My name is Linda Goodman. I grew up in Denton, Texas, graduated from the University of Oklahoma, and moved to Pella in 2002. I started out as a substitute teacher, followed by being an associate in Special Education for a year, and was asked to be a 4th grade teacher in 2004. I have been teaching 4th grade ever since. One of my favorite things about 4th grade is Classroom Businesses where students create products at home and sell them at school with hard-earned classroom dollars. Students don’t realize how much they are learning through this process and think it’s so much fun. I call it “Educationally Exciting!” As much as I enjoy teaching and working with children, I also love spending time with my family and friends, baking, shopping, playing board or card games, and going for walks.