Miss Linda Bonsall
My interest and heart for working with students with special needs motivated me to earn an undergraduate degree in special and elementary education at the University of Maryland. I began my teaching career at DC, teaching fourth and fifth grades but later jumped at the opportunity to work with elementary students having learning differences both individually and with small group instruction. While doing this, the Lord led me to pursue a graduate degree in school psychology at Temple University. This training has opened the door for me to provide psychological services and testing both at DC and at other area Christian schools. This has fulfilled my professional desire to be a resource to Christian families having concerns about school-related issues with their children. I have had a real passion for teaching biblical conflict resolution skills at the elementary school. I love equipping students to be peacemakers. It is a joy to coordinate Wonderfully Made, Highly Valued, an evening of workshops for our upper elementary students as they prepare for the challenges of adolescence. DC is a great place to serve to the end that students will grow in 'wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and others.’
The Lord does not waste any of our experiences. In my work at DC, I have been able to blend together my discipleship training with the Navigators and my study of learning and child development, all to impact the next generation for Christ.
Some of my favorite things to do are finding opportunities to serve Christ through coaching high school tennis, taking missions trips and serving in my local Community Bible Study.
B.S. University of Maryland, M.Ed. Temple University, School Psychologist National Certification (1990) and PA License (1993)