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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

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

Lee Ancona Lee is currently an Academic Advisor/Tutor at Texas Christian University in the Athletic Department. He received a B.S. in Physical Education, an M.S. in Health Education, and a PHD in Health Education. He is an experienced Human Sexuality Educator and retired College Instructor.

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.

Randi Anderson Randi Anderson is the physician outreach liaison for UT Southwestern in Tarrant County. Prior to this position she was the nurse recruiter for Plaza Medical Center ( now Medical City Fort Worth) She has previously worked as a nurse in a variety of settings, most recently at Harris Southwest. Randi and her husband, a TCU alum, reside in Fort Worth.

Penny Armstrong Dr. Penny Armstrong has been a teacher and school administrator for over 30 years. She has taught at Texas Wesleyan University and Tarleton State University in the areas of learning and cognition and school administration. Penny is the author of "What Teachers Expect in Reform" and is the owner of Armstrong Innovative School Solutions.

Anne Bailey Anne is a specialist in Civil War history. She is the author/editor of eight books, numerous book chapters, and over 300 articles and book reviews.

Paul Ballard

Lopamudra Banerjee Lopamudra Banerjee is an author and editor living in Flower Mound, TX. Her memoir 'Thwarted Escape: An Immigrant's Wayward Journey' received honorary mention in The Los Angeles Book Festival 2017 and has also been First Place Category Winner at the Journey Awards 2014 (Chanticleer Reviews and Media). She also received The International Reuel Prize for Poetry in 2017 and for Translation in 2016 (for 'The Broken Home', English translation of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore's novella), both instituted by The Significant League, a literary group. She has a Masters in English with a thesis in creative nonfiction from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.

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.

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 took up the challenge of tracing her family genealogy. She is a member of several national, state, and county genealogical societies and is currently Treasurer for the Fort Worth Genealogical Society.

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

Caren 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

Laura Bright

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

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.

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.

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.

James Bunnell James is a Retired Aerospace Engineer. He was a member of the Apollo launch team for all manned Apollo launches.

Elissabeth Burgess Elissabeth has a passion for studying the Bible. She completed her Precept Training from Precept Ministries International in the early 1990s and has been leading Precept Bible studies for over 20 years.

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.

Ellen Burks I started sailing at age 11, and racing at age 12 at White Rock Lake in Dallas. I have lived and raced all over Texas, and in 2000 moved to Fort Worth. In 2009 I won the Sunfish Southwest Regional Regatta which qualified me to race in Italy at the 2010 Sunfish Worlds. I was one of 3 US women to race at Worlds.

Donna Burnette Donna has discovered the joy of being a grandparent. She has retired and is directing her focus on her grandchildren and her lifelong love of crafting.

Tena Burrell A member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors and active in the senior care community of D/FW, Tena is president of Financial and Estate Planning Services with thirty years of experience. Her practice focuses on the unique needs of retirees, including financial management for caregivers, long term care options and social issues facing the family, as well as retirement and estate planning, tax planning and investment portfolio management. Tina is a volunteer board member of the Grapevine Senior Advisory Council, member of the HEB and Grapevine Chambers of Commerce, and works closely with many assisted living, memory care and long term care facilities in the Metroplex. Tena earned her degree at Wichita State University, and has continued her financial education with The American College of Financial Services.

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.

H. Joseph Butler

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.

Dan Calvin This will be his fourth class based on Classic films in several different genres: Horror, Film Noir, Science Fiction, and now Screwball Comedies. Dan likes to liberally sprinkle his classes with film clips to capture the gist of each movie, supplemented with content gleaned from research from many resources about the backstory of the writers, actors, directors and other contributors to the films.

Joanne Campbell

Jodi Campbell

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 doing community education work at Hill School of Fort Worth, Trinity Valley School, the Benbrook Public Library, and is currently working in the TCU Extended Education department as a Safe Sitter Instructor, She 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 eighteen years of teaching and curriculum writing experience at the upper elementary and middle school level.

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.

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.

Joseph Cecere Joseph Cecere, DMD is a retired Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He recently completed the docent training program at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth.

