SBOE Member District 8

Photo District 8
Audrey Young (R)
421 N. Fredonia St.
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
(936) 662-4264
Email: audrey.young@tea.texas.gov

Board Term: Jan. 1, 2021 - Jan. 1, 2023  

Audrey Young, a Republican, was elected to the State Board of Education in November 2020 representing parts of the Greater Houston and Southeast Texas area.

Young is the Director of Student Support Services for Nacogdoches ISD. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders, a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction, an Educational Specialist degree in Educational Leadership, and a Doctorate of Education from Stephen F. Austin State University. 

Her career expands over 27 years in public education, as a speech therapist, reading specialist, middle school administrator and district director. She served on the Board of Trustees for Apple Springs ISD in Trinity County for 6 years. As a Master Trustee, she is on the Executive Board of Leadership for the Texas Association of School Boards Alumni Association (LTASBAA), she served three terms as member of the TASB Legislative Advisory Council (LAC) representing Region 6, and served 2 years on the Texas Education Agency (TEA) Board of Trustees Advisory Committee.

Young is the Literacy Chair of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Anthony Smith Chapter and the Daughters of the Republic of Texas, Mary Hall Mantooth Chapter. She is the treasurer of the Nacogdoches Chapter of the American Association of University Women, a member of the Executive Board of Lufkin Community Partners, and a member of Apple Springs Baptist Church. She has served her church through the Pastor Selection Committee and as a music director.

Her proudest accomplishments are her three daughters: Amanda 28, Amy Beth 26, and Addyson 24, and grandson Cohen. Her husband, Chip, is a retired Texas Department of Criminal Justice state employee and spends his time on the family farm.

As a member of the State Board of Education, Young represents District 8 with about 1.7 million Texans who reside in Brazos, Grimes, parts of Harris, Houston,  Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, and Walker counties.