Linda Criswell

Hospital Teacher, Doernbecher Children’s Hospital Acute Care Unit
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Education:  BA Elementary Ed. & German, University of Northern Colorado; MA, Special Education–Learning Disabilities & Behavior Disorders, University of Northern Colorado
Teaching Experience:  I have taught in a variety of regular and special education settings.  My focus in special education has been working with students with learning and behavior disabilities.  Before moving to Oregon, I was employed by the Northern Suburban Special Education District as a Behavior Intervention Consultant.  There I worked with 18 school districts and their teachers in the North shore area of Chicago.  This experience gave me a wonderful opportunity to see many classrooms.  However, my current position is my favorite.   I love being a hospital schoolteacher.  Every day is I different; I am constantly learning from students, parents, and medical staff.  Helping students stay connected to their school and peers is extremely rewarding.  Providing resources for IEP/504 plans and assisting re-entry is an important part of my work.
Hobbies:  I enjoy traveling and being outside.  Hiking, camping and skiing are some of my favorite activities.
Favorite Book:  I enjoy books that have a strong sense of place.  The Land Remembers by Ben Logan is a non-fiction memoir and takes place in Wisconsin close to my childhood home.

Contact: ph. 503.418.5445, f. 503.418. 1513; lcriswell@ohsu.edu; Rm. 9659

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