Linda Benoit has more than 30 years of experience in early childhood education and early childhood special education. Her career has included teaching in both home- and center-based early childhood special education programs and working at the state level as an early childhood/special education consultant and as director of a Head Start program. She serves in an ad hoc position to the Region VII Head Start Association.
For the past 11 years, Ms. Benoit has worked at the regional level in the Head Start Training and Technical Assistance system serving in a variety of roles, including disabilities content specialist, governance specialist, and contract coordinator. Management responsibilities have included supervision of team members, performance, writing and implementing grants, budgeting, reporting and recordkeeping, and ensuring that programs meet or exceed compliance. Policy development and implementation of programs has been the focus of her work for many years.
Ms. Benoit has experience with local education agencies, special education cooperatives, state departments of education, state departments of health and human services, and the Region VII Office of Head Start.
Ms. Benoit has a master's degree in Special Education (Early Childhood Special Education) and a bachelor's degree in Human Ecology (Early Childhood Education) from Kansas State University.