What is your teaching philosophy?
For me, pedagogy begins with the heart. I seek to build a connection to each student in which I convey my appreciation for her gifts, dreams, and struggles. Building upon that foundation, I aim to inspire students with my passion for history by helping them see that we are all part of a vast human story, and that by gaining a deeper understanding of the past, we can shed light on the complexities of the present and draw inspiration for the future. I also like to keep things fun! Whether it be meeting with each student for a special cup of tea, or planning field trips to a variety of locations of historical interest, I aim to remember that the “classroom” has a broad definition and that learning can expand far beyond the borders we often put around it.
What excites you about The Academy at Penguin Hall?
The students! I am touched on a daily basis by their kindness to me, to each other, and by their determination to learn and grow.
Share something interesting about yourself.
I am the mother of twin girls! I cherish the memories of raising them along with their “big sister” who was a toddler when they arrived in the world.
Linda holds a B.A. in History from St. Lawrence University and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut.