Mrs Linton joined Jiggi Public School as the Opals (Years 3 to 6) teacher Previously, she had been at Lismore Heights Public School, for over 20 years, and prior to that, 3 years in a western school. At Lismore Heights, she was the sports coordinator and lead whole school Mathematics Initiatives.
Mrs Linton is a proud local, born in Lismore and completed all her schooling and university here. She loves sport, particularly netball and athletics. Camping, long walks on the beach and curling up with a book, are also valued pastimes.
For Mrs Linton, teaching is not a job, it is a passion. As such, she knows each student on a personal level, their strengths and weaknesses; their likes and dislikes, as this is a vital step in developing rapport with each student. Her teaching is differentiated to each student’s level. She forms groups based on each child's learning needs and not on the year they are in. This allows for high engagement and high expectations for each child.
Mrs Linton has considerable experience dealing with children with complex needs and utilisess a wide variety of techniques to encourage them to engage in their learning. She believes empowering children to self-regulate, take responsibility for their own learning as well as their behaviour, is vital. This will set children up as life-long learners and well-adjusted citizens.