Mrs. McNiff is the 8th grade counselor at Rocky Top. She attended the University of Denver for her undergraduate experience where she majored in Human Communications and minored in Italian and Psychology. During this time, she also spent four months living and studying abroad in Rome, Italy. Following graduation, she stayed at DU to complete her Master's in Counseling Psychology. Before joining the Rocky Top grizzly family in 2017, Mrs. McNiff was a school counselor at a high school in Littleton, Colorado. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son, reading, hiking, camping and enjoying meals with her crazy Italian family. In addition to being a part of the wonderful mental health team at Rocky Top, Mrs. McNiff is a part of the Adams 12 Crisis Response Team, co-leads the RTMS Crisis Response Team, is a QPR (suicide intervention) trainer, and has a specialist certification in Trauma and Crisis Management through the American School Counselor Association.