Dr. Fifer has been at IFS for over a year and has done an excellent job in streamlining processes, grant management, and compliance with regulations. She brings to IFS over 20 years of experience in the field of education. She is an author and educator who has served in various roles of increasing responsibility at public and charter schools, college and university, and other institutions serving the growth and development of students and adults through implementation of effective organizational policies and procedures. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Liberal Arts and Science in Communications from Northern Illinois University in 1997, a Master’s degree in Management from University of Phoenix in 2006, and a Ed.D. in Leadership from the University of Phoenix in 2012.