DOROTHY'S EXPERIENCE
Dorothy has over 30 years of experience working as a public educator. She began her career as a special education teacher and continued her professional development obtaining a Master’s in Counseling, Administrative Certificate, and an Ed.D. in Educational Innovation and Leadership. Dorothy joined the Colonial School District as an Educational Diagnostician in 1987 and remained employed by the District for the next 27 years with advancing appointments from Assistant Principal, Principal, Assistant Superintendent, Deputy Superintendent, and ultimately Superintendent. Dorothy served as Superintendent from 2009 through her retirement in 2014.    
 
Today, Dorothy continues her passion for public education. She serves as an educational consultant through the University of Delaware working with public school administrators in leadership coaching. Dorothy volunteers her time as a current and founding member of the Avon Grove Education Foundation. She also volunteers at Camp New Hope, a summer camp that services children grieving lost loved ones. Throughout the years, she has donated her time in countless other ways including serving as a CCD teacher for 13 years and working to raise funds and awareness for the Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Association.
  
​​​ EDUCATION ​​
Doctorate, Educational Innovation & Leadership
Wilmington University

Masters, Counseling
University of Delaware

Bachelors, Education
University of Delaware

   
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE 
Adjunct Professsor
Principal Prep Program
University of Delaware
2016 - present

Education Consultant
Delaware Academy of School Leadership
University of Delaware
2016-present

Executive Leadership Academy Facilitator
Delaware Academy of School Leadership
University of Delaware
2017 - present

Superintendent of Schools
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
2009-2014

Deputy Superintendent of Schools
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
2006-2009

Assistant Superintendent of Schools
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
2003-2006

Principal
McCullough Elementary School
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
2002-2003

Principal
Eisenberg Elementary School
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
​1996-2002

Assistant Principal
McCullough Elementary
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware

1993-1996


School Counselor
Carrie Downie Elementary
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
1990-1993

Educational Diagnostician
Wallace Wallin School
Colonial School District
New Castle, Delaware
1987-1990
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Special Education Teacher
John Charlton School
Caesar Rodney School District
1976-1979
 
 
VOLUNTEERISM
Children's Reglious Education (CCD) - 13 years
Avon Grove Education Foundation
Delaware Hospice (Camp New Hope)
Susan G. Komen - 60 mile walk


  
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Avon Grove residents believe Dorothy Linn, Ed.D. is the right choice for our schools.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dorothy and found she is thoughtful and passionate about capitalizing on schools’ strength so they can get better. She is able to hear about issues from multiple points of view and then think about practical steps forward.  Dorothy continues to dedicate herself to what she believes in- building relationships, sharing her wealth of knowledge about schools and working to make schools great places for children.
Dr. Linn is a rare find and a true asset to the AG community because of her many years as a teacher, principal, district leader, and superintendent. She is a champion for kids! Having had the pleasure of working with Dorothy and leading in Avon Grove, I am excited about her opportunity to serve the community.  Her collaborative nature, ability to make the complex simple, and relentless focus on doing what's best for students will help the district become the star of Chester County.  
I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Linn for several years.  Her extensive experience in education makes her the ideal candidate. She is committed to our children and whatever it takes to meet their academic and social needs.  After years of leading an innovative school district, and in her work as an educational consultant locally and nationally, she is the person who I want advocating for my children in Avon Grove and ensuring that they are prepared and successful​. 
  Emily Poag
School Leadership Associate
​Delaware Academy of School Leadership
University of Delware

Kalia Reynolds
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning Appoquinimink School District
Dr. Nicholas Baker
Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction
Colonial School District

VOTE! NOVEMBER 5, 2019