An important function of the Guidance and Advising Department is to maintain accurate records of each student's progress in school. This includes the interpretation of the importance of grades and test scores to students, parents, and teachers. The most important job of the Guidance and Advising Department, however, is service. We are here to help students! We help students select courses to meet individual needs, offer encouragement to set high but realistic goals, aid in adjusting to the school/college environment, assist in resolving school and personal problems, and assist with college and scholarship applications.
Mrs. Adam is the Associate Director of Guidance for FAU High School. Mrs. Adam works primarily with tenth grade students, transitioning them from the high school into FAU. She joins us all the way from Cincinnati, OH. Mrs. Adam holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication Studies from Mount St. Joseph University and a Master of Science degree in Education and Allied Professions from the University of Dayton. Mrs. Adam is currently working on her Doctorate Degree in Higher Education at Florida Atlantic University. Mrs. Adam has experience working in a variety of areas in higher education. Outside of academic advising she has experience in student activities, residence life, career services, orientation, marketing, admission, teaching, and more! Mrs. Adam is excited to bring her experiences and knowledge to the FAU High School community.
Originally from Youngstown, Ohio, Dr. Meredith completed her bachelor’s degree in marine biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in 2004. Her first taste of research was to conduct an undergraduate thesis, during which she discovered that a certain species of marine worm employs chemical defenses to deter predators. Shortly thereafter, she entered the doctoral Integrative Biology Program at Florida Atlantic University. Dr. Meredith’s dissertation research focused on the sense of smell in elasmobranch fishes (sharks, rays, and skates) and involved everything from shark fishing in the Florida Keys to electro-physiology experiments at Gumbo Limbo Environmental Complex to documentaries on shark biology. In December 2011, she completed her doctorate and began postdoctoral research at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine. Her postdoctoral work focused on the taste system in mammals to determine how the hormone leptin influences the sensitivity of taste cells and communication among them. Dr. Meredith is now Assistant Professor in the College of Education at Florida Atlantic University working to develop and teach courses in FAU High School’s Research Program.
Deborah Green is passionate about student success. She enjoys helping students take charge of their education and create learning experiences that are both unique and fulfilling. She earned her Bachelors of Science in Psychology from The Florida State University (Go Noles!) and completed her Masters of Science in College Student Affairs at Nova Southeastern University. Her previous professional experience includes working in: Institutional Advancement, Fraternity and Sorority Life, Career Development, and Academic Advising. Outside of the office you will find her doing DIY house projects with her husband, playing at the dog park with lovable Tripp, or catching up on a good book. Next time you find yourself on campus stop by and say hello.