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Dr. Delphia Young

Dr. Delphia Young has worked in urban public schools for over 30 years. From being a physics and science teacher to retiring as an Executive Director of Research, Evaluation, Assessment, and Accountability, she has gained extensive experience involving curriculum development; school and district leadership; data and evidence-based decision-making; assessment of students’ academic needs; strategic development; professional training; program development, implementation, and management; collaboration and consultation in a variety of areas; school and district accountability; and research and evaluation. Delphia’s background and understanding of how to use data, information, and research to improve teaching and learning makes her an invaluable resource in helping others prepare for the complexity of educating diverse learners.

She received her bachelor's degree in physics from Talladega College. She continued her education and earned a master’s degree in science education from Georgia State University and specialist and doctorate degrees in K-12 educational leadership from Troy State University and Argosy University, respectively.

Dr. Young has dedicated her life to serving children. She is currently a Court-Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) community volunteer who is appointed by a judge to advocate for the best interests of an abused or neglected child involved in juvenile court deprivation proceedings. Dr. Young lives in Henry County with her husband. Delphia's friends and family describe her as an outstanding cook, baker, and paper artist.

Dr. Young said, “It is a pleasure to join family and friends who care about the success and wellbeing of children. I look forward to working with internal and external stakeholders to help students succeed.”