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.

NEWS

USJ Announces New Lower School Director Cynthia Kirsch

04/09/2021

The University School of Jackson is very pleased to announce Cynthia Kirsch’s hiring as its new Lower School Director. Mrs. Kirsch brings an extensive background in independent schools, from having attended one herself from Pre-K through 12th grade to serving 20+ years in leading independent lower schools in Dallas...

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Headnotes: Tested

04/06/2021

Headnotes: Tested A few years ago, a friend and I planned to run a half marathon. We set goals, trained accordingly, and were ready to go on race day. On that cool, perfect for running April morning, we came out of the chute faster than usual and were “banking...

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Headnotes: Tuition Truths

03/02/2021

Tuition Truths I will admit I enjoyed reading the responses from our recent surveys, as it felt great to read parents rave about our committed and caring faculty, the school's response to Covid-19, and the improvements being made to the campus and the USJ experience. And while I don'...

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New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator

02/24/2021

USJ Announces New Director of Auxiliary Programs and a New After School Care and Camp Bruins Coordinator After School Care and Camp Bruins Director Faith Dixon and Assistant Development Director Cathy Garrett recently announced that they would leave USJ at the end of the school year. Both of these administrators...

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