Study Center

The Study Center, Inc. is a leading provider of summer youth programs for children entering grades K through 12th. We have over 20 years of experience with major institutions offering LEGO®, Computer and technology-based workshops. All of our more than 50 different courses are project-based and designed to teach STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) concepts through hands-on, interactive learning. http://www.the-study-center.com

Center for Legal Studies

Scott Chalk

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 chamananda@hotmail.com

Linda Chenoweth Linda is head of the Reference Department at the TCU library and loves finding the answers that people need. Privacy, security, and finding reliable news sources are all personal passions, as well as professional duties.

Chip Christ

Lori Christ

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.

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.

Rinda Clinard

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 is a Certified Alzheimer's Educator and is the Vice President of Dementia & Caregiver Education at James L. West Center for Dementia Care.

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.

Catherine Collins

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."

Judy Coolidge Judy Coolidge is excited to share her love of quilts and the art of quilting with fellow Silver Frogs. Intertwining fabric patterns, colors, and shapes with a little math for good measure is a hobby she began over 20 years ago.

Sharon Corcoran After graduating from TCU in 1971, Sharon Corcoran had several varied and interesting careers. She started initially as a designer for American Handicrafts, then moved into craft and hobby sales; from there she was a stockbroker for 17 years, and many of you have known her for the last 20 years as one of the "Click" photographers for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. Sharon has been playing Mah Jongg about 5 years and finds it to be an intriguing and interesting game. Like Carol Taylor, she plays Mah Jongg with several different groups and prefers social games.

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.

Carol Courter Carol has been knitting for at least 60 years. She finds that knitting is very relaxing, meditative and definitely can lower your stress and your blood pressure. She has helped friends knit and enjoys making gifts.

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.

Mark Cox

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.

Andrew Crisanti

Russell Dalton

Russell W. Dalton is Professor of Religious Education at Brite Divinity School on the campus of Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, Texas. He holds advanced degrees from Union Presbyterian Seminary and Harvard Divinity School. Dr. Dalton is the author of the critically acclaimed book Children's Bibles in America: A Reception History of the Story of Noah in US Children's Bibles (Bloomsbury Publishing, essays on children's Bibles for two recent books published by Oxford University Press, and numerous other books, essays, and articles. He has lectured at national and regional conferences on topics related children's Bibles, religious education, preparing congregations to engage in acts of justice, and religion and popular culture.

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.

Audrey Davis

Audrey Davis Audrey graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, and holds two Master of Music degrees in Vocal Performance and Vocal Pedagogy. She was a member of the Austin Opera chorus for two seasons.

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 is a certified Lead Reactor Engineer and licensed Professional Engineer with 15 years of experience working in the commercial nuclear power industry at 16 power plants, including Comanche Peak. He also taught Nuclear and Mechanical Engineering at the University of North Texas for 21 years.

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.

Lauren Davis

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.

Joel DeLong

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.

Donna Detzel

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.

Rebecca Dority

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.

Susan Douglas Roberts

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 is a former German teacher at UTA and TCU and was born in Germany.

Maynard Dyson Dr. Dyson has been a Pediatric pulmonologist for 35 years. He has been Chairman of the Cook Children's Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB) for 12 years and IRB member for a national IRB, ADVARRA for 10 years. He has a Masters in Bioethics and has published in the area of subjects' protection.

Joseph Eckert

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.

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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.

Michael Erwine Michael 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.

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.

Jennifer Evans

Kim Everts

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.

Mae Ferguson Mae is the President and CEO of Fort Worth Sister Cities International and the Protocol Officer for the city. In her role, Ferguson manages the City of Fort Worth's international relations, international exchanges and outreach providing education and a positive economic impact for the City of Fort Worth.

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.

Bill Fisher

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.

Hank Fitzhugh Following PhD (Texas A&M) and Post doctorate (Institute Animal Genetics, Edinburgh, UK), Hank Fitzhugh conducted research and taught genetics at TAMU before embarking on a career in international agricultural R&D which eventually led to his appointment as Director General (CEO) of the International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya.

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.

Stuart Flynn

Stuart D. Flynn, M.D., is the founding dean of Fort Worth’s new M.D. school, the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine. The inaugural class of 60 students will start school in July 2019. Flynn has led the development of the newmedical school and built a team that is creating an innovative and patient-centric curriculum. In a supportive environment, students will become excellent communicators, active listeners, life-long learners and become valued physicians, colleagues, leaders and citizens in their communities.

