Amanda Witte, Ph.D. Research Assistant Professor, Nebraska Center for Research on Children, Youth, Families and Schools

Amanda Witte's research is focused on family-school partnerships, early learning and rural education. In addition to her role as research assistant professor, she serves as the project manager for Learning Frontiers: Pre-K to Grade 3, a study investigating factors that promote early learning and development as children develop from preschool through third grade.

Witte also serves as a family-school consultant, training supervisor and project manager for Teachers and Parents as Partners (TAPP). She delivers workshops and training in family-school partnerships to parents, educators and service providers throughout North America, and facilitates the ongoing coaching of TAPP consultants.

She has also served as the project coordinator for two federally funded family-school partnership studies. In this role, she managed collaborative teams of consultants, parents and teachers; maintained partnerships with school personnel; and developed working relationships with new schools and communities.

Witte has contributed to numerous research publications and publications relating to family-school partnership research. She received her master’s and doctoral degrees in educational psychology from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.