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Todd Abronowitz Todd Abronowitz currently teaches all levels of chemistry at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. Previously, he was the lead AP Chemistry teacher for Dallas ISD. Prior to this, he taught at John Paul II High School in Plano (and served as science department chair) for five years. He has also taught at Creekview High School, in the Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD for 8 years, South Garland High School (Garland ISD) for six years. He has served as the lead chemistry teacher at Creekview High School. Since starting his teaching career in 1990, he has taught regulars chemistry, honors chemistry, Pre-AP Chemistry and Advanced Placement Chemistry. He has started three AP chemistry programs, at South Garland HS, Creekview HS, and most recently at John Paul II HS. He is involved with several professional organizations: Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT), Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas (ACT2), and the American Chemical Society. He has presented workshops at several STAT Conferences for the Advancement of Science Teaching and Southwest Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. He has presented at two-day conferences and one-day conferences for the College Board and been the presenter for APSI in Texas and Arkansas. He served as a State Chemistry Textbook Review member for Texas in 2001. He was co-founder of a Traveling Science Show that preformed shows across the DFW Metroplex. He wrote his own laboratory manual and study materials for use in his AP chemistry class. Mr. Abronowitz has received numerous awards including NMSI All-American Teacher of the Year 2012, Shultz Award for outstanding high school chemistry teacher from the DFW section of the ACS, Radio Shack National Teacher Award, Associated Chemistry Teachers of Texas Teacher of the Year in 2000, and Wal-Mart Teacher of the Year 1996.

Elisabeth Adkins

Casey Akin Casey Akin teaches Pre-AP and AP Chemistry at College Station High School in College Station, Texas. This is her 15th year of teaching and her 9th year of teaching AP Chemistry. She has been honored each year as a district Star Educator and a Hall of Fame Teacher by the College Station Education Foundation and was the 2015-16 teacher of the year at her school. Casey has been a College Board consultant for five years. Casey's students have been extremely successful on the AP test with greater than a 98% pass rate with many students going on to careers in chemistry. Her students have participated and advanced in competitions such as the Siemens Foundation, BEST Robotics, Chemistry Olympiad, UIL Academics in science, Intel ISEF and National Science Bowl.

Tyler Alberts

Sam Allen Sam Allen is a PhD candidate in TCU's English Department where she teaches a variety of college writing and literature courses.

Barbara Alvarez

Holly Anderson Holly Anderson is a graduate of The University of North Texas with a B.A. in Anthropology and a M. Ed. in Secondary Education. While at UNT she focused her studies in secondary education on the Life and Earth Sciences, which stimulated her passion for environmental science. Holly began her career at Coppell Middle School North where she taught On level and Pre-AP 7th grade science for 6 years and began the Environmental Club. Through her classes and club inspired students to create and outdoor classroom and begin a recycling program. Holly was also instrumental in the Coppell community in a service learning project to create a community nature park with student input. All these activities lead to her current position at Coppell High School teaching AP & IB environmental science and as the International Baccalaureate CAS Coordinator. Holly has presented at the National Youth Leadership Conference on service learning projects and most recently at the National AP Conference on using constructivist learning strategies in the AP classroom. She has also presented numerous times at the Science Teacher Association of Texas CAST conference. This year she was named Secondary Teacher of the Year for Coppell ISD as well as Region 10 Secondary Teacher of the Year Finalist. Holly has also had the opportunity to lead professional development at TCU during the summer AP institute for Middle School Science and Fall and Spring AP seminars for Middle School Life/Earth Science and AP Environmental Science.

Julie Armstrong Julie Armstrong is a third generation educator currently serving in Richardson ISD. She serves Spring Valley Elementary (K-6th) and Dobie Primary (Prek-K) as a math coach. Julie has taught 2nd grade and 4th grade. Her educational experience includes working in Title I schools and diverse communities. She has enjoyed consulting for Box Cars and One-Eyed Jacks since 2011. Julie has presented numerous teacher workshops and Family Math Nights across the nation. She has presented and been part of the presentation team at various conferences including; the Conference for the Advancement of Mathematics Teaching (CAMT-TX), Kindergarten Teachers of Texas (KToT), Southern California Kindergarten Conference (SCKC), North Dakota Title I/Special Education Conference, and the Florida Association for the Education of Young Children (FLAEYC). Julie enjoys spending time with her husband, Joseph, and boy/girl twins, Harbin and Palmer.

Joyce Asber

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Christopher Aspaas serves as Director of Choral Activities and Associate Professor of Music at TCU. Christopher received his Ph.D. in Choral Music Education at The Florida State University in Tallahassee, his M.M. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, his B.M. in Voice Performance from St. Olaf. Christopher has served on the faculties of St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minnesota, Central Washington University in Ellensburg, Washington and Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts.


 At TCU, Christopher leads the Concert Chorale, TCU’s flagship mixed ensemble as well as the Choral Union that involves students, faculty, staff and members of the community. He also teaches coursework in basic conducting, choral conducting, choral literature, advanced choral conducting and oversees the graduate choral conducting program. 


His travels as a guest conductor, clinician, adjudicator and lecturer have taken Christopher to Alabama, Alaska, Alberta, British Columbia, Florida, Iowa, Illinois, Kentucky, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ontario, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin and three times to the Sultanate of Oman. He has conducted All-State Choruses in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Kentucky, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina, South Dakota, Virginia and Wisconsin as well as the British Columbia and Manitoba All-Province Honour Choirs. Additionally, Christopher led the All-Northwest Mixed Choir in 2015 and ACDA Southern Division Men’s Honor Choir in 2016. Most recently, Christopher travelled to South Korea to headline the 35th Annual International Symposium on Choral Music.


Christopher has produced more than forty arrangements and compositions for mixed, men's and women's choirs. His works are published by Augsburg Fortress, earthsongs, Hal Leonard, and Aspen Hill Music, a publishing house Christopher co-founded with his wife Nancy in 2013. His latest commission will premiere at the 2017 National Conference of the American Choral Directors Association in Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Aspaas is also active as a tenor soloist, performing Bach cantatas with Helmuth Rilling and the Oregon Bach Festival Orchestra, the Evangelist roles in the John and Matthew Passions of Bach with the Bach Collegium of Fort Wayne, Ind., and other solo roles with the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, the South Dakota Symphony Orchestra and the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic in Russia. Aspaas traveled to San Luis Obispo, California for a performance of Franz Josef Haydn’s Theresienmesse and Johann Michael Haydn’s Requiem with the Cuesta Master Chorale and Orchestra. In March 2012, Aspaas returned to the role of Evangelist in the St. John Passion at Wingate University and also with the St. Olaf Cantorei in its 2014 performance of Bach's cantata Aus der Tiefe, rufe ich Herr zu dir.

Anne Bailey Dr. Anne J. Bailey is a specialist in Civil War history. She is the author/editor of eight books, numerous book chapters, and over 300 articles and book review. She has taught at Texas Tech University, the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, and the University of Georgia system, spending most of her career teaching in Georgia. She has edited the Society of Civil War Historians newsletter for almost 25 years.

Paul Ballard

Linda Banfy

Gary Barlow Gary Barlow has more than 32 years of experience in radiation therapy management and is the Administrative Director of the Texas Center for Proton Therapy. Gary was instrumental in opening the only proton therapy center in North Texas and leads a team of radiation therapists, physicists, and other clinical personnel with over 75 combined years of proton therapy experience.

Shari Barnes

Retired from TCU as a human resources administrator, Shari's recent activities include membership on three community boards of directors as well as volunteer tutoring, work with homeless people, and lots of church committees. Travel with husband, children and grandchildren is also part of her grand adventure. An interviewer, mediator, published writer, and coffee lover, Shari finds Silver Frogs a great program that allows her to learn and teach simultaneously.

Lisa Barnett Lisa Barnett received her Ph.D. from TCU. She currently serves as a lecturer in the TCU History Department, specializing in American Indian and religious history. Barnett is also an ordained minister with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). She began her graduate education at Brite Divinity School where she earned a Master of Divinity and Master of Theology in History. Early in her career, she taught high school speech and debate in Texas and Oklahoma. Barnett is the author of two chapters in Institutional Change in Theological Education: A History of Brite Divinity School (TCU Press, 2011) and wrote the biographical sketch of Colby Hall for the reprint of his book, History of Texas Christian University (TCU Press, 2014).

Seth Barnett Seth Barnett is a professional lecturer and trainer for an international trade association where he communicates changes in global consumer markets. He specializes in corporate education but has spent many years teaching undergraduate and graduate students in many fields. Barnett holds a bachelor of science degree in management, a master's in public administration, a master's in law and was a graduate researcher at the University of Oxford. He has been a guest lecturer at Boise State University, Johnson & Wales University, the Florida Institute of Technology, and the College of Western Idaho.

Christophe Barquissau I am originally from Paris, France, and came to the US to attend graduate school and take courses in the linguistic and psychology department at the University of Arizona. I wanted to discover new aspects of life and culture and to expand my world of knowledge. Once I graduated, I became an instructor to teach Psychology and French at Universities and Junior Colleges and more specifically AP French language and literature for public and private High Schools. During my second year as a teacher I became a reader for the Advance Placement Examination for the College Board, and shortly after a consultant. I believe that my education in Second Language Acquisition Theory has fostered my ability to develop innovative curriculums that help me to engage the desire and the ability to learn. During my teaching, I always try to set very rigorous standards and strive to constantly ignite intellectual fire and help to develop critical thinking. I moved to California in 2009 and so far, my experience in Los Altos High School, has been the best in my entire career.

Linda Barrett Linda Barrett is the Manuscript Archivist at the Fort Worth Library. She has held this position since 2014.

Crystal Barth Crystal is a retired government employee who took up the challenge of tracing her family genealogy after she retired, more than 20 years ago. Her ancestors hail mainly from England and Germany, with a little French added, and have spread all over the USA. Her paternal line has been traced back to 1538 England. She is a member of several national, state, and county genealogical societies and is currently Treasurer for the Fort Worth Genealogical Society.

Tim Barth

Timothy M. Barth, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Studies at TCU. Dr. Barth teaches courses in neuroscience, psychology, problem-solving, ethical decision-making, and parapsychology, and has published over 30 original research papers and book chapters, most of which evaluate various factors that may influence recovery after brain injury. He worked as a visiting scientist at the Merck Sharp and Dohme Neuroscience Research Centre in Harlow, England and a Research Fellow at the National Institute of Mental Health, after completing his doctorate at the University of Texas, Austin. After leaving NIMH, he accepted a faculty position at TCU in 1990.

Richard Bassi Richard received a BA degree from The University of Texas at Austin. He is a licensed, professional insurance agent in Texas and has an office in downtown Fort Worth. He and his wife, Jan, have an agency that focuses on seniors. They help their clients protect their health and retirement assets. They teach educational classes on Medicare, Social Security, and Retirement Income and Estate planning. Jan also graduated from The University of Texas at Austin and received a MS degree in Education from Texas A & M University. Richard has been involved in the Boy Scouts of America for many years, teaching young men leadership and life skills. He also enjoys golf and jogging.

Rob Bauereisen Rob Bauereisen holds an MS from Tarleton State University and is the Grounds Supervisor at the Botanic Garden. He has 20 years experience in retail nursery management, residential landscaping and grounds maintenance.

Michelle Bauml

Jennifer Bearden Jennifer Bearden is a Pre-Kindergarten teacher at Lily B. Clayton Elementary in Fort Worth. Jennifer has taught in Fort Worth ISD since 2011. During her time in Fort Worth ISD she has also taught upper elementary grades as well as Kindergarten. Prior to her time in Fort Worth, Jennifer taught in Waxahachie ISD and DeSoto ISD. Jennifer graduated from Hardin-Simmons with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a specialization in Reading and an endorsement in Early Childhood Education in 2000. She is ESL and GT certified. She has participated in training with groups and professionals such as Capturing Kids Hearts, Empowering Writers, Lucy Calkins, and the National Math and Science Institute to name a few. Inspiring children to love learning and watch them light up when they are successful is what energizes Jennifer to continue teaching. Jennifer lives in Fort Worth and has been married to Corey for 17 years. They have two children, Nathan (12) and Kate (10).

Dennis Beck Dennis Beck has taught Tai Chi for TCU for at least the last 20 years, He also has helped others to explore relaxation and related arts at Trinity Terrace and The Vantage at Cityview. He knows these ideas work because he feels it himself when he's teaching, doing tai chi, or dancing the boogie woogie.

Joyce Beck

Joyce Beck has a Ph.D. in English Language and Literature from the University of Michigan.

David Begnoche

Jamie Benigna Jamie Benigna has been a Chemistry teacher for 16 years and has taught AP Chemistry for 13 years. He currently teaches at the Roeper School in Birmingham, MI. He has a B.S. in Chemistry (Honors) and a Masters in Teaching from Wayne State University. Jamie was a former co-chair of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee, served on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee, has been a reader for the AP Chemistry exam grading, and has written items for the exams in the revised course. He has been a College Board Consultant for the past 4 years, and he has presented for the Flinn Scientific Foundation Summer Chemistry Workshops and eLearning series. He has presented at numerous conferences, including NSTA and the AP Annual Conference. He received the Teacher of Promise award from the Michigan Science Teachers Association in 2004. Outside of teaching Chemistry, Jamie is a foodie and avid cook, and he worked on recipe development and food styling for the VizChef app that is available for iOS.

Ashley Bennett

Nichole Bennett Nichole Bennett specializes in social media marketing for small businesses. She has worked in an agency environment for 6 years now, and teaches social media marketing at UTA as well. She has a Bachelor's in public relations from the University of North Texas and a Master's in Education from Texas Wesleyan University.

Steve Berry

Steve Berry is currently a partner with Pine Room Partners (, a commercial real estate consulting and capital firm investing in senior living and light industrial properties in North Texas. Prior to Pine Room, Mr. Berry was a founding partner of Vintage Capital Partners, which managed a $150 million dollar private equity real estate fund consisting of commercial real estate properties in the Southwestern United States. Over the years, Mr. Berry has served on various boards in Fort Worth including Streams & Valleys, the Modern Art Museum, the Fort Worth Transportation Authority and Union Gospel Mission. Additionally, he served as a member of the Region C Water Planning Board for North Texas, and as president of the Trinity Improvement Association. Mr. Berry has been a member of Urban Land Institute, most recently serving on the Small Scale Development Council. Mr. Berry received his Master's in Business Administration in 1992 from The University of Texas at Austin and graduated from Vanderbilt University in 1984 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics.

Daniel Berry, III Daniel Berry earned his bachelor's degrees in History and Political Science as well as a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction at West Virginia University and a Master's Degree in Geography at Concord University. He has taught various subjects in Social Studies for the past thirty years including AP US Government and Politics and AP Human Geography. Serving as a College Board Consultant, he has conducted numerous one-day and two-day workshops as well as week-long summer institutes throughout the Midwestern, Western and Southern Regions. He has been an AP Human Geography exam reader, table leader and lead table leader since 2003. He has served on the AP Human Geography Test and Curriculum Development Committee (2009-2014). Other responsibilities include serving on the West Virginia Geographic Alliance Steering Committee, West Virginia Center for Professional Development Board of Directors, West Virginia Advanced Placement Leadership Committee , and co-authored the AMSCO Advanced Placement Human Geography exam review book.

Roger Bevan Roger Bevan is a native New Englander. He received a BA in Mathematics from Bowdoin and an MBA from Dartmouth. He taught math for a few years between the two degrees, but spent most of his career managing IT for home and auto insurance companies. He and his wife moved to this area in 2015 to be near their son and his family, and to enjoy the great city of Fort Worth.

John Biggan Dr. Biggan is a Beckman Institute Postdoctoral Fellow at the world-renowned Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He uses interdisciplinary methods to study the impact of interventions, such as physical activity, on cognition across the lifespan.

Sarah Blackwell

Cheri Blackwood Cheri Blackwood is a National Board Certified teacher with 25 years of teaching experience. She has been instrumental in starting and growing the AP Science Program at Edmond Santa Fe High School in Edmond Oklahoma. She is a passionate educator who strives to continually improve her methods. Cheri views teaching as an art that must be practiced and honed. She has taught AP Chemistry for 18 years and has been a College Board presenter for the past 12 years. Most importantly Cheri is sees her classroom as student centered.

Charles Blair-Broeker Charlie Blair-Broeker taught psychology at Cedar Falls High School (Iowa) from 1978 until his retirement in 2014 and now serves as an adjunct instructor at Hawkeye Community College in Waterloo, Iowa. He has been a Question Leader, Rubric Writer, Table Leader, or Reader for Advanced Placement Psychology Examinations since the test was first administered in 1992, and has completed a three-year term on the AP Psychology Test Development Committee. He has been involved in a number of American Psychological Association initiatives, serving as a member of the Task Force that authored the National Standards for High School Psychology, as chair of the Executive Board of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS), and as co-editor of the fourth volume of the APA Activities Handbook for the Teaching of Psychology. He is the co-author of Thinking About Psychology: The Science of Mind and Behavior (Worth Publishers). For three years, Charlie co-directed Teaching the Science of Psychology, a summer institute for high school psychology teachers supported by the National Science Foundation and the Northern Kentucky University Foundation. Charlie has led dozens of teacher workshops across the United States and Canada.

Lee Blanton

Martin Blessinger

Steven Blostein Steven Blostein has studied martial arts in both Japan and Korea. He has studied T'ai Chi with Dennis Beck and is currently studying under Master Ho Chin-Han.

Beth Boatman Beth Boatman is a Texas-native who is an education and consulting professional with a Masters degree in Human Sexuality Education (M.Ed.). She is a certified sexuality educator with the American Association of Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and a board certified sexologist (ACS). She is an undergraduate instructor for developmental sexuality and a Ph.D. candidate in family therapy at Texas Woman's University.

Diana Boerner Diana Boerner works at TCU as the Business research librarian, but spends her spare time learning about native plants and gardening.

Sam Bogart

Sam Bogart has 13 years professional broadcast announcer experience for WBAP-Dallas/FW; KTOK,Oklahoma City; WMAQ-NBC,Chicago. He has done freelance voiceover/studio talent for 40 years. Sam has been the announcer for TCU HornedFrog Marching Band for 42 years. Additonally, he has been a professional voiceover/narrator for 50 years with Dallas, Fort Worth, and Chicago radio and television. Sam holds a Master's degree in Communication/Speech from Northwestern University.

Christine Bond-Custard Christine Bond-Custred currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) United States History and AP World History at Edmond Memorial High School, in Edmond OK. She has taught AP United States History since 1998, AP World History since 2006 and Pre-AP World History from 1998-2006. She holds a Master's degree in Education Administration and in school counseling (M.Ed.) and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). Ms. Custred has been a College Board consultant since 2000, presenting at numerous College Board institutes including international institutes. She has been an AP Summer Institute consultant since 2003, presenting at well over 50 summer institutes. She co-authored the Research and Education Association (REA) test prep book for AP United States History, she wrote the AP review questions for the AP edition of the Making America textbook, she co-authored the Fast Track to a 5 for AP World History and was a contributing author of the teacher's edition of the Ways of the World textbook. She has developed and team taught a combination course that bridges AP U. S. History and AP English Language and has co-presented at a Southwest Regional College Board conference. She served as an AP mentor from 2015-2017, this mentoring program, designed and offered by the College Board, entailed conducting once a month webinars with new AP United States history teachers. She has served as a reader for the AP World History exam and the AP United States history exam.

Jon Bonnell Chef Jon Bonnell is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and the prestigious New England Culinary Institute. He has authored three cookbooks and has cooked at the famed James Beard House in New York City in 2004, 2005 and 2008. He has been featured on NBC's The Today Show, CBS's The Early Show, CBS's This Morning, ABC's Nightline GMA Now, Better TV, as well as The Food Network's BBQ with Bobby Flay and The Food Network's Meat & Potatoes. His namesake restaurant, Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine, has won the "Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator each year since 2004 and has been consistently rated among the top restaurants in the state by Zagat. His newest restaurant concept, Waters Bonnell's Coastal Cuisine, opened to rave reviews in March 2013. During his tenure at NECI, Jon completed a six-month culinary internship at Mr. B's Bistro in the historic New Orleans French Quarter, where he acquired his Creole flare. He graduated from NECI in 1997 and returned to Fort Worth where he honed his cooking skills. After two years at local upscale restaurants, Jon initiated plans to open his own signature restaurant in his beloved hometown of Fort Worth, and in 2001 Bonnell's Fine Texas Cuisine opened its doors to the public. Jon Bonnell's cuisine is an upscale look at the foods of Texas. His recipes are enhanced with regional Creole, Southwestern, and Mexican spices to bring truly authentic, well-loved cuisine from the Lone Star State into homes all over the world.

Larry Borne Larry Borne is an amateur archeologist. He has traveled to Arizona, New Mexico, and Colorado. The one thing that is usually still present at an archeological site is their pottery. He has been in the homes of present day potters and enjoy the conversation of learning how they learned from their mothers & grandmothers. He find it fascinating and realizes the wonderful talent these people have.

Ken Bowers Ken Bowers teaches multiple classes with the Silver Frogs. He uses the nom de pisces of Orvis Fenwick in the Silver Frogs Fly Fishing Special Interest Group. He has been fly fishing since the middle of the last century and has fished in many parts of the west as well as internationally. Ken read most of the Canon while on international flights. It sparked an interest in how a supremely rational mind might work. It also led to the exploration of some of the haunts of the stories while in London and Switzerland. Ken Bowers: Ken suffers from a variety of interests, flying, fly fishing, history, science, among others. Of special interest are the connections of the seemingly unconnected.

Kathy Bowser Kathy, a recently retired pastor, currently leads contemplation, meditation and prayer groups in the Ignatian tradition. Her professional education includes studies in Christian theology, scripture interpretation, world religions, worship and prayer practices from institutions as diverse as Immaculata University and Brite Divinity School. Her 35+ year career in the not for profit sector is just as eclectic as her formal training, encompassing fund raising, volunteer development, staff training, organizational design, and executive management with the American Heart Association and the March of Dimes.

James Box James Box graduated from Harvard College in 1970 with a BA degree in History and Pre-med. He received an MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas in 1973 and recently retired from practicing Orthopaedic Surgery in Fort Worth

Abigail Branch Keeping a journal for over forty years has taught me to know myself better, to interpret themes and patterns and to steer my life toward being more alive. I'm also writing a book about the journals my father kept during WWII. These experiences have created a desire to share what I'm learning with others. I have worked as a social worker, resettling refugees, a pastor planting a new church, a substitute teacher and now a freelance writer. I graduated from University of Oklahoma with a Masters Degree in Social Work.

James Brittain James Brittain is a registered professional land surveyor in Texas. He has been licensed since 1970 and in private practice since 1973. James was one of the original surveyors of DFW International Airport in the 60's and currently surveys all over Texas. His former studies at TCU include Spanish and French language and Ranch management.

Cecilia Britto Cecilia Britto was born in Lima, Peru. During her life, she had the opportunity to travel within her country, which is a very touristy and archeological place to visit. She has also lived in other countries, and knows the importance of speaking two languages. She has taught in schools from grades 6th to 12th, in institutions, private classes for more than sixteen years, and is now at TCU. She can teach Spanish to anyone that is willing to learn. The classes will be dynamic and with a genuine interest, so that the students will learn how to communicate with other people, and learn more about cultures.

David Brock

Carolyn Brooks Carolyn is President of Simply Divine Communications, LLC, Carolyn Brooks Ministries, and Safety Training Institute. She was a two-time nominee for the "Women of Excellence Award," and recipient of The Helping Hands Award (The Minority Business Enterprise of America), and Teamwork Leadership Award(s) and more. She has appeared on television programs like "Life Today" and "At Home Live." Carolyn provides keynotes, lecture series, training and speaks for churches, retreats, women's conferences, and corporations. Organizations include Texas Christian University, Tarrant County College and Tyler Jr. College. She is author of Biblical Work Ethics, and co-author of six books.

Clayton Brown Professor of History at TCU. Specialist in Modern U. S.

Jean Marie Brown

Jean Marie Brown is an assistant professor of professional practice in the Journalism Department at Texas Christian University. She teaches reporting courses and serves as director of student media. Brown is a former newspaper executive, who spent most of her career with Knight Ridder and later McClatchy newspapers. A certified Gallup Strengths Coach, Brown was ranked as a World Class Manager by Gallup while at the Star-Telegram. She lives in Fort Worth, Texas with her husband, two daughters and mother. She has a master's degree from TCU; her undergraduate degree is from Northwestern's Medill School of Journalism.

Jerry Brown Jerry Brown, a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Texas Christian University, has been teaching for almost fifty years. His professional classroom experience spans small to large schools, private to public schools, and early childhood to college aged students. He holds certifications in English, music, theatre, and speech. He has taught music, speech, theatre, television production, and debate as well as acting and directing in various productions in community and professional theatre and television. For numerous years, he has taught all levels of Pre-AP and AP English and mentored both students and teachers. He is an AP consultant in English Literature and Pre-AP English, and has served as an AP Literature Reader and Table Leader for the Educational Testing Service. He continues to make presentations throughout Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Florida, California, North Dakota, Minnesota, Georgia, Louisiana, and Alabama at AP conferences, summer institutes, and as a trainer for NMSI and Laying the Foundation.

Lance Brown Graduate of TCU. Baseball player at TCU and in the Chicago Cubs organization. High school baseball coach and teacher. College baseball coach: assistant at Rice and Texas Tech. Head baseball coach at TCU. Pitching coach at the professional level. Teaching fields: History, PE, Religion and Ethics. Member of the TCU Lettermen's Hall of Fame - The Texas Southwest Conference Hall of Fame and the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.

Nicholas Brown Nick Brown is a PhD candidate in TCU's English Department. His research examines comic books as communicative artifacts and interrogates what writers can learn from visual artists and nonverbal forms of communication.

Paula Brown I have been a professional Interior Designer for over 30 years, working first with Neiman Marcus and then with Gabberts Design Studio for 20 years, and now have my own studio on Camp Bowie in Fort Worth. I am a native of Fort Worth and have helped / with historical restorations. I enjoy learning about Fort Worth history and am a member of Historic Fort Worth. I chose this particular lecture from the many classes I have taught because I recently downsized and faced these challenges myself, but I am now enjoying the benefits and can now share personal experiences.

Christopher Bruhn Chris was an aerospace engineer with Bell Helicopter before becoming a teacher. He taught 10 years as a physics teacher at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX, where he was teacher of the year, and 10 more as the AP Physics Lead Teacher for Dallas ISD, where he was the recipient of the O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher Award. Before joining Haltom High School, Chris was as a Regional Director at the National Math and Science Initiative. Chris is the author of two McGraw Hill books: "5 Steps to a 5 - AP Physics 2" and "500 AP Physics 2 Questions to know by test day". Chris continues to work with students and train teachers from across the country.

