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Young settling in at Barnstead El


by Tim Croes
Staff Writer - The Baysider
May 29, 2012
BARNSTEAD — Last summer, Scott Young interviewed for the position of assistant principal at Barnstead Elementary School. He didn't get the job, but sometimes things have a funny way of working out.

Misty Lowe was hired as the assistant principal, but this past spring she moved over to the position of Director of Special Education and the school was in need of an assistant principal.

Young interviewed again for the position, with Lowe on the interview committee, and he got the job.

His first day was on April 16, and Young is really enjoying working at Barnstead Elementary School.

Young's previous experience in his 13-year career in education is in the private school sector.

He was an administrator and assistant principal at Portsmouth Christian Academy and was the dean of students and taught for several years at Concord Christian High School.

Young is married to his junior-high school sweetheart, Laurie, and has two kids; Jaden, 5, and Jewel, 8.

Young went to Liberty University for his undergraduate degree, attended Plymouth State University for his graduate degree and is enrolled in a doctorate program at Regent University where he is working on a dissertation in education psychology.

Young came to Barnstead in search of new opportunities.

"I felt like school leadership was what I wanted to do." Young said.

Young felt the interview committee in Barnstead was one of the liveliest and what he described as "spunkiness" brought him in.

Young was also impressed with Principal Tim Rice's credentials and is looking forward to working with him.

Starting late in the year has allowed Young to settle in, get to know the names and faces and familiarize himself with the families and students in the school.

Young is excited about his first opportunity to work in a public school setting.

He indicated and joked that there is a lot of language to learn in the public school setting. There are a lot of acronyms to figure out.

Young has a strong commitment to life long learning and is looking forward to challenges that he will be facing down the road.

Being the assistant principal, he will be dealing with disciplining the students.

"I think one of the things that has been helpful to me is serving as the assistant principal or dean of students," Young added. "I really have been doing that work for eight years. The kids are pretty much alike."

Young is excited to be working with the teachers, staff and faculty at BES and collaborating with them in the months and years ahead.

Tim Croes can be reached at tcroes@salmonpress.com or 569-3126

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