Linda Leiva

Lecturer - Practicum/Student Teaching Supervisor

Ancora Imparo. Michaelangelo said this at age 82. It has become my motto. It means, “I am still learning.” If the great Michaelangelo can express this at 82, I can certainly continue with this as my way of living. It is one of the reasons I am at UMF and hope to inspire my students likewise.I live in Lewiston with my husband Jose and together we share 6 children and 4 grandchildren, a cat and a dog. He is a professional photographer and we both love the world of art and beauty, no matter where we find it.  I came to UMF after 34 years in public education as a teacher , a team leader and then as a director of the public preschools for the Auburn School Department. I love all ages of students and have enjoyed seeing the continuum from preschool to college seniors!I volunteer with the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, the United Way of Androscoggin County and am part of the Maine Resilience Building Network.


  • 1971 BS Elementary Education, Stetson University
  • 2006 MS Educational Leadership, Administration, University of Southern Maine
Linda Leiva