Barbara Brun Ozuna Barbara Brun-Ozuna moved from Switzerland to Fort Worth, Texas in 1979, and other than summers in the Swiss alps has not moved very far since! Barbara has taught history in the Fort Worth Independent School District for 24 years. She graduated with a BA in History and Spanish from Texas Christian University in 1990 and while teaching, attended the University of North Texas from where she graduated with a Masters of Arts in History in 1995. Barbara has taught the AP world history class since its inception in 2001, first piloting the course for the District and then formally proposing its adoption by the school board. Barbara has also spent time on vertical articulation within the discipline, aligning the pre-AP world geography course to the AP world history course and writing its curriculum for the district. In addition to working on AP ancillary materials for world history with numerous publishers, Barbara has written a book about teaching students to write for the AP world history course entitled Writing through Time. She is currently the Dean of Instruction, working to maintain high academic standards for her school while continuing her involvement with AP World History by teaching one class. When not kept busy with the course, the school, and her extra-curricular interests, Barbara is the mom of two kids - Courtland and Sydney - and the wife of a band-director, musician husband

Thomas Bruner

Lisa Buck

Brook Bullock Brook Bullock has taught in Oklahoma since 1994 and currently teaches at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma. His first teaching assignment was at rural Blackwell High School where he was a founding member of the school's first AP English Vertical Team, and he taught both on level and Pre-AP English I and II, as well as electives in mythology and Shakespeare. From 2001 until 2011, he taught at Del City High School where, in addition to starting the AP English Language program, Mr. Bullock was the Yearbook and Newspaper sponsor and taught Journalism and English III, and from 2011 to 2017 he taught AP English Language and on-level American Literature at Putnam City North High School. Brook is a Reader for the AP English Language and Composition Exam, has scored entries for National Board Certification, and has been a College Board consultant since 1997. He has presented at numerous workshops, conferences, and Summer Institutes in the Southwest, Midwestern, Southern, and Western Regions of the College Board, including multiple invitations to present at the College Board's AP National Conference. His passion, however, continues to be working with students at the secondary level.

Amanda Burgin Amanda Burgin has taught at Valley View Middle School in the Ysleta Independent School District in El Paso, Texas since 1992. The University of Texas at El Paso was where she earned both a Bachelors Degree in Liberal Arts and Masters Degree in British and American Literature. She began presenting for College Board in 2005. She was selected as one of the Districts Top Ten Secondary Teachers of the Year for the 2007-2008 school year. Blackfly Press published her first submitted story, "Snow Bound" on May 24, 2007.

Melissa Burkhead Melissa Burkhead teaches Pre-AP Geometry, Pre-AP Pre-Calculus and BC Calculus at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been teaching secondary students for 25 years, including in Mexico City, the El Paso public schools, Austin's magnet school program and the Episcopal school system. Ms. Burkhead has presented at numerous AP conferences and most recently represented The College Board with a special AP Calculus focus inboth Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. and Bogotá, Colombia. She is also a reader for the AP Calculus exam. She has contributed to the proceedings of the International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics with articles titled "Linkages, Ellipses, and Elliptical Exercise Machines: Student Explorations," and "Transforming Teacher Technology Use: Results from Summer Institute Training." She holds a BA in mathematics and political science from Georgetown College and an MA in education (mathematics specialty) from The University of Texas at El Paso.

Kelcey Burris Kelcey Burris is currently the Department Chair of Science and teaches AP Biology at Union High School in Camas, Washington. He started his teaching career in Naples, Florida and has been teaching AP Biology for the past 17 years. As a College Board Endorsed Consultant for AP Biology and AP Insight he has presented one-day and week-long workshops through the United States and Guam including at the annual AP National Conference and various Summer Institutes. Kelcey has been a reader for the AP Biology Exam for the past 7 years. He earned a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon and a Master's in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He is the head coach for girls' soccer at his high school, and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.

Art Busbey Dr. Arthur Busbey has been a geology professor at TCU since 1985 and is currently coordinator of the geology program of the School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment. His BS and MA are from the Department of Geology at UT-Austin and his PhD is from the Department of Anatomy at the University of Chicago. He has been published on reptilian vertebrate paleontology, geological remote sensing, and aspects of soft rock geology.

Janet Busbey Nilsson Janet Nilsson Busbey is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin and attended TCU where she earned an MLA in 1989. She has taught earth, life, and physical science for over 25 years for FWISD, retiring in 2012. Janet has also taught Math and Logic for 20 years at Texas Wesleyan University's summer STEM program. She generously assists with the TCU Geology Field Trips several times a year with her husband, Dr. Art Busbey.

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Bob Byers Bob Byers is the Director of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. He has worked as a landscape architect for over 25 years and finds the highly geometric patterns of pysanky, or Ukrainian Easter eggs, a natural extension of his training in graphics and drawing. He has been designing eggs since 2004, has studied with pysanky master Lori Popov, and attended numerous workshops offering training in advanced batik techniques. He has taught this amazing folk art for over a decade and loves watching students' surprise at how easy and fun creating beautiful eggs for Easter can be.

Trena Caldwell

Trena Caldwell has been teaching French at TCU since the spring semester of 2007. She received her B.A. in French at Georgetown College in Kentucky and her M.A. in French at the University of North Texas. She also taught French at UNT before coming to TCU. Outside of teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, playing Scrabble, Words with Friends, movies, and her church.

Dan Calvin Dan Calvin is a lifelong film buff, especially for "genre films". He has taught or is teaching Silver Frog classes in Horror Movies, Film Noir and Science Fiction films and has plans for a future class on the topic of Screwball Comedies. Dan is a Fort Worth native, lives just a block or two from TCU, and still works as a System Administrator for Northrop Grumman Corporation.

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Jodi Campbell is a professor of European history at TCU, with interests in the social and cultural history of early modern Spain and the Atlantic world. She is the author of At the First Table: Food and Social Identity in Early Modern Spain (2017) and Monarchy, Political Culture and Drama in Seventeenth-Century Madrid: Theater of Negotiation (2006).

Susan Campos Susan Campos is currently a sixth grade math and science teacher in Mansfield ISD, received her B.S. in Applied Learning and Development with a minor in Physical Science and a Texas state teaching certificate at the University of Texas at Austin. She has sixteen years of teaching and curriculum writing experience at the upper elementary and middle school level.

Gregg Cantrell

Gregg Cantrell received his PhD from Texas A&M University. His books include Kenneth and John B. Rayner and the Limits of Southern Dissent (University of Illinois Press) and Stephen F. Austin, Empresario of Texas (Yale University Press). He is also coeditor of Lone Star Pasts: Memory and History in Texas (Texas A&M University Press) and coauthor of The History of Texas (Harlan Davidson Press). He is past president of the Texas State Historical Association and a member of the Texas Institute of Letters. He teaches courses in Texas and American history and is currently writing a history of the Texas Populist Party.

Lucy Cantu Years ago, Lucy V. Cantú experienced a “wake up call” that put her on a path of deep growth and learning. The knowledge and insight she gained along the way, coupled with rich life and career experiences, surprisingly landed her in the field of personal & spiritual development. She discovered a talent for inspiring people to break through limitations and reach their greater potential. Lucy brings a fresh, new voice to ancient wisdom, moving audiences with life-enriching and life-changing lessons in a style that’s down-to-earth, laced with laughter and grace. She is a Certified Career Intuitive Coach.

Bob Cape Dr. Robert Cape is Professor of Classics at Austin College, Sherman, Texas. He is Chief Reader of the AP Latin exam and has served on the AP Latin Development Committee and as a Reader/Table Leader/Question Leader for a decade. Professor Cape's areas of research include Roman political speech and social values, women in antiquity, Latin pedagogy, and the classical world in modern science fiction. He has received national awards for teaching, research, and service to the field of Classics. Dr. Cape has worked closely with Latin teachers for over thirty years.

Perri Carr Perri Carr has over 30 years' experience of innovation in science education. She currently teaches AP Biology, AP Environmental Science and is the Director of Stem for Bishop Dunne Catholic School in Dallas. After modifying her AP Biology class, student satisfaction has increased, enrollment has doubled and the AP passing rate now exceeds the state and national averages. She enjoys working with other teachers, often doing presentations, leading webinars and developing new science curriculum. She most recently has co-authored a set of Geoinquires for Advanced Environmental Science, lessons that incorporate the use of spatial analysis (GIS) into high school biology and environmental science courses.

Eddie Carson Edward Carson earned a B.A. in history from Harding University, and a M.ED in history education from Harding. His current research looks at race, religion, and society, particularly that of W.E.B. Du Bois. He edits for The Christian Century Magazine Then and Now, and sits on the Christian Scholars' Conference committee. Carson has served as a Table Leader and a member of the European History Test Development Committee. He is a residential faculty member in the history department at thee Brooks School, in North Andover, Massachusetts.

Wayne Carson Dr. Wayne Carson is CEO of ACH Child and Family Services. Through strengths-based partnership, ACH Child and Family Services brings resources and skills to children and families struggling with life's challenges. Together they develop solutions that create safety, hope, love, and the capacity to thrive. Specialties: Therapeutic foster care, emergency shelter care, in-home crisis counseling, adoptions, group home care, respite care, parenting classes, anger management, homeless teen street outreach, treating early childhood trauma, transitional living, trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy.

Warren Carter Dr. Warren Carter is Professor of New Testament at Brite Divinity School where he has taught since 2007. Three times he has been voted the Clark Faculty Teaching excellence award by Brite students. He is the author of 15 books and numerous research articles. He is a regular speaker at scholarly conferences, at educational institutions, in church Sunday School classes, and ecclesial conferences. He is interested in the ways Biblical texts have been interpreted in various contexts and media across the millennia.

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Charlotte Chambliss An experienced instructor in both AP Art History and AP Studio Art, Charlotte served as Faculty Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader at the ETS/College Board reading from 2000-2014. A consultant for the College Board since 2002, Charlotte has presented a variety of workshops on AP topics for several state and national school districts; at the National and State Art Education Conventions; and at One-Day College Board workshops and AP Summer Institutes across the country and abroad. Charlotte has been a member of the Studio Art Test Development Committee and has written numerous reviews, lessons and curricula for the Studio Art Program. Charlotte was a part of the College Board National Leader Program for Consultant Training and Endorsement, and a Mentor in the Mentor/Mentee Consultant Development Program. Charlotte was responsible for the development of the AP Art History and Studio Art: 2-D Design and 3-D Design classes at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas, Texas. She currently teaches Studio Art, AP Studio Art and AP Art History at the Episcopal School of Dallas. You can e-mail Charlotte Chambliss at

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Julie Christenson Julie Christenson is the rare book librarian at TCU. She holds a PhD in English from the University of Missouri and a MLS from the University of Illinois. Her love of rare books has led her to conduct research in rare book repositories such as as the British Library and the Morgan Library and Museum. She loves meeting fellow bibliophiles as well as opening up the world of rare books to interested newcomers.

Jody Christopherson-DeGan I have been teaching at the DCCCD colleges, University of Texas @ Arlington, SMU, Collin County College, privately, corporate groups, seminars and more for over 25 years. I teach over 25 different software packages and am continually learning. I love working with all ages and helping them to understand and use a new software package.

Renee Ciezki Renee Ciezki is a computer science instructor and teacher-trainer. She taught Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science for more than 20 years and currently teaches Computer Science and Computer Information Systems courses at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona. Renee served as the College Board Advisor on the Development Committee for the AP Computer Science A exam from 2010-2014. As an endorsed College Board consultant, Renee conducts AP teacher workshops and has been an AP Reader/Question Leader since 2000. She also leads AP study sessions and other workshops for the National Math and Science Initiative, is a member of the CSTA Leadership Cohort, and serves as Treasurer for the Arizona Chapter of CSTA.

Alexandra Cisneros The A Matter of Balance Volunteer Lay Leader Model is a copyrighted program and it requires licensed master trainers who train coaches and implement the program. all facilitators/coaches complete an eight hour training and have experience in leading workshops. Our coaches have good interpersonal and communication skills and are very enthusiastic. (United Way's Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County)

Tom Clark Tom Clark is a retired pilot and aerospace engineer with a life-long passion for history. Railroading has always been an interest as his grandfather was an engineer for the NC&StL and his great uncles worked in their shops not far from the wreck site. As a kid, Tom remembers his father taking him to the train yards where they hitchhiked rides in the cabs of freight engines, with his mother chasing in the car. On a recent genealogy road trip to Tennessee, Tom discovered a bizarre connection between his family's history and the Great Train Wreck of 1918.

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Brandon Cline Brandon Cline earned his M.Div., M.A., and Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christian Literature from the University of Chicago and presently serves as Senior Major Gifts Officer at Brite Divinity School. He taught as an undergraduate lecturer at the University of Chicago, where he was the founding Program Coordinator of the Craft of Teaching in the Academic Study of Religion. His scholarly research has focused on Ignatius of Antioch, Justin Martyr, and the Roman imperial context of early Christianity.

Jaime Cobb Jaime Cobb, is a Certified Senior Advisor and the Director of Community & Caregiver Education at James L. West Alzheimer’s Center. Since Jaime has been at the West Center, she has developed and implemented a comprehensive dementia caregiver training series and other innovative programs that focus on enhancing the quality of life for families living with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias in Tarrant County and the surrounding counties. Jaime is also a Master Trainer for the Stress-Busting Program for Family Caregivers™, for Second Wind Dreams Virtual Dementia Tour® and for Compassionate Touch®.

David Coke David Coke retired from a career managing power plants. He has a Mechanical Engineering degree and an MBA from UT Austin. He worked the technical, financial, and people sides of electricity generation. As VP of Operations, he found people issues the most complex and interesting, and corrected dysfunctional organizations. He is a long-term Silver Frog.

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Nicole Conrad Nicole O. Conrad served as a Fine Arts Professor in the Fine Art and Humanities Department for Central Texas College, Pacific Far East and Central Campuses for over 20 years, and received both a Master's and a Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts from Arizona State University. She advocates Korean Art and Culture nationally and internationally. She is currently lecturing on Korean Art and Culture as part of the personal and professional development courses at Texas Christian University and performs the Korean Tea Ceremony at the Crow Collection of Asian Art Museum and many institutions in the Dallas/Ft Worth area, Texas.

Mary Ann Contreras Mary Ann Contreras has been a nurse over thirty years specializing in the field of trauma, emergency and critical care. She is an Injury Prevention/Trauma Outreach Manager at JPS Hospital. In this position she studies trauma, behavior, environment and policy to develop and implement prevention initiatives. These initiatives are based on data from the hospital and state trauma registry. She is involved in professional education opportunities for trauma healthcare providers and is active in the regional and state trauma advisory councils.

Sam Cook Sam has been a financial advisor in Fort Worth since 1996. He has been able to serve two generations in several families as clients. As a Series 65 licensed advisor, he serves as a guide and coach to his clients in role of a fiduciary. Being an educator at heart, allows Sam to educate and inform his clients of the ways to best organize and manage their retirement accounts to fund the Retirement of their dreams and aspirations. Sam grew up in Greenville, S.C. where he earned his Bachelors Degree from Furman University. After moving to Texas in 1977, he earned his Masters Degree from Southwestern Seminary in Fort Worth, TX. He also took Doctoral levels classes in Adult Education at the University of North Texas in Denton, TX. Sam meet and married his wife, Julie, in Fort Worth in 1981. They have four children and six grandchildren. Sam serves as a Board member of Student Discipleship Ministries in Burleson, TX. Sam and Julie are also actively involved in their church in Fort Worth."

Rita Cotterly Dr. Cotterly is recognized for her ability to motivate persons of diverse cultural backgrounds, ages, orientations, and personal values. For two decades she provided sexuality education for groups and individuals and facilitated a support group for transgendered individuals. Cotterly was an adjunct professor at TCU for eight years. She co-founded Fort Worth's Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) and the Health Education Learning Project, a nonprofit organization committed to health promotion and disease prevention. Dr. Cotterly has a doctorate in human sexuality from New York University and a master's degree in religious education from Seattle University.

Keiko Couch

Keiko Couch is a recognized image consultant both in the United States and Japan. She is a certified Feng Shui consultant.

Richard Cowles After graduating from the University of Texas, Richard Cowles began in his education career in Central Africa with the United States Peace Corps. He spent three years in Chad in the village of Pala teaching middle school mathematics. Since starting the AP Statistics program at McCallum High School, Richard has built the program into one of the largest in the Austin school district. In his sixteenth year teaching statistics and his twelfth year as a College Board consultant, Richard is often exploring the use of technology, discovery and graphic organizers in aiding the understanding of statistics. He is lucky to have an in-house consulting team consisting of his 11 year old daughter Samantha and 7 year old twins, Benjamin and Megan.

Jackee Cox Jackee Cox is a retired attorney who has spent lots of time in 2017 and 2018 keeping up with news, government publications, and case law in the area of immigration. She participated in Silver Frogs as a founding board member, and has presented lectures and classes for the program in 2015, 2016, and 2018.

Janelle Coyle Janelle Coyle is a retired social studies teacher. She has taken numerous trips with Road Scholar here in the United States. She is active in Retired Teachers in Burleson.

Adrienne Crawford

Adrienne Crawford received a Bachelors of Science Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Actuarial Science in 2012 from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She then then went on to receive her Masters in Instructional Leadership from Concordia University Texas in 2018. Adrienne is currently teaching high school Algebra 2 and Advanced Quantitative Reasoning math courses. She also works as an adjunct professor for the Tarrant County College math department. When she's not busy being a mother to her wonderful 12 year old daughter, she enjoys music and arts. She has played piano for the past 27 years, is classically trained, and is currently a director of a children's choir. Her future goals include pursuing a principal certification, and a Ph.D. in Education. Adrienne's favorite educational quotes are from Aristotle "The roots of education are bitter, but the fruit is sweet." Anthony D'Angelo, "Develop a passion for learning. If you do you will never cease to grow." She tries to instill the value of education in all of her students.

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Brenda Daskam A graduate of University of Texas at Arlington and University of North Texas, I hold undergraduate and graduate degrees in French language and literature. I taught French and Spanish at the high school level for many years before retiring in 2007, and have taught community Spanish classes for adults for several years. I enjoy traveling, especially in France. In addition to traveling with my husband and other family and friends, I have led groups of students and adults to Europe since 1999.

Margaret Davidson Margaret Davidson teaches Introductory Psychology and AP Psychology at Rockwall-Heath High School in Rockwall, Texas. She has participated in the National Science Foundation Summer Institute for the Teaching of Psychology at Texas A&M University, has served as lead teacher at the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations Psychology Teacher Institute at Nebraska Wesleyan University and has presented at numerous one-day and weeklong College Board AP Psychology institutes as well as College Board's National Conference. She has been an AP Psychology reader for many years and currently is a free-response table leader. In addition, she has served as chair of the Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools with an affiliation with the American Psychological Association. Ms. Davidson is a recipient of Richardson ISD's RISE award, the Moffet Memorial High School award from the American Psychological Association Society for the Teaching of Psychology and the College Board's Southwest Region AP Special Recognition award. Currently Margaret is working with College Board's mentoring program as well as providing training for teachers in international schools. She has also been recognized by her students in "Who's Who Among American Teachers."

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Elizabeth Davis Elizabeth Davis is a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University with an English Composite teaching field. After fifteen years at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, her family made the move in 2004 to Austin where she now teaches AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition at Westwood High School for Round Rock ISD. In her twenty-eight year teaching career, Elizabeth has taught Advanced Placement, honors, and on-level senior and junior English, sponsored the yearbook and student council, and served as English Department chair at both high schools. She has also been an instructor for SAT preparation and for the Bridge to Medicine program at Texas A&M University Medical School preparing potential students for the MCAT exam. Having taught both AP English Literature and AP English Language has helped deepen her understanding of making connections and building bridges between the two courses and has also reinforced the importance of teaching writing and analysis at all levels of the vertical team. Outside the classroom, Elizabeth enjoys being a wife, a mother of two young men, and a member of her church choir and ladies prayer group.

Jack Davis Jack Davis: Professor Emeritus and Founding Dean of the College of Visual Arts and Design at the University of North Texas where he spent 40 years in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. He holds BA and MA degrees from Baylor University, a Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota, and a Certificate in Appraisal Studies in Fine and Decorative Arts from New York University. Jackhas more than 40 publications and has presented more than 90 papers at professional meetings. A founding member of CASETA, (the Center for the Advancement and Study of Early Texas Art), he received the group's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012.

Jerome Davis Jerry Davis has been playing pinochle his entire adult and most of his pre-adult life. While he has many other credentials, none are relevant to pinochle beyond his numerous successful bids ... and his too many failed bids.

Karen Davis Karen Davis has been an AP Biology teacher for 20 of her 32 years in education most recently at Canyon High School in New Braunfels, Texas. She taught in El Paso for 20 years and worked for a year at Region 19 in El Paso with the Mathematics and Science Partnership. She collaborated with the rural school science teachers around El Paso to provide professional development opportunities within the context of the classroom. She has been a member of Comal ISD’s Teacher Leadership Collaborative, helping to provide quality professional development to the teachers in the district. She has been an AP Biology Reader for the past several years. Karen is a consultant for College Board as well as National Math and Science and travels to various parts of the United States to present Student Study Sessions and teacher training for AP Biology students and teachers. She is also a Texas AP Advocate, communicating with the Texas Legislature and community leaders on behalf of AP Biology students and teachers. Karen has been a member of the STAT CAST committee in both El Paso and San Antonio and has been a presenter at NSTA. She has had the honor of being selected as her campus Teacher of the Year, Coach of the Year, and District Finalist for Teacher of the Year.

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Miranda Davis Miranda Davis has joyfully taught health and wellness since 1993. She has taken her talents of Yoga, Pilates and Essential oils instruction around the globe as an international master trainer. She holds a degree in Exercise Physiology, is an RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance. She has been featured as an expert source both locally and nationally in various media outlets in TV, radio and print. Miranda gives health and wellness seminars to various corporations on topics of fitness, meditation, prayer, yoga and Essential Oils. She is the Owner of PerfectFit Yoga, Pilates and Wellness in Fort Worth.

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Sam Deitz Sam Deitz is a retired dean of the College of Education at TCU. He came to photoshop as a hobby and wants to share these skills with others.

Mark Dennis

Mark Dennis is Associate Professor of Religion at TCU. He lived in Japan and India for eight years, where he studied Buddhism and Hinduism. His research focuses on Japanese Buddhism and literature, and he teaches courses on Buddhism, Daoism and Confucianism, Meditation and Mindfulness, World Religions, and Religion and Violence.

Robert Dennison Robert Dennison, M.Ed. has taught all levels of high school biology during his 40-year career in public education. He has been an AP Biology consultant for the College Board since 1995 and has presented at local, state, national and international science conferences. He was a featured general session speaker at both the 1999 and 2012 annual conventions of the National Association of Biology Teachers (NABT) where he appeared in character as Charles Darwin. Robert served as president of the Texas Association of Biology Teachers (TABT) in 2003 as well as serving on the NABT Board of Directors from 2009-2011. He has won numerous teaching awards, including the NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher award, the TABT Honorary Life Membership award, the College Board's Southwestern Region AP Special Recognition award, the H-E-B Lifetime Achievement award for excellence in teaching and the O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher award.

Jennifer Desantis Jennifer DeSantis, Coordinator and teacher for TCU's Early Childhood Music Program is a certified Music Together and registered Musikgarten teacher. She has been teaching early childhood music classes and private piano at TCU since August 1998.

Virginia Dias Virginia Dias is a native of Lima, Peru. She has a bachelor's and a master's degree from TCU. She has 25 years of experience in teaching ESL and Spanish at pre-school, middle, and high schools, college, certification, and community levels. She is also a Certified Command Spanish Instructor. Her experience encompasses teaching in countries such as Canada, Hong Kong, Peru, and the U.S. She is an active member of several professional organizations.

Ted Dickson Ted Dickson has been chair of the History Department at Providence Day School and AP® United States History teacher since the fall of 1991. He has presented ideas for teaching history at annual conferences for many history organizations including the American Historical Association, the Organization of American Historians, the National Council for History Education, and the National Council for the Social Studies and has published lesson plans in the OAH Magazine of History and other places. He coedited America on the World Stage: A Global Approach to United States History and has won national teaching awards from Kids Voting USA, OAH, NCHE, and the Daughters of the American Revolution. He has been involved at many levels of the AP reading, serving as a reader, a table leader, and an exam leader, and serves as an AP Consultant, running teacher training workshops, and an AP Mentor for online support for AP teachers. He was also a leader in all stages of the College Board's redesign process for the AP® United States History course, including co-chairing the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee and its successor, the Development Committee.

Suzanne Dilday In her 26 years as a classroom teacher, Suzanne Dilday has taught a variety of students from diverse backgrounds. Half of her career has been spent as an urban educator in Arlington, Texas, which consists of a demographically diverse student population. Many of her students have come from challenging circumstances - low-income homes, immigrant backgrounds, transient living conditions - which demand a specialized style and skillset to help these behind-the-curve students succeed. Her specialized teaching methods with these students has led to both class-wide and individual successes. Of her mission in the classroom, she says, "I am convinced that words hold more power for my students than almost any other possession. If they can absorb meaning from, recognize the craft of and learn to wield words themselves, they can shape any future they can conceive, regardless of where they started."

Richard Ditto Dr. Richard Ditto is a local optometrist who has been studying and playing blackjack for over 30 years. He has gone through several blackjack "systems" through the years and finally settled on a simple system designed to "not lose."

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Pat Dorraj Pat is a retired educator and lifelong learner who enjoys helping busy people achieve optimum wellness through meditation and Qigong. She began consciously practicing meditation 28 years ago and Tai Chi and Qigong in 1996. Meditation, Qigong, and spending time in nature are important healing modalities that helped Pat to overcome rheumatoid arthritis and cancer. She believes the value of these modalities is in their ability to relax and strengthen the body, build self-awareness, and bring serenity and clarity to the mind, thereby enhancing the ability of the body to heal itself.

Thomas Dortch Thomas Dortch (TJ) has been a high school educator for over 20 years and an AP Chemistry teacher for the past 15 years. He has been an AP Chemistry Exam Reader for the past four years and has been a consultant for College Board for the past five years. He has done workshops in Las Vegas, San Francisco, Chicago, Oklahoma, Texas, Indiana, and Arkansas and is looking forward to present in Fairfax, Virginia. In 2008, he was named Oklahoma's Siemens Award winner for Advanced Placement. He lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, which is about 15 miles north of Oklahoma City. Originally from the Chicago suburbs, he has taught high school science in Illinois, Texas and Oklahoma. He has five children that he adores and a loving wife to keep him sane. He enjoys discussing chemistry education and is always trying to improve his craft.

Vernon Downing Vernon Downing is an experienced software developer who has been in the software business for over 25 years. After designing software for industrial uses, he became interested in designing software for home PCs. Through his software development company, TwigSoft, LLC, he has designed software and methods utilizing many of the hallmarks of industrial software -- like clarity and efficiency -- to craft a sensible and streamlined workspace for the home PC user.

Crystal Dozier Crystal Dozier is an archaeologist and doctoral student at Texas A&M University. She has experience overseeing and working dig sites in Illinois, Indiana, Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and southern Peru. She’s taught and lectured about archaeology in Texas (e.g., TAMU, UT-Arlington, and the Texas Archaeological Society) and abroad (e.g., European Association of Archaeologists). Crystal’s research focuses on cooking technologies in prehistory; her dissertation analyzes Pre-Hispanic foodways in central Texas. Outside of academia, Crystal homebrews (partially for research), rock climbs, and knits.

