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Collette Young


Collette Young hails from Forest Grove, Oregon, where she was involved in cheerleading, track, and student council activities while a high school student.  After high school, Collette said farewell to Oregon and set sail for California, where she discovered her love of teaching. Collette especially enjoys nurturing young students as they blossom into young adults.


Collette attended Mount St. Mary’s University and Loyola Marymount University, where she received her undergraduate and graduate degrees in education.  She  has taught in Catholic schools for 22 years and has served as the St. Brendan School principal since 2018. She strongly believes that Catholic education is an advantage for life.  Her teaching philosophy can be best summarized in a quote by Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” 


During her time away from school, Collette enjoys spending time with family and friends, and loves to visit her daughter, now a college student, in Oregon.  Presently an empty nester, she enjoys golfing and lounging at the beach.  Her favorite hobby is reading, and you will always find her with a book or magazine in her hand! 

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