Amy Cuddy, Ph.D.

What is your role at Tower Hill, and how long have you been with the school? 
​I have had the pleasure of serving the students, families and faculty of Tower Hill as the school's psychologist for 18 years, and I have taken on a new role this year as our first director of wellness.  
Briefly describe your own education.
​I earned my bachelor's degree in psychology from Franklin & Marshall College (go Dips!) and my doctorate in Clinical Developmental Child Psychology ​from Bryn Mawr College (go Owls!). My clinical internship was spent at The Child Guidance Center of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphi​a, and my​ thesis examined the impact of singl​e-sex vs. coeducational learning environments on the development of self-esteem in girls​. At present, my interests have shifted to explore the role of neuropsychology and mindfulness on student growth and emotional management. I am currently engaged in a training program to become a certified instructor in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Teens.  
Why do you do what you do? What are you passionate about at work?
​I have been honored to be a part of the Tower Hill family long enough to have seen several classes of students make their entire way through our school. My passion comes from developing these long-term relationships with our students and their families, as we work collaboratively to grow solid citizens of the world.
What do you enjoy doing outside of school?
​My time outside of school is spent laughing, cooking, eating and gathering with family and friends. I love words and could spend days-on-end reading.​ I enjoy traveling to new places to learn more about an area and to meet new people, and, whenever time permits, I journey to my favorite city in the world — Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! (Go Steelers!)