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elementary school educator

Linda Link Whitman, American elementary school educator. Certified reading specialist. West Virginia Education Fund grantee, 1990-1991, 92-93; recipient Merit award Boy Scouts American, 1989, Order of Arrow, Exemplary Teacher Year Regional Educational Services Agency, 1994, Bradley Elementary Teacher of Year, 1999-2000.


Whitman, Linda Link was born on October 26, 1948 in Charles Town, West Virginia, United States. Daughter of Howard Bayrle and Alice Cary (Polhamus) L.


Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education, West Virginia University, 1970. Master of Arts in Remedial Reading, West Virginia University, 1977.


Graduate assistant West Virginia University, Morgantown, 1971. Substitute teacher Raleigh County Schools, Beckley, West Virginia, 1972—1973, 1985—1989, teacher 2d grade, 1973, 1976—1977, teacher elementary and No Child Left Behind chapter I Beckley, since 1989. Mentoring teacher, 2005—2006.


  • Certified reading specialist.


  • Other Work

    • Editor: (newsletter) West Virginia Pest Control Operators, 1983-1985.


Salvation can be achieved through deep and sincere believe in God.


God calls for justice for those, who are oppressed by the powers of the day. Therefore Christians should be involved in political life.


The strong feature of Methodism is the role of local people take for the fabric of church buildings and manses and for the handling of money. They share with ordained ministers the role of setting direction for the churches in a particular area or 'circuit'.


Education chairman Beckley Junior Womens Club, 1976-1979. President, secretary, historian Phymosia Garden Club, Beckley, 1984-1988. Registrar Captain James Allen Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington.

Cub scout den mother Seneca District Appalachian Council Boy Scouts of America, Beckley, 1983-1986, round table chairman, 1988-1990. Member regional educational services agency Teacher's Academy, 1990. Member staff development council Raleigh County Schools, since 1999, secretary, co-chairman.

Member Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, International Reading Association, Raleigh County Reading Council (board directors 1992-1993, vice president 1994-1996, president 1996-1998, Eddie C. Kennedy Reading Teacher of Year 1996), Pi Beta Phi.


  • Other Interests

    Reading, genealogy, swimming.


Married Richard Charles Whitman, August 8, 1970. Children: Brian Keith, Julie Marie.

Howard Bayrle L.

Alice Cary (Polhamus) L.

Richard Charles Whitman

Brian Keith Whitman

Julie Marie Whitman