Nadja Young
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Education Specialist

Nadja Young is an Education Specialist working within SAS’ State and Local Government practice. She supports education partnerships for SAS EVAAS for K-12 through her curriculum and instruction experience, and by serving as the practice’s primary liaison to the education community. Prior to joining SAS, Nadja was a high school Career and Technical Education teacher certified by the National Board of Professional Teaching Standards. Nadja taught in the Wake County Public School System in North Carolina, as well as Colorado’s Douglas County School District. During her time as an educator, Nadja served as a Varsity Dance Team Coach, JV Cheerleading Coach and DECA Advisor. She chaired the School Improvement Committee, led professional development activities, and contracted with the NC Department of Public Instruction to write curriculum and assessments.
Nadja holds a Bachelor of Science in Marketing Management from Virginia Tech and a Master of Arts in Secondary Education. A Virginia transplant, she enjoys spending time with her husband, daughters, and Rhodesian Ridgeback dog in their new North Carolina home.

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