East Liverpool Rotarian Linda Henderson selected as DGND 2020-2021




Linda Henderson is a native of East Liverpool, Ohio. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University and a Master of Education from Youngstown State University. She taught English, Speech, Drama and Reading in the East Liverpool City School District for twenty-six years. She served as Assistant Principal and Principal of East Liverpool High School, Federal Programs Coordinator, and Principal of Westgate Middle School, during the last thirteen years of her career in the district. She retired from the school district in 2013. In addition, Linda is an adjunct professor at Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus. Her professional organizations include the Ohio Education Association, National Education Association, Ohio Association of Secondary School Administrators, and The Ohio Association of Administrators of State and Federal Programs.

Locally, Linda is involved in her community as a member of St. John Lutheran Church where she is a member of the Church Council, the Choir, and the Worship Committee. She has served on Task Force Fawcett as chair of the Activities Committee and the Board of Trustees of the Chamber of Commerce. Currently she serves on the Advisory Board to Kent State University, East Liverpool Campus, The Board of the HHH Foundation, and The Scholars Committee of East Liverpool City Schools Foundation. She is also a member of The New Century Club and The Monday Literary Club. She volunteers at the East Liverpool Community and Learning Center.

Linda joined the East Liverpool Rotary Club in 2005. In the East Liverpool Club, she has been the chairperson of the Youth Exchange Committee, the Membership Committee, and the Foundation Committee. She is also a Paul Harris Fellow. She was the President of The East Liverpool Club in 2014-2015 when the club raised $173,000 to refurbish the municipal pool at Thompson Park. For this project the club was awarded a Rotary International Significant Achievement Award for Community Service.

She has served on the 6650 District Training Committee, and she is presently an Assistant Governor for District 6650, Division 4B.

Linda and her husband Fred live in East Liverpool, Ohio. They have two grown daughters, Lori Price (Bruce) of Snohomish, Washington and Heather Keeton (Vince) of Tobaccoville, North Carolina. They also have five grandchildren and one great grandchild.