Hometown: Big Rapids, Mich.
Linda Ward is the Supervisor of Career and Technical Education Extension Services in the Mecosta Osceola Intermediate School District, where she started as a Cosmetology instructor in 2001. In addition to focusing on her career in education, Linda was the owner of We Care Hair Salon for eight years, where she perfected her hairdressing skills.
Linda believes the WorldSkills competition instills all aspects of a great work ethic and emphasizes lifelong learning – no matter where you are in your career. Linda attributes continuing education and technical expertise as instrumental to success.