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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

Margaret Adler Margaret C. Adler is the Associate Curator at the Amon Carter Museum.

Casey Akin Casey Akin teaches Pre-AP and AP Chemistry at College Station High School in College Station, Texas. This is her 15th year of teaching and her98th year of teaching AP Chemistry. She has been honored each year as a district Star Educator and a Hall of Fame Teacher by the College Station Education Foundation and was the 2015-16 teacher of the year at her school. Casey has been a College Board consultant for five years. Casey's students have been extremely successful on the AP test with greater than a 98% pass rate with many students going on to careers in chemistry. Her students have participated and advanced in competitions such as the Siemens Foundation, BEST Robotics, Chemistry Olympiad, UIL Academics in science, Intel ISEF and National Science Bowl.

Tyler Alberts

Debbie Alenius

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

Barbara Alvarez

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

Keith Argenbright Dr. Argenbright is an Associate Professor at UT Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of the Division of Community Health Sciences. He designed and continues to teach the “Leadership and Management” course at UTSW, the most highly ranked course offered to young MD and PhD Clinical Scholars. In addition, he serves as the Leadership and Mentoring Director for over 50 young physicians. In recognition of his teaching and mentoring success, in 2014 Dr. Argenbright was awarded the “University of Texas Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Award,” the UT Regents’ highest honor. He is also an adjunct Professor in the Neely School of Business at TCU.

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

John Arndt John Arndt is a retired Senior Foreign Service Officer. He joined the Foreign Service in 1984 after serving 5 years commissioned active duty in the United States Army. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota (BA) and Boston University (MA) as well as the Defense Language Institute (German Language) and Foreign Service Institute (Czech language). He served abroad, in Guatemala, Germany, Italy, and the Czech Republic. He is fluent in Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, German and Czech as well as proficient in French. Son of a career Army officer, John lived abroad in Germany and Korea as a child. In the Foreign Service, he worked in continuing education training programs for mid-level foreign services officers.

Suzanne Ashmore Suzanne Ashmore was born and raised in Fort Worth near TCU. She received a B.A. in History/English with Secondary Certification from UTA in 1984. Her M.Ed. in Counseling and Student Services was earned from UNT in 1993. Suzanne has worked for FWISD for 29 years, the last 22 years as an elementary school counselor. In addition to having presented workshops to parents and colleagues on a variety of topics for years, Suzanne is known on the campus where she works as "The Party Lady." She voluntarily coordinates all types of school related events from baby showers to Career Days and Health Fairs. These events impress all participants in their attention to detail and "extra" touches. Hospitality is Suzanne's hobby and she delights in making life flow smoothly and enjoyably for family, friends, and colleagues.

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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



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

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

Shari Barnes retired from TCU as a Human Resources Administrator but continues to teach adult book classes. A writer, consultant, interviewer, mediator, instructor, and community activist, she serves on boards of directors for several Fort Worth organizations. An avid reader, Shari enjoys book discussion groups and loves leading adults in the exploration of different literature genres.

Seth Barnett

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.

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

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

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

Joyce Beck

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

David Begnoche

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

Ashley Bennett

Sonia Berman

Здравствуйте! / Hello! I am a professional Russian language teacher/consultant with 10+ years of experience teaching private Russian lessons. A native speaker, I received my teaching degree in Novokuznetsk, Russian Federation. My teaching philosophy is based on true representation of the world as a unique, diverse and ever-changing place with the Russian language and culture being its irreplaceable part.

Aside from my passion for linguistics (fluent in English, I can also speak basic German, French and Spanish); I am profoundly interested in piano music (my second major), philosophy, history of art, and world history. A life-long traveler, I have visited and have close friends in many countries, including Germany, Turkey, Switzerland, and, of course, Russia.

 



Steve Berry

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

Lorraine Bertthauer The information that I will present is from the ten years that I spent caring for both parents while they were residents of nursing facilities. I currently teach Communications at Concordia University -Fort worth/Dallas center. I am retired from Arlington ISD. To keep busy, I substitute on a High School Level on a steady basis.

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.

Robert Bishop

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

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

Lee Blanton

Drew Blazo Teaching science for eight years in Fayetteville in North Carolina and currently representing E.E. Smith High School as first runner-up Cumberland County Teacher of the Year for 2013-2014. Certified technology professional development instructor for Cumberland County Schools. Seven years experience teaching AP Physics and six years teaching AP Environmental Science. Recently presented best-practices at an AP Physics workshop for teachers in Washington DC, and a session on integrating technology at the College Board Forum in New York City.

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

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

Diana Boerner Diana Boerner has been the business research librarian at TCU for over 10 years. She has been butterfly gardening since 2011 as a hobby.

Sam Bogart

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

Christine Bond Christine Bond 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 2007 and Pre-AP World History from 1998-2007. She holds a Masters degree in Education Administration (M.Ed.) and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT). Ms. Bond 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 is a contributing author of the AP World History multiple choice questions on Learnerator.com, a website that provides students with comprehensive AP review materials. 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 has served as a reader for both the AP United States and AP World History exams. She recently co-authored the REA test prep book for the new AP United States history course and the Fast Track to a 5 for AP World History.

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

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

Ken Bowers Ken 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 Jim Box graduated from Harvard College with a BA degree in history and pre-med. He received an MD degree from Baylor College of Medicine and recently retired from the practice of Orthopedic Surgery in Fort Worth.

William Bradle William Bradle writes screenplays, non- fiction and historical fiction, Including Goliad--the Other Alamo, a Book on the Texas Revolution. A graduate of the Senior Executive Program at Stanford University, and the University of Illinois, Bradle worked in corporate and international finance for several large companies i.e. the Quaker Oats Company and Alcon Labs.

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Katherine Bruce Kathie has a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin, and her M.D. is from Baylor College of Medicine. She did her Pediatric Residency at Children's Medical Center, Dallas. She was in private practice in Arlington from 1979-2013, and practiced Neonatology at Arlington Memorial Hospital from 1985-2007.

Erin Bruggeman

Christopher Bruhn Chris was an aerospace engineer with Bell Helicopter before becoming a teacher. He taught 10 years as a physics teacher at L.D. Bell High School in Hurst, TX and 10 more as AP Physics Lead Teacher for Dallas ISD at several of the district high schools. Before joining Haltom High School, Chris was as a Regional Director at the National Math and Science Initiative. Chris is the author of "5 Steps to a 5 - AP Physics 2" and is working on his second book. He has worked with students and teachers from around the country.

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

Thomas Bruner

Lisa Buck

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 24 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.

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 Ph.D.is from the Department of Anatomy at the University of Chicago. He has published on reptilian vertebrate paleontology, geological remote sensing and aspects of soft rock geology.

Janet Busbey Nilsson Janet 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. Jane 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.

Dan Calvin Dan Calvin has been a long time movie buff, particularly of the Horror genre of the 50's and 60's. Dan and his brother bought and assembled the Aurora Models based on the Universal movies, collected the monster equivalent of "baseball cards", faithfully read the fan magazine "Famous Monsters of Filmland", and went to the local drive-ins and theaters. His early interest in the films led him to an examination of the literature that they were based on, which often was an improvement as an exercise of imagination. Dan graduated from Rice University with a BA in English in 1974.

Gregg Cantrell

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

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

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

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

Stephen Carr Stephen Carr hold 2 bachelor's degrees in Communication and in ICT. He has been teaching and learning web design and development for over 15 years.

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

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

Joey Carter

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.

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

Charlotte Chambliss An experienced instructor in both AP Art History and AP Studio Art, Charlotte has been a College Board/ETS Reader for AP Studio Art since summer 2000 - having served as Faculty Reader, Table Leader, and, currently, as Question Leader. 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 currently serves as 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.

