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Ms. McNiff graduated from Bishop Kearney High School in 2000.  She was then accepted into the Kingsborough Honors Program at Kingsborough Community College where she majored in psychology and received The President's Award for Distinguished Scholarship.  She went on to attend St. Joseph's College (Brooklyn Campus) where she switched her major to History and Secondary Education. In 2007, she started teaching Global History and Geography at Fontbonne and later added U.S. History and Government. 
 
Her current grad school credits include Political Science and International Affairs. After attending a Fordham University AP Psychology Summer Institute Program, she began teaching AP Psych to Juniors and Seniors. Now in her second year, she is loving the experience of returning to her original major and witnessing the passion it ignites in her students!
 
This past summer, Ms. Mcniff attended New Visions Global History and Geography Deep Dives in preparation for the changes coming to the Global History and Geography Regents examination this year. 
 
She has been SAC moderator for 8 years where she plans and organizes events such as 9th Grade Orientation, Harvest Happening, Senior PreProm and school elections. Ms. McNiff also teaches Shore Road Tutoring for Global History and Geography. 
 
Ms. Mcniff's passion for teaching stems from her constant desire to learn! She credits her students for being the driving force behind her intrigue. She also appreciates that teaching combines her two passions, History and Psychology.