Biography

Linda Dahl

Kindergarten - Full Day

WORKING WITH YOUNG CHILDREN HAS BEEN MY LIFE-LONG LOVE!  IT'S BEEN A JOY TO WORK WITH KINDERGARTEN READINESS CLASSES FOR MANY YEARS AT UNIVERSITY PRESCHOOLS AND AT HEAD START.  WHILE LIVING IN WYOMING I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TEACH CHILDREN WHO WERE LEARNING ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE, AND DECIDED TO EARN MY MASTER OF ARTS DEGREE IN ENGLISH AS A SECOND LANGUAGE WITH AN EMPHASIS ON NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE AND EDUCATION.  THIS NATIVE AMERICAN EMPHASIS WAS USEFUL AS A KINDERGARTEN TEACHER IN THE UINTAH BASIN, AND MY STUDENTS THRIVED WHEN THEY HAD EXPERIENCES WITH ARTS INTEGRATION AND WERE ABLE TO USE THEIR CREATIVITY!I HAVE 2 DAUGHTERS WHO GREW UP WAY TOO FAST!  ONE WAS A COWGIRL WHO WORKED ON RANCHES IN MONTANA AND WYOMING, AND IS NOW MARRIED AND LIVES IN WISCONSIN, BUT CAN HARDLY WAIT TO MOVE WEST AGAIN! THE YOUNGEST HAS ALWAYS BEEN INVOLVED IN THEATRICAL PRODUCTION AND PARTICIPATED AS AN ACTRESS AT A HISTORICAL VILLAGE.  SHE IS CURRENTLY ATTENDING COLLEGE IN SALT LAKE CITY!  THROUGHOUT MY LIFE I'VE LIVED IN CALIFORNIA, MONTANA, WYOMING, HAWAII, ILLINOIS AND SINGAPORE AS WELL AS UTAH, AND HAVE SUCH GREAT EXPERIENCES THAT HAVE TAUGHT ME TO NOTICE AND APPRECIATE JOY AND BEAUTY EVERYWHERE!LOOKING SO FORWARD TO TEACHING MY KINDERGARTEN KIDS THROUGH INTEGRATION OF THE ARTS AND SEEING CHILDREN BECOME LIFELONG, JOYFUL LEARNERS!  SO VERY EXCITED TO BE A PART OF TREESIDE CHARTER SCHOOL, WHICH I BELIEVE WILL HAVE A POSITIVE IMPACTS ON OUR STUDENTS, AND THE GREATER EDUCATIONAL COMMUNITY!

New Beginnings ( article written by Ms. Dahl)