Linda is an expert in the field of early childhood development and interpersonal communication. Linda graduated from the University of Vermont with a BS in Elementary Education and M. Ed in Special Education. In 2002 she earned an endoesement in Career Technical Education-Education and Training. Since 2001, Linda has been creating authentic personalize learning pathways for students of all ages. As the instructor for the Human Development program, Linda is responsible for developing authentic, interactive, hands-on learning experiences by utilizing new technology, creativity and an advance vision to touch all areas in the field of human services. Prior to her tenure as the BTC Human Services Instructor, Linda served as Director of Kids & Fitness, first at the Essex location, and then moved to the larger South Burlington location where she established a half-day kindergarten program, after school program, vacation camps and summer camps for children 6 weeks to 9 years old. Linda rounds out her expertise with her experience as an early interventionist and marketing director.
About the Program
This program provides the foundational knowledge and skills needed to work with a diverse group of people in entry-level professions such as mental health, community development, respite and health organizations, and education. The study of human growth and development sets the framework for discoveries, discussions, and presentations of various topics (such as human behavior, brain development, developmental psychology, and sociology).
Students sharpen their interpersonal communication skills, reflect on and assess human behavior in a variety of settings, and have opportunities to develop projects that make a difference in their communities. Students participate in work-based learning by partnering with industry professionals and through working in community agencies and organizations.
The BTC Human Services Program collaborates with our own Preschool as one experience students have during the year to learn about education.
Human Services Occupations
Personal Care Attendant
Counselor (crisis, mental health, domestic violence, grief, substance abuse)
Human Resource Specialist
Community Outreach Specialist