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I serve as the Director for  NExT, which is housed within the Graduate School of Education

I am also an Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern. In my pedagogical practice and curriculum development, I explore critical literacy, fostering teacher candidates as change agents, constructivism, and experiential learning and teaching. I envision NExT as the next step in education – combining academics & deeply embedded experiential learning opportunities for educators, regardless of context & systemic barriers, allowing equity gaps to be directly addressed by school & teacher leaders who join NExT as scholar-practitioners & change agents.
Previously, I served as the Associate Dean for the Graduate School of Education as well as the Director of Field Placement and as the Director for the Masters degrees in education. I also worked with the Boston Public Schools Office of College and Career Connections, the College Bound Program at Boston College, and served as a literacy consultant to small and technical high schools. Prior to working in higher education, I taught secondary English.

Publications

Author(s): Young, L. | DOI: A resource workbook developed for student teachers in the Masters of Arts in teaching program.