Dr. Tracy Youngberg, Superintendent of Windham Public Schools, is a dedicated and results-oriented educational leader who has a proven track record of improving systems in support of student achievement, adult learning, and organizational efficiency. Dr. Youngberg has experience as a Teacher, Assistant Principal, Principal, and Assistant Superintendent. The 2022-2023 school year will be her seventh school year serving Windham Public Schools and one upon which she is extremely excited to embark.
In July 2016, Dr. Youngberg arrived in Windham as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Leadership, where she was responsible for all facets of curriculum, instruction, assessment and professional learning for Windham Public Schools. Dr. Youngberg moved into the Interim Superintendent’s role unexpectedly in November, 2019, and was appointed Superintendent in June of 2020. She has led the district through the COVID pandemic with a thoughtful, straightforward approach to students, staff, and the community at large. Dr. Youngberg has implemented significant changes to increase transparency, collaboration and accountability across the district, most notably in the district's budgeting process, improved communication with the Board of Education, as well as improved collaboration between the Town and Windham Public Schools.
Driven to support, empower and lead team members toward sustainable excellence in teaching and learning, as Principal, Dr. Youngberg led the efforts to improve the Accountability Index of Stafford Elementary School in Bristol, Connecticut, from 71.2 in 2014-2015 to a 76.7 in 2015-2016. She was named Connecticut Association of Schools 2013 National Distinguished Principal and visited Washington D.C. as our state’s elementary representative. Her leadership at Carmen Arace Intermediate School (CAIS) in Bloomfield, Connecticut, was instrumental in it being named a School Success Story in 2014 by the non-profit advocacy organization ConnCAN. Her team’s efforts also earned the school top ConnCAN rankings in the categories of Performance Gains and African American Student Achievement in 2010 & 2011. CAIS was also one of only 34 schools statewide to be removed from the 2011 No Child Left Behind - Needs Improvement List. As a teacher, she was named 2004 Carmen Arace Middle School Teacher of the Year and 2004 Bloomfield District Teacher of the Year. Dr. Youngberg earned her Doctorate in Educational Leadership & Supervision from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, where she also earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education. She received her Certificate of Advanced Graduate Studies in School Leadership (School Principal Program) and her Master of Education in Special Education from Westfield State College in Westfield, Massachusetts. She is a member of the Connecticut Association of Schools National Distinguished Principal Selection Committee and has served as a Visiting Member of the New England Associations of Schools (NEASC) Elementary Accreditation Team. She has also served as a Mentor/Cooperating Administrator for 092 candidates from several universities and is currently providing mentorship for an 093 candidate from Sacred Heart University.
Dr. Youngberg takes the responsibility of being the Superintendent of Windham Public Schools very seriously and is working hard to improve the reputation of our schools in the region. Her ultimate goal is to provide leadership that will enable each of Windham’s schools to develop into stellar, student-centered learning communities that meet the expectations of Windham’s Portrait of the Graduate and ensure Windham’s students are well prepared for success in college, career and life.