Dr. Linda Skroback

I was born in south Texas but my parents moved to western New York when I was four.  For a high school graduation present, I received my Buffalo State freshman “beanie” (like people cannot tell you are a newbie in college from your confusion) where I majored in Spanish.  At Buffalo State I participated in a semester program at the Universidad de Costa Rica; I lived with a Costa Rican family, traveled throughout the country, improved my Spanish, and graduated with a B.A.  Since I was very interested in teaching English to second language students (ESL), knowing Spanish helped immensely.  Buffalo State was beginning a new ESL program to send teachers to Afghanistan so I took the graduate classes but did not travel to the Middle East.  Instead, we moved to Tucson where I had an opportunity to take classes as a Reading Specialist at the U of A (“Bear Down”) and earned my master’s degree. Clark County School District hired me to teach middle school reading and later I transferred to the elementary ESL newcomers’ programs (using Spanish, reading, and ESL).  While in Las Vegas, I attended UNLV to earn two more degrees, one in Special Education and my doctorate in Literacy. After retiring several times and deciding that more than a day off was too much, I am excited to be here at Cambridge for my second year.  Love the kids, the families, and the folks I work with!
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