Linda Lenoff

Linda Lenoff holds a Bachelors Degree in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education from the University of Illinois, and has a Masters Degree in Administration from Northern Illinois University. Linda was a Coordinator of Deaf/Hard of Hearing Programs and Services with Northwestern Illinois Association (NIA) for 26 years.  She co-authored the NIA Hearing Itinerant Manual and the Positive Coping Strategies Curriculum for students with hearing loss.

Prior to her retirement, Linda also worked for 9 years as a Coordinator with Kendall County Special Education Cooperative, (KCSEC) specializing in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Programs and Services as well as a Special Education.  Linda has served as President of ISHI (Illinois Supervisors of Programs for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Individuals) and is Co-Chair of the Personnel Certification and Licensing Committee for IAASE (Illinois Alliance of Administrators of Special Education.)  Linda was awarded the IAASE Larry Vuillemont Leadership Award for “outstanding leadership and commitment to high professional standards, excellence in programs, and a genuine concern for her colleagues.”  Linda worked on the ISBE task force on educational interpreters in Illinois and also the ISBE task force for Illinois HOUSSE (High Objective Uniform State Standard of Evaluation) delineating options for teachers to become Highly Qualified in the core academic subjects they teach. Linda has co-presented numerous storyboarding workshops with her husband Elliott, to create strategic plans for organizations, districts, and cooperatives on a state, national, and international level. Linda is pleased to be part of the Outreach team.