¡Hola a todos! My name is Jim Linos and I am very excited to be entering my 3rd year in the Whitewater Community this year. I have now been teaching more than a quarter century covering all levels of Spanish (1-6), as well as different courses in social studies. Previous to arriving in Whitewater in 2015, I spent 15 years in Georgia at Darlington School where I was a Spanish teacher, chair of the World Languages Department for seven years, and head volleyball coach for eight seasons. I am no stranger to southeastern Wisconsin as I am a graduate of Beloit College and I spent some of my early teaching career here in Wisconsin (Lake Geneva and Beloit).
I earned my Bachelor's degree in Modern Languages and Literatures at Beloit College in 1990 and my Master's in Teaching of Languages at the University of Southern Mississippi in 2005. As well, I have earned several certifications with USA Volleyball. Over 27 years, I have coached different levels of not only girls' volleyball, but also softball, girls' basketball, soccer, and girls' lacrosse, including helping lead the middle school volleyball Whippets in 2015-2016.
This year I am teaching Spanish 2, Spanish 3, and Spanish 5. As well, I am coaching JV volleyball and assisting the varsity volleyball team here in the High School, on which my elder daughter will be a member. I also have a younger daughter who is a new Whitewater Middle School sixth-grader.
I am proud to be a part of the Whitewater educational community and look forward to continuing my work in collaboration with its students, parents, and, of course, my fellow colleagues in the High School.