Angeles Unified School District - Board of Education
July of 1999, Caprice Young was sworn into office as one of three new members of
the Los Angeles School Board. In
the past three years, she and her colleagues have begun a large-scale reform
effort focused on raising student achievement, building community-centered
schools, increasing teacher quality, improving management effectiveness,
restoring arts education, expanding after school programs and implementing
instructional and business technology.
commitment to children is genetic. She
is the daughter of a special education teacher and a juvenile probation
officer/minister, and the grand daughter of a professor of education at the
California State University at Northridge.
She grew up as one of two biological children of a family that has
embraced more than two dozen foster children and foreign exchange students over
the last 37 years. She is the
President Emeritus of Hollygrove, a home for abused and neglected children,
where she developed a technology learning center that helps children read and
learn (www.hollygrove.org) and continues
to serve on the Board.
she is not serving students, Caprice Young works as a technology consultant.
Young previously worked as Managing Director of Consulting Services for
PeopleLink, a technology company that creates on-line communities. In addition, she is the former Strategy Consulting Group
Manager of IBM's West Coast e-Business Innovations Design Center (from
1997-2000). As the Assistant Deputy Mayor for the City of Los Angeles from
1994-1997, she led reform efforts in technology, infrastructure and budget.
Twice, the LA Business Journal named her one of the city's top technology
Young is a sixth-generation resident of Los Angeles.
She attended LAUSD schools in the San Fernando Valley, earned her
bachelor's degree from Yale University and an MPA from USC. She was a member of
the Coro class of 1989.
Young and her husband, Mark Dierking, live on the Hollywood/Studio City Border
with their three daughters, Alexandra Frances (age 6 years), Roxanne Sonnet (age
3 years) and Rosalie, who was born in June 2002.
Third Board District includes the communities of Chatsworth, Canoga Park,
Granada Hills, Studio City, North Hollywood, West Hills, Toluca Lake, Reseda Van
Nuys, Sherman Oaks, Valley Glen, North Hills, Northridge and parts of Woodland
Hills and Tarzana.