Linda Rief is a full-time language arts teacher at Oyster River Middle School in Durham, New Hampshire, where she teaches eighth grade students. She is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire’s Summer Literacy Institute and Northeastern University’s Summer Institute.
Linda is the author of Seeking Diversity: Language Arts with Adolescents (1992) and Vision and Voice: Extending the Literacy Spectrum (1999). 100 Quickwrites is her first book with Scholastic. She has also written several book chapters and articles, and she co-founded and co-edited Voices from the Middle, a journal for middle school teachers published by the National Council for Teachers of English.
In 1999 Linda received the Richard W. Halle Award presented by the middle school assembly of NCTE. The following year she received the NCTE Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in English/Language Arts. Linda was a finalist for New Hampshire Teacher of the Year