David Younce began his career as a substitute teacher and football coach, transitioning into full-time teaching as a middle and high school social studies teacher. He has served as a coach, athletic director, assistant principal, principal and superintendent in his career. He taught and led in the Indian Prairie School District in Naperville and Aurora, IL prior to moving to Vermont.
David joined the Mill River United Union Union School District as Superintendent of Schools in July of 2014. He holds a BS in History / Secondary Education from Bradley University and a MA in Educational Leadership from Aurora University. David currently serves as the President of the Vermont Superintendents Association and a member of the AASA Governing Board.
Past AASA Vermont Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 Vermont Superintendent of the Year: John Pandolfo
2019 Vermont Superintendent of the Year: John Alberghini
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement