The Deputy Superintendent of Schools:
- Assists the Superintendent in the tasks of providing leadership and supervision in developing, achieving and maintaining the best possible educational programs and services;
- Performs administrative responsibilities for the Superintendent, the Board of Education and staff;
- Coordinates leadership development;
Mr. James Mitchell “Mitch” Young joined Forsyth County Schools as a teacher in 2007. Since that time, he has served as a teacher, an assistant principal, and a high school principal in our system. On June 1, 2021, he began serving as the FCS Deputy Superintendent.
Mr. Young has been an educator for over twenty years. Prior to his arrival in Forsyth County, he was a social studies teacher and varsity basketball coach in the Gwinnett County School System. Between completing college and moving to Georgia, Mr. Young worked in men’s basketball at the collegiate level, serving as a graduate assistant at Florida State University, the Director of Basketball Operations at DePaul University, and as an assistant coach at Saint Francis University (PA).
A native of Pennsylvania, Mr. Young has spent most of his adult life in the South. He completed his bachelor’s degree at Florida State University and holds a master’s degree from the University of Georgia. In his time in Forsyth County, he has served on the board of directors at the United Way of Forsyth, as well as Leadership Forsyth. Since 2014, he has been a member of the Rotary Club of Forsyth County.
Mr. Young has two children, both graduates of Forsyth County Schools, with his wife, Nashlee, a native of Valdosta, Georgia.