Linda ClarkLecturer in English
Linda Clark has been teaching English 113 at Hope since fall 2011.
Previously, Linda was a secondary education English teacher at several schools throughout Michigan. She eventually taught English for Holland Public Schools until retiring in 2010. Several staff members or their children were previously Linda’s students.
Linda served as department head at Holland High school where she constructed curriculum, served on committees and other performed other normal jobs done by high school teachers. She also teaches English to adult second-language learners through the Zeeland/Holland Adult Education Consortium.
- M.A., education, Grand Valley State University
- B.A., Alma College
Why I Love Hope
Linda’s students continue to amaze her with their kindnesses toward others and their involvement in doing God's work. Additionally, Linda enjoys teaching at Hope because, selfishly, it engages her brain and creativity; she may be officially retired, but that doesn't mean her brain should go into sleep mode.
Outside the College
Linda and her husband have three adult sons, two daughters-in-law and an amazing granddaughter. She loves traveling to New York to see their granddaughter (and her parents, of course) and around the world. Volunteer work is a major part of Linda’s life, and exercise and fitness are a huge priority. In the summer, when she’s not working out or at the beach enjoying a Lake Michigan sunset, Linda loves her book club.
Linda has also written small non-fiction pieces in local publications for non-profit organizations and continues to practice journaling and poetry.