Dr. Tiffany Sauber Millacci is an educator as much as she is a learner who has an intense desire to help others.
Tiffany Sauber Millacci, Ph.D., is an educator for both university students and elementary-aged students. She is a continuous learner who seeks facts through research and enjoys sharing her learning through her writing.
Like many in the helping professions, Tiffany strives to help others. In her free time, she is an avid runner who also enjoys snowboarding, surfing, paddle boarding, and spending time at the beach.
- Nov 2020-Present – Resource Teacher, Barstow Unified School District
- Nov 2020-Present – Online Course Facilitator, University of the People
- Aug 2017-Nov 2020 – Behavior Focus Teacher, Cedar Rapids Community School District
- Oct 2015-Jul 2017 – Special Education Teacher, Barstow Unified School District
- Oct 2013-Nov 2013 – Online Course Facilitator, University of Phoenix
- Jul 2007-Oct 2015 – Special Education Teacher/Special Education Chair, Hawaii Department of Education
First- and Second-Author Publications
- Millacci, T., Kane, J., and Martz, K. (in process). A qualitative descriptive study on parent perspectives regarding the individualized education program process. Disabilities Studies Quarterly.
- Martz, K., & Millacci, T. (2021). Manage my emotions for teens (Manage my emotions series). Independently Published.
- Millacci, T. (2020). A Qualitative Descriptive Study on Parent Perspectives on Collaboration and Inclusion in the IEP Process. [Doctoral dissertation, Grand Canyon University] ProQuest Dissertations and Thesis database.
- Millacci, T. (2010). Bi-Dialectism. [Thesis, Marygrove College].
Education & Degrees
- 2020 – Ph.D. General Psychology (Cognition & Instruction) – Grand Canyon University, Arizona
- 2010 – Master’s Degree, Teaching, MAT, (Reading & Literacy) – Marygrove College, Michigan
- 2007 – Bachelor’s Degree, Elementary/Special Education – East Stroudsburg University, Pennsylvania
A Personal Message From Tiffany
My intention is to inform the reader and elicit wonder in hopes that the reader will continue with the research and create their own conclusions while positively influencing others around them.
Why Should You Trust What Tiffany Writes?
Tiffany’s work is supported by in-depth, quality research and presented straightforwardly. She uses her diverse experiences in education and travels as a military spouse to provide a relatable framework in her writing.
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25 Best Counseling Courses, Degrees, and Online Programs
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