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Dr. Lynda Herrera
EdD, Hofstra University

Secondary Education 6-12

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George Mason University
Fairfax Campus
Thompson Hall 1801
4400 University Dr.
Fairfax, VA 22030


Lynda Herrera is an assistant professor in Secondary Education (SEED) in the School of Education in the College of Education and Human Development. Lynda began her career teaching secondary social studies in Uniondale, New York. As a social studies teacher she developed district curriculum, led staff development workshops, and mentored student teachers.  While teaching she received her Ed.D. from Hofstra University in Educational Administration and served in administrative roles.

As a military spouse, she has had the pleasure of teaching at multiple Universities in New York, Kansas, Hawai’i, and Virginia. Over the course of her career in higher education she has taught Curriculum Development, Literacy in the Content Area, Research methodology, and Social Studies Method courses.  She has taught both undergraduate and graduate students in secondary education and elementary education.

Lynda strives to prepare pre-service teachers in the art and science of teaching using interdisciplinary, hands-on, higher-level thinking strategies. Her hope is that students leave her class with a toolbox of strategies they can implement in their classrooms to better connect students to content in an engaging and stimulating way. She stresses the need for purposeful instruction. 

Courses Lynda teaches in the SEED program are: Advanced Methods of Teaching Social Sciences in the Secondary School, Action Research in Secondary Education, Teaching and Learning Difficult Histories, and Advocacy & Agency with Adolescent Learners

Lynda has served on the Editorial Board of the Social Studies and the Young Learner Journal for the National Council of Social Studies since 2011. She enjoys gardening, travel, and time with her husband and two children as she follows them around to various Comic-Cons.

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