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Douglas Young

Douglas Young

Lubbock ISD

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Douglas's work combines: Education, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Lubbock High School Principal

I am the instructional leader for a 9-12 campus of 1950 students and 175 staff and faculty.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

    Wellman High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Secondary Education and Teaching

    Texas Tech University

  • Graduate Degree

    Secondary School Administration/Principalship

    West Texas A&M University

  • Certification

    Superintendency and Educational System Administration

    Lubbock Christian University

Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be an Education Administrators, Kindergarten through Secondary:

Bachelor's Degree: Secondary Education and Teaching

Graduate Degree: Secondary School Administration/Principalship

Certification: Superintendency and Educational System Administration

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life took a while to figure out

  • 1.

    I graduated from a small rural town with 13 other students. Thus my educational experiences were somewhat limited.

  • 2.

    I attended a large university with very little financial and academic assistance.

  • 3.

    I married and divorced while completing my undergraduate degree. It was her that told me I would basically never make it as a school administrator.

  • 4.

    I became the first in my family to graduate from college.

  • 5.

    I had a fulfilling 10 years of teaching and coaching middle and high school students.

  • 6.

    I spent 12 years in assistant and associate principal roles where I learned from some of the best mentors one could have.

  • 7.

    I spent one year as the principal of a middle school where we earned an Exemplary rating from the Texas Education Agency for our test scores.

  • 8.

    I am now proudly serving in my tenth year as the principal of the academic powerhouse, Lubbock High.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    Messages from Family:

    When talking with someone very close to me about my dreams and aspirations I was told I would never be a principal in a large high school.

  • How I responded:

    I used this comment as a portion of the driving force to achieve exactly what I was told would not happen by this person. Those hurtful words became the motivation to prove that person wrong.

Experiences and challenges that shaped me

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  • My parents attended one year of college and my older brother went to work before finishing college thus I did not have the benefit of others around me to help me navigate what was needed to become a successful college student. It was a struggle.