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Linda Knight
Bassoon
Wylie, Texas










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PERSONAL MUSIC HISTORY

Started playing marimba at age 5
During grade school, played and took lessons on marimba, piano, organ, vibra-harp, and clarinet.
Played clarinet in the high school band from 3rd grade until 9th grade, switching to the bassoon in 9th grade.
Played bassoon in high school band and in college orchestra.
Played marimba as a soloist with the band and orchestra.
Traveled to Europe with the American Youth Band (marimba and bassoon)
Joined the NHBD after retiring from teaching.

BANDS/GROUPS I HAVE PLAYED OR AM PLAYING IN

Cambridge High School Band
American Youth Band
Knox College Orchestra
Monmouth College Triple Trio and Band
* New Horizons Band Dallas
* Wylie Community Band

CAREER/RETIREMENT HIGHLIGHTS

Degrees: B.A. in English Literature, Knox College; Masters of Arts Teaching in Earth Science, Indiana U.; Ed.D. in Science Education, Indiana U.
Taught middle school and high school science for 33 years (Earth science, environmental science and general science courses)
Taught teachers through a variety of adjunct college instructor positions (Indiana U., Purdue U., University of Houston, Rice University) and through teacher professional development programs: Earth / environmental / science education / teaching methods topics.
Co-Director of the Houston ISD/ Rice University Model Science Laboratory
President of the Texas Earth Science Teachers Association, National Earth Science Teachers Association, Science Teachers Association of Texas, and New Horizons Band Dallas.
Developed Earth and environmental science curricula and authored an Earth Science textbook.
Educational Director for the Safe at Home / Safe at School Science and Pipeline Safety Program.

FAMILY

3 children and 5 grandchildren

INTERESTS/HOBBIES

Bee keeping
Traveling
Gardening
Watercolor painting

OTHER

I have raised a variety of unusual pets including: raccoon, rabbit, squirrel, monkey, and skunk.
Some of my most unique travel adventures have taken me to South Korea, Cambodia, the San Blas Islands, and Rapa Nui. I have been in every USA state.