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Reading specialist , poet

Lois Catherine Williams Young, American poet, former reading specialist. Certified teacher, school supervisor, New York, public management, Florida.


Young, Lois Catherine Williams was born on March 10, 1930 in Wakeman, Ohio, United States. Daughter of William McKinley and Leona Catherine (Woods) Williams.


Bachelor of Science, New York University, 1957. Master of Science, Hofstra University, 1962. Professional diploma, Hofstra University, 1967.

Doctor of Education, Hofstra University, 1981. Master Public Administration, Florida International University, 1988.


Teacher, Copiaque (New York) Schools, 1957-1959;research associate, Columbia and Hofstra Universities, Hempstead, New York, 1964-1969;teacher, Half Hollow Hills Public Schools, Dix Hills, New York, 1970-1972;instructor, Connecticut College, New London, 1972-1973;teacher, supervisor, reading coordinator, Hempstead (New York) Public Schools, 1975-1985;consultant South African project, Agency for International Development Florida Memorial College, Miami, Florida, 1987-1988. Clinician Hofstra U., Hempstead, 1962-1964. Teacher trainer Amityville (New York) Public Schools, 1965, Hofstra University, 1982.

Key speaker International Reading assosiation, New York, California, Caribbean Islands, 1982-1986.


  • Certified teacher, school supervisor, New York, public management, Florida.


  • Other Work

    • Author numerous poems.


Secretary Nassau County (New York ) chapter Jack and Jill of America, 1960-1962. President Parent-Teachers Association, Uniondale, New York, 1962-1968. Active Boy Scouts American, Uniondale, New York, 1963-1965.

Board directors Miami chapter United Nations Association/United States of America, 1987-1992, 1st vice president 1989-1991, Broward Fort Lauderdale chapter, since 1993. Active multilateral project, 1987-1990. Contributor Proceedings South African Project, 1987.

Member International Society Poets (life, lifetime advisory panel since 1993, award, The National Library of Poetry award 1994, 95, Poetry Today 1996), Florida International University Alumni Association, New York University Alumni Association (board directors 1983-1990, Second vice president 1986-1987), Hofstra University Alumni Association, Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., Weston (Florida) Toastmasters Club (charter), Toastmasters International, Kappa Delta Pi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Theta Iota Omega (global affairs committee 1984-1986), Phi Delta Kappa.


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: creative writing, travel, tennis, radio reading for unsighted, golf.


Married William Walton Young. Children: Ralph, Catherine, William.

William McKinley Williams

Leona Catherine (Woods) Williams

William Walton Young

Ralph Young

Catherine Young

William Young