Superintendent's Office

Dr. Charles Young

Dr. Charles Young

Superintendent of Schools for Benicia Unified School District

Dr. Charles Young  is the Superintendent of Schools for Benicia Unified School District. Dr. Young has been Superintendent of Schools since taking the position in July of 2015.

Dr. Young came to us from serving as the Associate Superintendent of Educational Services for the Palo Alto Unified School District. Dr. Young started his educational career as a high school English teacher then moved into site administration where he served as a vice principal and principal for both elementary and middle school levels. He then transitioned to the district office level where he served as a director of secondary education before going to Palo Alto. He earned his doctoral degree from the University of La Verne in 2004, is a contributing member of TICAL (Technology Information Center for Administrator’s Leadership), and a facilitator for the Association of California School Administrator’s (ACSA) Leading Edge Certification technology course. Dr. Young has published a number of articles on a variety of educationally related topics and has presented at several conferences on technology integration, professional development and leading professionals through the change process.


Dr. Young believes deeply in the potential and promise of all students and the vitally important role school districts play in creating safe, welcoming, dynamic and innovative learning environments to help all students reach their fullest potential.

Dr. Young recently listed some of his favorite books. These  include:


Greater Good Science  Dr. Dacher Kelter

Distrupting Class  Clayton Christianson

Creative Schools -The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education Ken Robinson

Creative Innovators – The Making of Young People who Will Change the World   Tony Wagner

World Class Learners- Education Creative and Entrepreneurial Students  Yong Zhao

Superintendent Young is always accessible to parents and staff by appointment. His Chief Assistant can set up those appointments at the contact information below.


Email: cyoung@beniciaunified.org
Phone: x1211

Georgina Martinez

Chief Assistant to the Superintendent

Email: gmartinez@beniciaunified.org
Phone: x1211

Superintendent's Office Contacts





Chief Assistant to the Superintendent Georgina Martinez 1211 gmartinez@beniciaunified.org
Superintendent Dr. Charles Young 1211 cyoung@beniciaunified.org

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District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying against an individual or group based on race, color, ancestry, nationality, national origin, immigration status, ethnic group identification, ethnicity, age, religion, marital status, pregnancy, false pregnancy, termination of pregnancy, or related recovery, parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or genetic information; a perception of one or more of such characteristics; or association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.
The Title IX coordinator for BUSD is the Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Khushwinder Gill.  She can be reached at 707-747-8300 or by emailing TitleIX@beniciaunified.org.
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