Previously, Flynn served as founding dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine –Phoenix.He also was a professor of pathology and surgery at Yale University School of Medicine, as well as an accomplished researcher, director of the residency program, a leader in the design and oversight of the school’s curriculum, and founding member of The Society of Distinguished Teachers at Yale.

Flynn received his medical degree and residency training from the University of Michigan and completed a fellowship in oncologic pathology at Stanford University.Flynn has authored more than 100 articles, books and monographs. He has received numerous honors including America’s Top Physician’s Award from the Consumers’ Research Council of America, the Bohmfalk Teacher of the Year Award from Yale University School of Medicine and the Averill A. Liebow Award for excellence in the teaching of residents, also at Yale. He has beena member of the National Board of Medical Examiners Pathology Test Committee and USMLE Step I Test Material Development Committee.



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.

Jeff Frazer Jeff received his BA and MA in Political Science. He has been a Political Science Instructor, US History and Government teacher, and an Adjunct Faculty Member.

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 has had a lifelong interest in science. He received a BA in Physics and a PhD in Chemistry (Physical). 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.

Greg Friedman Greg is a Professor in TCU's Department of Mathematics. He has published more than 30 research articles in the field of topology and has a book coming out in his primary research area, singular spaces and intersection homology. He has received grants from the National Science Foundation and the Simons Foundation. As of Fall 2019, he will be the Chair of the TCU math department.

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.

Misha Galaganov

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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.

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Sarah Gay

John Gelder John has been teaching in the introductory chemistry program at Oklahoma State University for over 40 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 has been an AP Reader, Table Leader, Exam Leader and Chief Reader for the exam during the years from 1990 to present. 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. John was appointed to AP Chemistry Test Development Committee from 2010 to 2013. In 2012 and in 2019 John attended AP Chemistry Professional Development Workshops that 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 (http://genchem1.chem.okstate.edu/CCLI/Startup.html) provides teacher access to all the animations and activities. Along with Mike Abraham at the University of Oklahoma and Tom Greenbowe at the University of Oregon, John has helped to develop technology and resources: (http://genchem1.chem.okstate.edu/BDA/Topics.php) that provides activities before class, during class and after class using a learning cycle design to help students better understand introductory chemistry content. Participants will have access to a web site that includes homework assignments (with answers), sample examinations (with answers) and additional resources 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".

Zelda Gilbert Dr. Zelda Gilbert is professor emerita of psychology from Woodbury University in Burbank, CA. Her areas of specialty are abnormal behavior, psychobiology, and research design. Her interest in political psychology dates from a 1993 sabbatical at UCLA. Although she is now retired from teaching, she stays active by writing a blog on political psychology.

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Hollie Glover Hollie Glover, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, who currently works for the James L. West Center for Dementia Care in Fort Worth. She is the Director of the Senior Adult Day Program and Family Services. She facilitates the center's family support groups and is involved in many of the numerous education services provided by the center. Hollie is a Dementia Care Specialist, certified by the Rosalynn Carter Institute, the Alzheimer' s Association, and Silverado Memory Care. She has over twenty-five years of experience in education and working with people of all ages. She has degrees from Southwestern Oklahoma State University, Sam Houston State University, and Dallas Baptist University. She also attended Southwestern Theological Seminary to obtain hours in theology. Hollie has been recognized as a national and statewide speaker on topics such as Dementia, Hospice, and Professional and Caregiver Stress. One of the highlights of her career includes getting to meet and speak before President Jimmy Carter, First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Senator Elizabeth Dole. She has also written a therapy to be used with patients at the end of life called SEOL Therapy, that focuses on the individual needs of the person and their family at the end of life. Her passion is educating the public and helping families who have a loved one diagnosed with dementia. Hollie is married and has one daughter who is following in her footsteps. Joanna will graduate from the University of Texas at Arlington in May of 2019 with her degree in Social Work, specializing in hospice care.

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.

James Godfrey James was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant and served four years in the US Army as Paratrooper and Ranger before attending Rotary Wing Flight School. After flight school he served as a close air support gunship pilot in Vietnam. He is also researching the history of Camp and Fort Wolters. He served on the Fort Worth Airport Advisory Board for 7 years. He's published a book on Artwork of Single Aviation Unit in Vietnam war.

