Linda Boveda started at Lydiksen in 1998. She attended California State University Hayward and California State University Northridge, and she was trained in Gifted Education at The University of Connecticut. Mrs. Boveda is certified in the following areas: Gifted and Talented Education (GATE), Guided Language Acquisition Development (GLAD), and Project Lead the Way. Additionally, she is a MERIT alumni (Making Education Relevant and Interactive through Technology), and received training in mainstreaming children with Autism. She has been awarded PPIE’s Excellence in Education twice, Walmart Educator of the Year, and KKIQ Teacher of the month. Mrs. Boveda has 5 children, 4 grandchildren, and two dogs. She enjoys playing guitar and ukulele and hiking and riding bikes.