About Young...
Position: Dean of Students
Room: Front Office
Phone: 480-424-8506
Email: Young

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Welcome to Rice Elementary! It is my honor to be the Dean of Students at this beautiful new campus. I am excited to be on the founding team for this innovative and future-thinking school.

My Education and Professional Background

Education and learning have been my sole professional focus. I have been an educator since 1994 in a variety of roles. I have experience as a classroom teacher, Title I School Improvement Specialist, as a national education consultant, and also in administration. I obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in Education Administration and Supervision. I am a Highly Qualified educator, and I hold Arizona Early Childhood, Elementary, and Principal's Certificates.

My Educational Philosophy

I believe that everyone has the capacity to learn and meet even the highest of expectations. The challenge is to build a nurturing an environment that allows all learners to make connections that are key for them. Operating with mutual respect and sharing of ideas creates a learning environment that allows everyone to thrive and succeed. Each of us has special gifts and talents, and by sharing these with each other we can collaborate for the best learning opportunities.

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