Linda Kidd

Field Experience Supervisor and Elementary Coordinator, Orlando Campus

Mrs. Kidd has been a professional educator for forty-one years. Her educational degrees are in Elementary Education with a Bachelor of Science Degree from Berea College, Berea, Kentucky. Also, she holds a Masters of Science Degree from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, in Elementary Education. In addition, Mrs. Kidd has various certifications in talented/gifted education, reading/language arts, administration, leadership, Principal and Assistant Principal certifications, and Instructional Systems Specialist. Her educational background is unique with teaching experiences in stateside schools in Virginia and Florida for eighteen years. In 1987, Mrs. Kidd was selected by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school system as an educator and administrator and spent twenty years schools overseas in Asia. Her last three years were as an administrator in a DoDEA/DDESS school in Georgia. She is the proud recipient of several outstanding awards for excellence in leadership and served as the Japan Teacher of the Year from 1995-1996.

Mrs. Kidd retired from DoDEA in September of 2010. She and her husband live in Orlando, Florida. Mrs. Kidd and her husband spent several months after their retirements enjoying spending time with family, grandchildren, friends and traveling. After retirement, she sought the will of God for her life and volunteered extensively in their church and surrounding communities. Mrs. Kidd prayed to God for several months to show her a new destiny. He led her to apply to Asbury University.

The Asbury University Orlando Campus was a definite answer to prayer as God led her to this path. Mrs. Kidd began working at the AU Orlando campus in the spring of 2012. Her role is to serve students enrolled in ED 201 and 401. In addition, she provides the supervision and mentorship of student teachers in various counties in Florida. Her newest role is a part-time elementary education coordinator. Working with the non-traditional students provides Mrs. Kidd a new understanding and perspective of the challenges students have to overcome in a non-traditional educational experience. She is able to mentor, advise, support, counsel and share not only educational experiences but also her spiritual journey with Jesus. The relationships and trust that she develops throughout this journey has made her a better person.

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