Yasmin D. Pitre
Born in Chicago, Yasmin lived most of her adult life in Los Angeles, CA. In 2002 she,
along with her husband and 3 children, moved to Houston, Texas. In Los Angeles, she
spent 10 years working in Human Resources for an advertising agency and a software
developer. During this 10-year period, she coordinated several programs, connecting
professionals with middle school students, sharing and explaining career options. This
connection of business with the world of education prompted her to make a career
change. While pursuing a Master’s degree in Business, she felt the nudge to switch to
Education with the hope of impacting many generations.
In her 24 years as an educator, Yasmin taught in the Los Angeles School District and
Clear Creek Independent School District in League City, Texas. In Los Angeles, she
was a key contributor in the development of a transitional program to help ensure
success for her students whose first language was not English. Once in Houston, she
continued to use her skills to help children of all backgrounds achieve success in the
classroom and in life.
Although now retired, her love for children and their success has not waned. Yasmin still
uses her experience and affection for young people to direct programs through the
church she attends as well as through Agape Centric.
Yasmin is also a Licensed Minister, and in her spare time, she enjoys spending time
with her family, cooking, playing with her grandchildren, travelling, and planning events
for Agape Centric. She believes life is a beautiful gift from God; and it is to be enjoyed
and lived to its fullest.
The great, late, Nelson Mandela said…” Education is the most powerful weapon
which you can use to change the world.” It doesn’t matter what career one may
choose, he or she will find him or herself using both knowledge learned in a classroom
as well as lessons from life experiences to make decisions. Yasmin has chosen to
share her education and life’s experiences to encourage and inspire others to pursue
their dreams and use life’s challenges as stepping stones to the next level on this
wonderful journey called life.