LINDA ROBERTSON SECRETAN

Profile Updated: June 22, 2012
Residing In: Eagle, ID USA
Spouse/Partner: Stan
Occupation: Reading Specialist, Educator, Entrepreneur
Children: Lillian, 1969, Meredith, 1971 (www.chandidesign.com), Andrea, 1973. And... grands: Dante and Zane, More…Gannon, Georgia and (twins) Simone and Parker.

Five of our six grandchildren are in Boise -- one in Rumson, New Jersey. We are pointed in the direction of Eagle, Idaho, just outside Boise, as soon as our houses in California sell.
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Oglethorpe was a wonderful experience – BA there, then MA at UGA. Got married in there somewhere (at 18!) and spent a year in London writing my thesis . I got to work in the old reading room of the British Museum – now demolished –with the ghost of Karl Marx on my shoulder and access to all the Shakespeare folios and ancient documents as I researched Sir Thomas Wyatt.

We moved from our house in the country on Paper Mill Rd (It was so far out!) to Leona Valley shortly after Lillian was born. There I have been ever since – with lots of travelling and learning in between, two more daughters- Meredith and Andrea, and another marriage as well (31 years ago to Stan, my bff…).

I entered the education field as so many do – through my own daughters’ preschool experience, discovering that, really, one can take a passion for Renaissance Literature anywhere – including preschool, elementary, school, middle school… (now that was a gig – for quite a few years I taught at the euphemistically called “community day school” with a room full of (mostly) boys on probation, often with gang affiliation, and always with a variety of social dilemmas standing in the way of their success.)

I returned to graduate school, too, becoming a reading specialist and leader for the amazing Reading Recovery program, training teachers from many districts, travelling to do so and bringing so many little guys to full literacy.

Now I’m winding down my education career, holding on only to a few graduate seminars every year or so and adjunct teaching at community college. What interests me now is taking a different path to internet entrepreneurship – I’ll let you know how that turns out when we have our 75th reunion!

Part 1.
Just talked to Liz Cabaniss who is --bless her -- helping to get this website up to date and fun to visit.

This beautiful corner of the high desert has been home for over forty years. I never thought my children would all be California Girls -- and how much I would come to love this spare and open landscape.

We are in concert-going distance of LA -- and go often. We love the beach -- and have a tiny place in Ventura. But Leona Valley truly feels like home.

Great Basin sage and wind swept hills . . . coyote, meadowlark, jackrabbit and bobcat country. Any surroundings will do, however, if the foreground is full of grandchildren -- so we are bound for Boise when the house sells.

More later perhaps -- or just ask! I've been busy hiding for years, and have found it's more fun to be in touch!

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of course, Go-See-Do!!

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Oct 10, 2020 at 7:27 PM

Happy Birthday! It would be so good to see you!

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Posted on: May 20, 2020 at 12:02 PM

Happy Birthday, dear Sarah...Your birthday should be unforgettable for me; my mom would have turned 100 on this day. You're in excellent company. I wish you every enjoyment (and will imagine up a real, live party for you)!

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I missed your birthday by a mile. I hope you got to celebrate in person with some family. I had to keep a distance from granddaughters, even though it was super to be in the same yard together ;-D

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Best wishes on Raelee LaPorta Day, 2020. Hoping all is well with you and yours!

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Happy April Birthday! Glorious to have been born in daffodil season! Have a great year ahead.

Apr 28, 2019 at 3:40 PM

You, me, Barbara Streisand and Meadowlark Lemon...classics all, right?! Happy Birthday, Chris!

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Posted on: Apr 25, 2019 at 3:40 PM

Hope you are doing good. Have a nice birthday. Becky

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Posted on: Apr 18, 2019 at 11:47 AM

A very HAPPY BIRTHDAY LINDA. I hope you have a special day on the 25th. Craig

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Happy Birthday, Loraine!

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Happy Birthday, John. You're still celebrating, I hope!

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Have a nice birthday. Becky

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Happy Birthday, Wilbur! Lucky learners to have such a kind instructor! Many happy returns

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