Mr. Young has been selected to lead Blue Ridge Elementary as the principal for the 2023-2024 school year and he is proud to be a bear. Mr. Young’s career has spanned 25 years in the Fannin County School System including teaching 5th grade Math and Science at East Fannin Elementary for six years, teaching 5th grade Math, Science, and Reading at West Fannin Elementary for five years, serving as Academic Coach at West Fannin Elementary and Fannin County Middle School for eleven years, Assistant Principal at Fannin County Middle School for one year, and two years as principal of Fannin County Middle School. He is an active member of his church and community and has a heart for the young people of northern Georgia.

Mr. Young has been married to Angie Young, retired Fannin County School Teacher, since July of 1990, and has two adult children, Amy and Eli. Amy is a teacher at Fannin High and Eli is a team lead associate for Walmart. His spare time revolves around family and church which frequently overlap. Mr. Young is a deacon at Damascus Baptist Church and also serves as the Adult Sunday School Teacher. 

His education includes a Bachelor’s Degree from North Georgia College and State University and two Master’s Degrees from Brenau University and Grand Canyon University. It is his goal to see all students at Blue Ridge Elementary reach their full potential and develop a love for reading and learning.

Mark Young, Principal

Mr. Mark Young

Phone: (706) 632-5772