Queen Linda Jackson - Our 2015 Winter Carnival Queen was born and raised in New Jersey. She attended Morris Hills High School in Rockaway, New Jersey. She graduated from Radford University in Virginia with a degree in Primary and Elementary Education. She arrived in Saranac Lake in 1972 and has been volunteering ever since. She is a past president and member of Saranac Lake Women’s College Scholarship Club, volunteer for the Saranac Lake Library Book Fair, a volunteer for First Night, a member of the Community Lunch Box, a member of the Community Store Marketing Committee, and a Board member for Historic Saranac Lake. She is a volunteer for Grace Pantry, a Chapter President for Beta Mu, Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma, a honorary international organization of Woman Educators.She has taught in Saranac Lake as a teacher in grades Kindergarten through 5th grade, except for 2nd grade, including the gifted and talented classes in Lake Colby and Petrova Elementary Schools. She retired in 2011.She is a member of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church. She is the daughter of Edwin and Ruth Simgleton and the sister to Nancy, Marcia, Robert and Scott. Her children include Karina, of Waltham Massachusetts, Trevor of Hamden, Connecticut, and Timothy of Denver, Colorado. She has one grandson, Luca. She enjoys following her children’s lives with great pride.Since retiring she is enjoying exploring new places, wandering through museums, reading, baking and dabbling in drawing and painting. She is especially happy spending time with family and friends.