Linda Sills

Linda Sills

Executive Director of the Global Issues Network

Linda Sills is a dedicated lifelong learner and global citizen. She earned her undergraduate degree from UC Berkeley followed by a teaching credential from San Francisco State University. She went on to earn a Masters in Educational Leadership from Harvard University with a concentration in Administration, Planning, and Human Development. Years later, she graduated with a Masters in Counseling School Psychology from Tufts University.  She has been working as an innovative educator with youth for over forty years.

Linda began her teaching career in Oakland, California within the public school system. She continued her work as an international educator, as a teacher, guidance counselor and school psychologist in schools around the world; beginning in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Burkina Faso, Kenya, Thailand, Morocco and Israel. After 32 years working directly in schools as an educator/guidance counselor, Linda was chosen to lead the educational professional development for the East Asia Regional Council of Overseas Schools (EARCOS).  While serving as the Executive Director of EARCOS, she developed Global Issues Network programming and curricula for the region. In 2005 she established the Global Citizen Award for the East Asia Region. Presently, Linda is the Executive Director of Global Issues Network (GIN), working with students, educators and organizers around the world who are addressing global issues in their local community on five continents.

Contact Linda at :  linda@globalissuesnetwork.net  

Ashley Sills

Ashley Sills

Deputy Executive Director

Since her GINternship for EARCOS in 2007, Ashley has and continues to support the GINetwork as: a GINetwork administrator, GIN mentor for local-global student teams, GIN community organizer, and a co-developer of GIN programming.  

Internationally born and raised, Ashley is the daughter of two lifelong international school educators. Ashley identifies as a local-global citizen who is constantly and continuously inspired by the GINetwork collective: students, educators, community organizers, scientists and activists; who engage in empathetic action and are committed to developing equitable and sustainable systemic solutions in answer to our shared global issues. Ashley is committed to building opportunities for young local-global citizens to learn, engage and build community-centered impact and empowerment.

With GIN Students at the helm as leaders of today, the mentorship of GIN Educators, and the support of GIN School communities, Ashley is proud to be part of a global team who continues to build a platform, learning processes and pathways for collaborative empowerment of our global network. Ashley sincerely thanks the GIN community for all of their hard work and dedication to building a global community of positive change-makers. It takes teamwork to make the dream work!

Contact Ashley at : ashley@globalissuesnetwork.net