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Eldridge, Linda

Linda B. Eldridge, Ph.D.
School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education
College of Education
University of Florida
200F Norman Hall
PO Box 117049
Gainesville, FL 32611

Fax: 352-392-0038

Research Biography

Director, Educational Leadership Programs

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.


  • 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


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

Selected Publications

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