ENFIELD — Linda Landry has taught multiple generations of families throughout her career at Canaan Elementary School. This fall, she’ll celebrate her 50th year teaching for Mascoma Valley School District.
Landry has taught second, third and fourth grade throughout her time teaching and has spent her entire career educating students at Canaan Elementary School. For the past decade, Landry has taught third and fourth grade on alternating years, remaining with the same class of students for two years at a time.
“Linda is a great teacher and runs her class like a well-oiled machine,” Canaan Elementary Principal Leah Wheelan said. “She chooses to stay with the same class for two years because it’s too hard to say goodbye to them at the end of the first year. There is a great sense of belonging in being a part of ‘Linda’s group of kids’.”
Landry leads the Advisory Board of Canaan Elementary. This group of staff members works on ways to improve different elements of the school day. Landry’s years of experience are invaluable in this role.
Landry organizes the annual Veterans Day and Memorial Day assemblies at the school and runs Canaan Elementary’s Homework Club outside of her regular work hours. The club provides any student at the school the opportunity for a quiet, structured entry to the school day by working on their homework for half an hour from 7:30 a.m. to 8 a.m.
Linda is also an alumni of the district, and went to elementary, middle and high school at Mascoma Valley. She later attended Plymouth State.
“We are so thankful for the remarkable amount of time Linda has dedicated to serving our community,” said Superintendent Isabelle. “Teaching for 50 years is an outstanding achievement. I am proud to have had her teach my children, proud to have been her principal, and proud to know her as a person.”