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Linda Alston

Linda Alston celebrates more than twenty years of service with Denver Public Schools in the pedagogy of Montessori Education, Early Childhood Education and in the resplendent company of children. As an International Education Consultant she has conducted workshops and training for teachers in Denver and throughout the world.

The triumphs and challenges of Linda’s teaching in the kindergarten classroom are chronicled in her first book, Why We Teach: Learning, Laughter, Love and the Power to Transform Lives. (Scholastic, 2008)
She earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Howard University in Washington, DC., an AMI (Association Montessori International) degree in Montessori Education from the Midwest Montessori Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a Master of Arts Degree in Language, Literacy and Culture from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Linda’s professional awards include the Milken National Educator Award, Disney Teacher Award, NCNW National Excellence in Teaching Award, and 2008 Kinder Excellence in Teaching Award.
This is Linda's second year as a Peer Observer.