Gordon Chenery Gordon Chenery has taught biology and environmental science for thirty five years, and has served as a College Board reader for thirteen years, and a table leader the last six years. Gordon earned both a MAT and MS degree from Vanderbilt University, and was a Woodrow Wilson scholar at Princeton in 2002. He was awarded NABT's Teacher of the Year Award for Tennessee, and won Apple and Wilson awards. In addition to being a consultant for the College Board, he has made presentations for the National Math and Science Initiative. His interests include carving wooden bowls, birding, and exotic invasive removal.

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Cole Robert Cole has presented at numerous APSIs and College Board One-Day, Two-Day and Mathematics Vertical Teams workshops. A veteran of over 30 years in the public schools, Robert has taught everything from 7th grade math to AP calculus, including below-level, on-level, Pre-AP, G/T and AP classes. Since retiring from public education in 2009, he is teaching at Hill Country Christian School of Austin and Odyssey School in Austin where his classes include Algebra, Geometry, Algebra 2, Precalculus and AP Calculus AB.

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

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

Jennifer Cook Gregory Jennifer is currently a teacher of Chemistry and AP Chemistry in Moline, Illinois. She completed her bachelors' degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics from Wilson College in Chambersburg Pennsylvania, while earning her secondary education certification in both subjects. While in college, she spent two summers as a recipient of a S.U.R.F. (Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship) sponsored by the National Science Foundation at the University of Iowa. In addition, she also taught ESL English to students visiting from Japan. After college, she returned to the Midwest, and has spent the last 19 years teaching at public high schools in Iowa and Illinois. In 2006, Jennifer received her Master's degree in Teaching and Learning Technology from Ashford University. Since then, she has participated in the AP Chemistry reading (since 2006) as a reader and as a Table Leader for the past 3 years. Jennifer has also served on the ACS High School exam committee for 2013 exam and is currently acting as the Secretary for the 2016 Exam Committee. She has been a Consultant for the College Board since 2013. She is involved in a variety of building and district level committees at Moline High School.

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. Dr. Cotterly was an adjunct professor at Texas Christian University for eight years.

Keiko Couch

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

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

Jackee Cox Jackee Cox fell in love with Renaissance art and history in 1968, and wants to share on-line resources on this subject with others. Education: BA English Literature UT Austin; MA English literature, Wayne State University; J.D. UT Austin Law School; 30+ years practicing law; teacher of . adult basic education at Highland Park Community College (Mich) in 1970-71.

Janelle Coyle Jane 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.

Clifton Crofford Clifton Crofford's journey into the world of glass started while at UT Arlington. After countless design classes in the architecture, theater, and glass departments, Clifton worked for the university to help develop a new facility for the glass department. After graduation he and a few other UT Arlington graduates open their own glassblowing facility. While improving his skills and working with galleries and designers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, Clifton began planning a public access community based facility. SiNaCa Studios was born in 2007; he and the four other founding artists began educating the community about the wonders of glass. As an artist Clifton's work is based on the world and life he lives. Strongly influenced by nature and the nature of relationships, his skills are bases from traditional Italian techniques and the inherent innovative spirit of humanity.

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

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

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.

Jerome Davis Mr. Davis holds BS and MS Degrees in Nuclear Engineering from the Univ. of Wisconsin and is a licensed professional engineer. He worked for 15 years as an engineer and manager in the nuclear power industry, then taught nuclear and mechanical engineering for 21 years at The University of North Texas College of Engineering. In 2015, he created a Certificate in Walkway Safety Auditing course and continues to teach the course both on-campus and at corporate locations.

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

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

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

Virginia Dias Virginia Dias is a native of Lima, Peru. She has a bachelor's and a master's degree from TCU. She has 25 years of experience in teaching ESL and Spanish at pre-school, middle & high school, 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Melissa Eddy Melissa Eddy has taught AP Biology for 25 consecutive years at McAllen Memorial High School, which happens to be her alma mater. She also has 15 years of experience teaching Pre-AP Biology. Melissa is currently a reader for the AP Biology exam, and an independent Biology consultant for the National Math & Science Initiative. In addition to her teaching duties, she serves as the AP Campus Coordinator at her school, helping to manage advanced instruction and curriculum at the Pre-AP and AP levels. Melissa has lived in "deep" South Texas for most of her life, and is well-versed in instructional strategies for the English Language Learner (ELL). She uses the flipped/blended classroom model and enjoys developing new student-centered learning activities.

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

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

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Michael Erwine Michael Erwine has pursued photography as a hobby since 1970. Early on he discovered he enjoyed getting closer and closer to his subject matter. Michael is a member of the Fort Worth Camera club and has studied with many professional photographers including Doug Box, Randy Kerr, Laurie Klein, Michael Timmons, and Joel Grimes at the Texas School of Professional Photography. Michael has a Masters degree in Human Resources Administration and was a business area trainer for the Michigan Department of Transportation. Close up photography is a passion he wants to share.

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.

Tracey Etheredge Tracey Etheredge has been teaching mathematics for over 21 years in the Dallas Independent School District. She has a BS in mathematics from Jackson State University and an MA in Educational Leadership from Lamar University. Tracey has been teaching AP Calculus AB for 13 years and AP Calculus BC for 9 years. She has been a Pre-AP and AP math trainer for the National Math and Science Initiative - former AP Strategies Division. She has also been a College Board AP Calculus Reader for the AP Calculus AB Exam for four years. Tracey served as an AP Math Lead Teacher in the DISD Advanced Placement department for 9 years. She is currently teaching math at the Barack Obama Male Leadership Academy in Dallas, TX.

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

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

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.

Camp Fire First Texas

Our purpose is to provide opportunities for children and youth, and those who care for them, to realize their potential and become caring, self-directed individuals, responsible to themselves and others; and to improve those conditions in society that affect children, youth and their families. Camp Fire First Texas is one of the largest Camp Fire councils in the country, providing co-educational programs in the communities of Tarrant, Denton, Parker, Johnson, Hood and Wise Counties. Because of Camp Fire, thousands of participating children and youth are: Ready to learn when they start school; Caring, confident, and developing leadership skills; Respectful of the outdoor environment; and Actively involved with their families and other adults.

Ronald Flowers Dr. Ronald B. Flowers is John F. Weatherly Emeritus Professor of Religion at Texas Christian University. He taught at TCU for thirty-seven 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 at TCU part-time (his church-state course).

Ben Fort Ben Fort is a playwright and graduate of Second City's Writing Program. He has been writing, producing, and composing for theater and sketch comedy since 2004.

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.

Lee Franklin Lee Franklin, MDiv, MBA, BCC, CT, is a Board Certified Chaplain (Association of Professional Chaplains), Certified in Thanatology (Association of Death Education and Counseling), and is an ordained minister (Christian Church, Disciples of Christ). She is the author of numerous publications, including The Pastor’s Practical Guide to Funerals: Offering Help, Reassurance, and Hope (Abingdon Press, 2013), and Reaching Out to Others in Times of Loss (Hallmark Press, 2008). A former hospice chaplain, she currently works full-time as a chaplain at John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth while also leading workshops and classes on grief and loss.

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 21 years and taught AP Calculus AB/BC at Westside High School in Houston, Texas for 14 years and now at Katy Taylor High School. 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.

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

Greg Friedman

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

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

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Lesly Galeana

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

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

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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".

