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Caprice Young

Caprice Young

Los Angeles, United States

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Caprice Young, Ed.D., National Superintendent of Learn4Life Schools, is responsible for leading the Learn4Life Schools, serving more than 40,000 students in including more than 80 learning centers in California, Ohio, and Michigan.

About me

Dr. Caprice Young is responsible for leading the Learn4Life Schools, serving more than 40,000 students in including more than 80 learning centers in California, Ohio, and Michigan. Raised in a host foster family, she identifies with and has committed her life to supporting students whose needs exceed the scope of traditional public schools. Dr. Young left IBM in 1999 to serve as a member and president of the elected Los Angeles school board. Beginning in 2003, she served as the founding CEO of the California Charter Schools Association. Since 2008, she has provided executive leadership to a range of education, philanthropy, and business organizations undergoing major transformations. In addition, she is an EdTech expert and the former CEO of KC Distance Learning (formerly a Knowledge Universe Education subsidiary) where she dramatically expanded sales, revenue and EBITDA prior to guiding the company's sale. She 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. Dr. Young 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. Education: Ed.D. UCLA; M.P.A. USC; and B.A. Yale University.  

Why do you want to be a part of the HundrED Community?

I am part of the solution and I love learning from other innovators.

How can education support students to flourish?

The foundation of the teaching and learning bargain is respect for a student’s lived experience. To become better educators, we must do more of what works, less of what does not, and know the difference. Eventually, what works overtakes what doesn’t as part of a natural evolution.