Meet Our Faculty: Dr. Linda Forrest

Meet Dr. Linda Forrest

Selfie of CSM instructor Dr. Linda Forrest

Adjunct Instructor of Teacher Education; Dual Enrollment and Early College Coordinator 

Faculty member since 2020
Office: La Plata Campus, Science and Technology (ST) Building, Room 153B
Pronouns: she/her

Courses Taught

  • TED-2030 Introduction to Education
  • TED-2500 Literacy in the Content Areas I
  • TED-2501 Literacy in the Content Areas II


I am a lifelong learner and educator with 31 years of K-12 teaching experience, including literacy coaching and online teaching. I have also taught TED-2500/2501 for over 18 years in various formats and have worked at the state level to upgrade the courses for 21st-century learners. I am the new coordinator for Dual Enrollment and Early College and work in ST 153B—come visit me!

Educational Background 

I hold an Ed.D. in Education Leadership with a Focus of Study in Online Education from American College of Education. I also earned my Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard Online. I hold a master’s degree and Reading Specialist Certificate from Bowie State University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from Susquehanna University.


I am an online learner, and embrace technology and 21st-century skills. My online classes are based off of experience and include activities that can be transferred to the classroom. My in-person classes model best practices for engagement and meeting the needs of diverse learners.

I love helping students and teachers grow and learn!

I am a Girl Scout leader and a lifelong Girl Scout.

CSM is truly the heart of Southern Maryland education, bringing together students from all over the region to learn and grow!

Teaching and learning is the heart of my professional life, and I want to learn with you.

  • Assisted in the development of Maryland State Standards for Content Literacy.
  • Presented "A Phenomenological Investigation of Blended Learning for Professional Development of K-12 Teachers" at Southwest Educational Research Conference 2019.
  • Published book chapter Digitalization of K-12 Teacher Training: Reforming Professional Development Practices in “Barriers for Teaching 21st Century Competencies and the Impact of Digitalization.”

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Last updated: 6/15/23

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