Parthena Draggett Parthena Draggett has been teaching Spanish (and French) for over 30 years, including a wide range of college and high school level courses. She founded the AP Spanish Language and Culture and the AP Spanish Literature and Culture programs at Jackson High School in Massillon, Ohio, where she also serves as World Language Department Chair. A passionate Pre-AP and AP teacher, Parthena also regularly participates in the AP Spanish Language and Culture Reading where she serves as a Table Leader for writing and regularly presents at many conferences, including AATSP, ACTFL, and the AP Annual Conference. Parthena currently represents World Languages on the College Board Consultants' Panel. Parthena is lead author of the new AP Spanish Language and Culture textbook, Temas, published by Vista Higher Learning in April 2013, totally based on the new Curriculum Framework. In addition, she has contributed as a writer and editor of materials for the new AP Community Online Annotated Resource Guide. She is co-author of the College Board thematic Curriculum Module to be used in revised AP Spanish Language and Culture AP Summer Institutes. She also participated in editing and composing sample syllabi for the new AP Spanish Language and Culture Course Audit. Parthena has also been a reviewer and contributing author of several AP Spanish publications, including the AP SPANISH LANGUAGE Quick Study Guide for Bar Charts, Inc., originally published in January 2011 and recently revised for the new 2014 exam. Currently, Parthena is co-authoring Thèmes (the French version of Temas) for Vista Higher Learning and is a Praxis II Spanish Language Chief Scoring Leader and item writer for ETS. She was named State Director of the Year for the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica in 2012. Parthena is a member of the AATSP (treasurer Ohio), ACTFL, and the Ohio Foreign Language Teachers Association (distinguished service awards). She earned her B.A. in Spanish and French from the University of Mount Union and her M.A. in Spanish and French Pedagogy and Applied Linguistics from Kent State University. Parthena was one of the first National Board Certified Teachers in World Languages Other than English, and is currently holds the highest Ohio teaching credentials: Lead Professional Educator License. She has been named as "Ohio's World Language Teacher of the Year" for 2014-2015. Parthena is passionate about her work with both students and teachers in the quest for increased proficiency in language communication.

Klaus Dressen Klaus Dressen: Retired professor at UTA. Lecturer of Germanic Languages. Born in Germany.

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Mary Eads Mary Eads, has been a Texas attorney in practice for over 30 years. She is a student of Positive Psychology since 2008. Her hobbies include ballroom dancing, jogging, singing in church choir, and playing handbells.

Robert Earley Robert Earley is President and CEO of John Peter Smith Hospital.

Joseph Eberhard Dr. Joseph Eberhard teaches at William Adams Middle School and Alice High School in Alice, Texas. He has been teaching for 19 years, the last 16 years in Pre-AP. Additionally, Dr. Eberhard coaches Academic Decathlon and Academic Octathlon (and formerly Academic Pentathlon) at a Title One school. Those teams have won a combined 24 state championships using the principles from the Pre-AP classroom. Dr. Eberhard was the TAGT State Teacher of the Year in 2002, Alice ISD's Teacher of the Year, ATPE's Christi McAuliffe Grant for Teaching Excellence in 2002, and the 2008 Texas Academic Decathlon Coach of the Year.

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Melissa Eddy Melissa Eddy is an AP Biology presenter who has taught the course for 26 consecutive years at McAllen Memorial High School, which is also her alma mater. Her teaching experience also includes 15 years as an adjunct instructor at South Texas College, and 15 years of Biology Pre-AP instruction. In addition to presenting to teachers in New York, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Fort Worth, and Kazakhstan, Melissa is an AP Biology exam reader, and a presenter for National Math & Science Initiative. As the AP Campus Coordinator at her school, she manages advanced instruction and curriculum at the Pre-AP and AP levels for all courses. Her peers awarder her the "Campus Teacher of the Year" and "District Secondary Teacher of the Year" awards in May 2017. Melissa has lived in "deep" South Texas for most of her life, and is well-versed in instructional strategies for the English Language Learner (ELL). She uses the flipped/blended classroom model and enjoys developing new student-centered learning activities.

Arthur Ehlmann Native: St. Louis, MO; B.S. in Ed., U of Missouri, 1952 M.A. in Geology, U of Missouri, 1954, Geologist, Shell Oil Company, 1954-1955; PhD, U of Utah, 1958; Professor of Geology, TCU, 1958-1993

Terri Ellis Terri Ellis, ISA CAPP, has been appraising personal property and has conducted over 150 estate sales during the last 25 years in the Fort Worth area. She is a Certified Appraiser of Personal Property, accredited by the International Society of Appraisers. Her company, Mistletoe Estate Sales, is well known for professionalism and expertise in this field. She has a BA from the University of Texas, and has been a member of the Board of Directors of ISA, the Foundation for Appraisal Education, and the North Texas chapter of ISA.

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Michael Erwine Michael Erwine has loved folk music since the day he first heard a Peter, Paul, and Mary album at his uncle's house in 1962. Today Michael participates in three area song circles: The Keller Folk Music Society, The Tarrant County Folk Music Society, and the Hoot at the Birdhouse in Covington. Playing guitar and singing folk music (and other music as well) are among Michael's favorite pastimes.

Rebecca Estes Rebecca RedFox Estes is a certified Yoga instructor with personal practice experience of 46 years and 18 years of teaching as well. She utilizes her perceptivity as an artist, massage therapist, improvisational performer/actor to deepen the level of physical release and mental relaxation.

Carin "CJ" Evans Carin ""CJ"" Evans is a Texas native. She graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Upon graduation she returned to Texas and began practicing in the Rio Grande Valley. Since moving to North Texas in 2008 she has focused on personal injury law, estate planning, family law, and adoption law. CJ is fluent in Spanish and is a member of the Texas State Bar Pro Bono College. She enjoys gardening, running, and cooking.

Richard Fahy Richard Fahy graduate Yale College and Yale Law School. He is the former Associate General Counsel of American Airlines; Also represented Pan American and TWA during 35 year career in airline industry. He was personally involved with deregulation issues for many years, and fought all these battles.

Susan Fain Susan Fain, DMA in flute performance, had given multiple workshops for flutists, performed with several orchestras, and taught music appreciation courses and popular Senior Seminars at the University of Oklahoma. Dr. Fain is co-founder of Scissortails, a non-profit performing arts group dedicated to promoting traditional chamber music. Dr. Fain also holds a clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy. Drawing upon this scientific background, her DMA dissertation covered the functional anatomy behind flute playing and won the PhD/DMA dissertation competition of the National Flute Association. Currently Dr. Fain has retired from PT and free-lances as a professional flutist here in Fort Worth.

John Fanchi Dr. John R. Fanchi is Professor of Engineering at TCU and teaches courses in Energy, Petroleum, and Mechanical Engineering. He has authored several books in the areas of physics, earth science, and engineering. His books include Parametrized Relativistic Quantum Theory (1993, Kluwer), Integrated Reservoir Asset Management (2010, Elsevier), and Energy in the 21st Century, 2nd Edition (2011, World Scientific). He has been President of the International Association for Relativistic Dynamics, and has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Houston.

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Blaise Ferrandino Dr. Blaise J. Ferrandino is Professor and Division Chair of Music Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University where he has been since 1990. Besides his work as a composer Ferrandino is a Music Theorist and Double Bassist. His degrees are from Ithaca College, Syracuse University, and the Hartt School. He is active in publishing, presentation, and composition/performance. At TCU he has served as Interim Director of the School of Music and Chair of the Faculty Senate. Beyond TCU Dr. Ferrandino has served as President of the Texas Society for Music Theory and is a College Board consultant for Music Theory in the Southwest Region. Compositions include song cycles, orchestral pieces, a wide-ranging assortment of chamber music, an opera, and solo works. Works for double bass include: Song and a Dance, Age (a song cycle), and Suite for Soprano Saxophone and Double Bass. Two arrangements were performed this past December in Shanghai by Gary Karr and Yuan Lu; Berceuse and Song of the Guerillas. Sonata for Pianoforte and Violoncello, Hopes and Dreams, Sonata in the form of Four Vocalises, and Symphony for Wind Ensemble premiered in 2015. Trio 2015, Quintet, Duet for Trombone and Horn, and Fantasy premiered in February 2016. His "Oregon Trail" is an anthology work in four installments the third of which, "Into the Snake River Valley" will be premiered in he summer of 2017. Dr. Ferrandino is active in AP Music Theory teacher training, teaching weeklong courses for over twenty-five years at TCU, and in Philadelphia, Albuquerque, Little Rock, Taos, and Chicago. He has organized and presented at one and two-day workshops at the College Board regional AP Music Theory Conferences. He is lead editor and author of The AP Vertical Teams Guide for Music Theory.

Jan Finch Jan Finch, LCSW, Ph.D. has been a social worker for over 35 years, has managed nonprofit agencies for 25 years, and has been a University lecturer for over 12 years. She has a wide variety of Social Work experiences to include clinical counseling, case management, consultation, LCSW supervision, training, and administration in a variety of settings to include schools, hospitals, developmental and psychiatric centers, early intervention programs, nonprofit agencies, military bases in Texas and Germany, and Child Protective Services. Jan is currently employed as an Assistant Professor in Practice at UT Arlington School of Social Work.

Dianne Fisher Dianne Fisher, MA, is supervisor of deaf education in Birdville ISD. She works with several statewide projects involving the deaf and has taught continuing education classes at TCU for many years.

Amy Fitzgerald Amy Fitzgerald: I am a seeker of the highest truth, deeply curious, and loving. I am a teacher and an eternal student. I seek balance and harmony in all things. I am a minister, Reiki master, mother, daughter, sister, healer, friend, and a global citizen. Fiercely dedicated to soul discovery and healthy relationship to all things. My name means beloved and my middle name means rebirth. I am here to live a loving existence and guide others in self-discover and unity consciousness.

Amy Fitzgerald I am a seeker of the highest truth, deeply curious and loving. I am a teacher and an eternal student. I seek balance and harmony in all things. I am a minister, Reiki master, mother, daughter, sister, healer, friend and a global citizen. Fiercely dedicated to soul discovery and healthy relationship to all things. My name means beloved and my middle name means rebirth. I am here to live a loving existence and guide others in self discover and unity consciousness.

Cannon Flowers Cannon enjoyed 24 years with Texas Instruments Incorporated in a leadership capacity of corporate finance. After leaving TI, Cannon moved to the non-profit sector as the CEO of a Dallas based human rights organization. Since 2011 he has researched the needs of the aging LGBT community. Through Cannon's previous work on human rights and immigration equality issues, he had attended several national initiatives at The White House around these issues. In June 2015 Cannon formed the Coalition for Aging LGBT and held its first Summit in June of 2015 with overwhelming success. Cannon has served on various civic and nonprofit boards, and is currently serving as the Senior Affairs Commissioner for the City of Dallas, (a political appointment by the Mayor and the Dallas City Council).

Ronald Flowers Dr. Ronald B. Flowers is John F. Weatherly Emeritus Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University. He taught at TCU for 37 years and was chair of the Religion Department for nine years. He is the author or co-author of ten books and 56 articles in scholarly publications, 96% of which were on church-state relations in the United States. He is a member of the Editorial Council of the Journal of Church and State. He still teaches his church-state course at TCU.

Andrew Fort Andrew O. Fort is Professor of Asian Religions (emeritus) at TCU, where he taught courses on the religions of India for 35 years. He received his Ph. D. in Religious Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and his research focused on aspects of Hindu thought. Most recently he started the Contemplative Studies initiative at TCU and is particularly interested in contemplative pedagogy.

Marie Francis Born and raised in Rome, Italy, Marie also spent several years in Saudi Arabia, where her father worked. She has traveled extensively throughout the world, but Italy remains her favorite country. Marie came to the USA, specifically to Fort Worth, Texas, to attend Texas Christian University. She received a Bachelor of Science Degree from Texas Christian University in 1978 and has an LBSW. Marie is currently the Human Services Coordinator for the City of Fort Worth, Community Action Partners. She manages the programmatic components of several grants that assist low-income households in Tarrant County in becoming energy and financially self-sufficient. Marie travels to Italy at least once a year to visit family, and travel is her passion. She teaches private students Italian and Spanish on weekends. She is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish, and of course, English.

George Frein George Frein, PhD, taught for 29 years in the Philosophy and Religion Department at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks. During ten of those years, and then during fifteen years in retirement, he has done the research necessary to write historically accurate scripts for his solo performances. The characters he performs embody the values of the humanities disciplines of history and literature.

Cedric French Cedric French has taught math for 23 years and taught AP Calculus AB/BC at Westside High School in Houston, Texas for 14 years and now at Katy Taylor High School for 2 years. He has been a College Board Consultant since 2004 and has presented at many AP Calculus Workshops and NMSI Prep Sessions. In 2005 he was awarded Teacher of the Year for all Houston ISD secondary schools. He has been an AP Calculus Reader since 2010.

John Frensley John Frensley as taught all levels of AP Physics since 2006. Since 2014, John has also presented one-day, two-day, and week-long workshops for AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. John's workshops always include a heavy lab component; John believes that AP Physics success begins with a strong presence of laboratory activities in the classroom. As John has had much experience working in and with low-economic schools, John's labs emphasize the use of equipment that is inexpensive to acquire.

Robert Frey Robert Frey has had a lifelong interest in science. He received a BA in physics from Duke University in 1962 and completed a PhD in chemistry (emphasis on physical chemistry) in 1967. He spent the bulk of his working career at the U.S. Army Aberdeen Proving Ground where he worked on technical projects of a military nature. His working career involved engineering and science, but it did not involve fundamental science. The classes that he teaches for the Silver Frogs are based on his interests and not on his professional career.

Greg Friedman

Dr. Greg Friedman is an associate professor in TCU's Department of Mathematics. He arrived at TCU in 2006 following postdoctoral positions at Vanderbilt University (2005-2006) and Yale University (2001-2005). He received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 2001 from New York University's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences after earning Sc.B. degrees with honors in Mathematics and Math-Physics from Brown University in 1996. He has been a visiting scholar at Hebrew University (2005) and the Universities of Lille and Artois (2013). Dr. Friedman's research interests reside primarily in the mathematical discipline of topology, which he describes as "like geometry, only more bendy". Dr. Friedman has published 25 peer-reviewed papers in this area, edited three proceedings volumes, lectured internationally, and been a principal or secondary organizer of several mathematical conferences. He currently holds a grant from the Division of Mathematical Sciences of the National Science Foundation and recently completed a Mathematics Collaboration grant from the Simons Foundation. Around TCU, Dr. Friedman has chaired the Faculty Senate Academic Excellence Committee and the Department of Mathematics Advisory Committee, while serving on several other university, college, and department committees. In his free time, he enjoys travel, film, swing dancing, ice hockey, photography, gardening, cooking, and literature, still believing that books should be made of paper.

Suzanne Fritz Suzanne Fritz is a Librarian with the Genealogy, History and Archives Unit of the Fort Worth Library. She relocated to Fort Worth, Texas from Naples, Florida where she worked as a Public Service Librarian and Genealogy Specialist. Suzanne received her B.A. from Mount Holyoke College and her M.S., L.I.S. from Simmons College, Boston. Suzanne is interested in a variety of topics including: Italian-American immigration, German-American genealogy, and Native-American records. She's learned that one of the benefits of living in Texas has been discovering how much there is to enjoy in regard to Texas genealogy and history.

Kathryn Fuelling Metcalf Kat Metcalf is a teacher and department learning leader at Saginaw High School in Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD in the northern suburbs of Fort Worth. She also serves as district lead for both AP® European History and AP® World History. A 25-year veteran, she spent the first 20 years of her career teaching in Minnesota before moving to Texas. In addition to 18 years of experience teaching AP® European History, Kat has served as a reader, table leader and question leader at the AP® Reading since 2003. She has also written multiple-choice questions for the new AP® European History exam format for the College Board. She has a passion for the subject and teaching of history as well as helping teachers across the nation to improve their practice.

Claudia Fuenmayor

Jeff Funkhouser JJeff Funkhouser has been teaching Pre-AP and AP physics for thirty years in the North Texas area. He served as the upper school science chair at Greenhill School in Addison, TX, for eight years and now teaches AP Physics 2 as well as other Upper School and Middle School physical science courses. He has worked as Exam Leader, Question Leader, Table Leader, and Reader at the annual AP Physics Reading each summer since 2002. Jeff was a member of the AP Physics B test development committee from 2009 - 2013 including serving as the co-chair of that committee during the last three years of its existence. While performing consulting duties he has delivered workshop sessions, full-day training events, and week-long summer institutes throughout the country and overseas in the areas of AP Physics 1, Physics 2, Physics C, and Physics B. Jeff began mentoring new AP Physics consultants in 2013 and has overseen the induction of four new AP Physics consultants since that time.

Judy Furche Judy Furche: Retired five years ago from the Everman Independent School District where she served as a principal, counselor, and teacher. She has Bachelor's and Master's degrees from TCU and is a charter Silver Frogs member. Judy's love of West Texas began four years ago when she went to Marfa on a girls' trip and has returned several times a year since then. With each visit, I have gained more knowledge about the area and experienced additional activities.

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Pam Gantz Pam Gantz was an elementary teacher and was the Assistant to the Superintendent of Anoka-Hennepin ISD when she retired. She started sewing in 4H and made her own clothes in high school and after she married. Her last major clothing project was her daughter's wedding dress. A friend introduced her to quilting in the '90's and it has become her passion. When she moved to Texas, she went to work in a quilt shop and taught foundation paper piecing there and for a number of guilds in the area.

Dan Garland Dan Garland has been building organs for a number of years, including the one at Arborlawn UMC. He is owner of Garland Pipe Organs in Fort Worth.

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John Gelder John has been teaching in the introductory chemistry program at Oklahoma State University for over 30 years. He has been involved with the AP Chemistry program and the College Board since 1988. From 1989 to 1992 he developed and taught AP Chemistry By Satellite to rural and urban high schools around the United States. John was an AP Reader from 1989 until 2005. From 2002 - 2005 he served as Chief Faculty Consultant for AP Chemistry. John returned to the Reading in 2009 as an Exam Leader. In 2006 and 2007 John served on the College Board AP Chemistry Curriculum Alignment Commission. This group was responsible for developing the content outline for the redesigned AP Chemistry course. In 2010 John was appointed to AP Chemistry Test Development Committee. In 2012 John attended three AP Chemistry Professional Development Workshops. These workshops provided training and materials focusing on the new AP Chemistry framework and curriculum and the use of inquiry in the classroom. Throughout his teaching career John has integrated computers into his teaching. In 2002 he and Dr. Michael Abraham from the University of Oklahoma received an NSF grant to develop a series of particulate level animations and the corresponding guided and open-inquiry activities. The MoLE project web site ( provides teacher access to all the animations and activities. Along with Mike Abraham at the University of Oklahoma and Tom Greenbowe at Iowa State University, John is working on a new technology project ( that provides activities before class, during class and after class using a learning cycle design to help student better understand introductory chemistry content. Participants will have access to an APSI web site that includes homework assignments (with answers), sample examinations (with answers) and additional activities that can be incorporated into the classroom.

Patricia Geran Patricia Geran recently retired as Divisional Vice-President, Finance and IT, Established Pharmaceuticals, at Abbott Laboratories after 29 years of service. Her final position was located in Basel, Switzerland where she and her husband lived for three and one-half years. She holds a BS degree from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis and a Master's in Business Administration from St. Edwards University in Austin.

Helga Gerlinger Helga Gerlinger was born in Mannheim, Germany and educated in Mannheim and Heidelberg. She attended the Academy of English in Oxford, Germany and received a translator's degree. Helga came to Texas in 1963. She retired in 1996 after 31 years of service with Bell Helicopter Textron as their in-house translator for the German language. Since retirement, Helga has been the German language teacher in the Tarrant County College "Senior Education Program." During the summers, she teaches German for TCCs "College for Kids Program".

Ann Gipson

Lewis Glaser

Lewis Glaser chairs the Graphic Design program at Texas Christian University, where he holds the rank of Full Professor. He is also Owner and Creative Director of Atomic Design (making the world safe for powerful communication), a Fort Worth-based design studio. In a previous incarnation, he was a publication Art Director at The University of Notre Dame, Syracuse University and Washington University in St. Louis. Glaser's creative activity has been recognized by the New York Society of Illustrators, PRINT Magazine, the American Advertising Federation-with gold ADDY Awards at the National, District and Regional levels of competition; the University and College Designers Association (UCDA); the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE;) the National University Continuing Education Association; the Texas Association of Museums; the Art Directors Club of Houston (ADCH); the Dallas Society of Creative Communications (DSVC); the Art Directors Club of Tulsa; and the Fort Worth Society of Creative Communications (FWSCC)-among others. Originally from the Detroit area, Glaser received the Baccalaureate from Western Michigan University; and the Master of Fine Arts from Syracuse University.

Pat Gleason-Wynn Dr. Pat Gleason-Wynn, LCSW, CSW-G, BSN, RN is a clinical social worker and a registered nurse. She has worked with older adults and their caregivers for the past thirty-six years. As a former university professor, she taught about aging, end of life, mental health, and long-term care issues. She currently works part-time at Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist Fort Worth. Her mother was diagnosed with Alzheimer's dementia in 2010. Pat and her siblings are familiar with the ups and downs of loving, and caring for, someone with dementia.

Katherine Godby Rev. Dr. Katherine Godby is retired clergy. Ordained in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) and having held Ministerial Partnership status with the United Church of Christ, she has 20 years of experience as pastor in local churches, hospice chaplain, and spiritual director. She earned her Ph.D. from Brite Divinity School in pastoral theology and pastoral counseling in 2005. Her dissertation explored 'The Authentic Self' and served as one helpful step in her own journey of being and becoming more real.

Erin Golden Erin Lee Golden graduated magna cum laude with an English degree from UTA and is certified in secondary education. She has worked as a high school English and creative writing teacher, tutor, and childbirth educator. Erin is the author of seven books for children, including Big, Bigger and Biggest Trucks and Diggers and Let's Dance with Julis and Friends. Her middle-grade novel was a finalist in the Writer’s League of Texas 2017 manuscript contest. Erin is a member of the Society of Children’s Bookwriters and Illustrators and has studied with Bethany Hegedus at The Writing Barn in Austin.

Celine Gomez Celine M. Gomez teaches in Plano, Texas which is a northern suburb of Dallas, TX. At Plano West, she has taught various levels of 11th and 12th grade English since 2007 from on- level to honors to AP. She is team leader for AP English Literature. Her teaching career began at Plano East where she taught from 1999-2007; there, she taught various levels of 11th and 12th grade English from on-level to AP to IB. Since 2007 she has been an endorsed AP College Board Consultant; she serves as an AP Advocate for Texas; also, she was recently appointed to serve on the AP Annual Conference steering committee. For the past thirteen years, she has been an AP Literature national essay grader for College Board; for the past six summers, she has served as a table leader at the AP reading. Additionally, since 2012 she has worked with NMSI (National Math and Science Institute) - conducting APSIs, Saturday study sessions, and other teacher trainings. Some other AP Literature consultant work has been done for Propel Strategies (creating lessons, grading mock exams) and Massachusetts Insight Education (teacher trainings, student study sessions). Ms. Gomez attended Texas State University where she received her M.A. in English with a minor in Secondary Education; she received her B.A. in English and Philosophy from the University of Notre Dame in Notre Dame, Indiana.

Rene Gomez Fort Worth native Rene Gomez is the Unit Supervisor for the Genealogy, Local History and Archives Unit of the Fort Worth Library. He has been with the library since 2001. He frequently speaks on Fort Worth history at the library and for local organizations. He has an undergraduate degree in Communications from the University of Texas at Arlington and Masters Degree in Library Science from the University of North Texas.

Patrick Gotcher 35 years in the healthcare industry in sales, sales management, marketing and CEO executive leadership responsibilities. Enterprise areas included behavioral health, managed behavioral healthcare, wellness, wellbeing, specialized services for Medicare Advantage, Medicaid (with emphases on dual eligibles/SNP populations). 22 years expereince as founder and CEO of Corphealth, Inc. In 1997, venture capital firms Massey-Burch Capital Corporation and Blue Chip Capital invested in Corphealth. In 2005, Corphealth was acquired by Humana Health Plans and established as a subsidiary of the company. Continued as President of the subsidiary, rebranded LifeSynch, Inc., until the end of 2011. Revenues in 2011 were $200MM. Presently involved in OptimaMinds, an innovative multi-clinic business startup, and providing CEO coaching services to otehr early states entitles.

Terry Gratton

David Grebel David Grebel serves as the Director of Extended Education at TCU. He is a past president of the Association for Continuing Higher Education. Active in the Fort Worth community he has served in a variety of board and volunteer roles. Since 2012, David has been the minister at Broadway Baptist Church's Agape Meal for the homeless. He is currently a doctoral student at Brite Divinity School researching the intersection of adult education with social justice ministries in local congregations.

Kyp Green

Joe Greenslade Joe Greenslade is a Fort Worth native and graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Management. He is an author, artist, speaker, inventor, teacher, and community volunteer. Joe's passion is helping young people reach their highest potential through education, self-development, and mentoring. He has been teaching and mentoring young people for over 50 years.

Darin Gregg Lt Col Darin Gregg graduated from Oregon State University in 1999 and received his commission through the Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) that same year and entered the Air Force as an Intelligence Officer. He was later selected to participate in the National Security Agency’s Junior Officer Cryptologic Career Program, a program reserved for only three air force officers annually. In addition to having a significant signals intelligence background, he is also a certified Political Affairs Strategist and has served as the South East Asia Branch Chief responsible for coordinating US Air Force engagement program efforts with 11 foreign nations. Lt Col Gregg is currently the AFROTC Commander at TCU.

Arthur Griffin Arthur Griffin is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), American Institute of CPA's Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), and a Certified Trust and Estate Specialist (CES). He is a former UTA accounting instructor and Associate Professor at Tarrant County College. He holds two undergraduate degrees and a Master's degree from the UTA School of Business. He has been in private practice for 30 years and specializes in retirement planning.

Melissa Griffin

Laura Grimwade Laura Grimwade is currently the Director of Research, Assessment, and Accountability for the Rockdale County Public School System in Conyers, Georgia. Prior to her current position, Laura served as a K-12 Math Coordinator and former secondary math teacher. She has worked extensively to train educators on Standards Based Mathematics and the Backwards Design Model. Laura has been a math consultant for the College Board since 1999. It is her belief that all students deserve high quality instruction in preparation for AP and other challenging courses.

Paul Groves Paul Groves teaches AP chemistry at South Pasadena High School in California. He has taught AP since 1983 and has been a College Board consultant in AP Chemistry for two decades. Paul's web site,, is a popular destination for new and experienced AP Chemistry teachers. Paul has been an AP chemistry exam reader, table leader and question leader since 1989. Paul is the recipient of several local and national teaching awards including the National Presidential Award for Science Teaching, the Los Angeles County Teacher of the Year and was a finalist for the 2011 California Teacher of the Year.

Ayn Grubb Ayn Grubb received her B.S. degree in Language Arts Education from the University of Oklahoma in 1989 and her M.A. degree in English from New Mexico State University in 1992. Since then she has challenged eighth graders, tenth graders, and teachers to expect more of themselves. Currently, Grubb is an Academic Coordinator for Tulsa Public Schools, overseeing secondary language arts curriculum and coaching teachers. Grubb has led Pre-AP English sessions at over seventy summer institutes in the past fourteen summers and at countless other College Board conferences all over the country, including the AP Annual Conference, AP National Forum, and regional forums.

Sandra Guerra-Cline

Jennifer Guest Jennifer Guest earned her MFA in Painting from TCU and instructs art courses for adults of all ages. Jennifer values the opportunity to meet and work with other lifelong learners and to assist in their creative development.

Courtney Gumbleton

Tom Haase Tom Haase just recently retired from over 38 years in Education. He taught History and served as a high school guidance counselor in Texas, Minnesota, Germany and Italy. Tom enjoys connecting people to nature and especially enjoys helping them understand, identify and attract birds. As a member of the Fort Worth Audubon Society, Tom has led and guided several local birding field trips. Tom's passion for birding began 25 years ago in Minnesota after taking a birding class through community education.