Erin Golden Erin Lee Golden is a children's author who is represented by Erzsi Deàk of Hen & Ink Literary (www.henandink.com). Erin is certified in secondary education and has worked as an English and creative writing teacher, tutor, and childbirth educator. She is the author of seven books for children, including Big, Bigger and Biggest Trucks and Diggers and Let's Dance with Julius and Friends. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and has studied extensively at The Writing Barn in Austin, TX.

Frederick Gooding

Frederick W. Gooding, Jr. (PhD, Georgetown University) is an Assistant Professor within the Honors College at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX. Gooding critically analyzes race within mainstream media, effectively contextualizing problematic patterns based upon their historical roots. As such, Gooding's best-known work thus far is "You Mean, There's RACE in My Movie? The Complete Guide to Understanding Race in Mainstream Hollywood." Also the co-editor of "Stories from the Front of the Room: How Higher Education Faculty Overcome Challenges and Thrive in the Academy," Gooding's latest book, "American Dream Deferred" (December 2018) carefully details the growth and struggles of black federal workers in the postwar era.



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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.

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.

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.

Sandy Gutierrez

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.

Roland Haedge Roland retired in 2014 after working 44 years for the Federal Govt in the US Post Office, US Army, HEW, HHS and IRS, in the areas of Human Resources and Training. He has been a member of the CAF and the B29/B24 Squadron for the last four years. Roland received his BA in Psychology and an MA in Counseling Psychology from Texas Tech. He also received and Masters in Public Administration from East Texas State University. He served in the Army as an officer in the Signal Corps and served in Vietnam. He then worked as a Vocational Rehabilitation Consultant in Saigon, VN.

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

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 HaresPhotography.com. 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, ap.harmonhistory.com, 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.

Sharon Harrelson Sharon is a Fort Worth native who has been baking for over 50 years. Whether baking lunchbox desserts, celebration cakes or edible gifts, she loves sharing her creations.

Melvin Harrison

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.

Jessica Hazard Jessica is the Assistant Athletics Director for Student-Athlete Development at TCU. She created the Student-Athlete Development Department in 2015. Prior to collegiate athletics she was a member of the Oakland Raiders legal department.

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 henderson678@yahoo.com

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 www.goglobalinc.com for more instructor information and her radio/TV interviews.

Bradley Hetherington

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.

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.

Jeffrey Hodge

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.

Julie Hood

Polly Hooper Polly Hooper is a 35 year resident of Fort Worth and native Texan. She love crafting, photography, and her three grandsons.

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.

Theresa Horvath

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 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.

Jamie Irish

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.

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.

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.

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.

Elizabeth Jones Elizabeth started her own organizing firm, Nest & Transformation. She's a Golden Circle member of the National Association of Professional Organizers.

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 is Professor Emitera (Woodbury University) where taught Marketing and Psychology and specialized in the social, psychological, and cultural meaning of Women's Fashion and Appearance. Currently she writes Ageless Beauty/Endless Spirit, a blog for older women. In addition to her Ph.D. she holds an M.A. in Theology and developed and taught the first course in Women's Spirituality at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.

Tanya Karyagina

Roselyn Kelly

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.

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.

Elaine Klos Elaine has been a Community Volunteer with decades of paid and volunteer jobs in a number of social service organizations. She is currently Chair of the Board of MHMR.

Larry Klos Larry is a retired Engineering Manager. Currently Larry and Elaine co-lead the Silver Frogs Societal Issues Discussion Group.

Ricki Klos Ricki Klos is a Registered Piano Technician with the Piano Technicians Guild, and has been servicing pianos for 38 years. For five years she has served as the president of the Ft. Worth Chapter of PTG and currently serves as president of the regional conference for PTG. In addition she is a Certified Tuning Examiner in the Guild. She loves what she does and is enthusiastic about educating people about their own pianos. She is a user of electronics devices. She has explored the topics informally for many years and attended her first professional symposium for professionals in the field in Boston in the spring of 2018. During the course she will share from both of these experiences.

Kent Knudson Kent Knudson is a member of the Tarrant County Historical Commission. This is the third in a series of American military history lectures provided by Kent. Although the lecture is set during the era of the Cold War, Kent promises not to hold a "Duck and Cover" drill with the classroom equipment provided.

