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Kindergarten Aide


Mrs. Linda Schoonover became a teaching aide in the fall of 1984 assisting in second grade for three years. She quickly made her worth known to the teaching staff and principal Henry Smith.  She shows great organizational and problem solving skills.  Linda is a master at teaching children skills and content whether it is whole group, small group or one on one.  Her love and care for each child is evident.  She holds high expectations for the students helping them to learn above and beyond standards. 

Linda has been an aide in second grade, first grade and kindergarten working with many different teachers:  Mrs. Judy Betts, Mrs. Louella Gross, Mrs. Karyn Smith, Mrs. Kathy Franklin, Mrs. Sherri Forrest, Mrs. Kristen Nellis, Mrs. Lori Kelly, Mrs. Donna Hudson, Mr. Phil Rizzo, Mrs. Katie Vincent, and Mr. Aaron Wamsley.  Linda would say she has learned to be a better teaching assistant from each of them.  She has been working with Kathy Faber for the past sixteen years. Kathy relies on Linda to help the class run smoothly and for children to meet their academic and developmental goals.  She is an amazing problem solver and is so motivating to the children.  They flourish under her care.

Linda makes friends wherever she goes with her pleasing personality and helpful and caring attitude.  She has helped fellow staff members to reach personal goals in health and fitness.  She has helped them become better aides and teachers by sharing her experience and skill with them.  She is always willing to lend a hand wherever she is needed. 

Linda and her husband Bill have been married for 45 years. They had a son named Mark whom they loved very much with a grandson, Bryan whom they also love.  They also have one wonderful daughter, Gale, who is an amazing mom and friend.  Their grandsons, Blake and Dillon are delightful young men who bring joy to their lives. 


Archuleta School
 District #50 Joint

Teaching Aide, 1984-Present


1984 – 2016   Pagosa Springs Elementary School                                                      

    Multiple Educational Trainings

1981-1883    Sandia High  School                                                                             Albuquerque, NM

    Graduated High School

Mrs. Schoonover’s Favorite Things

Inspirational Quotes:

Good, better, best. Never let it rest. 'Til your good is better and your better is best.

 St. Jerome


In order to succeed, we must first believe that we can.

Nikos Kazantzakis

Quality is not an act, it is a habit.





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