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Ann Gipson

Lewis Glaser

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

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

Daniel Goldstein Red is a fourth generation Fort Worth native who attended Fort Worth public schools and Trinity Valley School, graduating from Paschal High in 1972. Red is married to the former Julie Krauss of Fort Worth. Together, their blended family consists of three sons, Andy Goldstein, 32, a consultant in Nanjing, China; David Goldstein, 22, a 2014 graduate of the University of North Texas; and Jacob Fuld, 17, a 2014 graduate of Paschal High. Education: Red attended Tarrant County Junior College from 1972-1973 and the University of Texas from 1973-1975. During the 1970’s and 1980‘s, he studied gemology through the Gemological Institute of America. Beginning in 1987, Red attended numerous seminars on finance. In 1995, he received a Graduate Marketing Certificate from Southern Methodist University. Red studied religion at TCU from 2000 through 2002. He earned his Chartered Retirement Planning Counselor® designation from the College for Financial Planning in 2008. Professional: During his junior year in college, Red left school and began what would be a 12-year career in the jewelry business as a partner, gemologist, jewelry designer, and estate appraiser for his family business, Goldstein Brothers Jewelers, a fixture downtown Fort Worth since the 1890’s. In 1987, a major brokerage firm recruited Red to their financial advisor program where he excelled and became one of the firm’s top producers in short order. Early in his career, he found that financial planning was his calling and soon found himself as the creator and developer of the firm’s program that delivered financial planning services to executives in several Fortune 500® companies. In 1996, the firm awarded the title of Portfolio Manager to Red when he became responsible for discretionary investment management for several of the firm’s clientele. In 2001, the firm’s trust company awarded Red recognition as a Trust Portfolio Manager, a distinction bestowed upon less than 1% of the firm’s portfolio managers. In 2009, Red and his two business partners at their former firm, Stephen Kaye and Adam Deem, founded and continue to run Teak Tree Capital Management, a financial planning and asset management firm based in Fort Worth. Community: In high school, Red was president of the Fort Worth United High School Council and was honored at the White House for his work in environmental efforts during the 1971-72 academic year. He was a member of the 1992 Class of Leadership Fort Worth. In 1997, Red was elected to the board of directors of the Jewish Federation of Fort Worth and Tarrant County, later serving as chair of the annual campaign and subsequently chair of the endowment committee. In 1998, he was a founding member of the Gates of Chai, part of the Jewish Studies Program of Brite and TCU. In 2009, Red was a founding member and currently serves as chair of the Tarrant Literacy Coalition. Red has also served as chair of the Board of Visitors of Brite. He has taught Confirmation Class (10th grade) at Beth-El Congregation since the 2008-2009 academic year.

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

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

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

David Grebel David Grebel serves as the Director of Extended Education at TCU. He has also been 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. Grebel is a consultant with the Alliance of Baptist's Congregational Compassion and Human Difference Initiative and since 2012 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.

Joe Greenslade Joe Greenslade is a Fort Worth native and graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in Business Management. Joe had a 45 year career in a manufacturing industry working in many engineering and management capacities and created a number of businesses. He is an author, artist, speaker, inventor, teacher, inventor, and community volunteer. Joe's passion is helping young people reach their highest potential through education, self-development, and mentoring. He has been teaching and mentoring young people for over 50 years.

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

Arthur Griffin Arthur Griffin is a Certified Financial Planner (CFP), a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), American Institute of CPA's Personal Financial Specialist (PFS), and a Certified Fund Specialist (CFS), 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.

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

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

Sandra Guerra-Cline

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

Courtney Gumbleton

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

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

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

Sharon Hamilton Sharon Hamilton teaches pre-AP Honors biology and AP Biology at Fort Worth Country Day School in Fort Worth, Texas and served as science department chair for grades K-12 for 11 years. She received the Outstanding Biology Teacher Award for Texas from the National Association of Biology Teachers in 2008 and is a former College Board Southwest Region Advanced Placement Award winner. Sharon has served as lead consultant for College Board workshops and AP summer institutes in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Arkansas, and has read the AP Biology exam for ETS. She has presented for National Math and Science Initiative and for north Texas school districts. Sharon earned her master's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and her bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.

David Hares After 27 years in corporate America and with two kids off to college, I prepared for a life-long dream outside of the corporate world... to explore and photograph the National Parks. Even though I have always traveled and taken photographs, I refined my photography skills by studying with some lifelong professional photographers before I headed out on my journey. My photographs were on exhibit at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History in early 2015 and continues to travel to other museums around the country.

Josh Hargrave

Jane Harlow Jane was the Oklahoma Art Education Association "Art Educator of the Year Award for 2009-2010." Jane is a master teacher of 47 years and recently retired from teaching. She has served on the OAEA Board as the Secondary Division Chair and Secondary Art Chair for both Bartlesville Schools and Broken Arrow High School. She served on the APAC Steering Committee for the College Board from 2012 - 2014. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University with a triple major in Art, Biology and Physical Education. She served as an AP Arts Director for the O'Donnell Foundation and AP Strategies for 3 years in Dallas, TX. She was named the "National Outstanding AP Studio Art teacher of the Year Award" in 1995. She is the Co-Author of the National Vertical team Guide for AP Studio Art, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions. She has been a College Board Consultant for APSA for 20 years and an APSA College Board Reader for 19 years. She established the first AP Studio Art classes at Broken Arrow High School and edited the district Art Curriculum Guide. She has presented at both AP and Pre-AP SA Institutes since 1995 in Alaska, Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, Arkansas, Nevada, and Florida. She was the first APSA consultant to present workshops for the AP Experienced teachers in the Southwest region. She has been awarded the "Apperson-Hearst PTA Teacher of the Year Award", "The Golden Apple Award", was named Stanford's "Who's Who Among American Educators", the "National Person of the Year for American Educators", was twice named "Who's Who Among American Teachers" and was recognized in Washington, DC as "Special Speaker, National SA AP Poster Recognition".

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 -and has been a part of the leadership at AP World History readings since its beginning. He is a former member of the AP World History Test Development Committee and has been an AP consultant to the College Board since 1998, leading AP workshops in the U.S., England, Germany and Panama. Mr. Harmon's website, harmonhistory.com, is a popular resource for AP History teachers. He is the Social Studies department chairman at The Woodlands Christian Academy in The Woodlands, Texas and the author of study guides in AP World History and AP US History.

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

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

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

Sharon Harris

Dr. Sharon A. Harris is a Lecturer in the Department of English at TCU where she teaches literature (the ancient world to the Renaissance) and composition with a focus on the rhetoric of science. Her research treats the rhetoric of environmental advocacy groups in their attempt to enlist support and affect policy decisions. Having participated in the Bread Loaf Environmental Writers' Conference in 2015, Harris is currently working on a collection of creative nonfiction essays on the environment.

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

Sarina Harz Sarina Harz is a clinical counselor at Five Points Counseling. She is particularly interested in the power of connection, how shame paralyzes us, and how storytelling can transform lives. She is a certified Warrior Goddess facilitator and uses the practices from Warrior Goddess Training and The Toltec Path of Transformation to help her clients ignite their lives from a place of strength, vulnerability, and love. Sarina has co-presented at the National Association of Social Workers-Texas Conference and teaches in the TCU Dept. of Social Work.

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

Jill Havens

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

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

Esther Hayter

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

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

Jonathan Henderson Jonathan Henderson is a member of the College Board's Curriculum and Instruction Team for the current AP World History exam redesign and wrote portions of the Workshop Handbook distributed to participants at College Board World History Summer Institutes and Workshops. He has trained hundreds of AP World History teachers in College Board Institutes and for the Georgia Department of Education. Jonathan 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. He has edited and written material for several of the major AP World History textbooks, and coauthored Fast Track to a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Examination. In 2008 Jonathan served on a College Board committee in New York to review and edit the Curriculum Framework for the course rewrite. He is a contributor to the forthcoming The Sea in World History.

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.

