Young, Jeffrey M. (jmy2125)

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Young, Jeffrey
Professor of Practice in Education Leadership
Co-Director, Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP)
Organization & Leadership

303H Zankel

Office Hours:
Wednesdays, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., and by appointment

Educational Background

Ed.D., Administration, Planning and Social Policy, Harvard Graduate School of Education

M.A., Education, Tufts University

B.A., English and American Literature, Brandeis University

Scholarly Interests

Leadership; education policy and governance; K-12 education; social justice and academic excellence in public schools

Professional Background

Jeffrey M. Young is a Professor of Practice in Education Leadership at Teachers College, Columbia University. He is also the Co-director of TC’s Urban Education Leaders Program (UELP), an Ed.D. program for aspiring district leaders and school superintendents. Before joining the faculty at TC, Dr. Young served as Superintendent of Schools in Cambridge, MA from 2009 through 2016, following terms as Superintendent in Newton, Lexington and Lynnfield, MA. He began his career in education as an English teacher, Department Chair, and Curriculum Coordinator in Brookline, MA. Dr. Young was a member of the Adjunct Faculty at the Boston University School of Education and has delivered talks at various institutions of higher learning as well as at the International Education Conference in Beijing, China. Among his distinctions, he has been recognized by the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents with the President’s Award; Brandeis University with the Levitan Award for Leadership; and the Cambridge NAACP with the Martin Luther King, Jr. Award for his work “to provide an effective, innovative education to ALL of Cambridge’s children regardless of race or class.” Dr. Young received a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brandeis University, a Masters Degree in Education from Tufts University, and a Doctorate in Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. As a new member of the TC faculty, Dr. Young is struggling with his identity as a fan of the Boston Red Sox.


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