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2002 - Duncan Young

Through his work at Scholastic Education, Duncan Young is directly impacting the 65% of U.S. middle school students who read below grade level—helping to give them a second chance to learn to read and to succeed in school.

Education has long been an area of interest for Duncan, and he was excited to join Scholastic, the global children’s publishing, education, and media company.  After a year in education strategy and business development, Duncan oversaw Scholastic’s portfolio of digital subscription services for schools and public libraries.  In this role, Duncan was integral to expanding the market for classic children’s books on DVD by creating a web-based platform to deliver the content.  The resulting product, BookFlix, which pairs animated children’s classics with non-fiction eBooks, is available in schools and libraries nationwide, and has received several education technology industry awards. 

Today, as Vice President of Education Services for Scholastic Education, Duncan leads the implementation and professional services areas of Scholastic Education, a leader in the education marketplace, providing research-based technology programs and supplemental classroom materials to school districts nationwide.  In his role, Duncan oversees a team that offers project management, training, coaching, advisory, and post-sales support for Scholastic’s technology solutions, helping to ensure that the programs are implemented effectively and achieve results for the struggling readers they serve.  Duncan’s work is both personally and professionally rewarding.

Prior to his time at Scholastic, Duncan built his management skills during five years of service as a meteorology officer in the U.S. Navy, and honed them by pursuing his MBA at Wharton.  Upon graduation, he joined Bain & Company and completed what he regards as his business “residency,” gaining experience in a wide range of industry sectors.