Raina H. Young graduated from University of South Florida with her Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education in 1996. She became National Board Certified in 2005 and obtained her Master’s degree in Early Childhood Curriculum & Instruction from USF in 2009. She currently teaches Head Start (ages 3 – 5 years) for Hillsborough County Schools at Esther D. Burney Elementary in Plant City, FL. Her former teaching experiences include 16 years of teaching Kindergarten for Pinellas County Schools, FL. She was lead teacher at Bay Vista Fundamental Elementary School in St. Petersburg, FL for 10 years. Mrs. Young (formally Ms. Holliday) also taught private preschool for 9 years and was an Assistant Director for 2 of those years. Her Head Start classroom received NAC accreditation in 2013.