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My name is Kevin Young, and I am the 7-12 Principal/Activities Director at West Holt Public School. 


West Holt Public School has always had a rich tradition of great facilities, a super Board of Education, a supportive community, excellent teachers and hard working students.  While this is a great recipe for educational success, I have been at this business long enough to know that the 2 most important ingredients of this recipe are the teachers and students.  They are the ones in the trenches shaping learning.


I love teaching students and being in a profession that impacts the future.  What other business can you impact every section of the world in such a profound manner?  It ALWAYS starts with kids!  It has been an honor and a blessing to work with youth over the past 3 decades. 


To all those parents out there that have entrusted me with their most important commodity, I say THANKS!  The relationships that I have had while teaching, coaching and now administrating are very important to me.  The following is a quote that I have always felt sums up why I got into and remain in the world’s greatest profession.
“The greatest use of life is to spend it for something that will outlast it.”-William James



Master of Education in Educational Leadership-Doane College, Crete, NE.


Bachelor of Science at Westmar College, LeMars, IA.


Graduate of Creighton Community Schools, Creighton, NE



JH-SH Principal/A.D. at West Holt Public School-2003 to present


Teacher/Principal/AD at Stuart Public School-2000-2003


Science Teacher& Coach at O’Neill Public School-1997-2000


Science/P.E. Teacher & Coach at Bellevue East & West H.S.- 1987-1997


And a WHOLE lot more from the time I took my first job until now.



My wife, Kelly, is a 5th grade teacher at O’Neill Public School.  It has been said that she can hold a job down in Holt Co. much better than Kevin as he is on his 3rd school in Holt Co.  We enjoy camping, traveling and spending time with our kids.  I also am an avid hunter; enjoy fishing, 4-wheeling, spending time at my folk’s farm, and cheering for the Huskers and Twins.


Our daughter, Danika, is in Med. School at Creighton University planning to be a Family Practitioner in a few yrs.  Her husband Jacob Peterson, (WH Grad), is in his residency of Medicine from UNMC, planning to also be in Family Practice.  Their dog Oakleigh adds excitement to our family.


Our daughter, Rylee, is a science teacher and coach at Boone Central.  She has picked up the science and coaching baton that I handed off when I went into Administration.  Her husband, Tyler, (Chambers Grad), is a mobile welder in Albion.


McKenna is daughter #3 and a Sr. at West Holt Public School.  She is involved in cross-country, dance team, band, choir, one-acts/speech, track, and has shot a Nebraska elk.  (Which makes her father very happy.)



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