Dr. Amy Tift is the instructor for the 9th grade Exploring Research and Intro to Psychology courses at FAU High School. She is also affiliate faculty in the College of Education in the department of Educational Leadership and Research Methodology. Dr. Tift attended The Ohio State University, where she worked in two cognitive developmental psychology labs while completing her bachelor's degree. Dr. Tift then attended FAU to complete her Master's and Ph.D. in developmental psychology. Her research focused on infant multisensory perceptual development and how visual attention moderates speech and language development. At FAU High School, Dr. Tift has researched note-taking modalities and their impact on student preparedness and organization strategies. Dr. Tift coordinates the Summer Bridge Program for incoming students and has conducted program evaluation research on the Bridge Program. In addition, Dr. Tift is the advisor for the FAU High School chapter of the National Honor Society and Studio Sessions (mental health and art club). Dr. Tift is a mom to one little girl and two Yorkies. She enjoys watercolor painting, travel, cooking, and scuba diving.
NSHSS is always looking to find ways to support our network of educators, especially those who are constantly looking to support their students. To help offset the financial burden, NSHSS is awarding fifteen (15) high school educators $500 grants to help provide additional opportunities to their students and classrooms.