The Roman Catholic Diocese of Burlington is pleased to announce David Young as the new superintendent of Catholic schools.

“David Young’s extensive leadership experience as an assistant superintendent and superintendent will be a great asset to our Catholic school system,” said Burlington Bishop Christopher Coyne. “We are confident he will build upon the strong academic and faith-based education our schools currently offer and lead them to new heights.”

Young began his teaching and administrative career in Fairfax before serving as the principal of the Georgia Elementary School for 10 years. He has spent the last 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.

“I look forward to the opportunity to support Bishop Coyne and the leaders in the Vermont Catholic schools,” said Young. “I believe that relationship development leads to trust, and with that formation, honest and reflective outcomes emerge.”

Young grew up in Burlington and currently lives in South Burlington with his wife, Linda. They have three children: Austin, Anna and Connor, and a son-in-law Colden. Three of the four are educators.  His daughter Anna and son-in-law Colden Golann welcomed a baby girl, Kate Elodie Golann, into the world on May 12.