Associate Professor of
Baity Hall, Room 206-6
Linda Gordon joined the Division of Education, Health and Human Services at Missouri Valley College in 2004. She received an Associate of Arts degree with an emphasis in humanities from Cottey College, a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Missouri Southern State University. In 1998, she earned a Masters in Educational Administration (secondary emphasis) from William Woods University and she has completed additional graduate coursework through the University of Central Missouri and the University of Missouri—Columbia.
With teaching certification in language arts and speech/theater for grades 7-12, Linda taught for 23 years in Missouri public schools and universities prior to joining the MVC faculty. In addition, she completed administrative internships in the Columbia Public School District and for the Lee’s Summit Public Schools. A highlight for her was serving a two-year appointment as a mentor teacher and professional development coordinator for beginning teachers in a joint project with the Teaching Fellows Program at UMC and the Moberly Public Schools..
During her tenure as a public school teacher, Linda served on a number of professional committees, including language arts curriculum committees, principal and superintendent search committees, advisory committees, MSTA/MNEA committees, and as part of the High Schools That Work initiative team at Lee’s Summit North High School. She twice served as a cooperating teacher for UMC and in 1992 served on the editing board of Missouri Youth Writes. She currently is a member of MSTA (Missouri State Teachers Association) and serves MVC as the student organization sponsor.