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Dr. Linda Gresik

Dr. Linda McConnell Gresik passed away in her home on April 4, 2017, in Redondo Beach, California. She was 71 years old.

Linda was born on June 30, 1945 in Stratton, Ohio, to her parents CarGill and Vera Faye McConnell. She graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Education in 1967. After teaching oversees in Germany she came to California and taught kindergarten through fifth grade at Torrance Unified School District while obtaining her Masters of Science in Education from California Lutheran College. After twenty plus years at Torrance Unified School District, she became Assistant Principal in the Santa Ana Unified School District. In 1994, she obtained her Doctorate of Education from Pepperdine University while simultaneously becoming a principal in the Bellflower Unified School District. After her 12 years as principal in Bellflower, Linda retired and became an Assistant Professor at National University in Los Angeles. She spent the last 12 years of her teaching career at National University where she happily contributed to this learning community.

Linda devoted her life to teaching and served tirelessly for the betterment of education. She was a highly respected and deeply loved mentor and friend to many. Linda held her family very close to her heart, and is survived by her two sons, Sean and Ian, and her three granddaughters, McKay, Lyndie and Jackie. A memorial reception will take place at Hilton Garden Inn in the city of El Segundo on May 6th starting at 2:00pm. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Linda's life. Please sign the guestbook www.dailybreeze.com/obits.
Published in Daily Breeze on May 1, 2017
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