Executive Director of Innovation and Impact
The daughter of a teacher and coming from a family of educators, LindaGail ‘s educational experiences range from “cradle to college.” She has master’s degrees in Educational Administration and Special Education/Diagnostic Testing as well as over 150 CEU hours in Gifted Education. Throughout her 30 years in education, she has served as a classroom teacher, professor, administrator, diagnostician, district gifted specialist, first year college student specialist, educational consultant as well as worked and developed special programs for teacher wellness and social-emotional learning. LindaGail has worked with small, medium and some of the largest school districts throughout the nation and internationally. She works to ensure alignment, engagement, and active participation to help educators utilize practical and research based best practices in order to increase and sustain success for the betterment of their districts, schools, teachers but most of all, children.
LindaGail has an extensive background in Social-Emotional Learning as well as Trauma. Twenty-two years ago, she was a founding member of Community Partners of the Central Plains as well as their Child Protective Services and uses research-based best practices to help meet the physical and emotional needs of the children, foster parents, and caseworkers who work with these families through traumatic events. LindaGail is lead co-author of the “T3: Trauma Readiness Course” through USC’s Rossier School of Education and “Surviving the Storm: Leading Through Post-Traumatic Growth.”
LindaGail is currently the Executive Director of lnnovation and Impact at MeTEOR Education. She works to help schools and districts leverage High Impact Learning Environments to increase High Impact Learning Experiences that accelerate engagement by beginning with relationships. She is also working with leadership to ensure that viable practices are maintained, internal capacity is built, and disparity is lessened for all students. It is her passion to work with schools and school leaders to help them on their personalized journey toward success, taking them from where they strive to be through utilizing best practices and an instructional framework that is customized and tailored for professional learning that is practical and sustainable.