Linda found her niche teaching communication skills—public speaking, journalism, visual language, drama, advanced composition and college-bound reading for 37 years at Bayside High School in Virginia Beach. She coached the forensic team for 30 years, sponsored Shore Lines, the school newsmagazine, for 11 years and directed the theatre program for nine years. After retiring from teaching, she served as the school’s writing tutor.
Her journalism students won national, state and regional awards for writing. Shore Lines earned top honors from numerous press associations, including the George H. Gallup award. Linda taught sessions at Columbia University’s national and Virginia High School League’s state journalism conferences. She also served as a critic judge for CSPA.
Linda was named Bayside High’s Teacher of the Year and listed four times in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers.
Since retiring, Linda has taught communication seminars for Eastern Virginia Medical School, HRW, Old Dominion’s Career Switcher Program and Evenings at Saint Patrick. Currently, she teaches workshops at The Muse Writing Center in Norfolk, serves on HRW’s, Virginia Beach Writers’ and Seven Cities Writers Project’s boards and belongs to Tidewater Writers. She copy edits Eastern Virginia Medical School’s magazine and coaches public speaking.
Linda’s writing interests are limited to personal essays and memoirs. Three of her stories have appeared in Chicken Soup for the Soul books. Other stories have been published in two anthologies and two online journals.