Mrs. Cuprill-Young has a B. A. in Bilingual / ESL Education, a Masters in Education, and a Mid-Management Principal Certification. She is on the final year of completing her Doctoral Degree in Education. She has forty-three years of teaching experience, thirty three of those in Texas. She has had the opportunity to attend the Catholic University of Puerto Rico, the University of Panama, Panama Canal Zone College, Trinity University in San Antonio, the University of Texas, and the University of Houston Clear Lake, and now Walden University. She has taught in Southside ISD, Seguin ISD, Northeast ISD, Austin ISD, Houston ISD, and presently in the Pasadena ISD. She has received numerous recognitions, The Panama Canal Zone Public Service Award and the Pasadena Rotary Club Award for community volunteer services. Other such honors include the Walzem Elementary teacher of the year in Northeast ISD and the Rusk Elementary teacher of the year in Houston ISD. Lastly, she was bestowed the Southside ISD and the Pasadena ISD Teacher of the year.
For nine years she recruited and guided professionals and teachers to be part of the Texas teacher work force. Candidates interested in teaching careers have come to her from Puerto Rico, Colombia, Russia, Japan, Peru, Chile, Venezuela, and beyond. Her most prized accomplishment of all is she has been married for forty-six years to her high school sweetheart Leon B. Young III, who retired and became an ROTC instructor. She has dedicated her life to the people around her; starting at the age of nine she was a volunteer at an asylum that was two blocks from her home in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico. There she read and prayed the rosary with senior citizens as well as read and played games with the orphan children at the center.
In content area instruction Mrs. Cuprill-Young was selected by NASA to guide fifty teachers in the promotion of Science in the bilingual classrooms. As well, she has been responsible for training parents, teachers, and students with the writing process of the 4th grade Texas Assessment Knowledge & Skills (TAKS) Test. In the capacity of advocate for education, she has been a guest speaker at Northland College in Wisconsin, promoting National Hispanic Month and Bilingual Education. As a union representative for the Houston Federation of Teachers, she promoted teachers rights and actually represented teachers cases through TEA with great success.
Raising her six children was a challenge, especially her son Wilfred who was born deaf. As a result of her life experience became very much involved in lobbying for special education students and parents rights. These days she keeps busy by continuing pursuits in education and traveling extensively with her six grandchildren in order to monitor their educational progress.