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

Michael Hjort Michael Hjort just finished his 18th year of teaching Social Studies, 12th year teaching AP US History and is in his 8th year as an AP Reader and Table Leader in Louisville, KY reading and scoring the APUSH essays. Michael currently teaches 6 sections of AP US History and is the Social Studies Department Chair at Rouse High School in Leander, TX. He has been a College Board consultant since 2013, presenting one-day, two-day, and one-week AP Summer Institutes. Michael has just postponed his 16 year coaching career after leading the Rouse tennis team to a Sweet 16 Finish as a team in 2013, but was named 4A District 25 Coach of the Year. Michael Hjort has been the Gilder Lehrman National History Teacher of the Year Award Nominee (2014 - 2016), 4A District 25 - Fall Varsity Tennis Coach of the Year, HEB Humanities Texas Outstanding Teaching of the Humanities Award Nominee (2013, 2014), 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 Kristy for 21 years with two teenagers one of which will be a Senior at Vista Ridge HS and the other a Junior at Rouse High School (in my class this year).

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

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.

Judith Hromcik Judith Hromcik taught AP Computer Science teacher at Arlington High School in Arlington, Texas for 20 years. She retired in 2009, but missed teaching and 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 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.

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

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

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

Steve Huddleston Steve Huddleston is the senior horticulturist at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, president of his own landscaping company, and author of Easy Gardens for North Central Texas. He broadcasts weekly on WBAP and writes for three magazines.

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

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

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

Ann Jackson Ann Jackson teaches high school and middle school English at Home Run Ministries in Kingwood, TX. She taught all levels of English for 33 years in Texas and Louisiana public schools; she also 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.

Luke Jacob Lucas Jacob has worked for 21 years in private, public-charter, and public schools across the United States and in Budapest, Hungary where he was a Fulbright grantee. He has done jobs ranging from Dean of Curriculum to baseball coach to department chair to Dean of Students, with the one constant being the teaching of writing and literature to students in grades 8-12. He is currently a member of the humanities faculty at La Jolla Country Day School. His poems, essays, and fiction have appeared in about 50 publications, ranging from literary journals to industry-specific magazines including Education Week and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers' Computer Graphics and Applications.

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

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

Cyndee Jardieu

Suki John

Suki John PhD, is Associate Professor in TCU's School for Classical & Contemporary Dance, and a Coleman Entrepreneurship Fellow. She has choreographed for Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Compañia Narciso Medina, Danza Espiral, People's Yugoslav Theater, Danza Contemporánea de Cuba, Ritmo Flamenco, Adelphi, New York University, The 92nd St. Y, University of New Mexico and The Culture Project. She is published in the New York Times, Four Seasons Magazine, The Village Voice, Dance Magazine, Pointe, Ballet-tanz International, The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Dance, Caribbean Dance, and Dance Research Journal, Dictionary of Caribbean and Afro-Latin American Biography, Routledge Encyclopedia of Modernism. Her book, Contemporary Dance in Cuba: técnica cubana as Revolutionary Movement, documents her ongoing research and involvement with Cuban dance.



Becky Johnson

Ms. Johnson has over 23 years' experience in domestic and international environmental management and is an experienced consultant, trainer and auditor. Ms. Johnson' expertise is in complex subsurface investigations, Voluntary Clean-up Program/ Innocent Operator Program (VCP/IOP), multi-media compliance audits, hydrogeology & groundwater resources, pollution prevention, Phase Is, USTs, asbestos surveys and subsurface remediation. Ms. Johnson is an organized, results-oriented professional with proven strengths in program and project management, contract management, and curriculum development. Formally trained as a geologist, Ms. Johnson brings a fresh, common-sense approach to her projects while keeping a close eye on the bottom line. She also brings an in-depth understanding of regulatory programs including DOT, OSHA, EPA's CAA, CWA, EPCRA, FIFRA, RCRA, and TSCA. Ms. Johnson is an experienced international speaker and routinely provides lectures and courses on a wide variety of environmental topics. She is also professor at Texas Christian University in the School of Geology, Energy, and the Environment. She brings real-world experience and expertise to the classroom, preparing TCU students for the workforce in a manner never-before attempted in a university setting. TCU has pioneered the blending of tradition academia with applied science, creating a dynamic and successful program for our future environmental leaders. Ms. Johnson was appointed by Governor Rick Perry as a member of the Texas Board of Professional Geoscientists in 2011. Her six-year term expires in 2017. Education B.S. - Geology. University of Texas at Arlington, 1985 M.S. - Environmental Science, Texas Christian University, 1995 Professional Licensing/Certification Professional Geoscientist ISO14001 Lead Auditor Corrective Action Project Manager (CAPM) Asbestos Management Planner Hazardous Waste Operations & Emergency Response Confined Space Entry & Rescue

Cynthia Johnson

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.

Robyn Johnson Robyn Johnson has been in public education for 23 years. She has been employed with the Grapevine-Colleyville Independent School District for the past 16 years and currently teaches Pre-AP 8th grade Science and Accelerated 8th Grade Biology at Heritage Middle School. Experiences include working with GT and Advanced Academics Programs, the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program and teaching various courses at the high school level, including AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology and Environmental Science in addition to Accelerated 8th grade Integrated Physics and Chemistry at the middle school level. She is the Science Department Learning Leader at Heritage Middle School and works with teachers and coaches within her Professional Learning Community, as well as other district committees to develop and improve curriculum, instruction and assessment. Robyn has a passion for curriculum and instruction development and served on the ground level committee to develop LEAD 2021, Grapevine-Colleyville's bold, strategic 10-year plan that strives to transform instruction and education in the district. Robyn earned a B.S. in Biology from Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas. She and her family reside in Bedford, Texas.

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.

David Jones David Jones has had a 27 year career in the eld of physics teaching. David spent 19 years in the Miami Dade County School system teaching AP Physics and AP Calculus at 3 di erent Miami high schools. He currently is the Teacher in Residence at Florida International University and has held a position with FIU physics department for the past eight years. He teaches two of the in- troductory courses and works closely with the Learning Assistants (LAs) and coordinates the physics introductory lab program. David is a recent appointment (2013) to the ETS AP Physics (C) Devel- opment committee. His role on the committee is the College Board Associate (CBA). This is a three year appointment with a focus on outreach to the HS physics teacher community and curricular programs in AP Physics C David is a two time winner of the MDCPS Science Teacher of the year award, he holds a National Board (NBPTS) Certi cation in Physics, and is a former coach of the US Physics Olympiad Team (2008, 2009). David has been an active consultant for the College Board for the past thirteen years and has served as either an AP Physics Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader since 1998. David also served as one of the College Board Lead Consultants for the 2014 AP Physics I and II courses.

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

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.

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

Ken Keller

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.

Richard Kick

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.

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. 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.

Larry Klos Larry Klos is a retired engineering manager who has volunteered for the VITA program in Tarrant County for the 2014 and 2015 tax years. His experiences and observations as a tax preparer for low to moderate income individuals were personally very educational, eye opening, and extremely interesting. Prior to this volunteer experience, which inspired him to describe his experiences in a book, Larry had been an engineer at Lockheed Martin for over 40 years and lives with his wife and dog in west Fort Worth.

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

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

Dallas Koehn Dallas Koehn has taught various Social Studies and History classes of all ability levels at Union Public Schools in Tulsa, OK, for 17 years. He has been a consultant for the College Board for 13 of those years and has helped lead his department in implementing Pre-AP strategies at all levels (a work always "still in progress"). He's an more or less unashamed fan of Dallas Stars hockey (not that they always make it easy), despite hockey being about as popular as lacrosse or curling in his home town of Broken Arrow. He has worked with both the State Social Studies and Fine Arts Conference and numerous school districts in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas to throw as many starfish back in the ocean as possible - whether they wish to go or not. He is National Board Certified and is fairly tolerable after enough caffeine.

