The Facilities and Building Operations Department is responsible for supporting the Pottsgrove School District’s mission and vision statement and keeping our department and work aligned with the overarching goal of supporting the education and development of the children and their families whom we all serve.
The district is comprised of Pottsgrove High School/District Office, Pottsgrove Middle School, Lower Elementary, Ringing Rocks Elementary and West Pottsgrove Elementary Schools. Pottsgrove School District is built on 161 acres of land in Lower Pottsgrove, Upper Pottsgrove and West Pottsgrove Townships and has a total building footprint of approximately 600,000 square feet. These facilities are intended to provide a clean, safe, secure and education-friendly environment for students, staff and administrators.
We believe that it is the facilities department’s duty to provide these services on the most economically feasible basis to support the deployment of resources for the benefit of educational goals for the district. Implicit in this statement is the requirement that each staff member accept responsibility for the accomplishment of these goals.
About Ms. Young
Yvette Young comes to Pottsgrove School District from leadership positions in operations and maintenance in various industries through contracts with US Facilities. Yvette is a creative, tenacious and dedicated manager who has numerous years of experience in the design and construction field, as well as facilities and operations; management and planning.
Yvette was most recently assigned to the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility. Prior to CFCF, Yvette provided direction and leadership at Cheyney University in managing the Operations and Maintenance functions for nearly thirty buildings on Cheyney’s 275-acre campus. Managing the facilities staff (including the Chief Engineer, tradesmen and mechanics) and sub-contractors. Completing projects throughout the university, organizing and motivating the project team, while controlling time management and budget.
Yvette has also worked for the City Of Philadelphia Triplex Project; Philadelphia, PA, as the Assistant Project Manager, ensuring a healthy and safe environment for all City employees and visitors. Managing three (3) High-Rise municipal buildings in Center City, including managing project development from initiation to close out, for various types of projects.
One of Yvette's largest projects was when she worked with the Gas Distribution Team, at the Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the largest municipally owned gas utility in the country, overseeing multiple paving, ADA ramp projects, and resolving customer complaints. She also assisted the Facilities Management Team at PGW, managing operations and maintenance contracts for PGW’s 16 commercial buildings; she also assisted with the budget for Facilities Management, managed purchased services and maintenance contracts as well as overseeing various capital projects, including phase one of PGW’s restacking and building consolidation project, as well as Facilities Project Manager for the PGW data center relocation project.
Additionally, Yvette has been a Construction Auditor with the Office of the City Controller, saving the tax payers of Philadelphia tens of thousands of dollars from identifying errors and adjustments; and for the Department of Public Property – Capital Programs Division as a Project Manager overseeing design build, renovation/ rehabilitation, and new construction projects. She has managed multiple municipal projects, including “The President's House” Project and ensured that contractors followed plans and specifications, while adhering to all codes and construction schedules.
Finally, Yvette brings a wealth of experience to Pottsgrove in the public education arena from her work at the School District of Philadelphia, with 20 direct reports and over 300 indirect reports. She managed the contracts and daily operations of multiple departments and facilities at the School District of Philadelphia, including overhauling the Records Management Department monetary collection system (implementing the Scribbles payment system), restacking project at the SDP administration building and served as a project manager for the closure of over 30 school buildings.
Yvette is on the Board of Life Turning Point, a women's home for young women that teaches biblical life skills. Yvette is also very active with her church, Anchor of Hope, and takes joy in mentoring young engineers and facility managers. She is also an avid sports fan. Go Sixers!