Linda Jordan, Fourth Grade Teacher, Indian Rocks Christian School, Seminole, Florida
An elementary school teacher for 25 years, Linda Jordan has been at Indian Rocks Christian School in Seminole, Florida, for the past six years, where she expanded the school’s math and science curriculum by introducing teachers to PLT. She uses the outdoors as an important component to learning; for example, yields from the students’ herb garden help pay for field trips. Linda has been trained in PLT’s Early Childhood, PreK-8, and High School curricula and she works with teachers in those grades to incorporate PLT. Linda first developed and now continues to facilitate a popular Summer Science Camp and has obtained grants for other special programs, such as the school’s Weather Bug Center and an “agriculture quilt” project that received awards at the Florida State Fair.
Linda was named National PLT Outstanding Educator Honoree in 2011.