Deanna L. Wright
Erin E. Cranor
Dr. Linda E. Young
2013-2014 District C Advisory Group VILLAGE Meeting Schedule
Trustee Board Member
Dr. Linda E. Young was elected on November 2, 2008 and re-elected on November 6, 2012 to the Clark County School Board of Trustees. She represents students, parents, schools and communities in District C. She served as the Clerk in 2009-2010, Vice-President in 2010 – 2011, and the President in 2012 in the Clark County School Board of Trustees. She received her Bachelor of Science in Spanish, Speech, and English, and Master of Science in School Psychology from the University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio. She has educational teaching certificates in special education, nationally certified in school psychology from the University of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and administration certificate in school administration from University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She is currently nationally certified throughout the United States as a school psychologist and has served as a school psychologist in the Dayton Public Schools, Troy, Ohio Public Schools, Colorado Springs Public Schools, and the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, Nevada. She received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, Arizona, where she developed the nation's first transitional program for 12th Grade Learning Disabled Students who receive dual credits from the Clark County School District and the College of Southern Nevada.
Dr. Young was an employee of the Clark County School District for 32 1/2 years. She has been an educator in three states: Ohio, Colorado, and Nevada, and has served as a high school teacher, school psychologist, coordinator for special education programs, elementary special education teacher, high school dean, and assistant principal, sixth grade center principal, and director of District-wide Multicultural/Diversity and Equity Educational Programs.
Dr. Young has also been an adjunct professor at Nova University and has taught part-time in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Dr. Young is a passionate voice and fervent advocate for equity and diversity education, special education, STEM, and at-promise programs for under-served and under-represented students, parents, and communities.
Dr. Young currently serves on various national, state, and local educational organizations. She is the founder and President of the Village Foundation, LJP, in Las Vegas, Nevada, and currently serves on the Clark County Citizen Advisory Committee for the Flood Control District, Clark County Debt Management Commissioner, member of the Southern Nevada Regional Planning Council, member of the Southern Nevada Economic Council, member of the Nevada State College President’s Council, former director and member of the Nevada School Board Association, member of the National Association of School Boards, former 1st National Vice-President for the National Council on Educating Black Children, Golden Life Member and former president of both the Las Vegas and Colorado Springs Alumnae Chapters of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., founder, past president, and Board member of the Northwest Area Residents Association in Las Vegas, Nevada, former educational chair and Silver Life Member of the NAACP, Life Member of the National Alliance of Black School Educators, member of the Council for Exceptional Children, Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, National Association of Elementary School Principal, National Association of School Psychologists, served on the Board of the Nevada Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education, former commissioner for the City of Las Vegas' Ethics Review Board, and serves on other national, state, and local Boards that support diverse students, parents, and communities.
Some of Dr. Young's recent awards and recognitions include the 2013 Educator of the Year for the Democratic Black Caucus, 2012 Founders Award for the National Association for Multicultural Education, 2012 NAACP Community Recognition Award and the NAACP Heartbeat Award, the 2012 Dr. Martin Luther King President’s Award, the 2012 Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Community Service Award, 2011-2012 CCSD School Board President Recognition Award from Wendell P. Williams Empowerment School, 2011 Doolittle Baseball Appreciation Award, the 2011 Teach Academy Visionary Award, 2008 United States Senate, Senator Harry Reid Certificate of Commendation, 2008 and 2007 Dr. Martin L. King Teen Summit Award, 2006 Senator John Ensign Educational Recognition Certificate, 2005 Clark County School District Excellence in Education Hall of Fame Inductee, 2004 Nevada Library Association Special Citation, 2003 Indian Education Program Appreciation, 1997 Appreciation Award from the Pacific-Asian American Coalition of Educators, 1997 Multicultural Education Appreciation, 1997 Educational Goals 2000 Award, 1996 Community Hero for Las Vegas' Olympic Torchbearers Award, Educator of the Year from Council of Exceptional Children, Outstanding Young Women of America, Outstanding Delta from Colorado Springs Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Appreciation Award from the Las Vegas Alumnae Chapter Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Parade Marshall for Nevada's First State Holiday honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, and other current, past awards, and special acknowledgements and certificates of appreciation.
Dr. Young makes extensive presentations to equity and diversity education, multicultural education, special education, and dropout prevention educators and staffs who serve diverse student populations. She has written articles for various newsletters and professional publications. Currently, she is the author of “The Village” Newsletter, a contributor to Our Own Voices, The Urban Voice, and the book: "A Reading on Expectations" published by McGraw-Hill.
Dr. Young's interests and hobbies include poetry writings in her book "Life's Snapshot of Soul" and “The Pretty Little Red Rose” series will be published in the future. She supports schools, neighborhoods, organizations, and educational programs for students, parents, families, educators, and communities.
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