Linda Lathrop

National Faculty

Linda Lathrop is a classroom teacher, instructional coach, and arts integration specialist passionate about empowering students and fellow educators. Holding a Masters Degree in Education and teaching credential from UC Berkeley, 

Linda began her teaching journey at an arts demonstration school in Oakland, CA, where she designed cross-curricular project units alongside performance assessments. Currently, in addition to serving as National Faculty, Linda teaches 6th grade humanities while also facilitating the implementation of PBL units for ECE-8th graders at The Saklan School, an independent school in Northern California. Linda believes in the transformative power of projects that stem from students seeking to solve a problem or answer a question that is important to them. Her favorite  Project Based Learning units are those that inspire genuine creativity and civic action. For her, there is nothing more powerful than students feeling a sense of agency, extending their learning outside of the classroom walls, and experiencing the power of impacting the world around them. 

Linda is dedicated to further enhancing her teaching practices and has completed trainings and courses with California College of the Arts, Courageous Conversations, Facing History and Ourselves, Grading for Equity, Art21, Broadway Teachers Workshop, Duke School, The Asian Art Museum, deYoung Museum, and SFMoMA.