Barbara Koerble

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

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

Samie Kubes

Jacque Lambiase

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. She sings Alto II in the choir and serves in the caring ministry of Church Friends at UCC. Education has always been the passion of her soul and she relishes the pursuit of all such endeavors.

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. He serves on the Senior Management Committee and supervises a staff of 17 who represent OMS in handling claims, complaints, regulatory compliance, new legislation and regulations, new products, examinations, transactions, licensing, advertising, sales practices, government relations, M&A and other issues that affect OMS. / / 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 Texas Christian University 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. / / Gregg received a B.A. in history and a B.B.A. from Southern Methodist University and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Following graduation from law school, he attended the University of London, Queen Mary College in London as a Drapers Scholar where he received an LL.M (Masters of Law). /

Carol Leibl

Blake Lentz

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

Paula Libby

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

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

Qian Liu

Lisa LoConte-Allen Lisa has taught for 38 years, not only in different states but also in private (9 years) and public schools (29 years), including a couple of title one schools. She has taught various subjects and grade levels but her favorite remains middle school math and/or Algebra where she has remained for the last 25 years. Retirement is still in the distance 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. Lisa has a Master's Degree in Education along with two endorsements from the state of Virginia: in middle school education and in Algebra. Within her career she has been named Reading Teacher of the Year and Teacher of the Year and named in Who's Who Among America's Teachers. Lisa has been an independent Certified College Board consultant for the last 15 years, teaching workshops for The College Board in over 20 states. She continues to teach workshops not only in her own school system but also with her local and state mathematics conventions. This is her 6th summer teaching summer institutes. Lisa lives in Virginia with her husband of 23 years along with her two teenage sons and their dog, Max. Besides gardening and reading Lisa loves to walk along the beach which is not far from her home.

Laura Logan Brandenburg

Mason Logerot

John Lovett

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

George Lynch George Lynch is CEO is Traffick 911.

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

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.

Gail Manning

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

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

Ann Mar Ann Mar 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. Currently she teaches AP Spanish Language, Spanish 3 pre-AP and 12th grade Spanish Immersion at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas, where she also serves as chairman of the LOTE department. Her areas of interest include second language acquisition, immersion education, materials development, proficiency assessment, and teacher education. She is vice-president of the San Antonio de Béjar Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese and has presented at local school districts, and at regional and national conventions, including the Texas Foreign Language Association, ACTFL, AATSP and the AP National Conference. A College Board Endorsed AP Consultant, she has served as a reader and table leader for the AP Spanish Language exam. Since 2008 Ann Mar serves on the Spanish Language Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee of the College Board. She coauthored the curriculum module El agua es vida, and has collaborated on other AP Spanish Language professional development Special Focus publications.

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

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

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

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Melinda Massie Melinda Massie is a consultant, published author, and CEO of A Side of Fabulous. She helps people add strategy, organizing systems, and sparkle to their home, work, and life. She's been featured in Elle Decor, Esquire, PureWow, Huffington Post, Apartment Therapy, House Beautiful, and more. Fort Worth, TX Magazine named her "Best Personal Organizer." Prior to helping people strategize and organize, Melinda had award-winning careers in ballroom dance and event management. She has a degree in advertising and public relations. When not helping clients, you can find her performing with the Fort Worth Opera, cooking and eating indulgent foods, trying not to break a hip in a yoga or dance class, or drinking champagne. Discover how to add strategy, systems, and sparkle to your own life at www.asideoffab.com.

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.

Shelley Matthews

Shelly Matthews

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

Kevin McCarthy

Stephen McCoy Stephen McCoy received his Associate's Degree in horticulture from Tarrant County College and my Bachelor of Science in horticulture from Tarleton State University. He am also a Texas Certified Nursery Professional with the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association and served on the board of directors for region 5 of TNLA for many years. He have taught entomology at Tarrant County College. Many folks recognize him from Archie's Gardenland where he have helped them with their various plant problems for almost 29 years.

Elisa McCracken

Kevin McDonald Kevin McDonald is completing his 20th year of teaching; he has taught Pre-AP English II and AP English Language for 19 of those 20 years. He has also taught on-level English courses, Humanities, and Shakespeare to various grade levels, and is currently teaching his first year of 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. 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. This last fall, he made an unsuccessful bid to become a State Senator in Oklahoma, an experience which definitely impacted his practical understanding of the use of rhetoric.

Kevin McGehee Kevin McGehee (b.1975) discovered his talent as an artist in the medium of glass in 1998, studying under David Keens at the University of Texas at Arlington. Kevin spent three and a half years as a member of the team that assisted Keens with the creation of his art. During his tenure in the glass blowing program, Kevin expanded his knowledge, respect and passion in art glass. "Glass can either work with you or against you. The ability to take a molten liquid and form it to create a piece of art is a process that continually amazes and intrigues me. I learn something each time I gather glass from the furnace."

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 worked as a meteorologist for over 30 years, mostly with the National Weather Service. He trained thousands of storm spotters across Texas. Buddy is currently an adjunct instructor for Tarrant County College.

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

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

Lin McMullin Lin McMullin taught AB and BC calculus for 29 years in New York, plus an additional year, last year, in Hawai'i. He served as a reader and table leader for the AP Calculus exams for 18 years. He led numerous workshops and AP Summer Institutes for calculus teachers. He was the Director of Mathematics Program for the National Math and Science Initiative promoting participation on AP math courses across the United States. He is the author of several books including Teaching AP Calculus. He is the moderator of the AP Calculus Community for the College Board. He writes a popular blog for calculus teachers at www.teachingcalculus.wordpress.com.

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 9 years with the last three years as a table leader, I have had the chance for exception professional development. I hold a Masters Degree in Economics Education from the University of Delaware.

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

Christine Meng

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

Bob Mhoon

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

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

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.

Bill Moncrief

Dr. William Moncrief is the chair and professor of marketing in the TCU Neeley School of Business (2000 - present).

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

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

Erika Morris

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

Thomas Morton Thomas Morton is a retired professional engineer. He has been doing genealogy research for over 50 years and has over 84,000 people in his Family Tree Maker data base. He has published 50 family history books for friends and family and has traced over 150 people back to kings, queens and emperors.

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

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Drew Myers When I walked away from my last “real” job, I put a pen to paper and realized that I had the embarrassing distinction of having 11 jobs since graduating from college…11 years ago. That’s right … I had 11 jobs in 11 years. Awesome! (insert sarcasm) I’d been everything from a college football coach to a stay-at-home dad. That all changed when I decided to finally embrace the gift that God gave me and start writing. I launched a grassroots blog, Defining Audacity, which is designed to inspire others to live a bold and adventurous life. I simply write about my life – which includes learning to be a dad, giving back and trying to attack life with reckless abandon. I’m also a chronic list maker. I currently have a life list that consists of 55 things that I want to accomplish over the next 555 days. I’m using this list as a road map for my new platform, The Live the List Project – an informal game plan that focuses on setting goals and going after them.

Paul Myers Paul Myers has taught mathematics and statistics for 44 years, including 8 years in Europe & Africa, 32 years at Woodward Academy, 2 years at Georgia Tech, and 2 years at The Paideia School in Atlanta. He has been an AP Statistics and Pre-AP Mathematics consultant for The College Board and a Fathom software consultant since 1997 and has conducted one-day and weeklong summer AP Statistics workshops throughout the United States and China, including the AP National Conference. He is a frequent presenter at College Board meetings, the MST conference at Phillips Exeter Academy, GCTM and NCTM conferences, focusing on statistics, data analysis, simulation and appropriate use of technology. His current projects include developing IPAD-driven courses in Operations Research, Randomization-Based Statistics and The Mathematics of Board Games.

