I have the great honor of working with Dorothy on the Avon Grove Education Foundation.  Her significant background in education and her very real concern for all the students in Avon Grove have delivered real value to the creation of the Foundation.  Dorothy is energetic, carefully and thoroughly researches all issues, and is a strong team player. Additionally, as a retiree, Dorothy fully understands and appreciates the requirement to balance the needs of students with the affordability of the local community to fund those needs.

Bob Weidenmuller
Avon Grove Resident, Retiree

Former Avon Grove School Board Director

I had the pleasure of working with Dr. Linn for a number of years as she was the Assistant Superintendent and then Superintendent of Colonial School District, where I have been employed since 2001. I know her commitment to education and children is unquestioned and she brings a creative, thoughtful, and experienced voice to our school district.  As a member of the community since 2004, I fully endorse her as a candidate for the Avon Grove School Board!

​Douglass Timm
Avon Grove Resident
Principal, Carrie Downie Elementary

 Dorothy has made education her lifelong career. She has over 30 years of experience in all levels of the educational system. We need her as our new school board director. I have confidence she will direct our school district to the level that is needed for our children’s individual success in the world today.
Deb L’Heureux
Avon Grove Education Foundation Board Member
Former Avon Grove School Board Director

A school board member is the pinnacle of servant leadership.  Dr. Linn is a rare find and a true asset to the AG community because of her many years as a teacher, principal, district leader, and superintendent. She is a champion for kids! Having had the pleasure of working with Dorothy and leading in Avon Grove, I am excited about her opportunity to serve the community. Truly, her listening, collaborative nature, ability to make the complex simple, and relentless focus on doing what's best for students will serve the district well with becoming the star of Chester County.

Kalia Reynolds
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

Appoquinimink School District

Dorothy has dedicated herself to students and public education for over 30 years. She understands how decisions made by the Board of Directors directly and indirectly impact the classroom. Her knowledge and dedication will serve the students and community of the Avon Grove School District well. Dorothy's insight, energy, and commitment will make her a fantastic school board member.

Leslie Erb-Wallace
Avon Grove Resident
Board Member, Avon Grove Education Foundation

I've had the pleasure of knowing and working with Dr. Dorothy Linn for several years in a personal and professional capacity. Dorothy's extensive experience in the field of education makes her the ideal candidate for the Board. She is committed to our children and whatever it takes to meet their academic and social needs.  After years leading an innovative school district in Delaware, and in her work as an educational consultant locally and nationally, she is the person who I want advocating for my children in Avon Grove and ensuring that they prepared and successful.

Dr. Nicholas Baker
Avon Grove Parent
​Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction

Colonial School District

Dorothy Linn has a proven track record of responsible leadership that achieves results.  Her prior experience in local educational systems combined with her commitment to our local schools makes her the best candidate for the job. I wholeheartedly support Dorothy Linn as candidate for the Avon Grove School Board.

Rena Hallman
Avon Grove Resident

I've had the pleasure of working with Dorothy Linn over the last 12 months starting the Avon Grove Education Foundation. Dorothy has proven to be exceptionally knowledgeable about all aspects and nuances of a school district. She is open to listening to all ideas and using those to achieve workable conclusions. Dorothy will make a great representative for all of London Britain and Franklin Townships.

Bob Ruddy
​Avon Grove Parent
Board Member, Avon Grove Education Foundation

Dorothy is one of the most trustworthy people I have ever known. She is passionate about ensuring that students are at the forefront of every decision in schools, but also ensures it is done the right way for staff.

Dr. Pete Leida
Assistant Superintendent
Colonial School District

I’ve known Dorothy Linn for over 20 years. With her time as an educator and accomplishments as an administrator, she brings an invaluable experience to Avon Grove. I’m proud to support her for School Board. Her knowledge of the issues and her commitment to quality education in your schools speaks volumes about her ability to represent all students and all families.  

