Linda J. Tiedt
In the early 70's, Linda took a respite from teaching to have a family. She is the proud mother of Christopher, Marcus and Leigh. The family resided in Iowa City, Iowa and Buffalo, N.Y., before moving to St. Louis in the summer of 1978. Linda joined the Meramec faculty fall 1980.
During her twenty years at Meramec, she has taught Health and Personal Hygiene, Wellness and Fitness Concepts, Stress Management, First Aid, CPR, and a variety of activity classes including gymnastics, swimming, archery, ice skating, volleyball, aerobics and step aerobics. In addition to her faculty responsibilities, she served as Interim Assistant Director of Admissions and Interim Assistant in Continuing Education. In 1989, she assumed the role of Interim Physical Education Department Chair.
In addition to her teaching responsibilities, Linda has been involved with students through various assignments. Early in her career, she was an assistant coach for both softball and women's basketball. She organized the campus intramural program that sponsored walk-run competitions, tennis tournaments, and the very popular winter volleyball program. For more than a decade, she sponsored the Cheerleading and Pom Pon Squads.
Linda has chaired and served on innumerable college, campus and department committees. She was a member of a Learning Circle on Multiple Intelligence and participated in various presentations on Staff Development Days. In spring, 1996, she participated in Meramec's first Writing Intensive program and chaired it the following fall. Linda was the recipient, in the year 2000, of the Meramec Faculty Lecture Award. Her presentation was entitled: "www.Everyman/stressed..com."
Linda's outside interests include traveling, attending theatre, reading, camping and sewing. Like most of us, she thoroughly enjoys spending time with wonderful friends and a loving family. She shares her home with her husband, Fred, and two beautiful but spoiled alley cats who provide hours of entertainment and, at times, lifesaving "fuzz and purr therapy."