Degrees and Certifications:

Dr. Wendy Young

Hi! My name is Dr. Wendy Young and I am delighted to be the Gifted resource Teacher for Lowes Island Elementary School. This is my tenth year as a Gifted Resource teacher. I was previously a Head Start teacher in LCPS for 13 years.  I am also an adjunct professor at George Mason University teaching graduate classes in early childhood.

I have a PhD in Education (Early Childhood/Literacy) from George Mason University, a Master of Science in Education (Reading Specialist) Degree from Shenandoah University, a Certificate of Gifted Education from Rhode Island College, and a Bachelor of Science in Education (Early Childhood/Elementary Education) Degree from Millersville University.

I live in Leesburg with my meteorologist husband, Doug.  I have 2 grown daughters, Rachel and Skye. I spend any extra time (when I am not in a classroom) running long distances, hiking, traveling with my husband, and reading.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at I look forward to working with all of the students at Lowes Island Elementary School!

(2023-2024 school year)