Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

April 30, 2013
Former GHS teacher retiring after 30 years in education

Linda Stokes

Linda Stokes

After 30 years in education, Linda A. Stokes is retiring.

She started her teaching career at Grantsville High School where she taught for five years between 1970 and 1976, with a one year leave of absence to have her first child. She was recognized as “Outstanding Home Economist of Utah” in 1975.

After 1976, she became a stay-at-home mom to her four children for 12 years and then returned to her teaching career in Jordan School District in 1988 where she has taught family and consumer sciences for the past 25 years. She has been recognized as “Teacher of the Year” three different times in her career. Some of her fondest teaching moments happened at GHS.

Stokes will be honored at an open house at Riverton High School on May 13 from 3 to 5 p.m. Her husband, Jay, taught three years at Tooele High School and then entered the business world as president of Alpine Credit Union, where he has spent the past 35 years. He will also retire in June.

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