Welcome to our Resource Web site. This site will be a great source of communication, filled with things like assignment organizers, class schedules, announcements, and so much more. Be sure to check back often and see what is going on!
WHO AM I? My name is Linda Stewart and was hired in May of 2013 to work here at the Baboquivari High School. I am excited to be here and will make every effort to be in contact with you on a regular basis. I have an OPEN DOOR policy, which means you can stop by any time and I am willing to talk to you. Most of my time I will not be in my room, but out in the General Education classes working with students. Usually my planning period is going to be from about 2:10 PM to 3:20 PM, this will be the best time to contact me. Most meetings will be held after 2:00 pm. Leave a message with the office and I will call you back as soon as possible.
Where did I go to School(s)? I am a Life Long Learner, and went back to college in 1988, when I was 28 years old and had 2 sons who still live in Washington State.
AA degree in 1990 as an Exceptional Education Aide, Highline Community College, Seattle, WA.
Certificate in Deaf Education from Seattle Central community College.
BA Degree from The Evergreen State College, Tacoma, WA.
Elementary Education Certification from Western WA University.
Mild/Moderate Disabilities Certification from Azusa University, San Diego, CA.
Severe/Profound Disabilities Certification from the University of AZ, Tucson, AZ.
WHY do I do what I do? One of my boys was identified as having special needs when he was 3 years old. This is where my journey began in 1978. When My son was in 5th grade I started asking questions that spurred me on to ask more questions and I went back to school to learn as much as I could about people with disabilities and started working as a volunteer with various organizations.
All humanity will experience a disability within their lifetime (broken leg/arm, mental health crisis, illness, etc..) and my goal has been to make sure that people with challenges know how to access services or resources. I believe that no matter what challenges (physical, emotional, economic, or intellectual) all people are important to the growth of the community we choose to live in.
Experience!! I have been working as a certified teacher for 10 years. Prior to that, I was a Sign Languagage Interpreter for 12 years and worked in both the public schools and private sector. I also worked as a Head Start teacher for 7 years that includes Early Intervention for Birth to 3 programs. I have been a trainer for Special Education Advisory Councils and Parent Advisory Councils. I started down this road as a 16 year old who myself struggled with some academic tasks, pregnancy, needing to work to support my child. The most important part of success is not how fast you go, just that you go and keeping learning.
What is the Goal?
To become the best you can be, and keep getting better.
Hopefully, I can provide you with resources and tools that will help you along your journey.