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Linda Kinder



My teaching career began in Grand Rapids at West Michigan Academy of Environmental Science (WMAES). At WMAES I taught 1st grade. Years later, I moved back to Traverse City and worked at a unique one-room schoolhouse teaching a K-1-2 split at Crawford Excelsior #1. The desire to be closer to home led me to the job I have now at Glen Lake.

I am a graduate of CMU and Aquinas College. At CMU I earned a BS degree, majoring in Social Science, Earth Science and Geography; I also took classes to be certified as a driver education instructor. At Aquinas I earned an ME degree along with a minor in P.E. My education continues presently as a student at GVSU.

I enjoy whatever my community and region has to offer; skiing, biking, hiking, boating, dining… name it, we like it. I personally have a love for running races. I did not grow up a runner but, think of it as a challenge for my brain and body. Come February….I’m in training mode!

Contact Information:

Phone 231-334-3061 ext. 2

Fax 231-334-4296