Tiffany Neill is the deputy superintendent of curriculum and instruction for the Oklahoma State Department of Education and the past-president for the Council of State Science Supervisors, serving as president from 2017-2019.
In her role at the Oklahoma State Department of Education, she works to support districts and educators in aligning their curriculum and instruction to standards and supports curriculum directors and specialist in similar efforts with various disciplines. She oversees both Title II and Title IV state activity funds, implements various state and federal policies and serves as the project manager for several USDE grants. In her eight years of service at the Oklahoma State Department of Education she served as the director of science and engineering education for six years and oversaw two science standards review and revision processes.
She served on the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine consensus committee that authored the report, Changing Expectations for the K-12 Teacher Workforce: Policies, Preservice Education, Professional Development, and the Workplace (2020) and currently serves on a consensus committee report focused on enhancing science in prekindergarten through fifth grade. She also serves as a Co-Pi on the National Science Foundation grant, ACESSE which focuses on enhancing equity and coherence in science education.
Ms.Neill taught middle school and high school science in Vinita, Oklahoma and served as a graduate research assistant at the University of Oklahoma’s K20 Center for Education and Community Renewal. She also taught elementary science methods courses for the University of Oklahoma. She has completed the graduate courses required for a doctoral degree in science curriculum and instruction a and is currently completing a dissertation focused on STEM integration.