Five Questions for Orange County Board of Education Trustee Linda Lindholm
Posted by Steven Levin on September 10, 2015 at 5:15 PM
There has been a flurry of charter school activity in Orange County recently, with elected officials taking sides on efforts to open new, high quality charter schools.
We took a moment to speak with Linda Lindholm, who represents District 5 on the Orange County Board of Education. CCSA Advocates supported Lindholm, a longtime resident of Laguna Niguel, when she ran for the Board in June 2014.
Lindholm graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Science degree and later earned a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of Kansas. She began her career in physical medicine and rehabilitation. As a university instructor teaching evaluation and rehabilitation techniques in physical medicine, she worked with patients and students with special needs.
In 1989, Lindholm moved with her family to Laguna Niguel, where she became actively involved in the community. She was first elected to the Laguna Niguel City Council in 1996 and has served four terms as the city’s mayor.
As a Board Trustee, Lindholm’s primary focus has been to ensure that taxpayer dollars directed toward education are spent in the classroom and not on administrative bureaucracy. She believes every child deserves the opportunity to succeed and that every parent has the right to choose the type of learning environment that fits their child’s unique needs.Read more