The superintendent of Catholic schools for the Diocese of Burlington will be the speaker at the July meeting of Vermont Catholic Professionals.

David Young, who accepted the position last year with the Diocese of Burlington, will speak about the importance of community and the need for positive influences in life.

“Having been in public education for the past 34 years, I was eligible to retire from the Vermont public school system and was ready for new challenges and opportunities,” he said. “I continue to be interested in supporting student learning and believe in the Catholic mission where academic excellence is provided within an environment of Christian values.”

He began his teaching and administrative career in Fairfax before serving as the principal of the Georgia Elementary School for 10 years. He has spent 17 years with the South Burlington School District. He started at South Burlington as the assistant superintendent and served as the superintendent for the last 11 years.

Young received a bachelor’s degree from Norwich University and served in the United States Army as an officer before returning to his alma mater for a master’s in education administration.

The purpose of Vermont Catholic Professionals is to join Catholic men and women and others with shared values from the business and professional communities to encourage intellectual discussions, to foster professional and faith-based relationships, and to inspire service and charity to the community in Vermont. The group hosts quarterly events that offer networking and a professional development speaker that is relevant to the business and professional communities here in Vermont.

Vermont Catholic Professionals works to foster community, inspire discussions and spread their faith, which was the intent of the group’s founding in 2018.

The Vermont Catholic Professionals meeting will take placer July 19 beginning at 8:30 a.m. at 55 Joy Drive, South Burlington, and on Zoom.

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—Originally published in the Summer 2023 issue of Vermont Catholic magazine.