Mrs. Linda Thiessen

Mission Statement

It is my mission to cultivate the learning process in my students. I want them to "learn how to learn" and to apply this knowledge in real life situations. It is my responsibility to help my students set goals and to accomplish them. I want to build my students' passions, values, creativity, self-worth, and sense of security without stifling their independence. With these traits, my students will be successful in high school and, even more importantly, in life.

Present Teaching Position

P.R.E.S.S. Program - (click here to learn more about the PRESS Program)

State Certification

Elementary Education, Middle Grades Mathematics, ESOL

Broward County Certification

Dropout Prevention, District Level ACT Certified Trainer, Clinical Educator / NESS Liason


Florida Atlantic University - Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education

Barry University - Masters Degree in Computer Education

Grants and Awards

Received over $10,000 worth of grants to fund dropout prevention projects.

Teacher Education Alliance Mentor

Parkway Middle School Math Teacher of the Year - 1985 and 1986

New River Middle School Math Teacher of the Year - 1998


Math and Electives Department chairperson, Team Leader, Student Council advisor, Math and Computer Competition sponsor, Career Education coordinator, School Newspaper sponsor, High Tech Magnet Program Coordinator, Future Educators of America sponsor, Peer Teacher, OPE, NESS Liason. Presenter at the Broward County Schools Downtown Festival of Education, Florida Dropout Prevention Conference, Dropout Prevention Summer Institute, Florida League of Middle Schools Conference, Florida International University Middle School Curriculum guest speaker.