Charles Hahn Charles Hahn, PGA golf professional, has taught beginning and advanced golf for many years at TCU.

Dustin Hahn Dustin Hahn, an Assistant Professor of Film, Television, and Digital Media, received his Ph.D. from Texas Tech University in Mass Communications. His research uses a psychological and sociological frame to analyze base-rate information in sports broadcasts and the unique consumption habits of sports fans. His work has been presented at various conferences across the country and appears in multiple journals. Dr. Hahn has taught in higher education since 2011 and continues to inform his teaching through concurrent media production projects. On a personal note, he enjoys spending time with his wife and three children, traveling, spending time outside, and competing in endurance events.

Chris Hall Christopher Hall has been teaching AP Human Geography since the course was introduced by the College Board in 2000 and was a member of the Test Development Committee from 2007-2011 and has been regularly requested to submit questions to the committees since. He was a contributing author of the AP Vertical Teams Guide for History and the Social Sciences and has been the editor for two Human Geography Curriculum Modules (Urban Geography and Gender and Geography) published by the College Board. Prior to AP Human Geography Chris taught world regional geography courses in both junior and senior high schools. He has been an AP exam reader since 2001 and is currently a table leader. NCGE recognized Chris as its Distinguished Teacher in 2007 and he the Utah Geographic Alliance awarded him Outstanding Secondary Teacher in 2001. He has also been his own school district's "Teacher of the Year (2006). Chris considers his experience as a presenter at AP workshops and institutes one of the highlights of his career and he conducts them regularly. He is also an endorsed consultant in Pre-AP Strategies in Social Studies and has worked with social studies vertical teams in schools across the country and internationally.

David Hares After 27 years in corporate America and with two kids off to college, David prepared for a life-long dream outside of the corporate world... to explore and photograph the National Parks. Even though he had always traveled and taken photographs, he refined his photography skills by studying with several professional photographers. David's photographs were exhibited at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in early 2016. Currently his photographs can be found at David lectures about photography and the National Parks to approximately 5000 people per year including 1000 kids.

Jay Harmon Jay Harmon is a veteran teacher of AP World History, AP United States History and AP European History and has participated in AP exam essay readings in each of those courses. He was part of the leadership at AP World History readings from its beginning. He is a former member of the AP World History Test Development Committee and was an AP consultant to the College Board for 17 years, leading AP workshops in the U.S., England, Germany and Panama. Jay's website,, is a popular resource for AP History teachers. Over his 36 years in the classroom he has taught in large public schools and small private schools and currently teaches at Houston Christian High School.

Emily Harrell Emily is an inaugural member of Silver Frogs and is enthusiastic about the program, the instructors, and its members. She developed a love of the poetry of Elizabeth Barrett Browning while in college and would like to share her knowledge with her fellow Silver Frogs with a lecture. Emily received her BA from Baylor University and did post baccalaureate study at The University of Central Florida. She taught school for over 15 years and retired in 2011 from 20 years in the healthcare industry.

Gary Harrell Gary Harrell graduated from Baylor University with a BBA in Marketing and Finance and entered retail management. He entered the lawn and garden business in retail and later went to work for a local wholesale distribution company as a sales rep, covering accounts in north and central Texas until retirement in 2009. He passed the Texas Certified Nurseryman exam in 1986 and maintained his license until retirement. He currently works part-time in the garden center business.

Justin Harris Justin Harris has been practicing and teaching Chinese martial arts for more than a 25 years. He is a recognized expert on Tai Chi, Bagua, and other internal martial arts.

Patrick Harris Lives in Fort Worth and works in IT. Graduated from TCU in 2003 with a Bachelors in Business Administration. Self published a novel in 2017 and an art book in 2015. Whiskey is a hobby, one worth sharing. I've paired whiskey with cupcakes and Girl Scout cookies. I use my vacation days to see Pearl Jam on tour.

Melvin Harrison

Charlie Hart Charles Hart has been an A.P. World History table leader for the last eleven years and has also read A.P. exams in in all three histories since the 1980s. He has facilitated weeklong AP World History workshops in Georgia, Iowa, Florida, North Carolina, Washington, Wisconsin, Texas, Mississippi, California, Louisiana, New York, Oklahoma, Indiana, Nevada, and Arkansas. College Board has asked Mr. Hart to present the AP World History post-conference workshop at the AP Annual Conference in Washington D.C. in 2010. He is also co-creator of Mr. Hart is currently teaching at Westmont High School in Illinois and can be reached at

Sarina Harz Sarina Harz is a Licensed Master Social Worker and Adjunct Professor of Social Work at TCU. She is part of the Eagle Knight Toltec lineage, which includes don Miguel Ruiz, author of The Four Agreements, and the whole Ruiz family. Sarina was raised in a Christian and Buddhist household and has spent her entire life studying spirituality and religion, especially in relation to living and dying. She has spent the last three years working with grief, death, and dying. She spends her summers in Teotihuacan, Mexico walking women through an initiatory spiritual death process so they can find freedom.

Rhonda Hatcher Dr. Rhonda Hatcher is an Associate Professor of Mathematics and has been on the faculty of TCU since 1989. She earned a B.A. in mathematics at the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in mathematics at Harvard University. She is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the TCU Chancellor's Award for Distinguished Teaching and the CASE and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Texas Professor of the Year Award.

Jill Havens

Jill C. Havens is an Instructor II in the English Department where she teaches a range of courses in English and medieval literature, including her "Introduction to Medieval Literature" course which focuses on the relationship between George R.R. Martin's The Song of Ice and Fire series and medieval works such as Beowulf and Le Morte D'Arthur. She earned her DPhil from the University of Oxford, UK and has published several articles on heresy and late medieval religious literature. She is currently working on an edition of one of the earliest translations (c. 1340) of the Psalms into English.

Alyssa Hawkins-Heeter Alyssa Hawkins is an artist and educator living in Fort Worth, Texas. She earned her MFA from Texas Christian University and is currently an Adjunct Instructor in the School of Art at TCU. Alyssa enjoys working with individuals of all backgrounds to share her passion for art making.

Kathy Heller Kathy Heller is a National Board Certified Teacher who spent many years teaching in Arkansas but is now living and teaching in Fort Worth, Texas. She has been teaching Math Remediation, Pre-Algebra, Algebra and Geometry for more years than she'd like to admit! She has won numerous teaching awards at the local, state, and national level. This is her 15th year as a consultant for the College Board where she presents at regional conferences and summer institutes.

Hugh Henderson Hugh Henderson taught physics for over 20 years, and is currently the K-12 Science Coordinator for the Birdville Independent School District in Ft Worth, Tx. Hugh has conducted numerous workshops for teachers in the areas of AP and Pre-AP Physics, and has served on several state and national committees for science education, including serving as an AP Reader for physics, the AP Test Development Committee, and the AAPT Committee for the History and Philosophy of Physics. Hugh is the recipient of several teaching awards, including the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, and the Radio Shack National Teacher Award. He is the author of several books and articles in the areas of test preparation, science education, professional learning, and the history of physics.

Jonathan Henderson Jonathan Henderson has over 20 years teaching experience spanning middle school, high school, and university classes. He studied history at the graduate level at Cambridge University, taught in Central Asia as a US State Department Fellow, and in 2007 was a Fulbright Scholar to China. He has been teaching AP World History since 2002 and been a reader for the exam since 2008. Jonathan is a member of the College Board's Curriculum and Instruction Team for the current AP World History exam redesign and helped author the College Board's AP Workshop Handbook for Summer Institutes. He is actively involved in the creation of assessment items for the AP World History national test and helped pilot the LEQ essays that will debut on the 2018 exam. Jonathan edited and wrote material for several of the major AP World History textbooks, coauthored Fast Track to a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Examination, and contributed to The Sea in World History published in 2017. In 2008 He served on a College Board committee in New York to review and edit the Curriculum Framework for the course rewrite. He teaches AP World History and Humanities at Forsyth Central High School near Atlanta and can be reached at

Gina Henry

Gina Henry created Go Global, Inc. to empower people to travel as much as they want, whether they need vacation money, travel related work, a new career, time off from work, or confidence to travel. She has been taking FREE vacations for over twenty-five years, about 10 FREE vacations each year, six months a year. She has been teaching English for 20 years in over 26 countries. Check out for more instructor information and her radio/TV interviews.

Seth Hickman Seth began in education in Bryan, Texas, teaching Algebra 1. Since then he has worked in North Carolina, New Mexico, and in Burleson, Texas. In Burleson, Seth taught at Centennial High School, was an instructional coach for the school district, and was a K-12 Math Curriculum Coordinator. He is currently the Secondary Math Curriculum Coordinator for Burleson and teaches a section of 6th Grade Math in Burleson's Math Demonstration Classroom.

Harry "Max" Hill Max Hill, a Fort Worth native, worked for the Fort Worth Public Library for almost 29 years before his retirement in 2005. He served as assistant manager of the Genealogy & Local History Unit for the last 13 years. He graduated from UTA with a B.A. in political science and a Masters in American History. He graduated from University of North Texas with a Masters in Library Science. His current research interests are the nightclubs of Fort Worth, Fort Worth golf courses, unsolved murder of Patricia Ann Harmon and movie censorship in Fort Worth. Also, as assistant manager of the Genealogy unit he presented programs on beginning genealogy and military records. /

Jana Hill Jana Hill is a Digital Archivist, also at the Fort Worth Library, where she has worked since 2017. Prior to that, Ms. Hill was the Collection, Information, and Imaging Manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art.

Michael Hjort Michael Hjort just finished his 20th year of teaching Social Studies, 14th year teaching AP US History and is in his 10th year as an AP Reader and Table Leader in Louisville, KY/Tampa, FL reading and scoring the APUSH essays. Michael currently teaches 3 sections of AP US History, is the Social Studies Department Chair and UIL Academic Coordinator at Rouse High School in Leander, TX. He has been a College Board consultant since 2013, presenting one-day conferences, two-day conferences, and one-week AP Summer Institutes. Michael turned in his tennis coaching whistle to coach the UIL Social Studies team in 2015 (District Champions 2015, 2017; Region Champions 2017, 4th place at State 2017). Michael Hjort has been the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award Nominee (2014 - 2018), 4A District 25 - Fall Varsity Tennis Coach of the Year, HEB Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award Nominee (2013-2016), Leander ISD Educational Excellence Foundation Student Teacher Academic Recognition Award Winner (2014 - double nominee and 2012), Coaching Hall of Fame Inductee Tolleson Union HS - Golf (2009), CEAI National Educator of the Year Runner-up (2006), National Honor Roll's Outstanding American Teacher (2005/2006), Teacher of the Year Tolleson Union HS (1998 - 1999 & 2004 - 05), Who's Who Among American Teachers (2002, 03, 04, 05) Disney Teacher of the Year nominee (2002 - 2004) West Valley Region Golf Coach of the Year (1997 & 1999), Tolleson HS Excellence in Education Award (1999 - 2004). Michael Hjort has been married to his wife Kristy for 24 years with his oldest child managing a local restaurant and his daughter is attending Texas A&M.

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Jackie Hoermann-Elliott A local freelance writer and an avid blogger, Jackie Hoermann has written for many audiences through online platforms. As a third-year PhD student, she studies digital and professional writing, and she also received a master's in professional communication from Iowa State University. She has written for The Dallas Morning News, The Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Des Moines Register, The Kansas City Star, and several local magazines. Read her most recent work on The Dallas Morning News's lifestyle site, Guide Live, by following this link:

Susan Hollier Susan Hollier taught Advanced Placement Human Geography, World Geography, and Honors World History at The Woodlands High School for 17 years. She consults for the College Board in Advanced Placement Human Geography and Pre-Advanced Placement World Geography, and is a National Training Leader for SoapStone, as well as having served as a reader for the Advanced Placement Human Geography Qualifying Test. She served on the TEA Lighthouse AP/TEKS Document Writing Team for Social Studies. Susan is a 2002 recipient of the Distinguished Teaching Achievement Award from the National Council of Geographic Education and is listed in Who's Who in American Teachers. Her classes have received national recognition for winning the National NewsBowl Current Events Competition and placing in the National Geography Olympiad. She is the World Affairs Council Houston's 2004 International Educator of the Year, a recipient of the Coca- Cola Scholars Joseph B. Whitehead 2006 Educator of Distinction Award and the 2007 Nobel National Society of High School Scholars Educator of Distinction Award. She has served as the K-12 Curriculum and Instruction Committee Member of the NCGE Executive Planning Board and was selected to present at the Inaugural International Symposium on Territorial Geography in Seoul, Korea and at the 4th International Conference on Geographic Naming and Geographic Education in Seoul. The Marshall Legacy Institute selected her as the 2010 Joan Wismer Award recipient in Washington, DC. In 2011, Ms. Hollier received the Texas A&M University Inspiration Award for Exceptional Secondary Education. Ms. Hollier holds a BS degree from Louisiana State University.

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Cyndee Hopkins Cyndee Hopkins is a mentor, mediator, author, coach, speaker and Mindset Maven. From a stay-at-home mother of four, to shockingly and unexpectedly becoming a widow, Cyndee Hopkins Jardieu has experienced life's major challenges and learned how to create a life she loves. Through her courage, she champions the cause of happiness -- finding your joy-filled life through happiness creation. Cyndee is passionate about authentically helping people create a new mindset, so they can live life with more joy and happiness. She knows how to overcome and thoughtfully helps you to pursue your personal peace. She touches hearts through her book, Detour to Happiness, speaks to a wide variety of groups, and has created her Tribe for inspiring, supporting and empowering members for their life choice of joy.

Judith Hromcik Judith Hromcik taught AP Computer Science teacher at Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas for 20 years. After retiring in 2009, she returned to the classroom in 2012 and is currently teaching at The School for the Talented and the Gifted in Dallas, Texas. Judith was a member of the AP Computer Science Development Committee from 2001 - 2005 and has been a Reader, Table Leader, and is currently a Question Leader at the AP Computer Science Reading. She has been a College Board consultant since 1997 and has conducted many AP Computer Science Summer Institutes. Judith wrote the solutions for the "GridWorld" case study and is a co-author of the new Computer Science lab "Elevens". She piloted tested "Elevens" and "Magpie" in her classes. Judith has a strong interest in developing curriculum for Computer Science and is currently developing new strategies for teaching computer science concepts using student centered learning activities.

Billy Huckaby Billy Huckaby entered the book-publishing world in 2006 when he started Wild Horse Press. In 2013 Huckaby formed Wild Horse Media Group and acquired the assets of Sunbelt Media, which included Eakin Press and NorTex Press. Eakin Press and NorTex Press comprised the largest and oldest independent book publishing company in Texas, with more than 1,000 titles in print and operating for more than forty years.. Wild Horse Media Group also owns Cowboy Bookworm, a retail company selling books and DVDs. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Huckaby also spent 15 years as newspaper and magazine editor and publisher.

Billy Huckaby Billy Huckaby has been the in-house rodeo announcer for the Stockyards Championship Rodeo in Historic Cowtown Coliseum for the past 17 years. He has announced more than 1,500 rodeo performances and special events, including the Red Steagall Ranch Rodeo and the Women’s National Finals Rodeo. He has also provided rodeo commentary for KTFW 92.1 FM in Fort Worth and the Oxygen Network. Billy is a graduate of Texas Tech University where he competed on the rodeo team. He spent 15 years competing as a bareback rider and bull rider before moving behind the microphone.

Boglarka Huddleston Boglarka (Bogi) Huddleston was born in Budapest, Hungary. Upon finishing her bachelor's degree, she moved to the US and obtained her master's degrees in psychology and library/information science. Currently she is a Health Sciences and Assessment Librarian at TCU. Her research interests include active learning, information literacy and assessment of learning. While she greatly enjoys working with young adults, she finds it equally important to teach 50+ people the computer skills necessary to enhance their work and personal lives.

Steve Huddleston Steve Huddleston is the senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where he oversees design, selection, and installation of plant material. He is co-author of Easy Gardens for North Central Texas, writes for Mansfield Magazine and Texas Living Magazine, and broadcasts weekly on Neil Sperry's lawn and garden program on WBAP. He is president of Blooming Concepts, Inc., a landscape consultation, design, and installation company.

Laura Huffman Laura graduated from TCU with a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance and a graduate degree in Piano Pedagogy. Laura teaches early childhood music classes, private piano lessons for all ages, and extended education classes for adults. Laura enjoys sharing her love of music with her students.

John Irish John P. Irish teaches AP U.S. History and American Studies at Carroll Senior High School in Southlake, Texas. He is a nationally certified consultant in AP U.S. History and AP European History for the Southwestern Region of the College Board and serves as a Question Leader for the AP U.S. History Exam. He is currently a member of the College Board AP U.S. History Test Development Committee, which is the group responsible for creating the new exam, overseeing continuing changes to the curriculum, and developing / presenting trainings for teachers across the country at state and national venues. He just published a workbook on the Historical Thinking Skills for the AP U.S. History course and is currently writing similar books for Euro and World, all three titles will be published by Norton. Mr. Irish holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Southern Methodist University, he also has a M.A. in Philosophy and a M.L.S. in Humanities from SMU. He is currently working on a Doctorate in Humanities from SMU. He is a member of the American Historical Association, Society for History Education, and the Organization of American Historians.

Mayra Irizarry-Vaughan Ana Mayra Irizarry-Vaughan Mrs. Irizarry-Vaughan is an AP Calculus exam reader and College Board consultant since 2004. As a consultant she facilitates pre-AP strategies and AP Calculus AB and BC workshops globally, including workshops in Guam, Thailand and Dubai. She is an award winning educator with awards including 1997 Teacher of Excellence for Pasadena School District in California, Broward County Florida 2005 Mathematics Teacher of the Year, Sunshine State Scholars Teacher of Excellence in 2005 and 2006 in Florida, and Northern Virginia 2013 Hispanic Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Irizarry-Vaughan has been a Mathematics Educator for more than 35 years and has developed very successful AP programs both in Florida and Virginia. In Florida, she developed an AP program that was recognized by the College Board as the school with the highest number of Latino students passing the AP Calculus test in the Nation. Mrs. Irizarry-Vaughan is currently mathematics department chair and teacher of AP Calculus BC and Multivariable Calculus at Oakton High School in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Michelle Iskra Michelle Iskra has been a Leander ISD (Austin-area) English/language arts teacher since 2002, having taught gifted 6th grade language arts, Pre-AP/IB English I, and AP English Literature and Composition for the past twelve years. She has simultaneously taught Composition I, II, British and American Lit as an adjunct professor at Austin Community College. She is currently working on a project concerning the teaching of poetry to middle and high school students with poet Nathan Brown, former Oklahoma Poet Laureate. She reads the AP English Literature and Composition Exam and frequently presents at the AP Annual Conference.

Carol Ivey Carol Ivey is a native Texan with an art degree from the University of Texas at Austin and has been exhibiting her painting widely in galleries and institutions since 1977. Her work is included in many private and corporate collections, and is represented by Artspace 111. Besides keeping current on exhibitions and art events in Dallas and Fort Worth, interests include organic gardening and travel. / Carol will show new collaborative works with Deborah Mersky in their two-person show at BRIT, opening on Spring Gallery Night, 2016.

Ann Jackson Ann Jackson teaches high school and middle school English at Home Run Ministries in Kingwood, TX. She taught all levels of English for 33 years in Texas and Louisiana public schools; additionally, she served as department chair and vertical team leader in Crosby, TX. An endorsed College Board consultant for over 20 years in one- and two-day workshops and summer institutes, Ms. Jackson has also written workshop material for the College Board and has served as a mentor to new consultants. She was twice recognized as Crosby High School's Teacher of the Year and is a recipient of the Goldin Foundation Excellence in Education Award. Ms. Jackson received both her Bachelor's degree in English Education and Master's degree in Supervision and Administration from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.

Donald Jackson Don Jackson has spent his career on issues involving the Constitution of the United States and on human rights law. He attended SMU Law School and then was chosen as a Supreme Court Fellow and was assigned to work in the office of Chief Justice Warren Burger. He then became a consultant to the American Bar Foundation and pro bono counsel with the Greater Fort Worth Civil Liberties Union. Don was a member of the National Board of the American Civil Liberties Union and a board member of the Executive Council of Americans United for Separation of Church and State.

Whitney James Whitney Lew James is a PhD student at TCU studying rhetoric and composition. She previously taught at Emerson and Wheelock Colleges in Boston, Mass.

Janis Janes Janis Janes, Assistant Coordinator and teacher for TCU's Early Childhood Music Program is a certified Music Together and registered Musikgarten teacher. She has been teaching early childhood music classes at TCU since 2001.

Kristina Janeway Kristina Janeway is a Pre-AP, GT, and PSAT/Pre-AP English teacher at Terra Vista Middle School. In her twenty-first year career, Kristina has had nineteen years of experience working with gifted and talented as well as Pre-AP and AP and full-inclusion students in the West Texas area. She has written curriculum for grades seven through twelve, designed an academic vocabulary course for the high school, designed a Pre-AP/PSAT English course for eighth graders, designed a SAT/ACT course for seventh graders in the Duke University Talent Search Program, and designed the seventh and eighth grade GT course. Kristina has presented at numerous state and national conferences, several districts, and various Advanced Placement Summer Institutes for universities while working as a consultant for the College Board. She has completed a Master's degree in Education Administration and holds a Principal's certificate. Kristina was the recipient of the Frank and Nancy Newton's Excellence in Education Award from the Beaumont Foundation in 2010 and the Panhandle South Plains TAGT Teacher of the Year for 2014. Most recently, Kristina has published several books on writing instruction, reading materials, and poster projects with Teacher's Discovery and writing assessments with Kamico.

Dale Jensen This year celebrated 40 years of teaching science to high school students and high school teachers. In 1977 Dale Jensen received his degrees in Biology and Chemistry from the University of Oregon. He taught Chemistry and Physics in Oregon at North Medford High School for 33 years. But teachers must teach, so Dale came out of retirement and took a job teaching Chemistry and Physics at Syracuse High School in Utah. When his father-in-law's health brought him back to Oregon, Dale was offered a position at a private school in Medford - St. Mary's High School. For the past twenty-three years Dale has worked as a consultant for the College Board conducting weekend and week-long workshops; has been an active Reader/Table Leader/Question Leader for the AP Chemistry exam; and served on the SAT Test Development Committee for the Chemistry specific test. In 2014 and 2016, the College Board asked Dale to present AP Chemistry workshops in China. In 2017 Dale presented Pre-AP Science workshops in Dubai and Nigeria. Dale's final years in education will be teaching AP Science courses at St. Mary's High School and traveling abroad sharing with educators what he has learned about teaching science.

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Rhonda Johnson Rhonda Johnson taught American History at Union Intermediate High School in Tulsa, OK, for 12 years. She was involved with the implementation of the districts Pre-AP program and has been a consultant for the College Board for the last 12 years. In 2011, she began teaching at Metro Christian Academy, a large non-denomination Christian, college preparatory school in Tulsa. Rhonda graduated from the University of Tulsa with degrees in History and Secondary Education. She became National Board Certified in November of 2007.

Dick Johnston Dick Johnston: Dick Johnston is a Silver Frog who retired from one career and is now working on a second as a part-time novelist. He participated in NaNoWriMo 2017, writing 55,756 words plus "The End."

David Jolliffe David Jolliffe is professor of English and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Arkansas, where he is the initial occupant of the Brown Chair in English Literacy. Jolliffe began his involvement with the Advanced Placement program in 1992, serving as a reader for the English Language and Composition Examination. After serving as a table leader and question leader, he became chief reader for AP English Language and Composition, serving a full term in that capacity in 2003 through 2007 and filling out the term of the late Gary Hatch, who had succeeded him as chief reader, in 2010 and 2011. He was a member of the AP English Test Development Committee from 1999 through 2003. Jolliffe is an active consultant and workshop-presenter for the College Board. A native of West Virginia, Jolliffe began his career as an educator at Triadelphia High School in Wheeling, WV, and then at Wheeling Park High School, where he taught both English and theatre. Jolliffe has also taught at Bethany College (his undergraduate alma mater), West Virginia University (where he earned his M.A.), the University of Texas (where he received his Ph.D.), the University of Illinois at Chicago, and DePaul University. He moved to University of Arkansas in 2005 to inaugurate the work of the Brown Chair, whose mission is to promote a stronger emphasis on reading and writing for Arkansans in all walks of life. Jolliffe is the author or editor of 14 books and more than 40 articles on the history and theory of rhetoric, the teaching of writing, and the preparation of writing teachers, the most recent of which is his text, co-authored with Hephzibah Roskelly, Writing America: Language and Composition in Context.

Kristen Jones Kristen Jones retired after 26 years of teaching AP and Pre-AP Chemistry at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station, TX. She received her B.S. degree from South Dakota State University and her M.S. degree from Texas A&M University, both in Food Science/Food Chemistry. Kristen has been teaching AP/pre-AP science teacher workshops across the U.S. for 26 years. She is currently mentoring teachers and students through the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), as well as writing and editing textbook, test and on-line materials for publishers. She is the co-author of the newly released Fast Track to a 5 for AP Chemistry to go with the new 10th edition of the Zumdahl AP text. In 2000, Ms. Jones was named the Outstanding Secondary Science Teacher in Texas, and she has also received the American Chemistry Council Catalyst award, Siemens Foundation award for Advanced Placement, American Chemical Society Southwest Regional award, College Board Advanced Placement Special Recognition award, ACT2 Outstanding Chemistry Teacher in Texas award and Sigma Xi Outstanding Secondary Science Teacher award. Her students had more than a 95 percent pass rate on the AP exam and they have also been winners in many national science competitions.

Jim Jordan Jim Jordan has taught AP English Language and Composition at Sacred Heart Cathedral Prep in San Francisco for eighteen years, during which time he has served as English Department Chair, Cross-Curricular Writing Coordinator, and Schoolwide AP Instructional Cohort leader. A certified College Board Consultant, Jim has served as a Reader and Table Leader for the AP English Language Exam since 2007, and consulted on the newly designed curriculum framework for the course in 2015. In addition, he has been an active presenter at both state and national conferences, most recently, the College Board’s 2014 National Forum in Las Vegas, the 2015 and 2016 AP Annual Conventions in Austin and Anaheim, and the 2016 National Forum in Chicago. Jim earned a BA Degree in Broadcast Journalism from San Francisco State University and an MA in Private School Leadership along with his California English Teaching Credential from the University of San Francisco.

Brian Kaestner Brian currently teaches AP Environmental Science and AP Human Geography at Saint Mary's Hall in San Antonio, where he has been on the faculty for 34 years. In 1993, Brian received the "Special Recognition Award" from College Board and was a TEA state nominee for the "Presidential Awards for Excellence." In 2000, he received the "Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Teaching." With a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Management, Brian serves with the College Board as an Advanced Placement consultant and as a table leader at the APES reading. He is also the moderator for the College Board APES Community Forum. A veteran of both public (PA) and private (NY, TX) schools, Brian is in his thirty-eighth year teaching and coaching soccer.

Karen Kaigler-Walker Karen Kaigler-Walker holds a BS and MS from Texas Tech University, an MA in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena CA and a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. She began her teaching career in 1974 at The University of Texas (Austin) where she first taught Fashion History. In 2014 she retired as Professor of Marketing and Psychology from Woodbury University in Burbank CA. She is an expert in the social psychology of women's appearance and has made public speaking appearances in the US, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and Africa.

