Dr. Linda Merrell is retired after more than 25 years in public education. Her last position was the Senior Director for Staff Development in Cypress Fairbanks ISD. She served as an adjunct professor for Sam Houston University while on staff at Cypress Fairbanks ISD. Linda also served on the board of The Mission of Yahweh, a Houston-area homeless shelter for women and children. She has been married to Dr. Leonard Merrell for 47 years, and they have two sons and their wives, and 11 grandchildren.