Linda Eldridge 

Clinical Assistant Professor

Linda Eldridge





PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611


Coordinator, LEAD Ed.D. Blended On-line Educational Leadership Programs 2008-Present. My experience has been in the public schools as Teacher, Elementary and Middle School Principal, Director, Special Education Programs, Assistant Superintendent for Instructional Programs, and Superintendent of Schools in Florida and South Carolina.


  • School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education

Research Interests

Achievement, Behavior Management, Data Collection and Analysis, Dropout Prevention, Education Types, Educational Assessment and Measurement, Educational Studies, Faculty Development, Finance, Gifted Education, History of Education, Leadership Development, Learning Disabilities / RTI, Methodological Research, Online and Distance Education, Policy Development, Public Education, Special Education, Systematic Review Methods and Meta-analysis, Technology Trends and Issues, Theoretical Perspectives


  • Ph.D. University of Florida, Educational Administration
  • M.Ed. University of Florida, Special Education
  • B.A. University of Florida, Elementary Education

Activities and Honors

  • Appointed Reviewer for Florida School Leaders School Leadership Program Approval at the University and School District Levels, 2008
  • Florida Executive Leaders Program Trainer/Facilitator, 2008
  • South Carolina Senate Resolution for Outstanding Leadership, 2007
  • South Carolina School Boards Association - Outstanding Superintendent , 2000
  • Smithsonian Museum Gold Medallion for Vision and Leadership in the area of Technology & Distance Education, 2000
  • Girl Scouts Woman of Excellence in Education Award
  • University of South Carolina Aiken Distinguished Citizen Award, 2003
  • Member:American Association of School Administrators
  • Southeastern Superintendents' Leadership Forum
  • Aiken County Commission on Higher Education
  • Phi Delta Kappa (President, 1988)
  • Kappa Delta Pi
  • Council for Exceptional Children
  • Florida Organization of Instructional Leaders (President-elect)
  • Florida Association of School Administrators
  • The Salvation Army - Board of Directors
  • Rotary Club
  • Public Education Partners - Board of Directors
  • Family Y - Board of Directors

Selected Grants

Collaboration with universities in Florida and South Carolina in Math/Science, Technology & Distance Education grants.

Selected Publications

Books / Book Chapters
  • Award winning School District Annual Report published on the web and mailed to 120,000 plus homes each year.