Linda Patton is a lifetime educator. Upon her graduation from Oklahoma State University, she began a twenty-eight year teaching career in the public schools of Oklahoma. In addition to teaching speech, drama, debate, and English, she directed plays and musicals, coached competitive speech and debate, sponsored a clown troupe and coached two National Forensic League national champions. She taught on the adjunct faculty of Rogers State College for seventeen years and presented staff development for teachers for eight years. Ms. Patton was selected local teacher of the year three times, the Oklahoma Debate Teacher of the Year, the Oklahoma Drama Teacher of the Year, and the Oklahoma Speech Teacher of the Year.
As a volunteer for Kappa Kappa Gamma, Ms. Patton has served as a Province Director of Alumnae, Regional Director of Alumnae, Fraternity Chairman of Field Representatives, Fraternity Chairman of Philanthropy, and Fraternity Advisory Board/Housing Committee. She has been a Kappa trainer for twenty years and was selected the Loyalty Award winner in 2014.
Living in Nowata, Ms. Patton serves that community through the Methodist Church, La Kee Kon Women’s Club, and as member of the City/County Library Board. Formerly she was a member of the Nowata Board of Education. She has been selected as the Chamber of Commerce Woman of the Year.
Ms. Patton has been married to Jim Patton for fifty-three years, and they have two children and five grandchildren.