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.

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.

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.

Samie Kubes

Greg Kvaska Greg is a retired Naval Officer embedded with the U.S. Marines during Desert Shield and Desert Storm.

Jacque Lambiase

Larry Lauer Larry is Vice Chancellor Emeritus, and is a Senior Fellow in the John V. Roach Honors College, and the Bob Schieffer College of Communication at TCU.

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.

Meredith Lawrence

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.

Won Young Lee

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.

Angela Lendzioszek

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.

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.

Scott Lindley

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.

Sharon Logan

Laura Logan Brandenburg

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.

Wayne Ludwig Wayne Ludwig is an independent cattle trails historian, author of The Old Chisholm Trail: From Cow Path to Tourist Stop (recently released by Texas A&M University Press), creator of the Texas Cattle Trails History Group on Facebook, and member of Western Writers of America. He is a Fort Worth native and a volunteer at the National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum, formerly Cowboys of Color Museum.

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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.

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.

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.

Gordon Marchant Gordon is a Licensed Architect in the State of Texas with 38 years of experience in the profession and 40 years of experience in historic preservation. He has been involved in the Texas Historic Courthouse Preservation Program since its inception and has had experience on seventeen historic Texas Courthouses projects.

April Martin

Linda Martin Linda Martin, DNP, RN, CFNP -- Retired Associate Professor of Professional Practice from Texas Christian University and Harris College of Nursing and Health Sciences. She is a Certified Family Nurse Practitioner with a 38 year career in nursing and medicine. Her primary clinical background is in cardiovascular, acute care, preventive, and holistic nursing.

Michael Martin Mike is a Fort Worth lawyer who obtained his JD degree from Texas Wesleyan University. He is a long time student of Comanche culture and history.

Guillermo Martinez

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.

Alice Mathews As a principal lecturer at UNT, she taught introductory and advanced courses in British literature, with an emphasis on the Renaissance. Her doctoral dissertation was on the paradoxes in Paradise Lost, and she has published a number of essays on the works of John Milton. She retired in 2015 after teaching for 25 years. In 2017 she published a book, The Shooting of Nancy Howard: A Journey Back to Shore, the true account of a Carrollton husband's three-year conspiracy to kill his wife.

Barbara McClellan Barbara McClellan is a retired TCU IT employee with a security and computer training background. After retirement Barbara became involved in the quilting community. Several of her quilts have earned first place ribbons including the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges Award of Merit for Outstanding Achievement in Quilt making.

David McClellan David admits to being a Taphophile. His interest is in cemeteries, tombstones, or memory of past lives. Since retiring as a school administrator, he has photographed cemeteries from Alaska to the Grand Canyon, Texas, New Orleans, and Connecticut. He led a volunteer group working with the Texas Historical Society and TxDot to relocate a cemetery in the path of an I-35 expansion.

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.

Ginny Mac McLaughlin

Ralph Mecklenburger Ralph Mecklenburger is Rabbi Emeritus of Beth-El Congregation in Fort Worth, and serves as adjunct faculty at Brite Divinity School, TCU. He is the author of "Our Religious Brains," a book on cognitive studies and theology, as well as numerous magazine articles and newspaper Op Ed columns.

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.

Kerri Menchaca Kerri currently works in the Special Collections Department in the Mary Couts Burnett Library at TCU as a Library Specialist with the art collection. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in both Painting and in Art History.

Valerie Mervine

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 is a John F. Weatherly Professor of Religion and the Director of the Master of Liberal Arts program at TCU. He has published eleven books, the most recent of which is "George Eliot: Literary Portals to Prayer."

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.

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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).

Sarah Morris

Jimmy Morton Jimmy is the owner of the Twilite Lounge here in Fort Worth. Twilite Lounge also has a location in Deep Ellum in Dallas and they are opening another location in New Orleans later this year. Jimmy has managed bars for over 10 years. Jimmy's father and mother are Silver Frogsl

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.

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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.

Monika Neal Monika is an experience bartender with many years experience.

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Sheri Neill

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.

Sarah Newton

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.

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. ( www.normanestatelaw.com) 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 is a retired attorney having specialized in Estate Planning. He has taught several classes in the Extended Education Department of TCU and as part of the Silver Frogs program.

