📣 Featured Pioneer: Meet Mr. David Young-Stephens! 📣

Posted by Rachel Spears on 2/9/2022

Mr. Y, as most students refer to him, is a Kindergarten teacher at Earl Lawson Early Education Center. 🧑🏻‍🏫


If you're ever privileged to see Mr. Y interact with his students, you will be impressed with his patience, understanding and willingness to help them however, whenever, and wherever he can. 💙


Fun fact, Mr. Y and his fiancee, Shay, are both educators! Can you say power couple? 🥳 👏

The pair recently relocated to Lawrence, Kansas from the North Star State, Minnesota, and are excited for their future here in the Sunflower State.


When asked what his favorite part of working at USD 453 is he said, "My students! They are special, loving, curious, and an absolute joy to teach." 💙


Sending a big THANK YOU you to Mr. Young-Stephens for planting roots here in LV, and sharing his passion for teaching with our Pioneers. You are in large part what makes us #ProudToBeAPioneer. 💙 🖤


A little more about Mr. Y:

- Graduated from the University of Minnesota 🎓

- Hometown of Lino Lakes, MN 🏔

- Favorite hype song is Sandstorm by Darude 🎶

- Hobbies include exercising, board games and reading 🏃🏻‍♂️🎲 📖

- Wanted to be a paleontologist or a pirate when he was a kiddo 🏴‍☠️