Dr. LaRhonda Young
Dr. Young began her professional career in 1992 as a Fort Worth Police Officer. She was introduced to her gift of teaching while serving as a cultural diversity instructor at the Fort Worth Police Academy. During her tenure with the Fort Worth Police Department, Dr. Young earned a Master Peace Officer License, the highest level obtainable, regulated by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education (now Texas Commission on Law Enforcement). She served as a Patrol and Neighborhood Police officer (NPO) in east Fort Worth and later moved on to Background Investigations. From Background Investigations, she transitioned to the gang unit, where she was chosen to serve on a special task force with Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) until she ended her career in late 2004. Dr. Young moved on to work as a Special Investigator for the Texas Department of Human Services from 2005-2007.
Dr. Young began her career in education as a student advisor at Texans Can Academy in 2008. She later served as a special education inclusion teacher for a total of 8 years. Dr. Young has also taught adult English Second Language (ESL) classes and served as an Academic Learning Assistant for college athletes at Texas Christian University. In the fall of 2016, she transitioned to Dyslexia Interventionist and served in that capacity for 5 years. Dr. Young is currently an instructional coach in a Dallas/Fort Worth area school district and serves as an adjunct professor at, Texas Christian University.
Dr. Young earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology from Texas Christian University, a Master of Arts Degree in Teaching from Louisiana Christian University (formally Louisiana College), and a Doctor of Education Degree in Educational Leadership for Teaching and Learning from Walden University.
Dr. Young currently holds a Texas teacher certification in the areas of:
EC-4 Generalist (EC-Early Childhood)
Special Education EC-12
International Dyslexia Association | The Center for Effective Reading Instruction certification:
Structured Literacy | Dyslexia Interventionist