My name is Linda Critchell and I teach Kindergarten at Village View in Huntington Beach, California. I share a classroom and team teach with Brenda Slegers. This will be our first year working together and we look forward to a great year. We feel that it helps the children with the benefit of two teachers for most of the day. We appreciate the help from each other. It is wonderful having a second opinion about each child and their progress.
I have lots of hobbies and many interests. I have a wonderful husband, Robin and three great kids....well, most of the time they are great! All three of my children are now married and live near me. I have four wonderful grandchildren. Mattie, Micah, Lauryn and Caleigh are all a joy in my life. Even though Robin and I have a empty nest now, I say that we have a revolving door! There is always someone popping in to visit. We are grateful that all of our children live nearby and visit often.
My second love is teaching. I love teaching kindergarten and feel very grateful to have such a wonderful partner, great school and terrific children and parents to work with. I have been teaching more years than I really want to admit! Besides Kindergarten, I have taught grades 1, 2, 3, and 6th.. But, Kindergarten is my favorite!
Other interests include:
I love to travel!! Some of my travels have included all but four states in the US, Canada, Mexico, England, Ireland, Scotland, Italy, Wales, France, Belgium, Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Turkey, Russia, Finland, Belarus, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Kenya and Costa Rica. We someday want to visit Australia and New Zealand!
I love working and creating things on the computer. I have been spending lots of time learning new things this summer.
I also enjoy sewing and crafts. I just bought a new, computerized sewing machine and I'm still learning all of the things the new things that it will do! There aren't enough hours in the day to fit all the things in.
My family at the 60th Wedding Anniversary Party for my In-laws.
My younger daughter, Katie.
Katie and Daniel's wedding with Mom and Dad. June 2006
The whole family! Back row: Mark, Miranda, Me, Katie, Daniel, Robin, Lyncy, and Brad holding Lauryn. Front Row: Matilynn and Micah (Caleigh is missing in action somewhere?)
Christmas 2006 at the Critchell's.