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Linda Underwood '74 Named Superintendent of Virginia School District

August 6, 2007

Linda A Underwood.jpgAugust 6, 2007, Greencastle, Ind. - Linda A. Underwood, a 1974 graduate of DePauw University, has been appointed superintendent of Goochland County, Virginia schools. "Underwood, 55, has served as acting superintendent since Frank Morgan’s departure on July 1," reports the Goochland Gazette. "Prior to that, she had served as assistant superintendent for four years. She will be the first woman to head the 2,300-student school system."

“She will be an outstanding superintendent,” says Frank Morgan, who left the job in Goochland to become superintendent of Kershaw County, South Carolina schools. “Linda brings a tremendous amount of instructional and managerial expertise to the superintendent’s role. She has passion and energy and a true dedication to students, families, and educators.”

“We’re going to continue to focus on the ‘kids in the middle,’ creating greater opportunity for all our students and dealing with growth,” says Dr. Underwood, who was selected from a field of 25 candidates. “I am honored and excited to have the opportunity to work with Goochland County in this new capacity. We have a great community and great staff. I look forward to continuing to work together to embrace opportunities and challenges in order to provide an excellent and comprehensive education for all of our students.”

The newspaper notes, "Underwood holds a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University in Indiana, a master’s from Indiana University and a Doctorate from Virginia Tech. She has been a teacher, coach and administrator in Iowa, and held administrative positions in Virginia, Alabama, Maryland and at the University of Northern Iowa."

Read the complete story at the Gazette's Web site.

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