Linda has been Superintendent and CEO of SIATech, Inc., since 2004. She has been with the organization since April of 2000. Her experience includes Deputy Superintendent at SIATech and Director of Education Services at Guajome Park Academy.
Prior to that, Dr. Dawson served as principal at Abraxas High School, assistant principal at Twin Peaks Middle School and Bernardo Heights Middle School, all, in the Poway Unified School District.
Dr. Dawson has been recognized twice as the Outstanding Secondary Administrator by the Association of Poway School Managers, and Teacher of the Year for her exemplary work at Bernardo Heights Middle School.
Most recently, Dr. Dawson was honored as a finalist in the James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award and received a $25,000.00 grant to be used for education programs at SIATech. Dr. Dawson is a certified Franklin Covey trainer in Leadership, FOCUS, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, and Management.
Dr. Dawson earned her Doctorate from United States International University, her Master of Science degree from Eastern Kentucky University, and her Bachelors Degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara.