Linda Smith

Position: Monday through Friday 3's class teacher

Home Town: Munster, Indiana

School: Paradise Valley Community College ; Mesa Community College, Scottsdale Community College

Major:  Early Childhood Education

Special Training Courses:  Early Childhood Certificate of Lutheran Teaching, NAEYC Member, Autism Speaks Volunteer/Supporter, Community Member, Early Childhood Equipping Conferences, Challenging Behavior in Classroom Workshops, Anxiety Disorders and Autism Workshops, STEM Play Workshops, Reggio Emilia Workshops, CPR, First Aid

Activities/Involvements:  Children's Ministries Sunday School Teacher, Strategic Planning Committee Member, Church Choir,  Vacation Bible School Teacher

Honors/Awards:  Finalist for Early Childhood Teacher of the Year 2007 and 2016

Years at Shepherd: 18

Bible Verse: "I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth."   (3 John 1:4)