Southeast Region, Co-Chair of Georgia’s Pathway to Language and Literacy, is on the cabinet of Get Georgia Reading, and is a member of the Georgia Department of Public Health’s Braintrust for Babies. He also serves on the Board of Georgia’s Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.