Phone: (478) 779 - 4500
Degrees and Certifications:
B.A. (Finance), Clark Atlanta University M.Ed (Leadership), Georgia College & State University Ed.S (Leadership), Georgia College & State University
Hello students, parents, family and friends. My name is Mr. A. Bernard Young and I am honored to serve as Assistant Principal at Southwest Magnet High School and Law Academy for the 2016-17 School Year. I have worked in public education for 12 years - 9 of those years as a mathematics instructor, as well as a football/soccer coach and mentor, and the remaining 3 as an Academic Coach. I earned a Bachelor of Arts in Finance at Clark Atlanta University, Master of Education in Leadership at Georgia College & State University, and Education Specialist in Leadership at Georgia College & State University, as well.
As an experienced educator, I am committed to student's academic, emotional and social development. I am an advocate for providing all students with opportunities to display their unique talents and leadership strengths. I believe in honest and sincere communication, acting with integrity, respecting diversity, and owning our mistakes while recognizing the value of learning from those very same mistakes. I strongly believe in the value of research-based philosophies such as Growth Mindset, Professional Learning Communities, and Positive Behavioral Interventions and Support (PBIS).
I pledge to do all that I can to provide the students at Southwest Magnet High School and Law Academy a safe and caring educational environment where all students are held to high academic expectations while also empowering all students to embrace continuous learning and leadership.
"CHILDREN learn more from what you are than what you teach."
- W.E.B. Dubois, 1897