The Abilene ISD Board of Trustees officially voted to hire Dr. David Young as the district’s 22nd Superintendent of Schools during a Special Meeting on Aug. 20 at One AISD Center.
“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.”
Biography - David Young, Ph.D.
Dr. David Young has been the superintendent of the Pampa Independent School District since 2012. Pampa ISD serves approximately 3,800 students and is located 60 miles northeast of Amarillo in the Texas Panhandle.
Prior to moving to Pampa, Dr. Young served the Midway ISD as Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for three years. David 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 is a 1990 graduate of Cooper High School in Abilene. David’s wife Amanda, a 1992 graduate of Cooper High School, is an elementary school counselor in PISD. The Youngs have three children. Austin will be a freshman at Hardin-Simmons University in the fall. Madison and Jackson will be in the 11th and 8th grades respectively in Abilene ISD.
Dr. Young is an active member of the Pampa Community serving on the board of directors for the Pampa United Way, Chamber of Commerce, the Pampa Lions Club, the Clarendon College Foundation, and the Pampa Education Foundation. On the state level, David 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. The Youngs are active members of First Baptist Church in Pampa where they serve in the music department and teach youth Sunday School.