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.

Sheri Neill

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

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

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

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 Norman is a semi-retired attorney specializing in an estate planning law practice. He has taught in the Extended Education Department of TCU and as part of the Silver Frogs program. He has a BA degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Law degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

Lisa November

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

LaVonne Nowlin

Susan Elizabeth Nus

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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), and a B.A. in English Philology from Universidad de Valladolid (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.

Judith Pickering

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

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

Gretchen Polnac Gretchen Polnac retired from The University of Texas in UTeach Liberal Arts, guiding pre-service teachers though their professional sequence of methods courses. She is now a consultant for both National Math and Science initiative where she mentors new AP teachers. She has been an adjunct professor for the past 20 years at Austin Community College. She taught AP Literature and film for 31 years in the Austin Independent School District in Austin, Texas, where she received numerous teaching awards. Ms. Polnac is a consultant for AP Literature and serves as a reader for the exam. In January 2010 she participated in the Professor's Study Tour with the Anti-Defamation League Echoes and Reflections program in Israel. Ms. Polnac holds an undergraduate degree from The University of Texas and completed her graduate work at Texas State University and The University of Texas.

Katherine Polzer Katherine Polzer is an associate professor in the Criminal Justice department. She received her undergraduate degree at University of Texas and her PhD. at the University of Texas at Dallas. Her research interests include capital punishment, specifically focusing on wrongful convictions, prisoner reentry, and mass incarceration and sentencing policies.

Cameron Potter

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David Preston

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

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Nancy Price Nancy Price earned a PhD at TCU in 1985 and has been a Master gardener since 2009. She taught English at UTA for 19 years, as well as 7 other colleges and high school.

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.

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

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

Nancy Ramsay

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

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

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

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

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

James Riddlesperger James W. Riddlesperger, Jr. (Ph.D Missouri) is a professor of political science at TCU, where he has taught since 1982. He studies American politics, emphasizing national political institutions and state politics in his research. He has published seven books and more than sixty professional articles. Books include Texas Politics (13th edition, Cengage, 2016), The Austin-Boston Connection: Fifty Years of House Democratic Leadership (Texas A&M Press, 2009), and Presidential Leadership in Civil Rights Policy (Greenwood, 1995). He was named Honors Professor of the Year at TCU in 2012. He has been involved in the U.S. Government AP program for more than 20 years, serving as faculty liaison to the TCU AP Summer Institute; as the APAC designate to certify teachers as AP consultants; as a reader, table leader, question leader and chief reader (2011-2015) for the U.S. Government exam; as a member of the U.S. Government and Politics test development committee; as a senior reviewer for the College Board Audit of AP syllabuses; and as a member of the committee to develop a new U.S. Government exam.

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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.

Paul Rodriguez Paul Rodriguez has taught for 23 years, including AP Statistics for 20 years. He works for The College Board and has participated in the AP reading since 2004, including 6 years as a reader, 7 years as a table leader and 5 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. Paul enjoys the opportunity to share his love of statistics, simulations, using technology in the classroom, sharing successful classroom activities and he especially enjoys learning from the experiences of workshop participants.

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

Julia Roming Julia Roming is a graduate of West Texas A&M where she received her BFA in Studio Arts. She began taking glass classes her first year in college and fell in love with the medium immediately. Glass has given her the opportunity to meet astounding people and travel the globe studying various techniques.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Sonna Sanders Sonna is the former Communicable Disease Regional Manager for the Department of State Health, Texas.

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

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

Nancy Schaefer Nancy Schaefer draws from her teaching experiences in private and public schools to present ideas and strategies that work well with young adolescents. She holds B.A. and M.Ed. degrees from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and she currently teaches for Cabot Public Schools where she also serves as a department chair at Cabot Junior High South. Nancy is a College Board Consultant in the Southwestern Region, and she has twenty-two years of teaching experience with fifteen years as a Pre-AP teacher. She has presented at three AP National Conferences (2003 in Los Angeles, 2004 in Orlando, and 2012 in Orlando), as well as AP Workshops and Summer Institutes in Arkansas, Texas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Florida, Maryland, West Virginia, and Illinois. Nancy has developed curriculum for middle school social studies, and her instructional experience includes U.S. history, world cultures, geography, economics, Model United Nations, and English. She has membership in the National Council for Social Studies and the Arkansas Council for Social Studies, and she is a member of the Teacher Advisory Board on Economic Education at the Little Rock Branch of the Federal Reserve Bank.

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

Nancy Schick Nancy Schick is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Michigan State University and earned her master's degree at the University of Pittsburgh. She taught history and math for over thirty-five years at public high schools in Pennsylvania, Maryland, California, Virginia, and New Mexico. She taught AP U.S. History and AP European History at Los Alamos (NM) High School for nearly twenty years. In 2014, Nancy and her husband, Mike, moved to McMinnville, Oregon, giving a new meaning to the term "climate change." For many years Nancy has been a College Board consultant and a reader, table leader, and exam leader at the annual AP U. S. History reading. Nancy served on the AP United States History Development Committee for four years. Nancy has received fellowships from Stanford University, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Goethe Institute. In 2003 she was a Fulbright-Hays scholar in Southeast Asia. She has been selected five times as a Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher and was the 2005 New Mexico Teacher of the Year. She is the author of several publications. Nancy has been coming to TCU for many years and is delighted to once again coordinate the TCU AP U.S. History menu driven institute.

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.

Brian Scott Brian Scott has a BA & MA in Spanish Language & Literature from Northern Illinois University. He has taught all levels but currently teaches Spanish 3 and AP Spanish Language & Culture at Huntley High School in Huntley, IL. This is his 12th year teaching AP Spanish Language & Culture. He has recently presented at the AP 2014 Annual Conference, 2014 ACTFL National Convention with Ken Stewart, and the 2013 AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture. He is the author of one of four Course Planning & Pacing Guides that is published on the AP Central website for Spanish Language & Culture. He has been attending the AP Reading for Spanish Language & Culture for eight years. The first two were as an AP Reader and since then has been a Table Leader. He was a contributor/reviewer for Vista Higher Learning's AP Spanish Temas textbook and their AP Spanish Language & Culture Exam workbook.

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

Jessica Seidel Jessica Seidel M.S., N.C.C, LPC-Intern / Jessica Seidel is the Family Life Educator for the Parenting Center. She first joined the agency in January of 2013 as a Counseling Intern from Texas Woman’s University. In June 2013, she transitioned to a part-time Family Life Educator working with children in the Nurturing Parenting classes. She has spent that last ten years studying Psychology and Counseling with a focus on child trauma and abuse. Jessica received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from University of Texas and her Masters of Science in Counseling and Development from Texas Woman’s University. Jessica’s life experiences come from being a part of a large family with four younger brothers and no sisters. For now, she enjoys parenting her two basset hounds, but is looking forward to having her own family with her new husband. /

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 U.S. and Europe. He is an Austin College (B.A. and M.A.) and TCU (Ph.D.) graduate.

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

Joe Shannon Joe Shannon received a 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 House of Representatives from 1964-1971 and was administrative assistant to theTexas 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 -2nd half as well as a course she developed on the "American Indian". For over a decade, she created and taught history-related courses in the Senior Ed. Program at TCC. Resa received her MLA degree from TCU.

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Al Sibello has a journalism degree from TCU and a masters degree from Dallas Theological Seminary. He is an enrolled agent certified to practice before the IRS and has been a technical editor with Thompson Reuters for many years. He specializes in individual tax planning and financial planning products. Mr. Sibello was one of the authors of PPC's Guide to Planning for College Costs: 529 Plans and Other Strategies and is a contributing editor to PPC's Guide to Personal Financial, PPC's Guide to Retirement Planning, and PPC's 1040 Deskbook. He lives in southwest Fort Worth with his wife and children.

