Mary Ellen Young



Degrees and Certifications:

National Board for Professional Teaching Standards; Adolescent, Young Adult History

Mary Ellen Young




I am Mary Ellen Young and I am thrilled to introduce myself to you.


This is my fourth year teaching at Byrd Middle School. I come to Duncanville after fourteen years teaching high school students in Dallas where I taught economics, government, history, and geography.  My husband and I raised our children in Duncanville and both of our kids attended Byrd and graduated from Duncanville High School.


I came to teaching after twelve years working in the criminal justice system. In fact, my first experience as a teacher was at the Dallas Sheriff’s Academy teaching law to police officers. I’m at home in the classroom and my passion is challenging students to think in new and different ways.


My pledge to you, the students, parents and community we serve, is to bring my best to the classroom every day. I will go the extra mile for all of our students and I ask only that you do your best to support the effort.


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  • My conference period is 3rd period which runs from 11:00 - 11:50 daily.