M.A., Montclair State University
B.A., Montclair State University
Dr. Linda Sisco joined the faculty of the MBS Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) in 2010 after working in the public-school setting for 25 years as both a Special Education Teacher and Learning Disabilities Teacher-Consultant.
Linda earned a Doctor of Education degree from Rutgers University. Her doctoral research focused on a story retelling strategy designed to enhance oral language and reading comprehension through developing an understanding of story structure. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Child and Family Services and a Master of Arts in Learning Disabilities from Montclair State University. She has also trained in Wilson Reading, an instructional program used to help struggling readers.
As a CTL faculty member, Linda has supported both middle school and upper school students with a focus identifying strategies to maximize student success. She taught a 6th-grade quarter class called Focus on Learning and Tech for 8 years and continues to support middle school students during the afterschool Guided Homework program. Linda has also worked with the MBS Mentor/Mentee program designed to support new MBS faculty. In addition, she was instrumental with initiating and implementing the Summer Start Program and has taught in this program for the past 8 years. Linda has made numerous presentations to parents and faculty over the years on topics such as Executive Functioning in Middle School, Organization and the Adolescent Brain, Accommodating Learning Differences in the Classroom, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Dyslexia.
Outside of school, Linda enjoys spending time with her family and pets, which have included dogs, cats and parakeets. She also enjoys hiking, reading, traveling and doodling.