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

Penny Smeltzer Penny Smeltzer leads one of the largest AP Statistics programs in the nation with eleven full classes at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. Her recognition includes 2014 Presidential Award Finalist, 2011 O'Donnell AP Teacher of the Year, 2010 Intel Teacher of Merit, 2009 Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher, the 2008 Siemen's Teacher Award - national winner, 2007 District Teacher of the Year, State Farm computer gifts, and volunteer awards from community organizations for statistical project work with businesses, the LCRA, and the National Park Service. Eleven 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 course. In 2006 she earned the opportunity to travel to the Galapagos Islands to research interdisciplinary environmental studies as a Toyota International Teacher winner. Penny presents lively, interactive workshops to teachers in AP Statistics, the SAT, New Teacher Survival Skills, and Math & Science Integration

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

Dr. Gene Allen Smith is a Professor of History at Texas Christian University. He is the author or editor of multiple books, articles, and reviews on the War of 1812, naval and maritime history, and territorial expansion along the Gulf of Mexico. His most recent book is The Slaves' Gamble: Choosing Sides in the War of 1812, published in 2013. Since 2002 he has also served as the Director of the Center for Texas Studies at TCU.

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

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

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. He 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. He has owned a couple of telescopes, the latest and best is a 10" computer-controlled Meade LX-200.

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

Judy Soriano My impetus for working as the English coordinator with the TCU APSI for English is to introduce teachers to the best available consultants and designing an agenda that offers teachers something new, helpful, and stimulating.
I retired from Mansfield ISD, Mansfield, TX, in 2005 after 37 years of teaching secondary English, on-level and AP. I was an AP Literature exam Reader for six years and a College Board consultant until 2012. In addition, I write agendas for two-day College Board conferences.
Texas Christian University has afforded me the opportunity to work as English coordinator for the TCU APSI since 2011. Working with teachers allows me the pleasure of returning to the world of ideas post-retirement. Supporting teachers is my driving force, especially public school teachers.
I tutor two first graders at my neighborhood elementary school working in partnership with Read2Win. R2W is part of Fort Worth Supt. Scribner's effort to improve literacy in Fort Worth schools.
On a personal note, I join the tens of thousands of grandmothers in pitching in to help care for grandchildren. Lilah and Elena are my two darlings, and I know that my work with public school teachers will improve the education the girls receive.
My husband and I enjoy seeking out the interesting nooks and crannies that are to be found in the state of Texas. Big Bend National Park is our favorite destination, but we also enjoy the Piney Woods and Hill Country. We have been known to drive 75 miles for a good chicken fried steak.
I never wanted to be more than a teacher. They are the artists who weave the threads that hold our society together. I believe that the future of the United States is determined in classrooms across the country.


Thomas Soth Thomas Soth, a National Board Certified Teacher, has taught AP Spanish Language since 2001 at Northwest Guilford High School in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he also serves as co-department chair and as a teacher mentor. 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 contributes 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 on the board of SCOLT, is part of The North Carolina Governor's Teacher Network, and writes the teacher's notes for EL SOL magaz

Carol Stanford Carol Stanford has served on the board of Stage West for over 30 years and is on the board of the Live Theatre League (all the theaters in Tarrant County). She does fundraising, ushering, labeling & stuffing mailers, and any other job the theaters need, in addition to attending as many productions as possible. She looks forward to sharing with Silver Frogs what she knows about the local theater.

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.

Suzanne Stevenson Suzanne Stevenson is the Family Life Education Program Manager for The Parenting Center. She has been a parent education and involved in family engagement for over fifteen years. A graduate of Texas Woman’s University, Suzanne has a passion for helping families learn the skills they need to have satisfying, lasting, healthy relationships. To keep her humble in this endeavor of educating families, Suzanne’s husband, three grown sons, daughter-in-law and granddaughter, keep her rooted and grounded in the joys (and trials) of being a family.

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.

Nancy Stitt Nancy Stitt has worked as an educator in Pinellas County, St. Petersburg, Florida, for the past 30 years. Experiences include working at the high school level as a Science Instructional Coach/Staff Developer, working with the Gifted Science Department, IMAST- Integrated Math and Science with Technology and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program in the middle school environment. She has been the Master Science Content Coach/ Middle Schools for the county and mentored new teachers and teachers pursuing alternative certification (Transition to Teaching) within her school. Nancy earned a B.A. in Biology/Education and a B.S. in Nursing from the University of South Florida and a M.S. in Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment from Walden University. She became Nationally Board certified in Early Adolescence/Science in 2000. She is a College Board endorsed consultant for Pre-AP® Strategies in Science: AP Vertical Teams, Creating a Learner-Centered Classroom, Inquiry-Based Laboratories, and Pre-AP®: Effective Thinking Strategies for All Students.

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Michelle Strand Michelle Strand has been teaching science for 20+ years in Minnesota, Nebraska and North Dakota. She has taught various levels of college-level introductory physics (including AP Physics 1, AP Physics C and Introductory algebra-based physics at a community college). She presently teaches Physics, AP Physics 1 and AP Physics C at West Fargo High School in West Fargo, ND. Michelle recently achieved National Board Certification for Science/Adolescence and Young Adulthood and was recently awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching for the state of 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 many years as a reader, a table leader and Exam Leader. Michelle is currently a member of the AP Physics C Test Development Committee.

Ed Strickel Ed Strickel has worked with people to facilitate the development of their leadership and management abilities for over thirty year. 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 teaches at East Grand Rapids High school in East Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has served as a Reader, Table Leader, and Sample Selector at the APWH Reading since 2004, and has led numerous AP World History workshops and Summer Institutes. He also served on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee that defined the “Redesigned” AP World History course that took effect in 2012.

Judith Stringham Judith has been writing Botanic Bleu, a home and garden blog, for over two years. She began blogging after retiring from Arlington ISD as a teacher and adminsitrator. For her, blogging is a joyful experience filled with creativity and with making new friends around the world.

Jay Jay Stroup Jay Stroup is the Assistant Director of the New Media Writing Studio. She is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in English Literature, specializing in Early American literature and women’s manuscript culture. She is interested in Digital Humanities, especially the intersections between archives and digital archives.

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

SiNaCa Studios Randall Strait started lampworking with glass in 2000, in the DFW area of Texas. Within months, he had started an apprenticeship at a hot shop. There he quickly began producing their production pieces for them. During the apprenticeship Strait also began working with a variety of local artists and other shops both in lampworking and in the hot shop. In 2006, he moved to California where he worked as a glass blower for hire for multiple other artists. Along the way, Randall has taken handfuls of courses in glass from many glass masters. In 2012, Strait moved back to Texas where he still works in the media of glass assisting other artists as well as making his own work

J Sutcliffe JT Sutcliffe is the Mathematics Master Teaching Chair at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas. For the past 49 years, she has enjoyed teaching mathematics, working with students of grades 7 through 12 in a variety of public and private school settings. JT has been a member of the AP Calculus Test Development Committee, an AP Calculus Exam Leader and Table Leader, and a consultant for AP Calculus since 1978. She has served on numerous College Board working committees including the Academic Advisory Committee, Project Equality, Equity 2000, Vertical Teams, Building Success, Pacesetter Mathematics, and currently as Co-Chair of the SAT Committee. She has also authored PreAP Strategies: Rates and helped to author the College Board's Springboard series of materials for grades 6 through 12. Her national honors include being a 1985 Presidential Awardee in Mathematics as well as recipient of the Edyth May Slyff Award (1990), a Tandy Technology Scholars Award (1996), and the First Siemans Award (1998).

