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 a 9th generation of the Rose family to reside in Texas and her family recognized by the Texas State Historical Society as a Texas First Family. Her family member: John Washington Rose was elected to the very first Texas Legislature in 1846, representing Victoria County.  Following the legacy of the Rose family, 175 years later, Dr. Young now serves as an elected State Official.  She 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. Dr. Young was recently named 2021 Educator of the Year in Special Services from the Association of Texas Professional Educators and awarded the 2021 State of Texas 4-H Salute to Excellence Award for District 5. 

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.