Loli Kantor Loli Kantor is an Israeli/American photographer exploring personal, community and cultural memory. Born in Paris, France and raised in Tel Aviv, Israel Kantor has lived in Fort Worth, Texas since 1984. Since 2004 Kantor has been documenting Jewish presence and absence in Eastern Europe, focusing mainly on Poland and Ukraine. Kantor’s work has garnered numerous awards and have been exhibited widely nationally and internationally. Her work is included in museum collections such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Lviv National Museum in Ukraine, the Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas at Austin, Lishui Museum of Photography in China.

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Meg Kennedy Meg Kennedy is originally from Kansas where she grew up surrounded by music as a child. She has played the piano and flute for 30 years. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from Southwestern College and went on to get her Doctorate of Optometry in Houston, Texas. She was a practicing optometrist when she enrolled her 6-month-old son in the Early Childhood Music program at Texas Christian University. The experience made such an impression on her that she decided to make a career change and start teaching music. Seeing young children enjoy music is a constant source of inspiration for her.

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Joy Killough Joy Killough is a career science educator. She has had the privilege of working with students of all ages from elementary through college, including over twenty years teaching AP Biology at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. She has been a consultant to the College Board since 1999 and has served as a reader for the AP Biology exam. Consulting has taken Joy throughout the United States where she enjoys exchanging stories and lessons with other educators. She is a Past President of the Texas Association of Biology Teachers (TABT) and received a Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching. Joy earned a BA in Biological Science and a Master of Science in Biology from The University of Houston/ Clear Lake. Joy is currently working on a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University. Her research interests include science teacher professional development, STEM, and math-science integration.

Richard King Richard is a co-owner, general manager, and chief wine guy of Ellerbe Fine Foods.

Sara Klein Sara Klein is the teacher and school programs manager at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art where she develops and delivers educator professional development and oversees a team of gallery teachers who facilitate PreK-12th grade museum experiences. She has held this position since 2009. Klein holds an MA in Art History from Florida State University in Tallahassee, Florida, and a BA in Art History and French from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. In 2015, she was named the Western Region Museum Art Educator of the Year by the National Art Education Association.

Ulrich Kleinschmidt I have been teaching government and economics at Kempner High School in Sugar Land, Texas since 1987 and have presented AP government and AP economics classes since the early 1990s. I also hold the position of department chairperson. My College Board experiences include working as a reader and table leader for the US government and politics exam from 1999 to 2015. I have presented economics and government training sessions at multiple universities in College Board's Southwest Region, Florida, California, Colorado, and Massachusetts. I have also had the chance to present economics training programs in eastern Russia, have led a national AP conference in Guanzhou, China and presented at the national AP conferences in California and Pennsylvania. My most recent event was presenting at the AP International Conference in Beijing, China. I am the lead author for Kaplan's AP Government and Politics review text and am a contributing author and editor for Pearson's Test Prep Series for Economics. Currently, my duties also include working with the College Board consultant mentor program in the fields of macro and micro economics. I am in the training pool for the upcoming revisions for the upcoming course revisions in the US Government and Politics exam.

Larry Klos Larry Klos is a retired engineering manager who has volunteered for the VITA program in Tarrant County for the 2014 and 2015 tax years. His experiences and observations as a tax preparer for low to moderate income individuals were personally very educational, eye opening, and extremely interesting. Larry was employed as an engineer at Lockheed Martin for over 40 years.

Kent Knudson Kent Knudson is a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission.

Carroll Kobs Carroll Kobs received a PhD in Archeology in 2014 from Trinity Southwest University. She is Assistant Dig Director and Registrar for the Tall al-Hamman Excavation Project and also on staff for four seasons for the Abel Beth-Maacah Excavations in northern Israel. She has presented papers at principal archeological seminars, lectured in Israel in 2016 and in Palermo, Italy in 2017.

William Koehler Dr. Koehler was Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs at Texas Christian University for twenty five years. In his capacity as Vice Chancellor he had oversight responsibility of seven academic deans and an associate vice chancellor for academic support. Since retiring from TCU, Dr. Koehler has focused his time and efforts on improving preK-12 public education. He completed a four year term as the community elected President of the Fort Worth ISD Board of Education in 2008. He was a consultant to Superintendent Walter Dansby until his retirement in 2014. For the past several years he has been the Education Advisor for the Sid W. Richardson Foundation . Dr. Koehler has a comprehensive, macro level understanding of current teachers’ issues, teacher and staff professional development, HR, legal and financial issues in public preK-12 education, especially in inner-city districts, as a result of his service as President of the FWISD Board and involvement with the Center for the Reform of School Systems.

Dallas Koehn Lead Consultant Biographical Information: Dallas Koehn has been teaching various Social Studies and History classes of all ability levels for something like 19 years now. He's been a consultant for the College Board for 14 of those years and led too many workshops under too many guises to keep them straight anymore. His idealism is reflected in both his commitment to seeing Pre-AP strategies used in a wider variety of classrooms with a more diverse mess of students and in his unhealthy loyalty to Dallas Stars hockey and the irrational hope that maybe they'll be good again someday.

Barbara Koerble Barbara Koerble grew up in Northwest Missouri, and after completing an undergraduate degree in studio art at Northwest Missouri State University, she moved to Texas where she completed an M.A. in art history at UNT. She has been an adjunct art professor at Tarrant County College since 2012, and she currently teaches art history survey and art appreciation courses at TCC’s Trinity River campus. She also works at the Afterimage Gallery, the Amon Carter Museum, and is a freelance writer and curator. In 2017, Barbara curated two art exhibitions in Fort Worth: "Hightailing It: Artists View the Natural World" for the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, and "Recombinant Abstraction" for the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. She has written and published articles about art and architecture for over two decades, and most recently her art writing has been published in Glasstire: Journal of Texas Visual Art. In her spare time, she enjoys photography, sculpture and art collecting.

Greg Kopriva Greg Kopriva is a Fort Worth based commercial photographer, received his B.S. in Photography from East Texas State University, now at Texas A&M- Commerce. He has extensive experience with a broad range of clients across North America and has taught photography, both analog and digital, to all ages and skill levels. He is currently employed with Heritage Auction Galleries and maintains a freelance commercial photography business.

Kay Kubena Kay Kubena received her BS in Electrical Engineering from Rice Univesity in 1984 and her Masters in Math Education from the University of Houston in 1989. She currently teaches AP Statistics and PAP Precalculus at Bellaire High School in Houston, Texas, as well as serving as math department chairperson. During her 30 year teaching career, she has taught just about every math course from Algebra 1 to BC Calculus, along with AP Computer Science. She believes in a very high energy, hands on, activity based approach to create engaging and challenging lessons at every level of math instruction. In 2013, she won Secondary Teacher of the Year for the Houston Independent School District and was also a finalist for Region IV Teacher of the Year for the state of Texas. Mrs. Kubena is a master teacher for the Rice University School Mathematics Project, providing quality mathematics professional development to teachers in the Houston area. She is also a College Board consultant, offering training in PAP mathematics and AP Statistics. She is married to Brian Kubena and has two daughters, one a graduate of Rice and the other a current Rice junior.

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Larry Lauer Larry Lauer is a Vice Chancellor Emeritus at TCU. He is also a Senior Fellow in the John V. Roach Honors College and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication. He has also served as an Adjunct Fellow for the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington DC.

Orlew Lauger Orlew Lauger taught French for 28 years in public and private schools from California to Georgia, from Iowa to Texas and New Mexico. She enjoyed teaching a diverse student population at TASIS-England, a private American school for expatriates from many lands. Orlew and husband Larry retired to Fort Worth to be near their two daughters and families. In retirement, Orlew cultivates her avocations. As a docent at the Kimbell, she shares her love of art. Education has always been the passion of her soul and she relishes the pursuit of all such endeavors.

Adrian LeBlanc Dr. LeBlanc's academic training include: undergraduate degree from the Univ. of Mass, a master degree from Iowa State U., and a PhD from the U. of Kansas. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medicine and Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Physiology at UNTHSC. He has been an active participant in life science research in bone physiology dating back to early spaceflight, including Apollo, Skylab, MIR and ISS. LeBlanc has over 130 scientific publications and recently retired as Director Emeritus from the University Space Research Association.

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Gregg Lehman Gregg H. Lehman is Senior Vice President, Secretary, and General Counsel for the Fort Worth based One Main Solutions (OMS), a member of Citi. Since 2005, Gregg has also served as an Adjunct Professor for the Management and Accounting Departments in the M.J. Neeley School of Business at TCU, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses on the Legal Environment of Business and White Collar Crime. He has also held Adjunct Professorships at The University of Texas School of Law, Tulane University School of Law, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law and the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University

LaLonnie Lehman LaLonnie Lehman is Professor of Theatre at Texas Christian University where she teaches costume history, introduction to costume, period styles and make-up. Over the past 43 years she has designed costumes for theatre, ballet, dance, opera, and children’s theatre. Her recent costume designs include Amphibian Theatre, Fort Worth, Upstream Theatre, St. Louis, and the Fort Worth Opera Children’s Theatre productions. Her book, Fashion in the Time of the Great Gatsby, was published by Shire, Ltd. London in 2013 and a children’s book, The Boar’s Head and Other Christmas Stories, was publish in 2015.

Carol Leibl

Blake Lentz

Robin Levine Wissing Robin Levine-Wissing is the former Instructional Supervisor for Mathematics at Glenbrook North High School in Northbrook, Illinois, now retired. Robin currently teaches Statistics online for University of California at Riverside. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Mathematics and Education from American University in Washington, D.C., a Masters Degree in Communication Sciences from Kean University of New Jersey, and an Educational Leadership Certificate from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois. Robin was a mathematics educator for 38 years. She continues working with mathematics educators as an educational consultant focusing on Common Core implementation, teaching Statistics concepts to Algebra 1 and 2 teachers related to Common Core, and Advanced Placement Statistics workshops. Robin taught Advanced Placement Statistics since the course began in 1997. She has been a reader and table leader for College Board since 2000. Robin has been conducting one-day College Board AP workshops and one-week AP Summer Institutes since 2000. She has been a Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) Instructor since 1992. Robin has co-authored professional journal articles and is the co-author of AP Statistics All Access published by REA. Robin was the 1993 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching, a 1998 Tandy Technology Scholar, and the 1996 Clark County (Nevada) Teacher of the Year.

Paula Libby

Anthony Lickteig Anthony Lickteig worked in his first career as an urban planner for more than twenty years with public agencies and private consultants. He has been working in a second career for the last 15 years in the non-profit sector, mainly museums. He was an art museum docent in Seattle for more than ten years, and he was employed by the Frank Lloyd Foundation in Arizona for 11 years primarily as a tour guide. Currently he is a docent at the Kimbell Art Museum.

Kevin Lintz Kevin D. Lintz has taught computers to people from four years old to adults. He has worked with computers for the last 25 years. Kevin is currently a Software Engineer and Technical Support Team Lead at PepsiCo.

Qian Liu

Lisa LoConte-Allen Lisa has taught for forty one years, not only in different states but also in private and public schools, including title one schools. She has taught various subjects and grade levels but her favorite remains middle school math and Algebra where she has remained for the last 27 years. Retirement is still a distant thought as her love of creating new math lessons is still a creative priority in her life. Looking for new and fresh ideas has always kept her interest in the classroom. While teaching for sixteen years in Virginia Beach she designed math curriculum for fifth and sixth grade and she was a founding member of the city's first Mathematics Vertical Team. Lisa has a Master's Degree in Education along with two endorsements from the state of Virginia: Middle School Education and Algebra. Within her career she has been named Reading Teacher of the Year, Teacher of the Year and named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. She is currently the Math Department Chair at her school, in Chesapeake. Lisa is on the board of the Tidewater Council of Teachers of Mathematics. TCTM works with eight school districts in the southeastern corner of Virginia bringing the districts together through conferences, a website, and various outreaches. She is the area representative to VCTM, Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and to NCTM, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. She is a regular at local and state conferences presenting workshops and staff development besides presenting workshops for The College Board and APSI institutes. Lisa has been an independent Certified College Board consultant for the last 18 years, teaching one- and two- day workshops for The College Board in over 24 states. This is her 9th summer teaching APSI summer institutes in a variety of states. Lisa lives in Chesapeake, Virginia with her husband of 26 years along with her two sons and their cat, Tommy. Besides traveling, gardening and reading Lisa loves to spend time at the beach, which is not far from her home.

Laura Logan Brandenburg

Mason Logerot

John Lovett Dr. John Lovett is a TCU Instructor II in the Economics department. He has been teaching Economic History courses since 2000. He received his PhD and MS in Economics from the University of Colorado Boulder and a BS from Southwest Missouri State University.

Patricia Lowery Patricia Lowery is a degreed professional in Exercise Science and former owner of an international fitness training business for professionals that produced support materials and workshops and offered continuing education credit. The goal of the business was to assist clients in their desire to look good, feel good, have energy and be productive. The core values of the company were to provide the end user with an opportunity to play and have fun while becoming healthier.

Barry Lucy Barry Lucy is a 36-year veteran arts teacher. He is former high school co-chair of the AP Studio Art Development Committee. He has been a College Board consultant at numerous workshops and past Faculty Portfolio Reader/Table Leader, and has contributed articles on beginning and developing the AP Studio portfolio for College Board publications. He has presented multiple topics related to AP Studio Art at past NAEA and College Board AP regional, state and national conventions.

George Lynch George Lynch is CEO is Traffick 911.

Jane Mackay Dr. Jane Mackay is an Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Director of the Business Information Systems major in the Neeley School. She developed the curriculum for this major and started it in 2000. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin McCombs Business School. She has published research in leading information systems journals.

Jenifer Mahler

Dina Malki Al-Hussayni Dina Malki is an active public speaker in DFW who presents diverse topics about Islam and Muslim Americans in universities, places of worship and events. She holds a Master's Degree in Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations from Hartford Seminary in Connecticut. She is a writer whose articles are published in online publications, magazines, and local newspapers. She is an active in interfaith dialog and is a member of the Daughters of Abraham.

Barbara Maloney

Stephanie Mamantov Stephanie Mamantov is an NFPT certified Personal Trainer, and a recognized Cancer Exercise Specialist by the American College of Sports Medicine. For the past 6 years, She has worked at the Moncrief Cancer Institute in Fort Worth, offering free, survivorship exercise services to anyone with a cancer diagnosis in Tarrant and 9 other surrounding North Texas counties. The program offers one-on-one personal training based on the individual needs of the patient/survivor. Group fitness and yoga compliment the program as well, and offer diversity for all participants.

Gail Manning

Gail Manning is the entomologist and education horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, and has lead research efforts to track and tag monarchs for 14 years.

Chris Manno Dr. Chris Manno is the author of the novels East Jesus and Voodoo Rush (White Bird Publications, Austin, Texas). He earned his PhD in English at TCU and teaches writing as an adjunct professor of English at Texas Wesleyan University.

Ann Mar Ann Mar teaches AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas. She has worked with the College Board as author and editor of curriculum modules and professional development materials, most recently the online module Developing Effective Written Arguments. She has served as a question Leader at the Spanish Language and Culture reading, and as a member of the test development committee. In addition to AP Summer Institutes, she has presented workshops and professional development sessions on portfolio assessment, standards-based planning for learning, and building vocabulary for diverse learners. She is a co-author of EntreCulturas I, the Novice level book in the Wayside series for middle and high school Spanish. Mar holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. In 2015, Humanities Texas honored her with the James F. Veninga Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities Award.

David Marlow David Marlow is a National Board Certified Teacher who taught for thirty seven years at the high school level. He has traveled extensively, and studied language, literature and culture at the Universities of Madrid, Salamanca, The Valencia and Santiago de Compostela. He is a recipient of two NEH fellowships, several awards for using technology in the World Language classroom, a King Juan Carlos Scholarship, and various Embassy of Spain grants. David is an AP Spanish Language and Pre-AP World Language consultant, national AP mentor in both language and literature, and has also been a reader and table leader for the Spanish Language AP Exam. David has given more than 70 workshops in from West Virginia to the Ukraine. In 2002 he was named the West Virginia State Foreign Language Teacher of the Year.

Terri Marlow Terri Marlow is a veteran teacher with a variety of teaching experience including Levels I-IV, Grades 8-12, and Beginning and Intermediate courses at the college level. In addition to BA and MA degrees she has earned 180+ post-graduate hours in Spanish language and Hispanic literature, history and culture, and has studied or traveled in many parts of the Spanish-speaking world. Terri is a College Board Consultant for Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures and has presented or co-presented workshops since 2001. She is a member of ACTFL and AATSP, and has presented at many language conferences. She is a National Board Certified Teacher. Terri is proud to be a Pre-AP Spanish teacher knowing that AP strategies strengthen all levels of instruction and build the foundation and attitude necessary for future success.

Robert Glen Martin Robert Glen Martin is a computer science teacher at the School for the Talented and Gifted in Dallas (US News and World Report's Best High School). His program has been recognized by the College Board for "Leading the nation/world in helping the widest segment of their total school population attain college-level mastery of AP Computer Science." He is a member of the AP Computer Science A Test Development Committee and serves as an AP Computer Science A Reader and Question Leader. He is also a co-author of the APCS A Elevens Lab. Glen's recognitions include the National Center for Women and Information Technology Aspirations in Computing Educator Award, O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher Award Finalist, the Texas Instruments STEM Innovation in Teaching Award, and the Siemens Advanced Placement Teacher of the Year Award for Texas.

Guillermo Martinez

Melinda Massie Melinda Massie is a published author and performing arts marketing consultant. She teaches performers and performing arts organizations how to market themselves. Prior to helping performing arts organizations, Melinda had award-winning careers in ballroom dance, event management, and professional home organization. She has a degree in advertising and public relations. When not helping others market themselves, you can find her performing with the Fort Worth Opera, cooking and eating indulgent foods, pretending to run, or drinking champagne. And not necessarily in that order. Discover how to market yourself at

Kathy Massingill

Amy Matejka Amy Matejka earned a B.A. in journalism from Texas A&M University, her J.D. from Tulane University Law School and is licensed to practice law in the states of Louisiana and Texas. Her desire for clear communication has been critical to her journalism experiences and essential to her role as a transactional/contracts attorney. She also uses this skill in her most recent role as a fitness and health educator for children. She now utilizes this strength to assist students preparing for the LSAT by clearly and accurately explaining the exam and its complexities, helping them navigate unfamiliar concepts, and providing instruction on efficient exam-taking approaches, techniques, tips, and strategies.

Shelly Matthews

Shelly Matthews is Professor of New Testament at the Brite Divinity School where she has taught since 2011. She is currently working on two books: a feminist commentary of the Gospel of Luke, and a feminist biblical theology of resurrection. A native of North Dakota, she earned a Doctor of Theology from Harvard Divinity School, and taught at Furman University (Greenville, South Carolina) for 14 years before moving to TCU. She is the author of The Acts of the Apostles: Taming the Tongues of Fire and Perfect Martyr: The Stoning of Stephen and the Construction of Christian Identity.

Elisa McCracken Elisa McCracken is a College Board Consultant in the Southwestern Region where she has conducted workshops throughout Texas, Colorado, California and Illinois. She has been teaching high school science for 12 years and introduced the AP Environmental Science program at Brandeis High School in San Antonio, Texas 10 years ago. Elisa was selected as the 2014 Brandeis High School Educator of the Year in recognition of the growth and success of the AP Environmental Science program. Currently, Elisa is serving as the Academic Dean at Brandeis High School. Elisa has co-authored the teacher's edition for the second edition of Environmental Science for AP by Friedland and Relyea. In addition she has co-authored the second edition of Strive for a 5 published by BFW. Elisa serves as a reader for the AP Environmental Science Exam. She is passionate about challenging students to become environmentally aware and to use that knowledge to make a positive difference in the world. Elisa holds a B.S. in Genetics from Texas A&M University and a M. Ed. in Education Leadership from Lamar University.

Kevin McDonald Kevin McDonald is completing his 21st year of teaching; he has taught Pre-AP English II and AP English Language for 20 of those 21 years. He has also taught on-level English courses, Humanities, and Shakespeare to various grade levels, and is currently teaching AP Seminar. He has been an AP English Language and Composition Exam Reader since 2002, and a Table Leader at the exam since 2007 (including being on the sample selection committee twice). He has been an active consultant for the College Board since 2004, presenting one and two day workshops, Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, and workshops at the Advanced Placement Annual Conference. He also authored the Teacher's Manual for Writing America, a textbook published by Pearson. He has also served as the High School Co-Chair for College Board's Curriculum Design and Assessment Committee for their Advanced Placement English Language and Composition course, and is currently the High School Co-Chair for the AP English Language and Composition Development Committee. Initially employed at Guthrie High School, he has taught at Edmond Memorial High School since the Fall of 2004. He started AP Lang programs at both schools, including co-teaching AP Lang with an AP US History course for eight years at Edmond Memorial. He completed his undergraduate degree at Oklahoma State University and his Masters in Literature at the University of Central Oklahoma. He was voted by his peers as the 2014-2015 Edmond Memorial Teacher of the Year. He was then selected as the Edmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year for 2015-2016.

Quentin McGown Quentin McGown is a sixth generation Texan and fourth generation Fort Worthian with a lifelong interest in history. In addition to practicing law, he is a planning committee member for the annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and a board member of both the Tarrant County Historical Society and the Outriders, the support organization for the Fort Worth Herd.

Buddy McIntyre Buddy McIntyre is a meteorologist with a 30 year career in the National Weather Service. He has considerable experience studying and warning for severe thunderstorms and tornadoes. He's trained thousands of storm spotters across Texas. Buddy is a graduate of Texas Christian University and has a M.S. in meteorology from Utah State University.

Suzanne McKenzie

Mark McKinney Dr. Mark McKinney is a licensed psychologist and graduate of the PhD program in Experimental Psychology from the University of Texas at Arlington. Dr. McKinney has served on the faculty of both the University of Nebraska Medical Center and the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth. He is currently Adjunct Professor of Marketing at the Neeley School of Business at Texas Christian University.

Stacey McMullen I have been teaching mathematics in the public schools for 28 years, the last five in the Dallas Independent School District. I am an Advanced Placement Math Lead for Dallas Independent School District where I am charged with increasing the enrollment and passing rate of the AP Calculus students in 4 low-income high schools. My job, which I absolutely love, entails mentoring the calculus teachers at these schools, teaching the BC Calculus students at 2 of these schools, the AB students at one school and tutoring the students at any of these schools after school or on Saturdays. In addition, I create and provide the daily curriculum materials for the AB Calculus, BC Calculus, and some of the PreAP math courses. I also provide training to AP and Pre-AP teachers in Dallas ISD through Vertical Team meetings, District-wide trainings on Saturday, and specially designed workshops for first year calculus teachers. I am originally from Mississippi so my undergraduate degree, a B.S. in Elementary Education, is from the University of Southern Mississippi. After my move to Texas, I earned a M.E.T. from the University of Texas at Arlington. Shortly thereafter, I began presenting and teaching workshops for C.A.M.T and in the Southwest Region for the College Board. Along with this experience, I have done extensive Vertical Teaming in North Carolina and presentations in other states such as Florida, Virginia, and California. In these seminars, the teachers appreciate my humor, relevance of materials, and attention to rigor in the classroom. It is my pleasure to share my classroom experiences, techniques and stories with other teachers who have the same desire of preparing more students for success in mathematics!

Julie Meek I started teaching AP and IB Economics in 2003, at Plano East Senior High School, a large suburban school in Plano ISD just north of Dallas. As a grader of the AP Macroeconomics economic for the past 10 years with the last five years as a table leader, I have had the chance for exception professional development. I hold a Masters Degree in Economics Education from the University of Delaware.

Terri Meeks Terri Meeks retired from BAE Systems in 2007 as a test engineer for F-16 support equipment. A co-worker introduced her to the world of genealogy in 2000. She soon discovered that her grandparents were immigrants so the traditional U. S. census searches produced few results. Tracing her maternal line to Quebec introduced her to new materials and resources for genealogy research. She is currently serving as Vice President of the Fort Worth Genealogical Society and has taught their Beginners' Genealogy Class for seven years. She is a community volunteer at the local Family History Center and translates Catholic Church records from French, Latin and Italian into English for the American Canadian Genealogical Society.

Christine Meng

Jessica Menkin Kontelis Jessica Menkin is an M.F.A graduate and current Ph.D. candidate

Jason Merritt Dr. Jason Merritt received his PhD in biblical studies from Brite Divinity School and has taught Greek in the TCU religion department and local private classical schools for 11 years. In addition to his work as a teacher, he has served as a translation consultant for Bible translation projects in Croation, Swahili, Japanese, and Haitian Creole and has also served as headmaster.

Valerie Mervine

Till MacIvor Meyn

Till MacIvor Meyn is Associate Professor of Theory and Composition at Texas Christian University. He earned degrees from U.C. San Diego, Indiana University, and USC's Thornton School of Music. Meyn's music has been widely performed, including international performances in Italy, Cuba, China, Spain, Ukraine, and Slovenia. Performances of his music in the United States include those at Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall); Clarinet Fest in Oklahoma City, MO and in Lincoln, NE; the Biennial Saxophone Congress in South Carolina; the Florida State University Festival of New Music; the SCI/CMS National Convention in San Antonio; the National Flute Association Conventions in Washington, D.C., San Diego, and Pittsburgh; at the Manhattan School of Music; and at the Intercollegiate Men's Choruses National Seminar at Harvard. Meyn was a finalist in the NFA Newly Published Music Competition for 'Urban Ragas' (2013); was commissioned to write Victorious! for concert band by Mountain Brook Junior High School (2013); was commissioned by Arborlawn UMC to compose With Pipes of Tin and Wood (2012); and earned first prize in the NACUSA Texas 2011 Composition Contest for Celestial Mechanics. Meyn's music is published by GIA Publications, ECS Publishing, C. Alan Publications, and Alry Publications. For further information about Till's music, please visit

Bob Mhoon Bob Mhoon holds an MSM degree and has taught continuing education programs for over seventeen years. In addition to TCU, he has also taught at UTA and TCC. His career includes submarine intelligence, electronic warfare, and communications systems, as well as executive positions in global networks, and a decade in running his own consulting company.

Darren Middleton Darren J. N. Middleton is Honors Faculty Fellow and Professor of Religion at TCU. He was educated at the Universities of Manchester, Oxford, and Glasgow before teaching in Memphis, and in Fort Worth where he has been since 1998. He has published ten books and a range of articles on religion, theology, and the arts. He is currently researching material for a planned monograph, "For All The Saints: Encountering Our Christian Forebears Through Fiction." In addition, he is working with Dr. Elizabeth H. Flowers on an edited anthology of essays devoted to the history of the Evangelical novel.

Karen Miksch Karen Miksch is the Manager of Mathematics Program Design and Curriculum at the National Math + Science Initiative. Throughout her 32-year teaching career, Karen has taught 8th grade through 12th grade math courses including AB and BC Calculus, and also has experience as a grader and table leader. Karen enjoys time with family and travel, especially trips to Australia to visit her son and daughter.

