Dr. David Young became Superintendent of Schools for Abilene ISD on August 20, 2015.
A product of Abilene ISD schools and 1990 graduate of Cooper High School, Dr. Young served as the superintendent of the Pampa Independent School District from 2012-2015 prior to joining AISD.
“I am absolutely thrilled to have the opportunity for our family to return home to Abilene,” Dr. Young said. “This community already means a great deal to me, and I look forward to serving the staff, students and community as a part of its dynamic and successful school district.”
Before becoming Pampa ISD’s superintendent, Dr. Young served the Midway ISD as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for three years. He held several central office roles in the Bryan ISD and was a building principal at both the middle and high school levels while serving in the Bryan, Navasota and Grapevine-Colleyville ISDs. He taught mathematics in both the Grapevine-Colleyville and Waxahachie ISDs.
Dr. Young received both his undergraduate and doctoral degrees from Texas A&M University in College Station and his masters from Texas A&M – Commerce.
Dr. Young’s wife, Amanda, a 1992 graduate of Cooper High School, is an elementary school counselor at Bowie Elementary School. The Youngs have three children: Austin is a student at Hardin-Simmons University, Madison is a graduate of Cooper High School and attends Samford University in Alabama, and Jackson attends CHS.
On the state level, Dr. Young is active in the Texas Association of School Administrators, the Texas Association of Mid-Sized Schools, and the Texas Association of School Boards. Dr. Young holds leadership positions in the Texas Association of Community Schools and is currently serving as president of the Texas Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development.