Angela Tacco Following graduation from the University of Notre Dame, Angela Tacco began her career with a national logistics company. In 1997 she ventured out to start her own logistics company and offered expanded services. In 2006 she sold the company and semi retired, but later re-entered the workforce as a financial advisor. Angela had always loved investing and this new industry keeps her growing and learning and teaching others about it.

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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 a MDiv from Pacific School of Religion, and is an ordained Disciples of Christ minister. Eilene is Director of Lay and Continuing Education at Brite Divinity School.

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

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

Kaye Thornton Kay Thornton has a Masters in counseling from TCU, and was the Executive of Tandy Technology Scholars and Admissions counselor at TCU.

Kiril Tochkov

Dr. Kiril Tochkov is an Associate Professor of Economics at TCU. He studied Chinese and Economics in Germany and China and received a Ph.D. from the State University of New York at Binghamton. Dr. Tochkov's research focuses on the economic development in East Asia, and China in particular. He regularly teaches a class on Asian Economics at TCU.

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

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

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

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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.

Teresa Tyra-Johnson Teresa Tyra, a 29-year veteran educator, is in her second year as a Literacy Instruction Coach for Moore Public Schools. Ms. Tyra is also an adjunct instructor for the University of Central Oklahoma where she teaches "Adolescent Literacy," a graduate-level course for future Instruction Coaches. She has taught English to grades seven through eleven, college-level Composition I and II, Survival Reading for College, eighth grade and high school U.S. History, honors Oklahoma History and adult basic education/GED preparation. Ms. Tyra has been a College Board Pre-AP consultant since 2003 and has presented at numerous summer institutes and one- and two-day conferences. She has been a mentor teacher-trainer for the University of Oklahoma College of Education and its K-20 Authentic Teaching and Authentic Learning grant program. She holds a B.S. in Education (language arts and social studies) and a Master's in Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma

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

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

Chris Urquhart Chris Urquhart was first published in a Pennsylvania newspaper when, as a seventh grader, she submitted a travel piece about a summer spent in Alaska. Her articles have appeared in the Bulletin of Psychological Type and the ASC's Professional School Counseling Journal. She has taught English across the USA, served as the weekly newsletter writer and editor for Maine Media College, and has earned certification in the Amherst Writers & Artists program. Currently, she is working on an MFA in Creative Writing at Antioch University in Los Angeles.

Michael Utt

Michael Utt is a founder and past president of the Texas Bookseller's Association and is owner of The Book Collector, Inc. He started the business in 1995 specializing in colonial Americas, anthropology, select literature in rare and collectable books.

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.

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

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

Mitcheal Veenstra In the early 90, Mitcheal Veenstra stumbled into his first bead making class at the torch in Dallas Texas. From the moment he melted that first rod of glass in the flame he was hooked. Dubbed a glass adventurer by some, it was not long before he managed to find a way to make his first gather from a traveling glassblower's portable furnace. With a name that is an anagram for veteran alchemist, it is no wonder that that magical mystical material glass has captivated Mitch. It is led to a journey creating, building and teaching in glass for over 15 years. His experience includes stained glass, glass fusing, soft glass bead making, flame working and glassblowing.

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

Rehan Walgama

Stephanie Wallace I received my bachelor's degree in biology from the University of Texas at Arlington and my master's degree in biology from TCU. I've taught Anatomy and Physiology primarily to nursing majors for 7 years, and have been teaching at TCU for 3 years.

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.

Barbara Watson Barbara Watson has been teaching on-level, PreAP, and AP Physics B and C in the public schools for the last twenty-seven years. She serves as a reader for the AP Physics Exam and has been a presenter at the AP National Conference. Her earliest positions were at the Carol Morgan School in the Dominican Republic and in the Fairfax County School District in northern Virginia. For the last fifteen years she has taught AP Physics B and C at J.J. Pearce High School in the north Dallas suburb of Richardson, Texas. Barbara currently serves as the AP Science Lead for the Richardson Independent School District. In that capacity she leads training and vertical team events for PreAP and AP Science teachers, and she plans and implements district-wide student study sessions for AP Science Exams. Her passion is inclusiveness in the AP Program, and she is always working on both district and classroom levels to have the diversity of the community reflected in the AP classroom. Her great joy by far is to teach the wonder of physics daily to students! Barbara earned her undergraduate degree at Mississippi University for Women and her masters at Mississippi State University.

Sean Weaver

Lynne Weber Lynne Weber teaches AP Literature and Composition (12) and tenth grade English at St. Mark's School of Texas in Dallas, Texas, and has also taught during the past thirty 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 the past seventeen years, she has 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.

Megan Webster Dr. Megan Webster earned a bachelor's degree in geography from Texas State University and her master's degree in education from the University of Texas at Arlington. She recently graduated with a doctoral degree in education from the University of North Texas. Megan is currently a teacher at J. J. Pearce High School in the Richardson ISD and has 12 years of experience in teaching. She has taught courses including World Geography, PreAP World Geography, GIS, and AP Human Geography. Megan is an active member of the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education and an AP Human Geography Reader for the College Board. Contact Megan at Megan.Webster@richardson.k12.tx.us.

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.

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.

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.

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

Gary Whitman

Jim Wigen In May 2005, Jim founded WHI Financial services, LLC, a Registered Investment Advisory firm in Texas. His primary focus is on portfolio management and financial advisory services. Jim advises individuals, small to mid-sized companies, and non-profit organizations. Prior to WHI , Jim worked as a Portfolio Manager & Finanacial Advisor for two international investment firms. From 2001 to 2005, he worked with Prudentials Securities (now Wachovia Securities), and from 1996 to 2001, he was working with Merrill Lynch. While working with both Wachovia and Merrill Lynch, Jim enjoyed dual responsibilities as a Financial Advisor and leader of the Professional Development Program. Jim's responsibities included recruiting, interviewing, training, and overseeing the daily operations of all financial advisors involved in the program. He was also responsible for managing between 10-20 advisors, while still managing his own client investment accounts.

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

Bruce Williams

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

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

Lynn Williams

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.

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

Richard Wolf Richard Wolf is a retired military officer, Associate Professor of Military Science at TCU, Masters Degree, Black Belt in Judo and has numerous intermediate degrees in Karate. Richard was an Air Force policeman, has taught riot control methods, and is an expert marksman. He has previously taught several courses for the Silver Frog Program.

Mary Wolters Mary Wolters teaches AP Macroeconomics, AP Microeconomics, and economics at Westlake High School, Austin, Texas . Before she began her teaching career, she worked as an urban planning/economic consultant in Austin and Denver, Colorado, with a focus on environmental impact studies and land use planning. For the last few years, she has been an AP Economics exam reader for ETS/College Board and has also been an AP Economics Consultant for the College Board, presenting one- and two-day workshops and week-long institutes in Texas, Georgia, Arkansas, and Florida. She has a B.A. in economics from Tulane University, New Orleans, La., and a M.S. in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas, Austin, Tx.

Lewis Woodard Mr. Woodard had a career with the American Red Cross in accounting and auditing. In recent years, he has volunteered with the organization in International Services and Disaster Services Finance. He was certified as an instructor for the Red Cross course on International Humanitarian Law in 2006. He has a BSBA from Auburn University.

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.

Joshua Wulf Joshua is a Mandarin Chinese native speaker from Taiwan. He received his undergraduate degree, teaching certificaiton and masters degree in Educational Administration from TCU. He has taught in elementary and middle schools, and tutors in Mandarin Chinese. Joshua is also a qualified Mandarin Chinese linguist trainer.

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

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

Shelly Young

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

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

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