Ms. Young attended the University of Illinois at Chicago earning a BA in Education and an MA in Reading. A native of Northbrook, she attended Regina Dominican High School.
Ms. Young began her teaching career in 1977 and has taught in primary grade classrooms in public, private and Catholic schools. She has been an Illinois Reading Specialist since 2002 and is the author of “Training Wheels for Reading and Spelling,” a Beginning Literacy program.
In her free time, Ms. Young loves hiking, biking and studying astronomy. Quoting Frederick Douglass, she believes, “Once you learn to read, you will be forever free.”