Linda Barrows has helped Blake seniors to find their voices by serving as the primary reader and advocate for students writing their college essays since she joined the staff in 2005. She offers guidance, feedback and support for students in the writing process. In addition to college essay coaching, Mrs. Barrows teaches summer workshops to rising Blake seniors on writing the college essay, leads a spring college essay education seminar for parents of juniors and contributes to articles on the college application essay for Blake publications.
Mrs. Barrows is a published essayist, writing personal essays that reflect her interests in such topics as teaching, family, travel, life in Minnesota and yoga. A graduate of Barnard College with a major in English and an elementary education teaching certificate, she also holds an MBA in marketing from Columbia University Graduate School of Business. She is married with two grown sons, both of whom graduated from Blake.