Meet Linda Romano
Division: Health Science Education Division
Occupation: Health Science Educator
Employment History: Health Science Educator, Newburgh Enlarged City School District, 2006–present; Director of Elant Academy, Elant Inc., 1995–2006; Director of Nursing & Branch Manager for Home Care, New York Health Care, 1993–95; Director of Nursing & Branch Manager for Home Care, New York Health Care, 1993–95; New Grad RN and Team Leader Nurse for Med Surg Unit, Tuxedo Hospital 1984–89; Nurse Aide, Arden Hill Hospital, 1981–84
Education: Bachelor of Science, Nursing, American Sentinel University; Associate in Applied Science (Registered Professional Nurse), Orange County Community College; Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), Orange Ulster Boces Career and Technical Education
National ACTE Involvement—ACTE Committee Member: Nomination Committee; VISION Presenter: 2015; Educator in Action: Current; Educators in Action Techniques Writer: April 2016: “Keys to Success in the Health Science Classroom”; VISION Attendee: Atlanta, Las Vegas, Nashville
Other National ACTE Involvement—Respond to all Action Alerts; Voting Member; Support Advocacy; Educator in Action
Regional ACTE Involvement—Regional Committee Member; Region 1 Conference Committee, 2017; ACTE Regional Award Winner; Region 1 Teacher of the Year, 2017; Region Conference Attendee; NYC, 2017
State ACTE Involvement—NYSACTE Executive Board Member; NYSHSEA Board Member- Recording Secretary/Secretary; NYSACTE Joint Conference Committee; NYSHSEA Conference Committee
Other CTE Involvement— NYS CTE Teacher of the Year 2017
It would not only be an honor but a humbling experience to be selected to serve ACTE in the area of Health Science. In order to make positive change, you must be involved and create that change. I am a passionate, dedicated, energetic and determined woman who is always willing to roll up her sleeves and dig into the task at hand. God blessed me with an incredible work ethic and compassion. I devote my time to building a long legacy that will make a difference in the world of healthcare, young people and communities worldwide.
Many can relate to the sound of an alarm clock; however, mine goes off at exactly four a.m. There is the usual “smack of the snooze” followed by a few grumbles and a moment to pray and reflect on my blessings of the day ahead. The alarm is the sound that awakens me, but it is the image of my students’ faces, the lesson I planned to teach, and the excitement of being in the classroom that makes me eager to get out of bed and on my way. I have an hour commute; it is worth it! The Newburgh Enlarged City School District is located in the Mid-Hudson area, an inner city community filled with students that have visions, dreams and hopes. I dedicate each day to making them see the vision and most importantly, themselves in their career role within that vision. I strive to bring awareness of CTE; the importance of integrated academics; and promoting involvement in professional organizations to create positive change. I hope to bring excitement, enthusiasm and energy to involve, engage and encourage all to make a difference through education and quality workers.