Mrs. Young was nominated and voted on by her peers as the 2016-2017 Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Young has been a public education teacher for 14 years and taught in Cleburne, San Marcos, and Jacksonville Independent School Districts. She started teaching in Mansfield in 2009 at Tarver-Rendon Elementary and later moved to Della Icenhower Intermediate in 2013 teaching 5th grade Language Arts and Social Studies. Mrs. Young holds both a Bachelors and Masters degree from Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado and earned her Principal Certification at Texas State University. Currently, Mrs. Young is a team leader for Team Juneau and 5th grade ELA department head. Mrs. Young is married and has one daughter. Her husband, Greg, is the Associate Head Men’s Basketball Coach at UT Arlington and her daughter, Reagan, is a freshman at Mansfield High School.
Quote: “I love teaching because it allows me the opportunity to challenge my students and make a lasting impact on their lives.”