Linda Dunn completed her Master's Degree in Social Work from North Carolina A&T University in 2005. She was the director of the Alamance County Dispute Settlement Center from 1988-2001. Before she became the director of the Dispute Settlement Center, she was trained as a mediator in 1984 at the Orange County Dispute Settlement Center. She also served on the founding board of directors for the DSC. As director of the Dispute Settlement Center, she served on the statewide Mediation Network education committee and the restorative justice committee. She completed training for training of mediators in 1992 and since that time has trained thousands of mediators in the public school system, on university campuses, and in the community. In addition, she has mediated thousands of disputes in the court system as well as with public school students. While she was on the Mediation Network education committee, she helped to develop conflict resolution and peer mediation programs for school age children from elementary school to high school. She helped to implement programs in several local schools by training staff and students in conflict resolution and mediations skills. In addition, she helped to write the Mediation Network Mediation manual, used to train mediators statewide.
Ms Dunn has received training in Vicitim-Offender Mediation, Mediation for Exceptional Children Disputes, and is trained in leading prejudice reduction workshops for the National Coalition Building Institute. She has led hundreds of diversity workshops for community groups, churches, business groups, and for students, teachers, and administrators in the school system,
Ms. Dunn presently works for Guilford County Schools as a middle school social worker. In her role as a social worker, she has taught conflict resolution skills to students and trained peer mediators, as well as used her mediation skills with student conflicts. She is very passionate about people learning mediation and conflict resolution skills and believes that the skills she teaches have the capacity to transform relationships and the world around us.
Master's Degree in Social Work from North Carolina A&T University 2005
BA in German and Music from Hamline University 1971