Cassidy Linder

Dance Teacher


B.A., Communication
Columbia College Chicago
CSUCI, Ventura Community College
Teacher since 2005

How many years have you worked at Oak Grove?

Since 2018.

Why do you work at Oak Grove?

I believe in the mission of the school and the teachings of Krishnamurti. I also love the ability to pass down my love for dance to the students, who have such open minds.

A quote that inspires your approach to your job.

“Effort over outcome.”

Coffee or Tea?


What makes an Oak Grove education unique?

The educators really focus on the whole student, not just academics and grades. Students understand who they are in the world and are encouraged to follow their hearts.

How do we prepare students for their life ahead?

We guide and encourage them to reach within themselves to find the answers.

The best live music performance/concert you ever attended is …

Muse, in 2011 or 2012.

Which teacher in your life affected you greatly? How?

I’ve been lucky to have numerous amazing teachers who pushed me to do my best work and follow my dreams.

Name something that nobody knows about you.

I’m obsessed with wearing fuzzy socks in the house.

Person (dead or alive, famous or not) that you’d most like to share a meal with.

Fred Astaire.

Name a place you’ve always wanted to visit, but haven’t yet.


Share a hilarious OGS experience.

Leading the staff in a dance!