Latrese D. Younger has over ten years of teaching experience across three different districts, as an English Language Arts and SAT Prep-Verbal teacher for grades 6-12. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts in English Education and a Masters of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Technology Education. Throughout her tenure with Dinwiddie County, Henrico County, and Richmond City Public Schools in Virginia, she received numerous awards and accolades such as Star Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Month, and a Learning Leader recipient award. She has also been privileged to serve in several leadership capacities such as Effective School-Wide Discipline Incentive Coordinator, School Newsletter Advisor, Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair, Mentorship Director, Administrative Intern, District-Wide Professional Development Presenter, In-Service PD Coach, Cooperating Teacher of a Practicum Student, District Representative at a fall Virginia Department of Education- ELA conference, and ELA curriculum writing partner for two districts. In 2016, Mrs. Younger served as Director of Achievement in Literacy with Catapult Learning, Inc. She also served as an Instruction Assessment and Data Analysis Specialist with Richmond City Public Schools. She was promoted to serve as one of three Assistant Principals at Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School in 2017. Mrs. Younger currently serves the students of Culpeper Middle as an AP, where she’s been since the fall of 2018. She believes that the perfect recipe for teachers is a wonderful blend of empathy, resolve, content knowledge, and passion for students. Her work is driven by the virtuous quote: “Intelligence, plus character…that is the goal of true education”- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She believes that her role is to serve and attributes that to her undying faith in Christ.
In this episode, we discuss what it is like leading a school and connecting during COVID19 with added personal challenges of loss. We discuss Latrese’s skills at being a connector in her family, her role in education, and through the community she has built to support black women educational leaders. I am deeply inspired by Latrese’s strong leadership, her big heart, and the way she connects people and ideas to higher meaning. I have no doubt that you will love this conversation, and I am honored to share wit you Latrese Younger’s Connectors story.
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