Katrina Young, Clerk (2023)
Term of Office 2020-2024
Katrina was elected to the Board in 2020. For her strong support of student voices, safety, wellness and D.E.I (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion), she was recognized as the San Diego County Board of Education’s “2021 First Term School Board Member of the Year.” A graduate of UCLA, Katrina has spent the past 20 years using her degree in English to promote education and the wellbeing of children within our community. Katrina served as PTA President, Executive VP, VP Volunteers, and VP Programs of El Camino Creek Elementary School and was awarded the "Parent Excellence Award” in 2013. As a member of the PTA Board for seven years, Katrina chaired and/or championed a wide variety of programs including Everyone-A-Reader, Robotics, Read Across America Day, Earth Day, School Garden, Student Art Show, and the Let’s Move Initiative. Within SDUHSD, she volunteered in the LCC Foundation Office, served on the Grant Committee, and sat on the Board of Directors. In 2015, she was selected to serve on the District Boundary Task Force.
With 20 years of experience advocating for children’s health, Katrina has held over 80 meetings with members of Congress and attended the 2016 Precision Medicine Initiative by invitation of the White House. In addition to representing San Diego on a national stage, she has proudly supported several local charities. She was a member of the Surf Cities Chapter of National Charity League for eight years, sat on the Board of Directors as VP Philanthropies and Recording Secretary, and served as the NCL Sustainer Liaison. Katrina’s longest standing commitment has been with the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation where she served as the San Diego Chapter Board Chairman for seven years and the National Co-Chair of the Volunteer Leadership Conference for two years; she currently serves as the Volunteer Engagement Chairman on the Board and a member of both the National Advocacy Team and the National Volunteer Engagement Committee. She is also a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for foster children.
Katrina and her husband Robert (a Diegueno Middle and San Dieguito High School alumnus) have been married 26 years. Their three children all graduated from El Camino Creek, Oak Crest, and La Costa Canyon High School. Her son Sean graduated from Southern Methodist University and is currently a dental student at Creighton University. Her oldest daughter Carolyn graduated from U.C. Berkeley and currently attends USC Law School. Her youngest daughter Allison is working on her degree at SDSU and is currently employed as a Special Education Paraprofessional.
Email address: Katrina.Young@sduhsd.net