Degrees and Certifications:
McNeese State University Bachelor of Science Elementary Education Grades 1-5
All About Me
My name is April Young. I have been married to my husband, Mark, for 26 years and have 5 amazing children Morgan, Aaron, Keylee, Gracie, and Abby. I was born in Sulphur, Louisiana and have resided in Johnson Bayou, Louisiana my entire life. I worked in the oil and gas industry as a site administrator for 13 years before deciding to return to school. I also served as the director for the Johnson Bayou Recreation District for 10 years. In 2011, I graduated from McNeese State University with a degree in Elementary Education. I am blessed to have spent the last 10 years as a first-grade teacher at Vincent Settlement Elementary in Carlyss.
My Educational Philosophy
I believe teaching has always been my true calling. I believe every child is unique and deserves a caring, inspiring, and engaging atmosphere in which to grow emotionally, intellectually, and socially. As an educator I want to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing a safe and collaborative environment. I want our students to develop positive character and leadership traits which are essential in becoming a productive citizen. I believe a positive elementary education is essential to creating successful life-long learners.