Dr. Caprice Young, Ed.D.

National Superintendent

Dr. Young is an experienced executive with proven C-suite level leadership and board governance. She provides strategic counsel and leadership to Lifelong Learning’s education partners including Learn4Life, FLEX, and Mission Academy schools. She also serves as the founding superintendent of Stanza International Academy and as previously as the national superintendent of Learn4Life. She is the national voice for the organization and schools to advocate for education reform, bring forth solutions to the dropout crisis, incubate education innovations, and provide equity for opportunity youth.

Her leadership experience spans multi-state and international operations, technology, finance, philanthropy, educating high-need students, and organizations undergoing major transformations. She is an EdTech expert and the former CEO of a subsidiary of a publicly-traded fortune 500 company. Dr. Young received the Coro Crystal Eagle for Excellence in Public Service, the California State University Los Angeles Educator of the Year, and membership in the National Charter School Hall of Fame.

She serves on the boards of several organizations, including the Fordham Foundation, the Larta Institute, ALC Schools, and Olivela.com. And is the former president of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education (1999-2003). Education: Ed.D. UCLA; M.P.A. USC; and B.A. Yale University.

Raised in a host foster family, she has committed her life to improving education for underserved students just like her foster brothers and sisters.