Dr. Caprice Young, Ed.D.
ABOUT Caprice Young
As national superintendent, Dr Caprice Young provides strategic counsel to Lifelong Learning’s education partners including Learn4Life, FLEX and Mission Academy schools. She serves as the national voice for the organization and schools to advocate for education reform, bring forth solutions to the dropout crisis and provide equity for Opportunity Youth.
Dr. Young transitioned from IBM in 1999 to serve as a member and president of the elected Los Angeles Unified School Board for four years, and then was the founding CEO of the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA) from 2003-2008. She has provided executive leadership to a range of education, philanthropy and business organizations that were undergoing major transformations, including KC Distance Learning (formerly a Knowledge Universe Education subsidiary) where she dramatically expanded sales, revenues and earnings prior to guiding the company’s sale.
Young is a recipient of the Coro Crystal Eagle for Excellence in Public Service, the California State University Los Angeles Educator of the Year in 2016, and a member of the national Charter School Hall of Fame. She serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations, including the Fordham Foundation and the Texas First Education Foundation. She is an adjunct faculty member of the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Science; holds a bachelor’s from Yale University, a Master of Public Administration from USC and a doctorate in educational leadership from UCLA.
Raised in a host foster family, she has committed her life to improving education for underserved students just like her foster brothers and sisters.