Gary Phillips

William Penn High School

I proudly support Dorothy Linn for Avon Grove School Board. Avon Grove deserves a director who will serve as a unifying voice for our community and students. Her vast experience in education and commitment to community through volunteerism, illustrate the dedication Avon Grove needs.

Carolyn Hammerschmidt
Avon Grove Parent

Board Member, Avon Grove Education Foundation
Former Penn London Elementary PTA President

Dorothy has the high level of commitment and expertise necessary to help guide the Superintendent and administration to deliver a world-class education to our local students. She brings a wealth of experience as a former educator, administrator, and superintendent.  More important, she is the ethical and moral choice on the Region 1 ballot.  

Patrick Walker
Avon Grove Parent
Former Avon Grove School Board Director

I’ve had the opportunity to work with Dorothy and found she is thoughtful and passionate about capitalizing on schools’ strength so they can get better. She is able to hear about issues from multiple points of view and then think about practical steps forward.  Dorothy continues to dedicate herself to what she believes in- building relationships, sharing her wealth of knowledge about schools and working to make schools great places for children.

  Emily Poag
School Leader Associate
Delaware Academy of School Leadership
University of Delaware

Without question, Dorothy Linn, is the most qualified person to run for Avon Grove Board of Directors, Region 1.  As a lifelong educator, Dorothy has demonstrated a passion and dedication for public education. As a retired teacher, principal, superintendent and mother, Dorothy brings unparalleled perspective and experience to the Avon Grove School Board of Directors.

Dorothy is an exceptional leader that built the foundation for educational excellence, innovation and financial responsibility in the Colonial School District of Delaware.  Under Dorothy’s leadership, Colonial School District became well known for their innovative instructional practices around the state and county while at the same time maintaining fiscal responsibility.

Dr. Linn is forward thinking.  Throughout her various roles in the education, she always stays current on the best practices and educational research.  As superintendent, Dr. Linn lead Colonial School District through the strategic planning process which continues to provide a clear vision and path to excellence.  

Dr. Linn is a leader who cultivates a collaborative environment.  As superintendent, Dr. Linn provided a balanced approach to dealing with the funding challenges that communities face today.  Through a combination of grants and community support, Dr. Linn laid the foundation for innovation that continues in Colonial School District even after she retired.  

In order overcome funding challenges for the community, Dr. Linn leveraged grant opportunities to improve all aspects of education in the district.  She worked hard to cultivate collaborative relationships, build trust, and clearly communicate her vision for excellence without cutting resources for children.  Under her leadership, Colonial School district successfully passed the first referendum in twelve years. Additionally, Dr. Linn encouraged staff to seek out grant opportunities and community partnerships. As a result of this innovative leadership, Colonial School District has become a model for innovation and collaboration across the nation.

Dr. Linn lead Colonial School district to become one of the original four founding members of the BRINC consortium. This consortium was formed to ensure that the investments made in technology brought about instructional changes that would close achievement gaps and increase students’ college and career readiness by personalizing teaching and learning in Kindergarten through 12th grade classrooms.  Using grant funds from Race to the Top and state grants, thousands of teachers and students have benefited from the training, support, thought leadership, collaboration and legislative actions supported through BRINC’s work.

Additional grants specific to Colonial School District provided the funding necessary to restructure the traditional high school to one that offers pathways for students.  As part of this redesign, Colonial School District built a farm to table program that provides engaging learning experiences that are interwoven throughout the academic instruction.  

Because of Dr. Linn engineering students design chicken coops that are built by students in the construction program.  Those chicken coops are a daily part of the agriculture and culinary programs. Because of Dr. Linn agricultural students raise livestock and farm 4 acres of Historic Penn farm.  Because of Dr. Linn students in the culinary program run a highly sought after award winning catering business. Because of Dr. Linn the graphic design students create print and digital materials for the district’s learning pathways.  

The vision and leadership of Dr. Linn to provide an authentic and personalized learning environment for students has changed the landscape of education for over 10,000 students in the Colonial School District and countless others throughout the state.  There is no better candidate to for Avon Grove Board of Directors.
Tara Amsterdam
Avon Grove Parent