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Audience in Lecture






CEO and Superintendent


Navigator Schools


Dr. Young, CEO and Superintendent of Navigator Schools is an experienced transformational executive and superintendent with proven leadership in board governance and C-level roles. Raised in a foster family, she has committed her life to improving education for underserved students just like her foster brothers and sisters. She is the former National Superintendent of Lifelong Learning, a non-profit organization serving schools responsible for 49,000 opportunity youth students in five US states. Dr. Young's leadership experience spans multi-state and international operations, instruction, technology, finance, philanthropy, educating high-need students, and organizations undergoing major transformations. She is an EdTech expert and the former CEO of a subsidiary of a publicly traded Fortune 500 company. She received the Coro Crystal Eagle for Excellence in Public Service, the California State University Los Angeles Educator of the Year award, and the National Charter School Hall of Fame membership. Dr. Young serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Fordham Foundation, the Larta Institute, CharterFolk, and She is the former president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (1999-2003) and the founding CEO of the California Charter Schools Association. Education: Ed.D. UCLA; M.P.A. USC; and B.A. Yale University. She holds a Certificate in ESG Investing from the CFA Institute.

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