Andy Milbauer Andy Milbauer has been teaching since 1999. During this time his classrooms varied: outdoor programs, floating classrooms in the Northeast, rural areas, urban areas, boarding schools and public schools. This varied experience helps him relate to the various classrooms encountered by teachers. He earned his M. Ed in science education at the University of Minnesota. His undergraduate degree at UW Madison, zoology, allowed him to work as a research biologist at Trout Lake Station in northern Wisconsin and the Sargasso Sea aboard the SV Westward. He has been a reader for the APES exam since 2012 and a consultant since 2014. After attending several workshops he began training as a consultant realizing he wanted to help others the way consultants improved his experience with his class. He strives to bring affordable labs to classes. His passion in the workshop is focusing on solutions to both challenges to our environment and classroom. He brings a perspective for advocating for the diverse needs of students. Few things shock him and he understands the challenge of teaching a somewhat political AP course. Andy is a science teacher at Poudre High School in Fort Collins, Colorado. In his spare time he is prone to Nordic skiing, playing on the Poudre river, and road biking. He is also a potter and gardener. He and his partner just finished restoring their yard into native pollinator habitat to demonstrate an urban home can remain a place for wildlife.

Judy Mollet Judy Mollet has worked with trust departments, estate lawyers, realtors, retirement communities, and individuals doing estate sales and downsizing counseling for over 25 years. In addition to doing 20-25 estate sales a year, she also does appraisals of personal property.

Mike Montefusco Mike Montefusco has been an FAA Certified Flight Instructor (CFI) for 40+ years, and has taught in the US, Europe, and in the Far East. He has been an instructor for American Airlines and is currently a Beechcraft Pilot Proficiency Program (BPPP) instructor for the American Bonanza Society (ABS).

Cathy Morris Cathy Morris is a native Dallasite who holds a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Geophysics from the University of Texas in Austin. After she completed her degrees, she worked in the oil and gas industry as a Geophysical Applications Programmer for 8 years. Cathy felt called to the classroom while teaching Sunday School and working as a math competition volunteer. She completed a Post-Baccalaureate course at the University of North Texas and is certified to teach High School Mathematics. She began teaching 6th grade honors math at Parish Episcopal School in Dallas. She made the transition to Upper School Mathematics and currently teaches Algebra 1 and Calculus. She also teaches a math preparation class for physics for rising 9th graders in the summer and has handled math enrichment for grades 3-12. This included hands-on mathematics clubs for 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th grade students and a Middle School Math Club for Girls and Other Problem Solvers lead by Upper School math students. Cathy is the mother of 3 children, two of whom are currently at UT and one who is in high school. When she is not teaching, she is a Girl Scout Leader, a 20-year Sunday School teacheing veteran and a handbell ringer. She is an avid bobbin lacemaker and is certified to teach this craft in the USA.

Sarah Morris

William Morris Bill Morris is Director of the Fort Worth Aviation Museum. His Air Force career included directing development, systems integration, and launch operations for various military spacecraft programs. After a four-year tour at Headquarters, Air Force Systems Command, he was assigned to the F-16 Program Office at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio and served as program manager for the USAF and Turkish Air Force F-16 C/D aircraft development and production programs. He retired in August 1987. Since moving to Fort Worth in 1990, Bill’s long-time interest in early military aviation has been focused on Fort Worth and North Texas.

Thomas Morton Thomas Morton is a retired professional engineer and a Silver Frog. He has been doing geneology research for over 50 years and has published 50 family history books for friends and family.

Mona Mulhair Mona has taught French at Gavilan and Cabrillo Community Colleges and presently teaches AP* French language and literature at Las Lomas High School in Walnut Creek . She has been the foreign language mentor for the District and is presently the department chair at Las Lomas. She has been appointed as a reader and consultant for the College Board since 1995. She was a member of the test development committee and has been a table leader since 2001. She has conducted several curriculum and grading workshops nationwide as well as internationally: Paris/France and Montreal/Canada. She has presented the five-day workshops at Monterey, San Diego, Stanford, and Redondo Beach California, Bellevue Washington, Vermont, Arizona, Colorado, Maine, Texas , Montana, Hawaii, and Paris France. In 2002, Mona presented French AP* language and Literature in the First National AP* Conference in Chicago and was certified as a National Consultant Leader for the College Board. She was teacher of the year for the Acalanes District in 1994 and has been the recipient of numerous Awards of Excellence in her field. In 2007 Mona has been elected member to the College Board Academic advisory committee. To Contact Presenter:

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James Nader James Nader is a native of Fort Worth who received a Bachelor of Architecture degree at Texas Tech University in 1974. A private practitioner, he has served as president of AIA Fort Worth and the Texas Society of Architects. He was elevated to institute Fellowship in 2010, largely based on his development of the Texas Regional Office of Partners for Sacred Places.

Natassia Neal

Sheri Neill

Brandon Nelson

Adam Nemmers Adam Nemmers returns to teach this class for a second summer in the New Media Writing Studio. He and his co-teacher, Sam Allen, are both doctoral students in TCU's English Department where they teach a variety of college writing courses, many of which feature new media and moviemaking elements.

Vicki Newby Vicki Newby is an award-winning creative with a practical streak, having worked most of her life in an Ophthalmology clinic while pursuing her creative expressions on the side. An entertaining writer and adept visual artist, Mrs. Newby began making and selling jewelry in 2005.

Johnny Nhan Johnny Nhan is Associate Professor and Graduate Director in the Department of Criminal Justice at TCU. He received his B.A's in Criminology and Economics and his doctoral degree in Criminology, Law and Society from the University of California, Irvine. His research interests center on a variety of policing issues, primarily focusing on issues of technology and crime. His book, Policing Cyberspace: A Structural and Cultural Analysis, was published in 2010.

Jennifer Nicholson Jennifer Nicholson has 15 years of experience as a math teacher, with ten years of experience in AP Calculus. She currently teaches Pre-AP Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus AB, and AP Calculus BC at North Side High School in Fort Worth ISD, where she is also the chair of the Math Department. A leader among her peers, she has written Pre-AP curriculum for her district and led professional development for both pre-AP and AP teachers. She is the AP Math coordinator for the district's relationship with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) and she also serves as a consultant for NMSI.

Marc Nilsson

R. Blair Norman R. Blair Norman attended the University of Oklahoma receiving his B.B.A. in Finance in 1988 and his Law Degree with Honors from Oklahoma City University School of Law in 1994. Blair was licensed to practice law in Texas in 1994 and is a principal of NORMAN & NORMAN P.C. ( focusing his practice in the area of estate planning and probate. Mr. Norman became Board Certified in Estate Planning & Probate by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in 1999. Blair is the Chairman Elect of the Fort Worth Stock Show Syndicate, a non-profit committed to raising funds for 4H and FFA kids that participate in the Junior Livestock Auction held each year during the Southwestern Exposition and Live Stock Show in Fort Worth. Blair is a Past President of the Tarrant County Young Lawyers Association and was named The Outstanding Young Lawyer in Tarrant County in 2003. Blair has addressed numerous civic, church and professional organizations on subjects concerning Estate Planning and probate, and currently teaches Estate Planning as part of Texas Christian University's extended education program and has been an Instructor in Estate Planning for TCU's Certified Financial Planner program. Blair is married and has a daughter and a son.

Roger M. Norman Roger Norman is a retired attorney having specialized in estate planning. He has taught in the Extended Education Department of TCU and as part of the Silver Frogs program. He has a BA degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Law degree from the University of Texas.

Lynne Norris Lynne M. Norris currently is the Director at the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at Deep Run High in Glen Allen, Virginia. In this specialty program Mrs. Norris leads innovative courses in technology that are rigorous, encourage higher-level thinking and provide practical applications to her students. Since joining the CIT, Mrs. Norris has revamped the curriculum to include game design, network security, enterprise architecture and application development. In addition to teaching, she sponsors five CyberPatriot teams, the Girls of CIT organization, her school’s Computer Club which has over 100 members and the Computer Science Honor Society. Mrs. Norris is passionate about providing her students with the best software tools and education possible to help them succeed now and in the future. She was an official College Board AP Computer Science Principles Pilot teacher for three years. She is currently a consultant for the College Board for Computer Science Principles and served as a reader for the CS Principles pre-reading in June of 2016 and the mini Explore reading in October 2016. Mrs. Norris was a table leader at the 2017 AP Reading for CS Principles and will be a table leader for CSP again in 2018. Her awards include the Educator Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology, Top Henrico Teachers Award, and the Innovation in Education Award from the Greater Richmond Technology Council. Mrs. Norris spent over twenty years in corporate America before following her lifelong dream of becoming a teacher.

Lisa November

Neika Nowamooz Neika Nowamooz, M. Ed, is the SAGE - Academic Program Specialist and Geriatrics/Reynolds IGET-IT Program

Brad Nowlin Brad Nowlin: Brad Nowlin is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist in private practice with Fort Worth Counseling. A 1984 TCU MBA graduate, this Silver Frog also has degrees from The University of Texas and MidAmerica Nazarene University. His Silver Frog wife Grace is an artist and a gardener and a graduate of the University of Missouri.

LaVonne Nowlin As a Master Gardener for the AgriLife Extension Office, Fort Worth, I have been in the Speakers Bureau for about 7 years talking to various garden clubs, organizations such as schools, libraries that offer classes on this subject. I was an intern advisor for the Master Gardeners Organization helping interns to learn concerning growing plants during my 15 years in this capacity. I was raised on a farm in Oklahoma and learned many growing skills from my family and put it to use over the years. I also belong to the North Richland Hills Commonground Garden with raised bed gardening for about 4 years. In addition, my belated husband and I bought a farm in Aurora with 5 acres which we put in 95 peach trees, 10 pear trees, and 5 apricot trees and a 3 acre garden which we let folks come and pick from the yield that we had at the time. We, at that time belonged to the Fort Worth Farmers Market Association. I have love anything growing for as long as I can remember.

Susan Elizabeth Nus

Susan holds a Master’s Degree in Italian Literature from Catholic University and a Bachelor’s in Spanish Literature from GWU, both in Washington, D.C. She has extensive knowledge and experience with Romance languages. She has lived in Rome, Florence and on the Ligurian coast as well as various parts of Europe. Having traveled extensively throughout Europe, she loves nothing more than to get off the beaten path, explore remote medieval hill towns and the Italian countryside. Always at her best when in search of Italy’s endless treasures, she is in love with Italy’s food, wine, art, architecture, and this beautiful language. She is the author of two books, Italian Fluency and Spanish Fluency.

Judith O'Jile

Nancy O'Malley

Dennis O'Neill Dennis O'Neill is an actor/producer/director/writer, singer, dancer, and Telly Award winner for Best Actor. He received the prestigious, Black Chamber of Commerce Award, Where Eagles Dare for his 24 years of service, helping kids reach their full potential in the arts. He has received an Ambucs Award for helping to create independence and mobility for those with disabilities. He has received The Lake Charles Film Festival, Best Web Series award for his TV show, Bail Out. He has worked in over 126 films and TV shows, TV commercials, and thirty-five plays. He has taught in the U.S., Europe, and Africa.

Daniel Patrick O'Rourke

Judith Oelfke Smith I was hired by Smith and Johnson Design Associates upon graduation from TCU in 1961 with a BFA degree. In 1963 Gordon W. Smith decided to open a stained glass studio after designing and constructing the windows for the new chapel in Harris Hospital, given by his mother, Mrs. W. D. Smith. I learned the business with him and worked there until 1968 when I moved to University Publications at TCU working as Associate Director and graphic designer for 31 years until retirement. I am married to Dr. Emmet G. Smith.

Sue Ott I have been sewing for many years and continue to enjoy sharing my knowledge of this craft. I do a few alterations as well as custom sewing for several clients. I have taken a few refresher and specialty classes to keep my skills current.

John Owings

Michelle Panteleo-Clough

Efton Park Dr. Efton Park is a Professor of Mathematics at TCU. He earned a B.S. in mathematics from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. in mathematics from Stony Brook University in New York. After postdoctoral appointments at the University of California at Berkeley and Indiana University - Purdue University in Indianapolis, he came to TCU in 1992. He is perhaps best known throughout the TCU community for "The Mathematics of Fourth Down," a talk he gave with Coach Gary Patterson in 2011. Dr. Park was presented with the Deans' Teaching Award in 2012.

Nicholas Park Nicholas Park teaches Physics, AP Physics and Physical Science at Greenhill School in Addison, TX. He has been teaching Physics at various levels since 1998, and has most recently transformed Greenhill's Honors Physics course into an AP Physics 1 course. A member of the United States Physics Team in 1994, Nicholas helped to coach the team in 2003 and 2004. He has served as a reader for the AP Physics B exam and as an item writer for the AP Physics 1 and 2 courses. Nicholas has led modeling physics workshops for teachers in Texas since 2007 and has been facilitating AP Physics workshops since 2014. Nicholas is strong advocate for learner-centered strategies based on the best research available.

Jim Parr Jim Parr is a semi-retired commercial realtor and entrepreneur. Having used the principles to build his own nest egg, he now focuses on teaching and managing his own investments. He is approved by the Texas Real Estate Commission to teach all levels of discretionary and mandatory continuing education classes for license renewal. He also offers this class and three classes on traveling in Italy through TCU's Extended Ed program.

Joseph Parris Joseph Parris was born in Fort Worth. He graduated TCU class of 1992, General Studies - minor in History, Geology and Political Science. He am an entrepreneur and have created several businesses. Currently founder and President of AlexIndia Group Corporation. I am a licensed Texas Real Estate Broker, Master Mason, and endowed member of Fort Worth Masonic Lodge 148. Served in US Marine Corps. Served as Commandant of Fort Worth Detachment 731 Marine Corps League. Commissioned Admiral in the Texas Navy by Governor Abbott.

Sheri Parris Sheri Parris, Ph.D., is a licensed health insurance agent, and Research Scientist for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU. She has published four textbooks, including the most recent in 2017 on the topic of child maltreatment in institutions.

SarahJayne Parsons Sarah Jayne Parsons: As the Director of the Art Galleries at TCU, Sara-Jayne Parsons drives the international curatorial vision of Fort Worth Contemporary Arts and promotes professional development of students and local artists through programming in Moudy Gallery. Her curatorial practice is informed by working in close partnership with artists to produce new art through commissions, exhibitions and artist residencies. Before moving to Fort Worth in 2014 Sara-Jayne was the Exhibitions Curator at the Bluecoat in Liverpool, UK. She has published critical writing in various contemporary art magazines including Source, Art Monthly Australia and ArtLies, and has published essays in numerous exhibition catalogues.

Scott Pass Scott Pass currently teaches Algebra I, Pre-AP Pre-Calculus and AP® Calculus BC at McCallum High School in Austin TX. He is an AP® Calculus Reader and an active College Board Consultant. He has participated in projects ranging from the IAS Park City Mathematics Institute to work with Dana Center at UT Austin all related to his interest in Mathematics education. Scott is experienced using TI-84 and TI-98 graphing calculators, Geometry Sketchpad, Winplot, Calculator Based Labs (CBL's) and Maple Software. Mr. Pass has trained with the College Board in areas such as AP® Vertical Teams and advanced topics related to teaching AP® Calculus.

William Pate Dr. William Pate is a Family Physician from Alpine, TX with General Practice for 20 years and now teaching in the Department of Family Medicine at John Peter Smith Hospital for 28 years. Topics are everything from Jurasic Medicine to Cutting Edge Oncology. Currently with the new TCU Medical School.

Jane Pawgan Jane Pawgan earned a PhD in American history from UNT. She taught American history and government for 19 years in the Dallas County Community College District, and one year at Texas Woman's University. She is the author of several publications, including a chapter in Lone Stars of David: The Jews of Texas.

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Marisa Perez-Bernardo Dr. Marisa Pérez-Bernardo is an Associate Professor at the University of Dallas. Professor Pérez-Bernardo received her Ph.D. in Spanish from the Catholic University of America (Washington D.C.). She holds an A.B.D. in English Philology from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), a M.A. in Spanish and TESOL from West Virginia University, a B.A. in English Philology from Universidad de Valladolid (Spain), and a Certificate in Translation from University of California San Diego. This year, she is completing a M.A. in Specialized Translation from the Universidad de Córdoba (Spain). Pérez-Bernardo has published four book editions, and articles on 19th and 20th century Spanish literature. She has also presented papers at different international conferences in Spain, France, Germany, Hungary, Mexico, and Guatemala. Pérez-Bernardo is also a consultant for the College Board in Pre-AP World Languages and Cultures, AP Spanish Language, and AP Spanish Literature. She is also serving as a Spanish Language and Culture reviewer for the AP Course Audit. She provides AP Spanish teachers and administrators with the clear AP curricular and resource guideline, and determines if syllabi submitted by teachers meet all curricular requirements as established by the AP program. Marisa also served as an expert advisor for the Texas State Board of Education in its development and reviewed the Languages Other Than English (LOTE) curriculum during the academic year 2013-2014. Presently, Pérez-Bernardo serves in the Fulbright National Screening Committee for English Language Teaching Assistantships in Mexico

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Carolyn Pinto Carolyn has been teching bridge for over 15 years and loves the game. Her style of teaching is working with the cards, not the white board.

Bill Polasky I have two B.A. degrees and two M.A degrees from Northern Illinois University, in Political Science and History, and History and Educational Administration, respectively. I have taught history for 22 years - currently at Stillman Valley High School in Stillman Valley, Illinois, approximately 60 miles west of the Chicago area, where I am Division Chair and Lead Teacher for Social Sciences. Additionally, I am an Adjunct Faculty member at Rock Valley Community College in Rockford, Illinois, where I have taught United States History survey for twelve years now. Having established the AP History program at Stillman Valley, I am a National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) Certified Master Teacher, and well over 700 of my students have taken the national exam. I am active within the College Board community; I have been an AP U.S. History Examination Reader for seventeen years, a Table Leader at the Exam Reading for ten years, and an Early Arriving Table Leader (the position formerly referred to as Exam Leader) for two years. As a National Consultant to the College Board, I have trained hundreds of teachers in AP US History instruction at the regional and national levels; I have served or currently serve as the faculty consultant / presenter for over 15 one day training sessions in the Midwest Region. I have also taught numerous AP US History Summer Institutes, including those at Auburn University, Northwestern University, the Taft School in Connecticut, Western Kentucky University, and numerous school districts throughout the greater Chicagoland Area

Katherine Polzer Dr. Katherine Polzer is an associate professor in the criminal justice department at TCU. Her work focuses on wrongful convictions, sentencing and drug policies, and issues surrounding the imposition and application of the death penalty.

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David Preston is a Professor of Information Systems at Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas. He received his Ph.D. in Business Administration and M.B.A from the University of Georgia and a B.S. and M.S. in Engineering from the University of Florida. His research interests include the role and impact of the CIO in the organization, IS strategic alignment, and the intersection of analytics and supply chain management. His work has been published or is forthcoming in a variety of journals, including MIS Quarterly, Information Systems Research, Journal of Management Information Systems, Decision Sciences, Journal of Operations Management, IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, and MIS Quarterly Executive. He currently serves as an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly.

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Nancy Price Nancy Price earned a PhD at TCU in 1985. She taught English at UTA for 19 years, as well as seven other colleges and high school. She has been a Master Gardener since 2009.

Paul Price Paul D. Price is the Science Department Chairman at Trinity Valley School in Fort Worth, Texas, where he has taught chemistry, AP Chemistry, physics, and AP Physics since 1998. He earned a B.S. in Chemistry and Mathematics from Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas and an M.S. in Chemistry from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Rumor has it that Paul's courses are difficult because he is a stickler for understanding "the why" in chemistry. Fortunately, students say his classes are always entertaining. In 2004 the Dallas-Fort Worth Section of the American Chemical Society honored Paul with the Werner Schulz Award for Outstanding High School Chemistry Teaching. He has also been awarded the ACS Southwest Region Teacher of the Year in 2005 and was named one of the top teachers in Fort Worth by Fort Worth, Texas Magazine in 2014. Paul is a co-author of two chemistry laboratory manuals, a paper in the Journal of Chemical Education, and a frequent presenter at regional and national conferences, often discussing techniques to improve molecular-level problem solving skills. Paul is also a question leader at the annual AP Chemistry reading and currently serves as a member of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee. Away from school, Paul enjoys spending time with his wife, Lenore, and seeing the world through the eyes of his two children, Micah and Kiersten. He can be reached anytime at

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Beth Priem Beth Priem works as a consultant with teachers and students throughout the College Board's Southwestern region. She has 35 years of teaching experience including AP English Language and Composition and AP English Literature and Composition at Westwood High School in the Round Rock Independent School District. Ms. Priem, a graduate of the University of Texas with a BA in English, is a nationally endorsed College Board consultant, an APSI instructor, and a veteran reader for the AP Language exam. Ms. Priem retired from teaching in May, 2010 and has since worked on projects for the National Math and Science Initiative and the Initiative for Public School Improvement as well as serving as a field observer of student teachers for UTeach.

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Jackie Rains I teach 7th grade English at Fort Worth Country Day and love establishing the foundation students will build upon in their future college experience. With my additional job as the K-12 English Department Chair, I get to work with fellow teachers in establishing a healthy and challenging vertical skills alignment. Also, as a Laying the Foundation presenter, I work with teachers from across the country and benefit immensely from their powerful exchange of ideas. In my previous nineteen year position with the Abilene Independent School District, I served as the AP Lead English Teacher for grades 6-12 and worked as a liaison between AP Strategies and the school district while also teaching AP Language and Pre AP English 10.

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Andrea Rankin Andrea Rankin, is a retired banker who has traveled the world, including all seven continents. She has seen the prominent sites in all four "corners" of the globe, including an African safari, camel rides in Egypt, elephants in Thailand, and seen kangaroos, pandas, and fished for prianha on the Amazon. Andrea believes that Antarctica is a destination that needs to be explored by more people. She wants to promote awareness of the wildlife, the environment and the beauty of this amazing part of the world.

Deborah Reed Deborah Reed holds a BFA in interior design from UNT and a MA in art history from TCU. She has owned a design firm since 1992 and has been a docent at the Kimbell Art Museum for thirty years.

Robyn Reid Robyn Reid is the Social Sciences Librarian at TCU's Mary Couts Burnett Library.

Marc Reif Marc Reif teaches science at Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He has been teaching AP Physics since 1998 and has presented more than 40 AP and Pre-AP Science workshops in the United States and abroad. He authored the AP Physics 2 Curriculum Module on Capacitance and has contributed to other AP Physics publications. He is the current chair of the SAT Physics Subject Test Development Committee and a member of the College Board Science Academic Advisory Committee. Mr. Reif was a reader for the AP Physics exam from 2002 through 2007. In 2002-2003 he worked with Physics Professors at the University of Arkansas reforming physics and education courses as PhysTEC Physics Teacher in Residence. He served as PhysTEC Visiting Master Teacher from 2011 to 2015. Mr. Reif has presented at national meetings of the American Association of Physics Teachers and Teachers Teaching with Technology. In 2016 he was named the recipient of the College Board Southwest Region AP Award. He holds an MAT in science from the University of North Carolina and renewed his National Board Certification in Teaching Science in 2015.

Bridget Renshaw With eight years of experience in the industry, you've heard Bridget Renshaw's voice in commercials, animations, voice dubbing, corporate videos, eLearning, and video games. She has voiced many commercials for companies including Samsung, Audible, Transitions Lenses, Scholastic, Simple Skincare, and Classic Mazda. Spanish Telenovela English translations, character work on various video games, eLearning projects, and animated videos are also common occurrences in Bridget's day-to-day voice-over routine.

Mike Reynolds Mike Reynolds is a lifelong model railroader, member of both the National Model Railroad Association and the local Trinity N-Trak Club, as well as general manager and chief engineer of his home bedroom pike, the Mertzon, Barnhart, Big Lake & Pacific RR.

James Riddlesperger James W. Riddlesperger, Jr. (B.A., M.A., North Texas State University; Ph.D., University of Missouri-Columbia) is Professor of Political Science at Texas Christian University. A native of Denton, Texas, he has taught at TCU since 1982. He teaches American politics, with interests in the presidency, Congress, and Texas politics. He is co-author of Lone Star Leaders (2011, TCU), The Austin-Boston Connection (2009, Texas A&M Press), and Texas Politics (13th edition, Cengage, 2015). He co-edited Reflections on Rayburn, (forthcoming 2018, TCU Press), Considering American Government: A Reader (2017, Kendall Hunt), The Wright Stuff (2013, TCU Press), Presidential Leadership and Civil Rights Policy (Greenwood, 1995), and Special Focus: Balance of Power between Congress and the President (New York: College Board, 2008). He has published articles in the Journal of Politics, Social Science Quarterly, Social Science Journal, Judicature, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and Congress and the Presidency among others as well as numerous chapters in edited books and entries in encyclopedias. He has been named the winner of the Chancellor's Award for Creative Teaching and Research and Honors Professor of the year at TCU. A frequent consultant to national, state, and local news media concerning politics and elections, he speaks to many civic and professional groups each year. He served as Chief Reader of the College Board's AP US Government and Politics Exam (2011-2015) and is past president of the Southwestern Political Science Association. He is married to Dr. Kristina Riddlesperger, is the father of two grown sons, and grandfather to two wonderful granddaughters.

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Carol Roark Carol Roark worked for the Historic Preservation Council of Tarrant County on the historic resources survey and managed the Texas/Dallas History & Archives Division at Dallas Public Library. Carol's love for architecture and photography is reflected in her own collection of Fort Worth postcards.

Tom Roberts Tom Roberts has 29 years experience as a Petroleum Landman (19 years in-house management and 10 years in the field running title and negotiating leases, agreements and contracts). He is a member of the American Association of Professional Landman, and is the past director of the Fort Worth Landman Association. He received his B.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.

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Paul Rodriguez Paul Rodriguez has taught for 24 years, including AP Statistics for over 20 years. He works for The College Board and has participated in the AP reading since 2004, including 6 years as a reader, 8 years as a table leader and 6 years as a rubric team member. Since 2011, Paul has served on the AP Statistics Test Development Committee, with the responsibility of writing the AP exam and is currently the co-chair of the committee. Paul is the co-author of the test bank for the Statistics and Probability with Applications textbook. Paul has conducted several 2-day workshops and summer institutes sponsored by the College Board and enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics, simulations, using technology in the classroom, and he especially enjoys learning from the experiences of workshop participants.

Tom Rogers Tom Rogers was born in Wink, TX but grew up in Fort Worth. He graduated from Paschal High School (1953), TCU (1957), UT-Southwestern Medical School (1960). He completed his pediatric residency at Brooke Army Medical Center. After military service (Army), he returned to Fort Worth in 1967 and began pediatric practice with Stephen Maddox, MD. Honors include Tarrant County Medical Society-Gold Headed Cane; Cook Childrens Physician Network-Gold Headed Cane, Distinguished Physician Award: TCU Lettermens Hall of Fame (baseball).

Jo Anne Roler -Deerfield, Illinois -more than 30 years teaching and consulting experience -B.A. from Purdue University - West Lafayette, IN -M.Ed. from National-Louis University - Evanston, IL -National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certified -Illinois Council for the Social Studies -Social Studies Curriculum Chair, School Dist. 103, Lincolnshire, IL -Consultant for the College Board -Contributor to College Board publication: AP Vertical Teams Guide for Social Studies -Social Studies curriculum consultant -Literacy Coach/Consultant, School District 30, Northbrook, IL -Curriculum Consultant, School District 65, Lake Bluff, IL -Adjunct Professor, Southern Illinois University -Adjunct Professor, Dominican University -Adjunct Professor, DePaul University -Who's Who of American Women -Golden Apple nominee

Ebony Rose With over a decade of experience in higher education, Ebony Rose currently serves as the Director for Student Organizations at TCU. In her role Ebony supports leadership development with a focus on student organization members and advisors by providing targeted education, implementing university and state policies, and supporting community engagement. Ebony holds a B.A. in Communication Studies from Southwestern University and an M.A. in Interdisciplinary Studies from New York University. In addition to her professional work, Ebony supports leadership education across the country by collaborating with organizations to design and facilitate leadership programs for college students, faculty/staff, and community organizers.