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.

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.

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.

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TJ Onen Tugce (T.J.) Onen teaches AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC and PreAP Pre Calculus at Birdville High School- BISD, in North Richland Hills, TX. She holds a M.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Bosphorus University, Istanbul-Turkey. After working ten years as a process engineer at Cimtek-Cement Technology Inc. in Ankara- Turkey, she moved to Texas in 1999, decided to make a change in her career and got certified to teach 8th-12th chemistry, physics and mathematics. She has been teaching AP Cal AB/BC and PreAP PreCal at Birdville HS since 2001. She worked as an adjunct instructor for Texas Wesleyan University, Fort Worth, TX from 2001-2010 for teaching dual-enrollment Calculus I course. Mrs. Onen has also been working as a calculus consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) for the past eight years. She presents at APSIs, teaches twoday fall and spring teacher trainings, presents at student prep sessions, mentors teachers, designs curriculum material and creates AP style questions for NMSI. She recently presented at College Board’s APAC in Houston, TX in July 2018.

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

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 is a semi-retired Commercial Realtor and entrepreneur who now focuses on teaching Continuing Education classes for the Texas Association of Realtors. He also offers a variety of classes through TCU's Extended Education and Silver Frogs programs.

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 has a PhD and is a Licensed Health Insurance Agent and Research Scientist for the Karyn Purvis Institute of Child Development at TCU.

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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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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Betsy Price

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 pricep@trinityvalleyschool.org.

Amy Prickett

Shyanne Pruit Shyanne has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise & Sports Studies. She has been an elementary school physical education teacher and a high school teacher/coach. Now, Shyanne teaches tumbling, cheerleading, and dance classes in Saginaw at Encore School of Dance. She is also the head trainer at Optimal Force Fitness in Fort Worth. Shyanne is in the process of becoming a Human Movement Specialist.

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Jose Quesada

Andrea Rankin Andrea has a passion for traveling. Having been to all seven continents, she enjoys learning about other cultures; the people, their customs and their history. In sharing some of her travels, she hopes to encourage Silver Frogs of all ages to explore 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.

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.

Kim Reynolds Kim is a graduate in History and Education and also has a graduate certification in Alternative Dispute Resolution. She served seven years, her final year as chair of the National Restaurant Association's Serve Safe Board of Directors. Her career has been primarily in the hotel and restaurant industry in HR, training, leadership development, operations, and marketing roles.

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.

James Rodriguez

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).

Penny Rosas

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.

Elizabeth Rowe

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

Brooke Schuster

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.

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.

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.

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.

Frederick Slabach Since assuming the role in 2011, Texas Wesleyan University President Frederick G. Slabach has developed and executed a bold agenda that cultivates student critical thinking and revitalizes Texas Wesleyan's home in East Fort Worth as a vibrant academic and economic center. These strategic initiatives are part of the University's 2020 Vision, a strategic plan to make Texas Wesleyan a leader in innovative education in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. Under President Slabach's leadership, Texas Wesleyan has made more than $50 million in capital improvements to the campus and surrounding neighborhood, and the University endowment has doubled. Freshman applications have increased 400 percent, and overall enrollment has increased more than 15 percent since 2011. The increase in the number of residential students has exceeded strategic plan goals. In Fall 2017, football returned to Texas Wesleyan for the first time in more than 75 years to an overwhelmingly positive response from the local community and football fans across the nation. Five years ago, Texas Wesleyan broke ground on the Rosedale Renaissance, a $6.7 million project designed to revitalize the campus and the surrounding Polytechnic Heights neighborhood. Its four key pieces include the "front door" to the University and iconic Canafax Clock Tower, an investment in the streets adjacent to campus that leverages $32 million in street improvements along East Rosedale, the United Methodist Church Central Texas Conference Service Center, and renovations to the historic Polytechnic Firehouse which is now home Texas Wesleyan's art gallery. The Rosedale Renaissance continues to thrive with the University's community counseling center moving to Rosedale, the opening of the new business accelerator next door and an upcoming 3,400-square-foot restaurant, "Ben's Triple B: Biscuits, Burgers and Brews," from Ben Merritt, a rising local celebrity chef, which is scheduled to open in the coming months. Also under President Slabach's leadership, Texas Wesleyan broke ground in the spring of 2018 on a new, $20.25 million, 44,000-square-foot student center, the Nick & Lou Martin University Center. The fully-funded project is the most significant capital improvement project at Texas Wesleyan in a century and a result of generous donors and friends of the University who are dedicated to supporting Texas Wesleyan students as they persist to graduation. The student center will be the hub for student life and engagement, and include the University bookstore, a food court, welcome center, outdoor amphitheater and more. President Slabach is treasurer of the Independent College & Universities of Texas Board of Directors and serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Schools and Colleges of the United Methodist Church. He also serves on the Committee on Tax Policy for the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities, is the treasurer of the board of the Harry S. Truman Scholarship Foundation, and is a board member of the Texas United Methodist College Association. Additionally, Slabach is the board chair of the Development Corporation of Tarrant County, chair of the community development organization Renaissance Heights United, and on the boards of the Mary I. Gourley Scholarship Foundation and Southeast Fort Worth, Inc. President Slabach received his LL.M from Columbia University School of Law, his J.D. from the University of Mississippi School of Law and his B.S. from Mississippi College. He is married to the Pulitzer Prize-nominated author Melany Neilson. They have twin sons and a daughter.

