Linda Fichtelman

Linda Fichtelman

Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development Faculty

Linda Fichtelman, MS, has been dedicated to the pursuit of developmentally appropriate education, programming, and advocacy for young children for over 25 years. After graduating from Ashland University with bachelor’s degrees in Human Development and Psychology, she went on to Ohio State University to complete a master’s in Human Development. Her primary focus has been on early childhood education. Since 1012, she has served as affiliated faculty for Union, currently in the Early Childhood Education & Adolescent Development program and previously in the Education program.

Along with holding adjunct/affiliated faculty positions at various institutions for the past 20 years, Linda has been involved with many aspects of the early childhood and educational fields. While working for the Ohio Department of Education, she visited Head Start and public preschool programs to monitor compliance with state regulations and offer assistance as needed in meeting the guidelines set forth by the Department.   She spent many years working with WOSU Public Media (a PBS station) in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education to offer training associated with the Department of Educations Ready to Learn Initiative. In addition, Linda has been the administrator of a one-of-a-kind Parent Cooperative Preschool program in central Ohio and a large employer-based child care program.  She also is very familiar with family childcare arrangements and has been homeschooling children in preschool – 7th grade.

Linda’s advocacy has led her to hold positions in the Ohio Association for the Education of Young Children governing board.  She has presented at a NAEYC national conference on the Quality, Compensation, and Affordability conundrum and organized Professional Development Institutes for the state of Ohio.


Linda Fichtelman, M.S.

Affiliated Faculty

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