Kathleen Hester is excited to begin her 6th year at Link Community Charter School. Prior to Link, Ms. Hester served as a classroom teacher for 22 years. She has an M.A. in Secondary Education and an Ed.S. in Education Management, Leadership and Policy from Seton Hall University. Kathleen received her B.A. from Mary Washington College. She began her career at St. Mary’s of the Assumption High School in Elizabeth, NJ, as a teacher of American History and Geography, moving on to the South Orange Maplewood School District after five years. During her 17 years in the district, Kathleen’s primary responsibility was teaching 7th grade World Studies at South Orange Middle School. She also designed and wrote curriculum, including the district’s middle school social studies curriculum. She eagerly brings her expertise and passion for education to Link each and every day!