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Lu Settles Young joined the University of Kentucky College of Education as a program evaluator and faculty member in the Next Generation Leadership Academy in January 2015. She is now a clinical associate professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies and Director of the UK Center for Next Generation Leadership. Before coming to UK, Dr. Young served as Chief Academic Officer of Fayette County Public Schools in Lexington, KY, and before that, Superintendent of Jessamine County Schools for nine years. She earned principal and superintendent certifications from the University of Kentucky and holds a doctorate in education leadership from Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Young was selected as Kentucky’s 2012 Superintendent of the Year. She serves on the Advisory Councils for AdvancEd KY and the UK College of Education Evaluation Center and is actively involved with the Kentucky Association of School Administrators and the United Way of the Bluegrass.
Learning Session | Published: May 24, 2019