Welcome to the newest member of our team... Ginger Thomas Intervention Tutor Linden Elementary School L I N D E N C O M M U N I T Y S C H O O L S Ginger Thomas earned a bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from Wayne State University. She is married and has two children who attend LInden Schools. We asked why she decided to work with students. She said, “I knew I wanted to work in schools since I was a child. I became a teacher and taught 1st grade for several years before taking a break to stay home with my children. I believe my patience and cheery personality create a positive learning environment for children. I love their honest nature.” Welcome Mrs. Thomas! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
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Welcome to the newest member of our team... Mary Eagle Special Education Paraprofessional Central Elementary School Mary Eagle has been married for 46 years, has two children who graduated from Linden and three grandkids! Besides her family, she loves gardening, going to their cabin in the U.P., and car shows. Her first experience working with special needs population was as an aide on the ISD school buses and she absolutely loved the job. It’s her 1st love and she has decided after 30+ years, it's time to get back to what she loves. Welcome, Mrs. Eagle! #LINDENEAGLEPRIDE
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Kylie Rush Director of Business Services Administration Office Kylie Rush has a Master’s Degree in Accounting from MSU. She grew up in Linden and her fourchildren are all students in thedistrict. She has been married toher husband for 15 years. She likesto spend time with her family, watchthe kids’ activities, and she enjoysreading and writing. Welcome Kylie Rush!
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Ashley Ord Recess Aide Central Elementary School Ashley Ord She has children who attend our district, so working with students in the same district was a great fit. She loves spending time with her family. They enjoy traveling, trying new things, and enjoying outdoor activities and camping. Welcome to the team Ashley Ord! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
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We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Jerry Parker Math Interventionist Linden Middle School Jerry Parker is a retired teacher and after a year away from teaching and working with kids, he decided he wanted to get back into a school setting. He missed the interaction with students and helping them learn math. He is married to his wife Julie, and they live in Linden. He also enjoys boating and fishing. Welcome Mr. Parker to LMS! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Meredith Barton Biology Teacher Linden High School Meredith Barton attended Albion College and Eastern Michigan University. We asked why she decided to work in education and she said, "After I graduated from Albion I spent a few years figuring out what exactly I wanted to do. I knew I loved biology and science, but the pandemic really pushed me to figure out what I wanted to do-and education was always what I went back to. I stopped fighting and jumped in and I couldn't be more excited!" She also said she loves the idea of a small close-knit community. The staff here seem so supportive & I've heard nothing but great things! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Kristina Turner Playground Aide Linden Elementary Kristina Turner is a longtime resident of Linden and has children that attend here. She graduated from Linden High School in 2012. She has been married for almost 10 years and has two boys. They like dirt biking and riding their four-wheeler. She decided to work in the school because the schedule allows more time with her family. Welcome Mrs. Turner! #LINDENEAGLEPRIDE
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Olivia Taylor Intervention Tutor Hyatt Elementary Olivia Taylor joins the Linden Community Schools team on August 16th! We asked, "Why did you decide to work with students?" She replied, "When I was little, I loved learning so much that I made my siblings play school with me! I love helping students find a love of learning and they inspire me every day!" She is engaged to her best friend, Tony, and they have a very goofy cat. She enjoys camping, reading, and playing animal crossing. Welcome Olivia Taylor! #LINDENEAGLEPRIDE
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Jessica Mattis Social Skills Facilitator Linden Elementary Jessica Mattis has a degree in language arts and elementary education. She said she chose Linden Community Schools because "I love the enthusiasm Linden has for helping students reach their full potential. You can feel how much staff care and want to help when you walk in." She is a mother of two children who attend the district and married her high school sweetheart. She loves cooking, gardening, golfing, and kayaking. #LINDENEAGLETEAM
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Jennifer Emerton Reading Intervention Tutor Central Elementary Jennifer Emerton earned an elementary education degree at Western Michigan University. She has been married to her husband for 10 years and they have two boys, Max (age 8) and Banks (age 5). She also has a dog named Gus. She loves spending time with her family. Also, she enjoys spending time outdoors & traveling. She was a former teacher and has always loved helping kids learn and grow. She said, "Working with students gives me the opportunity to make a positive impact and guide them to a successful future!" #LINDENEAGLEPRIDE
We theWe are pleased to introduce thenewest newest member of our team... Mikeyla Agopian School Psychologist Mikeyla Agopian has earned a Doctorate in Education forSchool Psychology from Michigan StateUniversity. She is passionate aboutstudent mental health, academic success,and positive self-image. She chose Lindebecause it's a small district in a strongcommunity. She is looking forward toconnection & collaboration! She loves reading, playing video games,and hanging out with her cat, Clementine. Welcome Mikeyla! #LINDENEAGLEPRIDE
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Kari Parkin Business Teacher Linden High School Kari Parkin has an education specialist degree in Educational Leadership. She chose Linden because of the great community with opportunities to start a new program and grow professionally. She is married with four children, two dogs, and two lizards. Her interests include camping, spending time outside and at the pool, watching her kids play sports, date nights, and Law and Order SVU. We asked why she decided to work in a school and she said, "I enjoy working with teens and helping them navigate life while also building relationships and learning along the way." Welcome Kari Parkin! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
We theWe are pleased to introduce thenewest newest member of our team... Diane Sokoloski Administrative Assistant Community Education Diane Sokolski chose Liden because she said she loves to be part of our small-town community. Diane and her husband have been married for 23 years. They have threechildren that all attend Linden CommunitySchools. She loves to bake, do craftprojects and play with their dogs. Weasked, "Why did you decide to work forLCS?" She answered, "I have a vestedinterest in Linden and I look forward tobeing a part of its growth. #LINDENEAGLETEAM
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Marina McConiha Kindergarten Teacher Linden Elementary Marina McConiha attended the University of Central Missouri earning a degree in Early Childhood Education. She married her high school sweetheart and they have two daughters, ages three and one. She chose Linden because she lives in the community and her children will attend our schools. She said she has a passion for teaching. She loves making connections with kids and watching them grow. She wants to be someone they can lean on when they need support and someone who helps them and lets them know they can succeed. Welcome Mrs. McConiha! #LINDENEAGLETEAM
Image of man Andrew Knuuti attended U of M Flint and American College of Education. He holds a master's degree in Curriculum. We asked, "Why have you chosen Linden?" Hereplied, "I love the hometown feel and I will alsobe moving to the area in the future. He ismarried and has a daughter and a son. He lovesthe outdoors and hunting. We also asked, "Why did you decide to work in aschool?" He said, "Early on in college I worked ina tutoring lab and somehow it just clicked. I really enjoy working with students and sharing in all their success!
We are pleased to introduce the newest member of our team... Jaeda Bieber Special Education Paraprofessional Jaeda Bieber said she chose to work in Linden because she heard how wonderful & welcoming it is, and that we have an excellent work environment! She loves to go camping with her family and her favorite place to camp is Benzonia, Michigan. She enjoys arts and crafts and spending time with her friends. She said she has always loved teaching and helping others. Working with daycares and schools will further her dream of becoming a teacher. Welcome Jaeda Bieber! #LINDENEAGLETEAM