Atina H. Young

Welcome to My Administrative Portfolio

Administrative Experience

Thank you for stopping by. Although education seems to be ever-changing, I am energetic and enthusiastic about being proactive and continuing to ensure student success. I hold a Master’s Degree from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and possess certifications for Texas principal, school counselor and teacher. I believe that my supervisory experience, instructional background, public relations and interpersonal skills, and training bring an individualized perspective to the role of principal. I have recently been named TEPSA-Region 4 Assistant Principal of the Year!

I have experience working with an array of students, such as at-risk, special populations, discipline management, and parent/community involvement. My career as an Assistant Principal began on a campus that was academically unacceptable. Immediately, I began to work collaboratively with the faculty, staff, students, parents, community members to build school pride, as well as, remain positive that our students would meet requirements that were expected of them. This also included implementing student focused curriculum strategies and building student and teacher capacity. The campus exceeded these expectations by implementing several initiatives and received a met standard rating prior to my departure. These same experiences provide me with a smooth transition as an instructional leaders for any campus. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

PBIS - It's ALL about the students

I have been afforded the opportunity to establish two Positive Behavior Intervention and Supports (PBIS) systems in Dayton and Sheldon ISD. Both of these decreased discipline by as much as 20% that entailed 1) The first 20 days of school lesson plans for students, 2) a rewards system for appropriate behavior 3) expectations for areas on campus 4) creation of campus discipline matrix and minor incident reports to document classroom behaviors.
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Professional Development

  • Differentiated Instruction for ELLS using the ELPS for administrators
  • T-TESS (Texas Teacher Evaluation and Support System)
  • Practical and Legal Approaches to Different Problems in Special Education
  • The Leadership Blueprint
  • Special Education in Inclusive Settings (by Stetson and Associates )
  • Crucial Conversations
  • Crucial Confrontations
  • Capturing Kids' Heart
  • Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI)
  • Guided Reading
  • Instructional Rounds
  • TOP Rater, Clusters 6-8
  • Smart Centers for Learning
  • SIOP Training
  • Concept-Based Curriculum
  • Backwards by Design Curriculum
  • Literacy for 21st Century
  • Special Services Student Success
  • Digital Learner/Google Training
  • Six Traits of Writing-Middle School
  • The Writing Academy
  • Developing Academic Language
  • Experience with Skyward, Special Education Management, Eduphoria, amd Navient

Honors and Organization Affiliations

Member, Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA)

Board of Director, Ladies of the Lake 501(c)3 Foundation

Member, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.-Tau Zeta Omega Chapter

Recipient, TEPSA-Region 4 Assistant Principal of Year (2016)

Recipient of Houston's "40 under 40" Spotlight Award

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