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About Dr. Mary L. Young

Dr. Mary L. Young began her tenure as Superintendent of Warren County Schools on July 15, 2019.

Dr. Young has enjoyed a successful career in public education for more than 20 years. She is a proven leader. For the past five years, she has served with Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland as an Executive Director in the Office of Employee Performance and Evaluation and as Instructional Supervisor. Prince George’s County is a large urban school district serving over 130,000 students. Before going to Maryland, Dr. Young worked with the South Carolina Department of Education as Education Associate/Program Director. She also has served as a principal in several schools in Washington, D.C.

Dr. Young’s steadfast goal has always been to provide all students, regardless of their learning needs, race, ethnicity, or socioeconomic status, with options and choices upon graduation.

Through her experience and education, Dr. Young has developed a keen sense of effective leadership practices. She has had the opportunity to participate in the Harvard University’s School Turnaround Leaders Institute, Harvard University’s Urban School Leadership, Center for Creative Leadership Institute, and the New Leaders: D.C. School Leaders Network. In addition, she is a Principal Assessor for the National Association of Secondary Principals and certified Gallup Strengths Finders coach. Most recently, she graduated from the esteemed AASA Urban Superintendent Academy.

She has served as an adjunct professor at Trinity University & the University of Phoenix, and consultant for the D.C. Public Charter School Board & the Office of the State Superintendent of Education. In addition, she has held positions on the Board of Directors for Strategies to Empower People (STEP) and D.C. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD).

Dr. Young holds a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of South Carolina, Masters of Education in Reading from Howard University and a Doctorate in Educational Administration and Policy from Howard University.