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.

Gene Smith

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.

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 award-winning author and speaker who specializes in Historic Cemetery Symbols, North Texas Travel, and Haunted History. She recently returned from a round-the-world trip during which she explored historic burial grounds from around the globe. Snider's best-selling books include, Unexpected Texas, Paranormal Texas, Understanding Cemetery Symbols, and 100 Things to do in Dallas- Fort Worth Before You Die.

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.

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.

Laurie Stelljes Laurie is a 3 year 'work' graduate. She has always loved doing crafts and wishes to share that love with others.She also loves to travel with her husband and family. She loves the outdoors and selects travel destinations with outdoor activities in mind.

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.

Vivian Stephens

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.

Irin Sultana Irin has a Master of Education in Mathematics Education.

Cathryn Sunkel Cathy, for the past 10 years, has taught creativity to people from all walks of life through Julian Cameron's THE ARTIST WAY. She is a certified mediator, educator, abstract artist, poet, traveler, ukulele beginner, and struggling Italian and French speaker.

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 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.

Karen Telschow Johnson

Heather Test

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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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Leta Tillman Leta is Professor Emeritus from Hardin Simmons University (HSU). She was the Education and Interlibrary Loan Librarian for 13 years at HSU. Leta has written over 800 children's book reviews during those years.

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.

Melanie Towle Melanie is a passionate designer and turnkey contractor. This course comes from her experience and research helping her own parents and clients, designing spaces that people never want or need to leave.

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.

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.

Angela Turner Wilson

Tee Tyler

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.

Toni Ugolini

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.

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.

Bud Walker Bud served for 25 years as co-chair of the Pasadena Developer's Club. He is past president of the Rotary Club of Pasadena, former board member of the Rotary Rose Parade Float Committee, and current National Advisor to the RRPFC.

Cary Walker Cary Walker discovered international travel during college and has been feeding her wanderlust ever since. A former teacher, she believes that Europe is the best classroom for those who travel with an open mind. Cary spends one-third of every year leading tours and updating guidebooks for Rick Steve's Europe. When back home in Dallas she stays busy helping individuals and families plan trips to Europe and beyond.

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.

Earnest Ward Earnest Ward's qualifications include: BFA and MFA with 20 years teaching experience, secondary and post-secondary levels an FAA Part 61 Commercial - Airplane Single & Multi-Engine Land (Comm-ASMEL-I) certificate with Instrument rating an FAA Part 107 Commercial sUAS certificate with Remote Pilot rating 2600+ combined manned & unmanned flight hours Certified Flight Instructor (970+ hrs) (former) FAA Accident Prevention Councilor (former) owner, Earnest Ward: Drawn to Nature owner and chief pilot, TradeWind Aerial Imaging & Data Solutions LLC FAA Safety Team (FAASTeam) Representative (current)

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Diane Weaver Diane holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting. She is a Certified Public Accountant who spent most of her career in various positions within the oil and gas industry.

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.

