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Aspire: The Leadership Development Podcast - Joshua Stamper 5th September 2020
Authenticity is Key: Featuring Latrese Younger
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Authenticity is Key: Featuring Latrese Younger

Have you ever acted differently in a new leadership position because you thought you had to present a certain persona? This week’s guests, Latrese Younger, shares how she realized authenticity with her staff was the key to building connections and enhancing collaboration in her building.

In this Episode, we discuss:

  • Equity Practices in Schools
  • Enhancing Student’s Writing Skills
  • New Leadership Mistakes
  • And Helping Aspiring Black Women Educational Leaders

About Latrese Younger:

Latrese D. Younger has over thirteen years of education experience across several different school districts. She began her journey as an English Language Arts teacher in Dinwiddie County, VA, which she credits with firming her foundation in education excellence. Throughout her career, she has taught ELA for grades 6-12. She possesses a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Virginia State University and a Master of Educational Leadership with a concentration in Technology Education from Strayer University Henrico Campus. She is a writer, a web curator for the Virginia Teachers of English (VATE) social media sites, and founder of the non-profit, BWEL, Inc. (Black Women Education Leaders).

As an educator, she has also been privileged to serve in several leadership capacities such as Effective School Wide Discipline Incentive Coordinator, School Newsletter Advisor, Teacher Appreciation Committee Chair, Mentorship Director, Administrative Intern, District-Wide Professional Development Presenter, In-Service PD Coach, Cooperating Teacher of a Practicum Student, District Representative at a fall Virginia Department of Education- ELA conference, and ELA curriculum writing partner for two districts. In 2016, Mrs. Younger served as Director of Achievement in Literacy with Catapult Learning, Inc.

In 2017, she accepted the role as an Instruction Assessment and Data Analysis Specialist with Richmond City Public Schools. She was shortly after promoted to serve as one of three Assistant Principals at Elkhardt-Thompson Middle School in 2017. Mrs. Younger currently serves the students of Culpeper Middle as an AP, where she has been since the fall of 2018. She believes that the perfect recipe for teachers is a wonderful blend of empathy, resolve, content knowledge, and passion for students. Her work is driven by the virtuous quote: “Intelligence, plus character…that is the goal of true education”- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She believes that her role is to serve and attributes that to her active membership in Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and her undying faith in Christ.


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