Dixie Ross Dixie Ross teaches AP Calculus at Pflugerville High School in Pflugerville, Texas. She has taught in Texas public schools for 33 years and has taught AP Calculus for 28 of those years. She has served as an AP consultant for summer institutes and other teacher professional development workshops since 1994 and has been a reader for the AP Calculus exam. Ms. Ross served on the development committees for the Math Vertical Teams Guide, and the Laying the Foundation project. She received the College Board's Southwestern Region AP Special Recognition award in 1992, the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement and the Texas Excellence award for outstanding high school teachers. In 2008, Ms. Ross was a finalist for the O'Donnell Texas AP Teacher of the Year award and was recognized as a Math Hero by the Raytheon Company for her efforts to involve more students in advanced mathematics. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2012. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a BA and a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Nancy Rowe Nancy has a BA with honors in Political Science and Mathematics, an MS in Mathematics, and a PhD in Mathematics. She worked at UT Arlington helping faculty and graduate students all over the university with their research that involved Mathematics, Statistics, and relevant computing. Nancy has taught part-time in UTA and TCU Mathematics departments at various times.

J CY Rowell J. Cy Rowell is Emeritus Professor of Religious Education in TCU's Brite Divinity School, with an academic focus in adult education. He has taught a variety of adult classes in area churches and a retirement center. Current interests focus on the changing American religious landscape (a Pew Study report) and contemplative spirituality.

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Brenda Royal Brenda Royal is a native of Murfreesboro, Tennessee, where she attended Middle Tennessee State University. She received her B.S. with a double major in chemistry and biology, her M.S. in biology, and her Ed. S. in curriculum and instruction. She has 29 years of classroom experience having taught AP Biology for over twenty years. She has been a Tennessee Teacher of the Year Finalist, an NABT Outstanding Biology Teacher for Tennessee, and a Metro Nashville Teacher of the Year Finalist. She received the Siemens Award for AP Instruction in 2006. She has been an AP Exam Reader since 2003 and currently teaches in Metro Nashville. She is an AP Biology consultant for College Board, Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation, and the National Math and Science Initiative. She serves as the southeast regional coordinator for the National Association of Biology Teachers, and her passions are ecotourism and her four grandchildren.

Marsha Russell Marsha Russell has been teaching AP Art History and sophomore Humanities at St. Andrew's Episcopal School in Austin, Texas, for the past seventeen years, following ten years at Austin's A. S. Johnston High School. She founded the AP Art History program at both schools and was the first to teach the course in the Austin metropolitan area. She has served as a College Board consultant since 2002, conducting teacher training events across the nation, and she has been an AP Art History examination Reader, Table Leader, and/or Question Leader since 2003. In 2009, she was one of four high school faculty representatives to the College Board colloquium for college art history professors, and her address to the group, "AP Art History: The Keystone of the High School Curriculum," is published on the College Board course webpage. She has served as a consultant for Prentice-Hall, the Florida Virtual School, AP Strategies, and ArtStor, and she wrote a College Board-published Course Planning and Pacing Guide for the AP Art History course that was launched in 2015. She has been named Tracor Teacher-Scholar and received grants from The Texas Council on the Humanities and the Austin Area Junior League to integrate art history into the world history curriculum. Additional grant support has enabled her to do AP Art History course-related study travel in Mexico, India, Cambodia, Indonesia, China, and Japan. Russell received her degrees from Southwestern University and the University of Texas at Austin.

James Sabathne James Sabathne teaches AP U.S. History and AP World History at Hononegah High School in Rockton, Illinois. He has served as an AP U.S. History reader, table leader, and exam leader since 2001. At the reading he works on the Best Practices Committee organizing an evening conference event for high school teachers called Best Practices Night. He most recently Co-Chairs the College Board AP U.S. History Test Development Committee. In addition to pedagogical publications including Strive For A 5: Preparing for the AP* World History Exam, (Bedford/St. Martin's, 2013) and Course Planning and Pacing Guide for Foner's Give Me Liberty, (W.W. Norton, 2014) he co-edited Past Forward: Essays from the Journal of American History vols. I & II (Oxford University Press). He presents at numerous conferences including the national AP Annual Conference five out of the last eight years, the American Historical Association Annual Meetings, and the Organization of American Historians Annual Conferences.

Mike Sacken Mike Sacken recently retired from TCU. He taught at TCU and the University of Arizona for 35 years in colleges of education. He has taught every level from entering frosh to doctoral students. He has a JD and a doctorate in education. In his last semester at TCU, he was the Colleg of Education's nominee for the Chancellor's Award for the second time, and has been nominated twice, and won once the Deans' Teaching Award.

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Brad Sandy Since 1992 Brad has been a business coach working with owners of factories, services, and dining. After writing two books on selling, his coaching experience helped him to look into the Master Gardener program in 2001. Since then he has helped to grow the speaker program and started the first rose sale. Since 2008 he has been a spring and fall presenter at the Dallas Arboretum. He has also sold supplies to some of Dallas' top landscape companies, working on projects like the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Klyde Warren Park.

Jody Saxton West Jody Saxton West is an AP Biology teacher at Northfield High School in Northfield, Minnesota. She has been teaching for 21 years, including 16 years of AP Biology. Jody is an AP Reader and Leader, and a College Board Consultant. Outside of teaching, Jody enjoys coaching a competitive Speech Team, cooking and dining out, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her husband and two sons.

Jim Schermbeck Jim Schermbeck has been organizing for social change in North Texas since 1977, when he started his first group at 19. He's been Director of Downwinders at Risk, one of the most successful grassroots citizens groups in the state, for most of the last 20 years. He's built and run campaigns that have changed corporate behavior and government policy.

Lenore Schneider Dr. Lenore Schneider earned her undergraduate and Master's degrees from Duke University and her doctorate from Carnegie Mellon. She has taught AP World History for fifteen years at New Canaan High School, and has served as Reader and Table Leader for the AP Exam essays. She has taught AP workshops and institutes at over twenty sites, including several institutes in Europe, Japan, and China, and has traveled to fifty-three countries. She has also mentored AP teachers and College Board consultants and is currently serving on the College Board Advisory Board. Her specialties include writing skills to help students to succeed on the essays, and student centered activities such as simulations and role play. She also teaches AP European History and has trained AP consultants, as well as served as a Table Leader at the exam scoring for APEH.

Larry Schuessler Larry Schuessler is a 60-year Fort Worth resident. He worked for the Fort Worth YMCA and the City of Fort Worth before retiring to pursue his passion of collecting artifacts related to Fort Worth history -- everything from advertising to postcards to panther-themed objects.

Rob Schultz Rob Schultz graduated from Miami University (Ohio) in 1991 with a degree in Systems Analysis. After seven years in Information Technology, he realized that his true passion was in teaching. After earning a Masters in Education from the University of Dayton he accepted a position at Bellbrook High School where he is now in his 18th year. His wife, Pam, is also a teacher at Bellbrook High School and is right across the hall. Although he has taught numerous math and computer science courses at both the high school and college level, he considers AP Computer Science A his favorite. He has been teaching this course since 2001 and has been involved with the AP Reading since 2008. Rob and Pam celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary this year. They have two children who both attend Bellbrook High School. Abby is a senior and Zach is a sophomore.

Brian Scott Brian Scott has a BA & MA in Spanish Language & Literature from Northern Illinois University. He has been teaching for 16 years and has taught all levels. He currently teaches Spanish 3 and AP Spanish Language & Culture at Huntley High School in Huntley, IL. This is his 13th year teaching AP Spanish Language & Culture. He has recently presented at the AATSP 2018 Winter Workshop, the 2014 College Board Annual AP Conference, and the 2014 ACTFL National Convention with Ken Stewart. He is the author of one of four Course Planning & Pacing Guides that is published on the AP Central website for Spanish Language & Culture. He has been attending the AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture for eight years. He served two as an AP Reader and since then has served as Table Leader. He was a contributor/reviewer for Vista Higher Learning's AP Spanish Temas textbook and their AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam workbook. Finally, during the recent 2017-2018 school year he served as a mentor for ACTFL's Mentor program.

Nora Seager My name is Nora Seager and I have been teaching for the last 20 years. I consider myself lucky to be allowed to teach every year in Economics. I have a BA in Economics and worked as a CPA before changing careers and entering the teaching profession. I have been teaching Advanced Placement for 17 years. I have been an exam reader for 13 years and within those years moved up to leadership for seven. This is my third year serving as a consultant and working with teachers. Currently, I teach four sections each semester of Macroeconomics at University High School located in Irvine, Ca. Additionally, I serve as a Board member of the California Association of School Economic Teachers (CASET). Another area of professional development comes from the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco's Educator Advisory Group in 2015. I hope to help you learn about the content but also the amazing resource the College Board can be for your course and your personal career goals. Finally, working with the College Board and the APSI program provides me with the opportunity to learn new best practices from the many educators attending the Institutes.

Anda Lee Seat Anda Lee Seat has over 30 years experience in the classroom and has been teaching AP World History since it's inception in 2002. She has also taught AP European History and AP Psychology as well as IB Psychology. Mrs. Seat serves as a reader and table leader for World History every summer at College Board's AP Exam Readings. She is the Social Studies Department Chair at Flower Mound High School in Lewisville ISD.

Richard Selcer Dr. Richard Selcer is a Fort Worth author and historian who has taught for 46 years, published 10 books and dozens of articles. He has taught at colleges and universities in both the US and Europe. He is an Austin College (BA and MA) and TCU (PhD) graduate.

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Connie Sergent Connie Sergent is in her 26th year of high school science teaching. She presently teaches AP Environmental Science at Ronald Reagan High School. Connie is a PreAP Science consultant, an AP Environmental Science consultant, and a NMSI consultant. She has been facilitating workshops in Texas in Science Education with teachers and district personnel for over 10 years. She has also contributed to a number of textbook, print, and multi-media publications and projects. Connie received her undergraduate degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and her masters from Our Lady of the Lake in San Antonio.

Shaula Shaffer Shaula Shaffer currently serves as a K-1 looping teaching at the Academy at Nola Dunn in Burleson ISD. Throughout her teaching career at the elementary level, she has presented at numerous school and district professional development seminars. Mrs. Shaffer's experiences have proved valuable in being selected as a Lead Teacher, Mentor Teacher, and Cooperating Teacher throughout campus and other select opportunities. She was instrumental in the redesign of district math scope and sequence and most notably in being hand selected for the District Committee to develop resources and tools for teachers. Her expertise is Guided Reading/Early Literacy and Guided Math/Numeracy. Mrs. Shaffer is often recognized for her many accomplishments and contributions, with the most recent accolade as 2017 Teacher of the Year for her campus. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Social Sciences and a Masters Degree in Education with an emphasis on Curriculum and Instruction. She is incredibly passionate about her work and is always excited to share her experience and expertise to help peers grow in their career.

Joe Shannon Joe Shannon received BA and Law degrees from University of Texas. He has been a licensed attorney for over 53 years and was chief prosecutor in the Davis murder case. He was District Attorney of Tarrant County from 2009-2014 and was former Chief of the Criminal Division of Tarrant County DA's office, and former Chief of the Economic Crimes Unit. Mr. Shannon served as a member of the Texas House of Representatives from 1964-1971 and was administrative assistant to the Texas House Speaker in 1971.

Wes Shannon Wes Shannon has a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Texas majoring in financial services. He is a Certified Financial Planning practitioner (CFP). As a native of Fort Worth he has worked in the financial services business in Fort Worth for 32 years. He owns SJK Financial Planning, LLC an independent fee only registered investment advisory firm. He is a member of Partners for Success BNI group and is the former president of Cowtown Toastmasters.

Punch Shaw Punch Shaw, Ph.D., is a freelance journalist, educator and lecturer. He is a frequent contributor to the arts pages of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and other publications, covering a wide range of performing and visual arts events and presentations. Dr. Shaw is a former member of the Radio-TV-Film faculty at Texas Christian University, where he continues to teach courses for the Bob Schieffer College of Communications, the TCU Honors College and TCU’s Master of Liberal Arts (MLA) program. He is a visiting scholar to the Tarleton State University Presidential Honors Program, and has also taught at the University of Texas-Austin and Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. In addition to his career in journalism (which began in 1974 at the Memphis Press-Scimitar) and his work in the classroom, Dr. Shaw has also presented pre-performance lectures for Fort Worth Opera and authored program notes for the opera and the Fort Worth Symphony.

Resa Shipman Resa Shipman is a native Texan who fell in love with history and travel by the 4th grade. After receiving a BA in history, she taught Texas and American History in the Arlington ISD. Resa was an adjunct at Tarrant County College (TCC) where she taught U.S. History -second half as well as a course she developed on the "American Indian". For over a decade, she created and taught history-related courses in the Senior Ed. Program at TCC. Resa received her MLA degree from TCU.

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Eric Simanek Dr. Eric Simanek completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Illinois ('91), a PhD at Harvard University ('96), and a postdoctoral stint at The Scripps Research Institute ('98). He took a position in chemistry at Texas A&M University and remained on faculty for 12 years. He moved to TCU as the Welch Chair in 2010. "Shots of Knowledge: The Science of Whiskey" coauthored with Rob Arnold represents his first book for the public.

Penny Smeltzer Penny Smeltzer created one of the largest AP Statistics programs in the nation with eleven full classes at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as the Statistics Content Specialist for the national Math & Science Initiative and teaches AP Statistics for the Austin Peace Academy. Her recognition includes 2015 Presidential Award Finalist, 2011 O'Donnell AP Teacher of the Year, 2010 Intel Teacher of Merit, 2009 Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher, the 2008 national winner of the Siemen's Teacher Award, 2007 District Teacher of the Year, and 2006 Toyota International Teacher Award. Thirteen years experience as an AP Statistics exam grader, grading leader, rubric writer, and current Test Development Committee member keeps her in touch with the focus of the AP Statistics course. Her passion is creating meaningful interdisciplinary lessons with science. Penny presents lively, interactive workshops to teachers in AP Statistics, New Teacher Survival Skills, and Math & Science Integration.

Chad Smith Chad Smith is the AP World History teacher at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas. As a MacArthur teacher, he has taught on-level, honors, Pre-AP, and AP classes in both US and World History. He also coaches several academic teams, including Academic Decathlon and UIL Current Events. Chad is also an official reader, grader of the free response portion of the AP test, for the College Board and has presented at the AP National Conference.

Dan Smith Dan Smith: After graduating from Florida State University, Dan Smith began a forty year career with the National Weather Service. He is a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society. His first encounter with the Bankhead Highway occurred while bicycling on back roads in Parker County near Aledo. The narrow country road seemed to belie the nearby street sign which identified it as the Old Bankhead Highway. Few seemed to know much about the old road, and even less was known about the Bankhead Highway. Years later the author began his research and discovered the roads historical significance.

Elizabeth Smith Beth Smith recently retired from teaching German for 42 years. She taught AP German since 1991 at Plano Senior High School. After graduating with a BA in Modern Language from Kansas State University, she received her MA in German Education from the University of Kansas. She has served as table leader and a question leader for the AP reading and has been presenting workshops on the teaching of AP German since 1993. She co-authored a workshop for the College Board on Vertical Teaming in the Language classroom and has collaborated on a book published by the College Board to prepare students for the exam. She is a reviewer of materials on the website, AP Central, and has contributed to focus materials on reading and writing for the College Board. She has worked with the College Board on materials for use in workshops to train teachers for the new AP Exam. She has worked as a reader for the new AP exam for three years and is currently on the committee writing exam questions for the new National German Exam. As past president of the American Association of Teachers of German, she has had the opportunity to work with the latest materials and pedagogy. She was honored by the AATG as National German Educator of the Year at the Secondary Level in 2006.

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Gene Allen Smith is a Professor of History at Texas Christian University, in Fort Worth. During the 2013-14 academic-year he served as the Class of 1957 Distinguished Chair in Naval Heritage at the United States Naval Academy. He is author or editor of ten books as well as numerous articles and reviews on the War of 1812, naval and maritime history, and territorial expansion along the Gulf of Mexico. He is also a prize-winning teacher, having twice received the AddRan College of TCU Distinguished Achievement as a Creative Teacher and Scholar. Since 2003 he has also served as the Director of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU, and from 2007-14 was a curator of history at a major Fort Worth museum.

James Smith Jim Smith has taught history and humanities for over 30 years at Mayfield High School and Arrowhead Park Early College High School in Las Cruces, NM. He has 25 years experience teaching AP U.S. History and 17 years experience training AP U.S. History teachers. Mr. Smith is the author of three books: "Ideas That Shape a Nation" "Catherine's Son: The Story of a Boy Who Became an Outlaw" and "Skipper Hall: The Life and Religious Philosophy of a Methodist Minister in New Mexico." He has also authored articles and reviews published by The Journal of Southern History, Phi Delta Kappan, AP Central, Historical Times and several other publications. Mr. Smith taught as an adjunct professor of history at New Mexico State University, where he developed the class "Teaching History." In 2014 he taught a MOOC titled "The Art of Teaching History" that reached over 6700 students in 148 nations. He has received the James Madison Senior Fellowship, the Christa McAuliffe Fellowship and has twice been awarded the William Robertson Coe Fellowship. He has earned two masters degrees (history and government) from New Mexico State University, and he has completed graduate and post-graduate work at American University and Stanford University. Mr. Smith has been recognized as the Gilder-Lehrman U.S. History Teacher of the Year, the New Mexico Teacher of the Year, and finalist for the National Teachers Hall of Fame.

Joel Smith Joel Smith is a TCU employee and a practicing attorney based in North Richland Hills. A member of the Texas Bar since 2009, his practice deals almost exclusively with Estate Planning.

Lisa Smith Lisa Smith has a bachelor's degree in art history from Miami University, a master's degree in art education and a master's degree in art history, both from The Ohio State University. She has lived and worked in New York City, where she began her graduate art history studies while working for Galerie Lelong, and in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she worked in public programming for the Philbrook Museum of Art. Ms. Smith now works in University Advancement for TCU.

Randy Smith Randy Smith received a BS in Aerospace Engineering and a MS Aerospace Engineering. He is an FAA Private Commercial Pilot with instrument rating and a USAF-rated navigator. He has 11 years military flying experience and is a retired Bell Helicopter engineer. Randy has been an avid amateur astronomer for 30 years and has been teaching Scout leaders about the night sky nearly that long.

Ron Smith Ron Smith, co-instructor, has an M.A. in Health Administration. He is a licensed health insurance agent, President Emeritus of Harris Methodist Health System, Co-founder of Texas Health Resources and CareFlite, FACHE Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives, Past Chair of the Texas Hospital Association, and Past Chair of the M.J. Neeley School of Business at TCU.

Tui Snider Tui Snider is an author, photographer, musician, and speaker who specializes in quirky, haunted, and downright bizarre destinations. As she puts it, “I used to write fiction – but then, I moved to Texas!” Snider's writing and photography has been featured in a variety of publications, including Coast to Coast AM, FOX News, LifeHack, Langdon Review, the City of Plano and more. Snider’s award-winning books include Paranormal Texas, The Lynching of the Santa Claus Bank Robber, and Unexpected Texas. She has several books in progress, and enjoys connecting with readers all over the globe. Visit:

Diane Snow DIANE M. SNOW obtained her PhD from Case Western Reserve University and her postdoctoral fellowship from the University of Minnesota, in the field of spinal cord injury research. From 1996-2016, Dr. Snow was a professor of neuroscience at the University of Kentucky, and an Endowed Chair in the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center. She served as the interim director of the Honors Program (2014-16) and director of the Office of Undergraduate Research (2009-2016.) In August of 2016, Dr. Snow began as the dean of the John V. Roach Honors College at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. There, Snow holds the Wassenich Family Endowed Chair in Honors, and is a tenured Professor of Neuroscience in the College of Science and Engineering, Department of Biology. Snow has been a life-long advocate for girls and women in science, receiving the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award in 2010 for "significant contributions to the advancement of women". She directed the UK Faculty Women's Leadership Program, "Circles of Power" (2007-2010), and organized an informal networking and mentoring group for faculty women in Lexington. She has authored more than 50 scientific articles and has received support from the National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, Walk-2-Run Foundation, Craig H. Nielsen Foundation, and others for her work on neuronal regeneration, recovery of function following spinal cord injury, and most currently, on the potential benefits of microgravity for nervous system repair. Snow was inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society (2013) and completed the Southeast Conference Academic Consortium - Administrative Leadership Development Program Fellow (SECAC-ALDP; 2011-12), the Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Fellowship, Wellesley College, (2013-14), and, the Harvard Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) program (2017.) Snow was President of the National Neurotrauma Society (2015-16), and currently Snow sits on the Advisory Boards of the Innovative Network for Entrepreneurial Thinking (iNET), the Exomedicine Institute, and Space Tango.

Judy Soriano Judy Soriano, a retired English teacher and English coordinator of the TCU Advanced Placement Summer Institute, loves reading and then musing over poems with others who understand and value the power of the word.

Thomas Soth Thomas Soth, a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught AP Spanish Language since 2001 in North Carolina and is currently teaching Spanish 4 and AP Spanish Language and Culture at Chapel Hill High School. He has taught courses at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro and is a former president of the Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC). He has contributed to the AP program in many ways, including presentations at state and regional conferences, as a consultant for the College Board, as an AP reader and Table Leader, and as one of the authors of The Teacher Resource Guide for Cumbre, curso AP de la lengua española. Tom was an ACTFL Teacher of the Year finalist after being named the 2012 Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT) Teacher of the Year. Currently, he is SCOLT president, is part of The North Carolina Governor's Teacher Network, and has written the teacher's notes for EL SOL magazine.

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Kayla Sparks Kayla A. Sparks is a PhD student at TCU studying rhetoric and composition. She previously taught at Waldron High School in Waldron, Arkansas

Jacqueline Stallworth Jacqueline Stallworth is currently a high school English teacher in Northern Virginia. She has over eighteen years of teaching experiences in both urban and suburban high schools. She is also an Advanced Placement Reader for Literature, a Peer Advisor for Booksource, the Writer of The Big Sea blog, and the founder of Stallworth Educational Consulting Team LLC.

Carol Stanford Carol has been involved with live theater in Fort Worth since the '70's. Her mother was an actress in NYC and her sister is currently an actress in Utah. Carol has supported the local theaters by volunteering and attending them as a patron. She has served on the boards of Stage West and the Live Theatre League. She has attended most of the theaters in Fort Worth since they were formed and enjoys their varied and diverse productions.

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Cameron Stephen Cameron Stephen teaches at Cy-Fair High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District located in Cypress, Texas. He has taught there since 2000 and has served as department chairman since 2009. He is a product of the AP Spanish program at Kearns High School in Salt Lake City, Utah where he took the AP Spanish Language exam in 1993. His passion for teaching was born while serving a mission for his church to the Dominican Republic from 1994 to 1996. Upon returning home, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Utah in 2000. He completed a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Houston in 2009. He has taught Pre-AP Spanish and AP Spanish Language since his first day in the classroom. He was responsible for re-starting the Native Speakers program at this school in 2001 and started the AP Spanish Literature program in 2002. When Mr. Stephen started at Cy-Fair, only 3 students participated in the AP Spanish Language exam. Now, his school regularly has more than 70 students that participate in AP Spanish Language & Culture and more than 20 that participate in AP Spanish Literature & Culture on a yearly basis. Mr. Stephen has served as a reader for the AP Spanish Literature exam since 2005, a Table Leader since 2009, and as a Question Leader since 2015. Mr. Stephen has been a College Board Consultant since 2011, conducting workshops and summer institutes all over the country. In 2012, Mr. Stephen became a member of the College Board's Test Development Committee for AP Spanish Literature and Culture and since 2015 as the high school co-chairman of the committee. In 2016, Mr. Stephen received the prestigious Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities award from Texas Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Gregory Stephens Gregory K Stephens earned his Ph.D. in Management from the University of California, Irvine. He is bilingual (English and Spanish), and is a tenured faculty member in the Neeley School of Business at TCU, where he serves as the academic director of the BNSF Neeley Leadership Program. He provides business consultations, leadership and dispute resolution training, and mediation services to numerous clients. As a Texas court qualified mediator, he has extensive training and experience in workplace and family mediation, and currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Dispute Resolution Services of North Texas.

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Joe Stewart Joseph Stewart, Jr. (Ph.D., Houston, 1977) is Professor in the Department of Political Science at Clemson University. He has taught "American Government" at the high school, junior college, and university levels since 1971. Stewart served as the "Chief Reader" for the AP® Government & Politics exam from 1999-2003 and has participated in some way in every exam reading since 1994. He has led or participated in numerous AP® Teachers' Institutes from New Mexico to Virginia, from West Virginia to Florida, and points in between, and Workshops all over the U.S. Related to those efforts, Stewart received an AP® Special Recognition Award from the Southwestern Regional Office of the College Board in 2000. Stewart also works with the "We The People: The Citizen and the Constitution" and "Project Citizen" programs. In those capacities he has judged "We The People" state finals in New Mexico, South Carolina, Georgia, the "Battle of the Carolinas," and the national competition in Washington, DC and assisted in leading "Project Citizen" Summer Institutes. And, he has served on the NAEP Civics Standing Committee.

Elaine Stoltz Elaine Stolz is a certified image consultant master. She is one of twelve masters in the world. She has owned Stoltz Image Consulting in Fort Worth for 30 years, specializing in positive first impression and custom color analysis. For the last 15 years Elaine has been teaching others to be image consultants through Stoltz Image Institute.

Michelle Strand Michelle Strand has been teaching science for 25 years in Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. She has 20 years of experience teaching college-level introductory physics (including AP Physics B, AP Physics C, AP Physics 1, AP Physics 2 and Introductory algebra-based physics at a community college). She presently teaches at West Fargo High School in West Fargo, ND. Michelle serves as Senior Reviewer for the AP Physics C: Mechanics audit and Curriculum Advisor for all AP Physics subjects for the AP Audit. She was a member of the AP Audit Development Committee for Physics 1 & 2. Michelle has been a part of the AP Physics reading for 20 years as a reader, a table leader and Exam Leader for the B exam, C exams and P1 & P2 exams. Michelle is currently the high school co-chair for the AP Physics C Test Development Committee.

Mike Strange Mike Strange is a retired physician with an MD degree from UT Southwestern. He has an interest in history, especially quirky stories like this one.

Ed Strickel Ed Strickel has worked with people to facilitate the development of their leadership and management abilities for over thirty years. He has been an instructor with the TCU Department of Extended Education, a consultant with Human Dynamics, and a consulting principal in his own private consulting business for twenty-three years. Ed has a BA in psychology, an MS in counseling psychology with a concentration in industrial/organizational psychology, and certifications from many leadership and education organizations.

Bill Strickland Bill Strickland has taught at East Grand Rapids High school in East Grand Rapids, Michigan since 1997 and AP World History since the course started in 2001-2002. He has served as a Reader, Table Leader, and Sample Selector at the APWH Reading since 2004, and has led various AP World History workshops and Summer Institutes since 2008. He also served on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee that developed the Course redesign based on Key Concepts that took effect in 2011-2012

Nancy Strickland I have forty-three years teaching and administrative experience. The first twenty-nine years were within public schools and the last thirteen years have been in museum education. Currently, I manage the docent program at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. In this role I have had the responsibility of teaching content and pedagogy to adults who provide tours for adults.