Jessie Welsh

Tim Wendt Tim received a BBA and MBA in Finance. He is the Fort Worth Chair for the Walk to End Alzheimer's 2016-2019. In addition, he is a Board Member for Cuisine for Healing and a Mentor for Academy 4. Tim has 6 years of heath care work experience from Pharmacy to home health.

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.

Brian West

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.

Laura West Strawser

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.

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Judge Glen Whitley

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley presides over the Tarrant County Commissioners Court. He is a leader on transportation, efficient government, and support for veterans and military families as well as youth and children's issues. Judge Whitley earned an accounting degree from the University of Texas at Arlington, served in the U.S. Naval Reserve and co-founded the accounting firm Whitley Penn in 1983. Judge Whitley was first elected to the Hurst-Euless-Bedford Independent School District Board of Trustees in 1993. He was later elected as a Tarrant County Commissioner in 1996 and then as Tarrant County Judge in 2006.

The Judge has served on most all committees at his church, as well as many other non-profit agencies in Tarrant County. While serving on the Harris Methodist H-E-B Hospital Board, it was arranged for each school in the H-E-B and Birdville school districts to have a school nurse. Judge Whitley is a past president of the National Association of Counties and of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, organizations that help local government develop policy, recognize regional opportunities and make collaborative decisions. He is a past chairman of the Regional Transportation Council and the Texas Conference of Urban Counties. Judge Whitley is currently a member of the University of North Texas System Board of Regents.

Under his leadership, the county's transportation bond package helps cities build and widen roads. He has played a leading role improving access and care at the JPS Health Network. In 2010, Judge Whitley was nationally recognized by American City and County magazine as County Leader of the Year. He and his wife, Brenda, live in Hurst, have three grown children and seven grandchildren.



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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.

Tracey Willingham Tracey Willingham is a proud alumni member of the University of Texas - Arlington, School of Social Work. After getting her Master's degree 8 years ago, she started working with Cancer Care Services. Tracey has completed her clinical social work hours, and is preparing to sit for the licensing exam. She started as a home visit social worker, and is now the Senior Program Director, providing financial and psychosocial support to individuals affected by cancer. Her favorite policy issues include gender equality, human equality, and advocating for older adults.

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.

Leland Wilson Leland is a retired senior executive from FEMA. He was a FEMA employee and a consultant to the agency. Mr. Wilson was deployed to over 50 disasters ranging from floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. As a consultant, he specialized in advising on the aspects of the disaster law and regulations affecting FEMA's Public Assistance Program that provides assistance to state and local governments to fund the repairs of damaged infrastructure.

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Sharen Wilson

Sharen Wilson took office as the Criminal District Attorney of Tarrant County in January 2015. As the leader of Tarrant County's largest law firm, Sharen has modernized the office by reorganizing its resources and creating new specialized units to meet the changing criminal justice needs of the nation's 15th most populous county. She created the first special units for the prosecution of Intimate Partner Violence and Elder Financial Fraud, two increasingly prevalent crimes in Tarrant County. In the spirit of her commitment to equal justice for all, she also created the county's first Conviction Integrity Unit, which has quickly earned a national reputation for its innovative, integrated approach.

Sharen grew up in the Amarillo area, where she graduated from Amarillo College, Texas Tech University, and the Texas Tech University School of Law. In 2016, she was honored as a Distinguished Alumni by Texas Tech University Law School.

Sharen and her husband John reside in Fort Worth. They have four adult children, nine grandchildren and two dogs. She is the first woman to serve as Criminal District Attorney in Tarrant County since the office was established in 1919.

Lee Wimp Lee has been active in the museum and cultural work of Ft Worth for over five decades. During his forty year career, he had many opportunities to host both domestic and international visitors to Ft Worth and took every opportunity to showcase the many museums, historical and cultural locations that abound in our city.

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.

Kerry Woods

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.

Sara Woodward Sara's 30-year career spanned jobs in finance, accounting, business development, strategy and philanthropy. After completing her MBA, Sara worked for Texas Instruments and then Fort Worth-based Alcon Laboratories. Her most enjoyable position was her final one as Alcon's Director of Corporate Giving, where she directed all of Alcon's giving, including grant making, patient assistance, medical missions and employee volunteer programs. After retiring, she volunteers as Everman Education Foundation President and as a board director for Kids Vision Coalition and Legends of Aspen.

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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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.

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.

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