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Dr. Linda Vermooten, a dedicated advocate for quality education and a passionate protector of children's innocence is running to represent District 2 on the Nebraska State Board of Education. Born and raised in South Africa, Linda brings a rich cultural background and a deep understanding of diverse perspectives to her educational pursuits.


Linda's educational journey began with her graduation from Vall High School in South Africa. She then pursued her passion for healthcare, completing her training and graduation as a Registered Nurse and Midwife. However, her thirst for knowledge and her desire to make a difference in the lives of others led her to expand her educational horizons.


She obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Studies with a minor in Counseling and Psychology from Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri. This laid a strong foundation for her subsequent academic achievements, as she went on to earn a Master's degree in Counseling from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Linda's dedication to personal growth and her commitment to the well-being of others further propelled her to complete a Master of

Divinity degree from Assemblies of God Theological Seminary.


Driven by her unwavering passion for understanding the complexities of the human mind and providing comprehensive care, Linda pursued a PsyD in Psychology from the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. Her extensive training in psychology has equipped her with the skills and knowledge necessary to address the multifaceted challenges faced by individuals, families, and communities.


Linda's professional experience encompasses various roles in the field of education and counseling. She established and successfully ran a private counseling practice in Lincoln, Nebraska for a decade, where she provided compassionate and effective mental health services to individuals and families. Additionally, she taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in Lincoln, further demonstrating her commitment to empowering diverse populations and ensuring equal opportunities for all.


Her passion for education led her to serve as the Department Chair and Professor of the Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health program at Grace University. In this capacity, Linda has not only mentored and inspired future mental health professionals but has also emphasized the importance of equipping parents with knowledge about the long-term negative effects of pornography on their children.


Linda is an active member of Lord of Hosts Church in Millard, Nebraska, where she finds spiritual nourishment and a sense of community. She stands firmly for life and dedicates herself to protecting the innocence of children, recognizing the vital role education plays in shaping their future.


Now, Dr. Linda Vermooten seeks to bring her wealth of experience, her deep-rooted values, and her commitment to quality education to the Nebraska State Board of Education. With her diverse background, unwavering dedication, and compassionate approach, Linda aims to champion the needs of students, parents, and educators while promoting a nurturing educational environment that prioritizes excellence and the well-being of Nebraska's children.

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