VCUSD Board of Trustee Member Dr. Latyna Young Named Marguerite P. LaMotte School Board Member of the Year
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Vallejo City Unified School District (VCUSD) Board of Education Trustee member Dr. Latyna Young was honored on Wednesday night after being named the Marguerite P. LaMotte School Board Member of the Year at the California Association of African American Superintendents and Administrators (CAAASA).
Young was presented with her award at CAAASA’s annual professional development summit on Wednesday evening at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. CAAASA is a group of
educational leaders committed to identifying and addressing the critical issues in education through public policy relative to the status and performance of African-American students in California.
“Being acknowledged by CAAASA as the Marguerite P. LaMotte School Board Member of the Year is an honor,” VCUSD Board member Dr. Young said. “It also validates we are making a
difference when addressing critical issues in education equity through policies and programs that relate to the status and performance of all of our students of color at VCUSD.”
A panel of educators selected Young for her exceptional talents and advocating equity within the education field and community for African Americans.
Dr. Young was elected to the Vallejo City Unified School District Board of Trustees in November 2020 for Area 4.
Young is a lifelong learner and has worked in education for more than 45 years. Starting as a teacher in the VCUSD District, she also worked as a coordinator, vice-principal, principal, and
director of student support services during her career with VCUSD. She retired from her full-time duties at Vallejo City Unified in 2010.
“This honor is a testament to Dr. Young’s tireless work at Vallejo City Unified School District,” VCUSD Superintendent William Spalding said. “Her history as a student, staff, and now board
member exhibits her dedication to the education of our community. Her passion for our students’ equitable success is unmatched.”
The award is named after Marguerite P. LaMotte, a member of the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education from 2003 until she passed in 2013. She was well-known as a passionate advocate for students in her south-central district.