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Linda Crichlow White Introduction

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I started my teaching career in Brooklyn, NY, teaching middle school home economics (foods and nutrition), often known as just "cooking" and taught clothing construction to adults in evening high school. Later taught Foods and Nutrition for many years at Eastern Senior High in Wash., DC. After years of classroom teaching, I went back to school for a second Masters--this time in Library Science from Catholic University and am about to begin my 5th year as School Library Media Specialist in Montgomery County this year.

My interest in travel--especially in Africa travel--was whetted years ago when, as an undergraduate, I traveled to Ghana with Operation Crossroads Africa. Later, I served as the Washington Representative for Crossroads,
arranging professional appointments and home hospitality for Africans visiting with the African Leaders Program.
I continue to volunteer with the Operation Crossroads Africa DC Alumni Association which raises scholarships that enable others to participate with Crossroads. Operationcrossroadsafrica.org. Maybe some of you would like to
participate some day or know others who would like to travel to Africa with Crossroads--a 6-week summer experience!

I have traveled to over 12 African countries--most recently to South Africa, in 2006.

My first Masters degree required a thesis--titled Traditional Textiles in Nepal--for which I traveled to Nepal and India. I continue to be interested in textiles and clothing around the world and am excited about seeing textiles and clothing of Morocco first hand.

In addition to food and clothing and all the other things, I'm looking forward to putting my foot in the Mediterranean!

Actually I'm hoping to really swim! I have been married for 30+ years--to a librarian--and have 2 children--a
daughter 24 and a son soon to be 26.