New to Blue exists to offer rigorous and relevant training, along with aligned campus support, in order to increase teacher effectiveness and propel teachers’ classrooms to new levels.

For the past 7 years, New to Blue [“NTB”] has existed to help dedicated educators make the challenging transition into the YES Prep Public School system as successful and rewarding as possible. We aim to transform talent by providing exceptional professional development for experienced teachers in order to dramatically increase teacher effectiveness as well as provide a certification option that is directly tied to the work being done in the classroom with our students.   


Proven and adopted by schools aiming for higher standards, New to Blue has been responsible for the development and certification of hundreds of teachers across YES Prep’s schools in Houston.