Jim Stripling Jim Stripling is an attorney who got hooked on bluegrass when he heard an Earl Scruggs banjo instrumental in 1958, and he hasn't been the same since. He has played guitar, banjo, and a little bit of mandolin for over 50 years, including a stint with the not-so-famous Third World String Band that performed at the long-forgotten and since-demolished Tootsie's on White Settlement Road in the 1970's. He received a B.A. from Yale and a J.D. from the University of Texas at Austin, neither of which has had an adverse effect on his picking.

Rebecka Stucky Rebecka Stucky is in her fortieth year of teaching, having taught all levels of English in Kansas and Texas. As a College Board consultant for the last 18 years, Rebecka has led workshops across the nation-from Hawaii to Washington D.C. She has written curriculum guides to accompany several videos, has served as an Instructional Coach, and has co-authored the curriculum to accompany the Texas Vietnam Veterans' Monument website. Currently, Rebecka serves as English Department Chair and teaches five classes of English III AP at Westlake High School in Austin, Texas.

Cathryn Sunkel Cathryn Sunkel is a graduate of TCU and spent 15 years as a medical technologist followed by 20 years in public education and administration. For the last 10 years, she has taught creativity to people from all walks of life through Julian Cameron's THE ARTIST WAY. A certified mediator, educator, abstract artist, poet, traveler, ukulele beginner, and struggling Italian speaker, Cathryn and her husband recently moved back into Fort Worth to be closer to her daughter and family.

Richard Sybesma Richard Sybesma has been the TCU Head Swimming and Diving coach for 38 years (1979-2018). He has been the Head Olympic Swimming coach for Nicaragua in the 1996 Olympic games in Atlanta. He is a 5-time coach of the year and has won 7 conference team championships, spanning 6 conferences.

Angela Tacco Angela M. Tacco is a full time local financial advisor. Angela graduated from University of Notre Dame and immediately went to work for a National Logistics company. Angela quickly rose to be their National Account Representative in the DFW area. Angela enthusiastically enjoys investing and teaching others about investing, too.

Joseph Tarride Joe Tarride is a retired pathologist, with interests in science and philosophy. He is especially interested in astronomy, quantum physics and neuroscience, as well as the relationship of mythology and science to spirituality.

Uma Tauber Uma earned her PhD from Colorado State University and did post-doctoral training at Kent State University. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at TCU. Her research focuses on how people monitor and regulate their learning with particular interests in education and on aging.

Bill Taylor Bill is a 30 year veteran of the U.S. Air Force mainly as an Aerospace Physiologist, professional military educational instructor and a human resource manager. He has two degrees in biological science and chemistry with upper/graduate level course work in plant and animal ecology. He researched Diamondback Rattlesnake venom for his master's degree thesis. He has devoted time to giving field trips and classroom instruction for all age groups in the area of wild life ecology and conservation from 1957 to present.

Carol Taylor Carol Taylor decided to learn bridge when she retired. After being lured into Mah Jongg first, she never got around to taking bridge lessons. She has been playing Mah Jongg for eight years. She plays regularly in three different groups and has taught beginners classes repeatedly along with a couple intermediate classes. Although she has played in numerous tournaments, she prefers "social" play where the game is not taken overly seriously.

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Eilene Theilig Eilene Theilig combines her background in science and theology to address current issues in today's world. She earned a PhD in Geology from Arizona State University with a concentration in planetary studies. For 14 years, Eilene was part of NASA's Galileo Mission to Jupiter, serving as Project Manager for the final two years of the mission. Afterward, she received an MDiv from Pacific School of Religion. She is Director of Lay and Continuing Education at Brite Divinity School and an ordained Disciples of Christ minister.

Dickie Thomasson Dickie Thomasson graduated from the University of Arkansas at Monticello with a BSE in mathematics and a minor in English. He received his MSE in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas and an Administrator's Certificate from the University of Central Arkansas. Dickie has taught mathematics for 39 years in grades 6 through college in public schools in Arkansas. He is currently teaching at Prairie Grove High School (about 10 miles west of Fayetteville.) This year he is teaching Algebra I, Precalculus, and Advanced Placement Calculus AB. Mr. Thomasson is active in the Arkansas Council of Teachers of Mathematics having served as membership chairperson, treasurer, and president. Dickie was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2001. He is a College Board endorsed consultant and presents at one-day and two-day AP and Pre-AP conferences as well as conducting summer institutes. Dickie has presented at summer institutes at the University of Arkansas, the University of Tulsa, University of Texas El Paso, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, Texas A&M International University, and TCU. This year for the first time he participated in an international conference in Curacao. One of his favorite things to do each summer is being a Reader for the AP Calculus exams. Dickie presents workshop sessions at the local, state, and national levels. He was an original participant and trainer for the Arkansas Math Crusades and is a national trainer for the National Math and Science Initiative (formerly LTF®.) Mr. Thomasson was the math content director for the Arkansas Initiative for Math and Science during the 2008-2009 school year.

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Vicky Thorn Vicky Thorn is a native of Acapulco, Mexico. She has taught ESL at an area church, and currently works in the international department of a corporation, interacting daily with offices overseas and communicating in foreign languages. Vicky is also a certified Command Spanish instructor.

Kaye Thornton Kaye Thornton has a Master's degree in counseling from TCU, and was the Executive of Tandy Technology Scholars and Admissions counselor at TCU.

Sara Tipton Sara just finished her third year in Ft. Worth ISD and thirteenth year total. She has a BS in Biology and has taught middle school science most of her career. She made it to the Top 12 in the district for Tech Idol and was 2018 Teacher of the Year for her campus.

Richard Todd Richard Todd is an underwater photographer with unique travel experience. He has led photography workshops and Shootout competitions to every continent (but Antarctica) and multiple oceans. He has taught photography, and videography at the world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium in California. He uses Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to keep a sense of order in images from cellphones, Point-&-Shoots, drones and DSLRs from the group. Richard was Founder and Director of EPIC - an iconic, standard-setting environmental photography competition. From 1993 to 2006 he served as President of the Monterey Peninsula Underwater Photographers.

Lu Toner For over 9 years, Lu Toner has enjoyed teaching seniors and anyone who has difficulty with computers. She once hated and feared computers but grew to love them thanks to her computer technician friends who helped her overcome those feelings. Her teaching style has been described as patient, calm and empathic. Some of her happiest moments are spent helping others learn how to use computers more easily and effectively by increasing their computer skills.

Jonathan Townsend Captain Jonathan R. Townsend is the Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Fort Worth, Joint Reserve Base, Texas. He was commissioned in 1995 through the U.S. Naval Academy and designated a naval aviator in 1997. He has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics and a Master of Arts in National Security and Strategic Studies from the College of Command and Staff at the Naval War College. Captain Townsend's sea duty tours include serving Patrol Squadron Ten (VP-10), where he deployed to Sigonella, Italy and Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico with detachments to Forward Operating Locations Manta, Ecuador; Coma Lapa, El Salvador and Bahrain. His shore duty tours include instructor pilot, staff officer as the Campaign Planning Chief for the U.S. Southern Command J5, and most recently the Special Assistant under the Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs.

Nathan Townsie Nathan Townsie is a highly skilled educational leader. He received his B.A. from St. Mary's University before embarking on his teaching career with the Dallas Independent School District in 2004. After a successful career that included eleven consecutive Exemplary Commendations, three Master Teacher Award Honors, and the Texas Education Agency Award of Distinction for Algebra Readiness , he accepted an instructional position at Trinity Basin Charter School. In addition to teaching, he has worked with pre-engineering students at UNT Dallas and Mountain View College. Throughout his career, Mr. Townsie has been instrumental in systematizing and constructing effective teaching programs including creating formative and summative assessments, thus making him a reliable source for testing needs. He is active in mentoring and founded the Brothers and Sisters United program for at-risk youth. He currently resides in Dallas, Texas with his family where he is an enthusiastic Dallas Cowboys fan.

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Estrus Tucker Estrus Tucker is currently the President & CEO of Liberation Community, Inc, a faith-based social justice advocacy organization. He is a nationally trained Courage & Renewal North Texas Facilitator, conducting retreats across the country in support of personal and professional renewal. Estrus also hosts a weekly Community Cable/Radio Leaders Forum promoting dialogue & action.

Kenny Tucker Kenneth Tucker has taught AP U.S. History for thirteen years. He is an AP Reader, APSI Consultant, and serves on the College Board's Consultant Advisory Panel and APAC Steering Committee. Mr. Tucker and a former student were selected to participate in the 2013 NHD Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Institute, with their research featured on the National WWII Museum website, ABMC Normandy Cemetery App, and GPTV's "On the Story." He was also selected to attend the 2011 Gilder Lehrman Stanford Institute on the Great Depression and World War II. In addition, he has presented on the issues of vertical teams and access and equity for low SES students at the AP National Conference and College Board's Access and Equity Conference, and currently serves on several comprehensive school and county level reform committees. Mr. Tucker earned B.S. and M.Ed. degrees in History and Secondary Education at Florida A&M University, and an Ed.S. in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. He was named the Mary Brown Tinkham Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century Outstanding History Teacher in 2014, Rockdale County High School Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014, VFW Teacher of the Year in 2013, and is a three-time Rockdale County Public Schools Honor Teacher.

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Tee R. Tyler, PhD, LCSW, is an assistant professor in the Social Work Department at Texas Christian University. He received the 2016 GADE Teaching in Social Work Award for developing a teaching approach for social work group practice courses called the Interpersonal Classroom Model. Tee has several years of clinical experience working as an individual, family, and group therapist for at-risk youth and their families. He is currently studying group practice education outcomes, LGBTQ parent-child relationships, and interprofessional skills.

Doug Tyson Doug has taught mathematics and statistics to high school and undergraduate students for over two decades. He is an AP® Statistics teacher and has served as an AP® Reader and Table Leader. Doug began the non-AP statistics course in his district in 2007, and also teaches a Statistical Reasoning in Sports course. He is the co-author of a curriculum module for the College Board, conducts student review sessions nationally, and gives workshops on teaching statistics. Doug also serves on the NCTM/ASA Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability. Recently he authored the Teacher's Edition for Statistics and Probability with Applications, 3rd edition. In his spare time, Doug likes to read, coach volleyball, and make snow.

Roberta Umpierres Roberta Umpierres is Brazilian and has nineteen years of PFL(Portuguese as a Foreign Language) teaching experience, working with a range of ages and proficiency levels. She can also speak Spanish and English.

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Thomas Van Gunten Thomas have spent the last 2 years changing over from cable to OTA. He has used both side by side for several months and invested in several different DVRs for making the change almost unnoticeable. Living in Weatherford, being more than 45 miles from the broadcast antennas, he has faced a series of problems and set backs as well as spring storms. He has lots of hands on experience to share.

Colby Van Sickler "Colby is the founder and CEO of Citadel Wealth Management, a Registered Investment Advisor. He has been working with entrepreneurs, corporate executives and professionals to improve their financial lives since 1998. His strategic financial process empowers clients to make verifiable, well-coordinated and educated decisions in all areas of their financial life. Colby combines his extensive education and personal experience to create a comprehensive strategy that educates, guides, and facilitates a high value game plan for his clients. His ability to simplify and explain complex financial and estate planning strategies makes him an invaluable advisor to the people he works with.

Rush Vann Rush recognized that, like in football, the best offense is a good defense. From his first job as a credit manager with Halliburton to managing his own investment firm today, Rush has understood the importance of smart money management. His clients praise his strategies that led them to prosper in normal and up-cycles, and beat market performance during challenging times.

Dwight Vasel Dwight is a self taught professional photographer and has owned a portrait and wedding photography business for over 20 years. Dwight is a member of the Texas Professional Photographers Association and regularly attends the annual Texas School Photography workshops. Currently he gives freely of his time and knowledge to help anyone who is struggling to learn about digital photgraphy. Wanting to give back to the community and help others learn photography, comes naturally for Dwight.

Kassia Waggoner Kassia Waggoner is a Lecturer of English at TCU specializing in Twentieth Century literature, Southern literature, Disability Rhetorics, and Women and Gender studies. She is the co-author of Yours in Filial Regard: The Civil War Letters of a Texas Family. In her spare time, she enjoys writing mystery novels.

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Stephanie Wallace I've been teaching Anatomy and Physiology for 9 years, the last 5 years at TCU. Most of my students have plans to be nurses, physical therapists, or physician assistants. Anatomy and physiology is my passion and I love teaching others about the human body and how it works. I know these topics can be confusing and I strive to explain complicated mechanisms in an easy to understand way.

Karen Waples Karen Waples has taught since 1999 and works at Cherry Creek High School in Greenwood Village, Colorado. She teaches AP United States Government and Politics, AP Comparative Government and Politics, and Street Law. She also runs a tutoring program for stuggling students. Karen has served as a reader for the AP US Government and Politics and AP United States History exams and was the 2015 exam leader for the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam. She is an endorsed consultant for the College Board and conducts AP workshops and institutes throughout the country. Karen was the chair of the College Board's Social Science Academic Advisory Committee and was a member of the Curriculum Redesign Committee for the AP United States Government and Politics course. She is the author of several published teacher's guides and review guides for students. Karen was a trial attorney from 1985-1989. She received the Colorado Governor's Award for Excellence in Education in 1997 and was recognized as a Cherry Creek High School teacher of the year in 2002.

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Sean Weaver Sean P. Weaver, CFP®, MBA, began his financial services career in 2004 serving families in the areas of personal and business financial management. Sean's passion is educating people about financial planning techniques and empowering families to pursue their DREAM. Sean earned his Bachelor degree from TCU and went on to obtain his MBA with a concentration in Financial Services from the University of Dallas. In addition, Sean has sought to increase his industry knowledge by becoming a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER professional. When Sean is not working with his clients he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children.

Lynne Weber Schwartz teaches AP Literature and Composition (12) and tenth grade English at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, where she has held the Trustee Master Teacher Chair in Humanities. She has also taught during the past thirty-two years Pre-AP English 10, Talented and Gifted Humanities, and many other English and history classes at every ability level. For a number of years she has led AP and Pre-AP sessions at summer institutes in the Southwest, as well as presenting a variety of sessions at College Board two-day conferences. For seventeen years, she also served as a senior lecturer at The University of Texas at Dallas, teaching Curriculum and Instruction in English to pre-service teachers. In 2005, Ms. Weber received the College Board's Special Recognition Award. Lynne was editor-in-chief of the Laying the Foundation series of teacher guides. She holds a BA in history from UCLA and a Master of Humanities degree from The University of Dallas.

Mark Welch Marshall Welch has been a high school science educator for 28 years with the last 19 of those at Alpena High School in northwest Arkansas. He works also as a part time faculty member at North Arkansas College where he is a physical science, astronomy, and biology instructor. While at Alpena, he has taught AP Biology for 12 years. He has instructed the Pre-AP Biology classes for 23 years. He adheres to a curriculum framework driven instruction philosophy that has resulted in recognition of his students as a top 20 high school in his state for most improved end of course biology exam performance over a period from 2007-2013 by the Office of Educational Performance (OEP) at the University of Arkansas. His students were ranked as the 11th best performing school in Arkansas on the 2013 end of course biology exam by the OEP. Marshall initiated a competitive high school science research program that has witnessed 1,375 regional, state, and international science fair awards won by students. He has had the privilege of mentoring 22 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair finalists. The most memorable his son Will and daughter Katie who earned finalist honors in the 2014 Intel ISEF in Los Angeles, California where their work received special recognition by the Organization of American States. He has also collaborated with the Alpena FFA chapter to produce over 100 National FFA Agriscience Fair Finalists. 15 of those were national award winners earning 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place honors. The most memorable of these are the 2nd and two 3rd place awards won by his daughter Katie and a 2nd place award won by his son Will among the 5 National Champion projects won by other students that he mentored. Marshall was selected among a small group of high school science educators to be trained as a College Board Professional Development Consultant in April 2013. He was trained in Chicago and has presented professional development events for the New York Stem Initiative, Texas Gear Up, Oklahoma Department of Education, AP New Mexico, and the Los Angeles Unified School District, along with several events in Arkansas since then. He finds the move to a framework driven and inquiry-based curriculum in the AP sciences most exciting and enjoys helping teachers transition to this new direction of AP Science education. Marshall is the proud father of three children Will, Katie, and Ellie. He has enjoyed the children with Jennifer, his lovely bride for the last 25 years, while residing in the beautiful Ozark Mountain region of Arkansas.

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David Wentz David Wentz has taught public high school science and math in Arkansas for twenty-three years, including nineteen years in AP Chemistry and eight years in AP Calculus AB. He holds a BSE in Secondary Education from the University of Arkansas. David was the National Math and Science Initiative's Science Teacher of the Year for Arkansas in 2012. Along with consulting for the College Board, he has consulted for NMS as a presenter to AP Chemistry teachers at summer workshops, to Pre AP Chemistry teachers at Laying The Foundation workshops, and to AP Chemistry students in NMS's Initiative for Military Families. In addition to consulting, he has been an AP Chemistry Reader for ETS for each of the past six years. David has been married for thirty-one years and has one daughter.

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Marsha West Marsha West is a retired elementary school principal, former school board member, and theatre arts teacher. MuseItUp Publishing released her first book, VERMONT ESCAPE in July 2013 and her second book, TRUTH BE TOLD in May 2014. Marsha formed MRW Press LLC in 2014 to provide print versions of her books. In 2015 she self-published SECOND ACT, Book, 1 The Second Chances Series. ACT OF TRUST (2016) is Book 2 in that Series. THE THEATRE 2016 is a stand-alone. She has a BS in Ed., Midwestern State University, a MAT from TCU, and a Mid-Management Certification from UTA.

Jerry Westenkuehler Jerry Westenkuehler is organist and Director of Instrumental Music at Arborlawn UMC in Fort Worth. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Music from William Jewel College and a Masters and Doctorate in Music from Southwestern Seminary. Jerry is an active composer and has several publish works for organ and handbells.

Ryan Wheeler Ryan Wheeler is a PhD student in TCU's English Department. Her research interests include the history of rhetoric, sophistry, and the teaching of writing.

Patrick Whelan PATRICK WHELAN is the Social Studies Department Head for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida and teaches World History and AP World History. In addition he has taught AP U.S. History, AP European History, and AP Art History. He has scored AP World and European History examinations since 1998 and serves as a College Board institute and workshop consultant for AP World History and as a subject area specialist for the College Board Insight Program. He is the co-writer of Kaplan's AP World History review books and has written resource material for The Earth and Its Peoples, Ways of the World, Voyages in World History, and Traditions and Encounters. He is a graduate of Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Norma Wilkerson Norma Wilkerson taught English for 35 years at Fort Worth Country Day School in Fort Worth, Texas, where she was chair of the English Department. She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from the University of Texas at Arlington. Country Day's first AP English Literature and AP English Language teacher, she has been an endorsed College Board consultant since 1994, read the AP English Language Test for nine years, and served on the AP English Language Test Development Committee. After retiring from full time teaching, Norma continues to work as a College Board Consultant, to mentor AP English Language and Literature teachers, to work with AP English Language and Literature students, and to substitute, short and long term, for friends and fellow AP English teachers who will let her teach

Bruce Williams

Bruce Williams has been teaching guitar since he was 18. He has headlined at the Caravan of Dreams and has opened for many national touring acts. He is currently program technical director with the Kennedy Center's Imagination Celebration, dedicated to bringing quality arts to children.

Cheryl Williams Mrs. Cheryl L. Williams' academic qualifications include a Masters Degree in Education, a Bachelors Degree in Pure Mathematics, a Professional Clear Administrative Services Credential, and a Professional Clear Single Subject Credential in Mathematics. She has worked in the Elk Grove Unified School District since 1999. She worked as a Vice Principal at Monterey Trail High School for eight years prior to returning to be a classroom teacher. As a teacher, she has over ten years experience and has taught at the high school and college level. She has taught the following classes: AP Calculus AB, Pre-Calculus, Trigonometry, Algebra 2, Algebra 1, CAHSEE, Math Lab, Algebra 1A Strategic, Algebra 1B summer program, and Algebra 2 summer program, College Algebra, and Integrated Mathematics 1. She has worked as a Mathematics Department Chair, a Teacher-in-Charge, a Vertical Teams' Regional Coordinator, and an Independent Study Program Coordinator. Mrs. Williams has been a consultant for the College Board since 1999 and served on their Equity and Access Committee. In July 2014, she presented at the 2014 AP Annual Conference in Philadelphia, PA. She has conducted several workshop and AP Summer Institutes for the College Board throughout the United States. In addition, she has been an AP Calculus Reader for the College Board since 2009. She is also a National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) consultant . In addition, Mrs. Williams has also served as a Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Visiting Committee member.

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Kevin Wilson Kevin Wilson is a former basketball coach at NBA and college levels as well as a clinician who knows the game of basketball. He is a recently retired Executive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer at Davis & Elkins College in West Virginia. He also has human resource administration experience in the hospitality industry including Hyatt and Marriott hotels. He and his wife recently relocated to Fort Worth.

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Lisa Winter Lisa Winter has her B.S. degree from Indiana University in Business, Quantitative Business Analysis. She has spent her professional career in various Business Systems Analyst positions, including working in defense contracting, consumer products, and education. Lisa is passionate about organization of all kinds, whether keeping computer records in order or keeping households and personal spaces organized, or gathering friends together. Lisa is a TCU neighbor and a Frog Club member. Lisa is recently retired, and her first Silver Frogs experience was Fall of 2016.

Richard Wolf BS in Sociology and MS in Counselling. USAF Retired Security Police Officer. Taught USAF ROTC at TCU. Former member of organizations with Civil War theme. Been to and walked almost every major Civil War battlefield. Western and Civil War Reenactor. Great -great Grandfather and Uncles Confederate Soldiers and fought at Shiloh. Many year experience teaching in the Military.

Lewis Woodard Mr. Woodard had a career with the American Red Cross in accounting and auditing. He has a home-based travel agency and is an experienced instructor with the Silver Frogs. He has presented past courses on cruise vacations, international humanitarian law, Clara Barton, and understanding soccer. As a travel advisor, he has achieved the training status of Hawaii Destination Expert with the Hawaii Tourism Authority.

Dotty Woodson Dotty Woodson is a Water Resource Specialist for Texas AgriLife Extension. Woodson has presented lectures and demonstrations to local, state, national and international audiences on a variety of horticulture topics. She has taught rainwater harvesting to many different audiences and has been collecting rainwater for her carnivorous plants for many years. She appears weekly on NBC5 Sunday morning news to provide landscape water conservation ideas. She writes a weekly garden tip column for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Woodson has set up many rainwater harvesting demonstrations in many locations in the area.

Stephanie Woolley-Larrea Stephanie Woolley-Larrea has been a College Board Consultant since 1999, working with Pre-AP English and AP Vertical Team initiatives both locally and nationally. She has taught every grade from 6-12 and is still not quite sure which is her favorite. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in English and a Master's of Fine Arts Degree in Creative Writing, is a National Board Certified Teacher and is Montessori trained in Secondary School. When not grading papers, she chauffeurs her three children around Miami, Florida, where she is from, and creates lists of books she hopes to read over the summer. She returns to TCU every year for great Tex-Mex, fantastic teachers, and inspiring colleagues.

Annette Wren Annette Wren is a PhD candidate. Her areas of study include popular culture and Victorian literature. She won the TCU Creative Writing award for graduate students in 2016. Her dissertation examines Sherlock Holmes in adaptation, and will include a creative writing component.

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Cathy Young Cathy Young is faculty in the Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She also practices part-time as a Family Nurse Practitioner in the Student Health Center at TCU. Dr. Young received her BSN from Webster University in St. Louis; her MSN at the University of MO - Kansas City and her DNSc from the University of Tennessee - Memphis. She has been recognized by the American Academy of Nursing the American Association of Nurse Practitioners and inducted as a Fellow in both. She has presented topics from her practice and research at the local, state, national and international levels.

Don and Deborah Young Don Young began his art glass career in 1970 as an apprentice at Smith Studios in Fort Worth. He opened his first studio in 1973, creating original leaded glass windows for churches, business and residences. He pioneered the art of photo-etched glass opening up fresh design possibilities for traditional leaded stained glass. Debora Young is an artist-designer in a variety of mediums as well as author-illustrator of the book, Prairie Wildflowers Illustrated. She is the principal designer of a multi-year, 70 window project for MacGorman Chapel in Fort Worth. Don and Debora Young are the owner-artists of Don Young Glass Studios.

Lillian Young Lillian Young is a BFA Painting Major at Texas Christian University. She has a passion for history and incorporates it into her art. Her works depict forgotten or not well known moments for the black history and the black experience, focusing on overlooked black leaders and objects historically used by the black communities. Lillian has worked at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and is currently working part time as an elementary art teacher at Montessori School of Fort Worth and hopes to pursue a career in museum education so that she can help with the push to diversify museum culture.

Shelly Young Shelly Young is the Program Manager for the Alzheimers Association North Central Texas Chapter where she has served for ten years. Ms. Young has a Master of Science in Gerontology from Abilene Christian University and has worked with seniors for over 20 years. Most of her employment has been in the senior care industry including assisted living, nursing facilities and home care. During this time, she has had the privilege of working with many senior adults and their families as they tried to find appropriate services and make the difficult choices that families often face. Ms. Young's mother suffered from Alzheimers disease for over 10 years. She witnessed the commitment of her father as he cared for his wife of 50 years. Her mother passed away after living a nursing facility for three years. Ms. Young's father suffered from Parkinsons disease and dementia and lived in a care facility for over six years.

Betty Youngman Facilitator is Betty Youngman, retired minister and former interim director of Samaritan House. Knowledgeable staff people will serve as guides at each facility.

Tony Zahn Tony has been in public education for over 20 years. He currently serves as the Director of Science and Instructional Technology in Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District, a suburban district in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. In this position his focus has been on providing professional growth opportunities to help educators lead students to a deep conceptual understanding of science as well as instructional technology. Tony has taught middle school students in grades 6-8 in several suburban Dallas-Fort Worth school districts. As a teacher leader, Tony has participated in action research, developed multiple curriculum models, and provided numerous professional development sessions. Tony is a leader in science at the state level. He served as Vice President for the Science Teachers Association of Texas (STAT) in 2010-2011. He is also a member of the Metroplex Area Science Supervisors, National Science Teachers Association, Texas Computer Educators Association, the International Society for Technology in Education and the Texas Science Education Leadership Association. He was named Outstanding K-12 Digital Leader by Texas Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development in 2015. Previously, Tony has served as an Advanced Academics Coordinator at the district level. In this capacity he focused on meeting the needs of gifted, pre-AP and AP students. He has influenced the creation of gifted science programs in several districts. At the university level, Tony has served as a graduate teaching assistant in the area of literacy studies as well as an adjunct professor teaching a science methods course for pre-service teachers. Tony holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Master's degree in Curriculum and Instruction. He has served as a College Board consultant since 2005. He has presented week-long summer pre-AP institutes, Topics in Vertical Teams and several conference-style sessions. He has served on vertical teams as a teacher, department chair, and administrator. He has been a member of both well-established and burgeoning teams. Tony and his wife of twenty-seven years live in Hurst, Texas.

Mary Jo Zell Mary Jo Zell is currently the Department Chair of English at Keller High School, Keller, Texas. She began teaching in Pennsylvania and spent five years teaching in Georgia. She is in her 21st year of teaching high school English and has spent the majority of her career teaching AP English Language and AP English Literature. She graduated from Villanova University and has received her Master's degree at Georgia Southwestern University. She has been a reader for the AP English Language Exam for the past ten years, and is an endorsed College Board Consultant.

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