Linda Kaye White

General Music, Haycock Elementary, Falls Church, VA

Total years as a classroom teacher: 24


Indiana University M.S., Secondary Education 1973
University of Evansville     Bachelor, Music Education 1969

Teaching Experience


Grades K-6, Music, Fairfax County Public Schools, Virginia

1981 -1989

Grades K-8, Music, General Music, Choral, Bartholomew Consolidated Schools

Special Recognition

2003 Fulbright Memorial Fund, Japan
2003 Opera Guild Outstanding Educator
2002 Fulbright Hays Seminar New Zealand
1997  Kennedy Center Arstedge Fellow


  • Linda’s philosophy of teaching is that [she] teaches students much
    more than music.  [Students] are learning about themselves. 
    They are gaining expertise in responsibility, perseverance, independence
    and teamwork, problem solving, leadership and cooperation…..all areas
    that will help them negotiate successfully through the rest of their
  • She likes to describe what she does as teaching social studies, art,
    science, drama, geography, language arts and math through music. 
    Linda believes teaching music involves all aspects of the school and

“Ms. White has demonstrated a great deal of sensitivity in
translation to diverse learning styles and developmental stages. 
She is an exemplary teacher who can seamlessly take the resources she
has gathered from across the world and turn them into meaningful,
substantive learning for her students.”

Roger D. Tomhave, Ph.D., Fine Arts Coordinator, Fairfax County Public Schools

“She is a risk taker, purposely leaving her comfort zone to acquire
new knowledge and take on new educational challenges.  Linda is one
of the most positive people I have ever met.  She has high
standards for the education profession and models them daily.”

 Virginia B. Mahlke, Principal (retired), Wolftrap Elementary