University School of Jackson

Shay Young

Shay Young

6th Grade Mathematics

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Where do you call home?
Jackson, TN

How long have you been teaching?
Over 30 years

What is your favorite part about teaching?
Being able to work with young people. Having the opportunity to share my love for my subject and positively influence these young people, who are the future.

What is your favorite thing about USJ?
USJ is a community of families who care about each the school and school community. Although my children have graduated, you are always part of the community. My coworkers at USJ are like family as well, always willing to lend a helping hand or give an encouraging word.

What is a fun fact about yourself?
I was a lifeguard and taught swimming lessons in summers during college and first few years of working as an elementary school teacher.

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Headnotes: Day One of the Pandemic

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September 1, 2020   Dear USJ Family,   Jeff Bezos, the founder of Amazon, established a philosophy that has become legendary in the business world. He believes and teaches that successful businesses stay in Day 1 mode; the idea being that start-ups are hungry, think creatively, and outwork older, Day 2, operations who live...

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  July 13, 2020   The mission. We all should know it…   “We instill a passion for academic, artistic, and athletic excellence, while committing to personal integrity, mutual respect, and lifelong learning.”   At the heart of this mission lies one objective: growing people. This frames everything we...

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