UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN River Falls
The 2019 Chancellor's Award for Excellence for Academic Staff was awarded to Linda Jacobson.
Linda manages the UWRF Montessori Teacher Education Program and is recognized by colleagues to be passionate about her work as well as the success of students in the program. She is known for going above and beyond to check in on her students, no matter where they are.
Those nominating Linda said hard work and collaborative spirit make her a representative that UWRF and, indeed, academic staff would be proud to see as the 2019 award recipient.
Linda reflects proudly on her involvement with the Montessori Teacher Education Program as well as other roles work in the Teacher Education Department.
“As a Montessori parent and one of the people involved in starting the River Falls Public Montessori Elementary Charter School, Montessori has captured my passion. It is a joy to continue my connection with Montessori by working with UWRF's Montessori Teacher Education Program,” Linda said. “Our family has always stressed the importance of learning about other cultures. Working with international and domestic graduate students in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Program provides me with opportunities to connect with students from near and far."