Often regarded as an innovative and influential leader in education, Dr. Angela Coaxum-Young brings nearly two decades of experience to the field of education. She is a candid, frank and resilient educator, committed to disrupting systematic norms that often marginalize or disregard students deemed “at-risk”. Dr. Coaxum-Young’s public trials and triumphs became the conduit of change that ignited her advocacy and discussion around equity in education. She is an energizing public speaker and challenges audiences to innovate and create new practices that ensure ALL students have a seat at every table.
Dr. Coaxum-Young began her career as a middle grades social studies teacher in Miami-Dade County Schools. She continued her career trajectory advancing to high school principal in Atlanta, Ga. While serving in various roles several public school systems, Dr. Young founded Favor Academy of Excellence, Inc. (2009). The non-profit is credited for expanding educational opportunities for underserved youth in communities with limited resources. As Dr. Young continued her educational service professionally, she sought new ways build better educational opportunities for ALL students through community activism. As a result of her sustained commitment to ensuring access to quality education, Dr. Young founded Favor Transition Academy in 2022.
Dr. Young is a respected school strategic planner, program/curriculum designer and culture builder. She has committed her life’s work to establishing educational programs and opportunities for underrepresented student populations. She utilizes her experiences as an educator to develop programs and supports for diverse student groups to include: Students with Disabilities, Gifted Students, Students with Socio-Economic Disadvantages and first-generation high school/college bound students.
Dr. Angela Coaxum-Young received her Bachelors in Sociology from Bethune-Cookman University, master's in administration of Educational Programs from Nova Southeastern University, Specialist Credential from Georgia College and State University and her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Georgia Southern University.
Dr. Angela S. Coaxum-Young is married to SFC Travis Young and they have four children: TJ, Jordan, Joshua and Jacob.
Dr. Coaxum-Young's success and failure in educational leadership has been publicly shared and discussed. In her season of "wilderness", she sought to re-establish her commitment to the field of education through study and reflection. Ready to continue the work, Dr. Young re-emerged as a champion of EQUITY in education