Bachelor of Arts, History and Secondary Education
Master of Science in Literacy Education
Advanced Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
Advanced Certificate in School Building Leadership
Professor Tiffany L. Fanning's career in education started as a Social Studies Teacher at Niagara Catholic High School in Niagara Falls, NY upon graduating from Canisius University with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education. While teaching U.S. History, World History, and Psychology, she completed a Master of Science in Literacy Education at Canisius University, specializing in grades 5 through 12. Tiffany Fanning was the recipient of the Urban Education Award in 2008 from the Department of Education and Human Services at Canisius University.
Ms. Fanning served as a Literacy Specialist at Tapestry Charter High School, where she provided reading, writing, and content instruction to high school students. Realizing the need, she collaborated to build curriculum that would support the needs of multilingual students. She pursued an Advanced Certificate from Long Island University in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.
Tiffany Fanning became an Adjunct Instructor in the TESOL/Bilingual Program at Canisius University in 2013. Candidates in her classes learn about instructional strategies, and culturally responsive teaching methods that are effective in all settings. The candidates also learn about the components of a lesson plan as well as how assessments guide instruction. She also taught ENL in the Buffalo Public Schools, and led trainings for teachers and parents in collaboration with the BPS Multilingual Department.
Ms. Fanning went on to pursue educational leadership studies at Canisius University. She obtained a School Building Leadership Advanced Certificate, and went on to serve as Assistant Principal in the Williamsville Schools. Currently, she teaches World History, International Baccalaureate History, and Psychology at Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart where she serves as Department Chair.