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Susan Altman

Art & Design

Grandville APSI

Susan Altman is a Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Visual,
Performing and Media Arts Department at Middlesex College in Edison, New Jersey.
She has over 35 years of experience in teaching studio foundations at the college level including Drawing, 2-Dimensional and 3-Dimensional Design. In addition to teaching college courses, since 1990 she has taught middle school students and gifted and talented high school students for college credit as part of the Middlesex County Arts Middle and High School which meets at the college during the spring semester.

As a College Board endorsed consultant to the AP® in Art and Design, she is a reader for the AP® Art and Design Exam, a Table Leader, and is actively teaching professional development workshops to both new and experienced AP® teachers. As a founding
member, and current Director of the Center for the Enrichment of Learning and Teaching at Middlesex, she is active in professional development across the disciplines.
Her research in the pedagogy of teaching studio art and her passion for teaching is
enthusiastically shared with her AP® colleagues to bring successful strategies to their studio classrooms. Her research has been presented at national and international
conferences including the College Art Association, FATE - Foundations in Art Theory and Education and The Lilly Conference for Brain Based Teaching and Learning.

Susan Altman received her BFA in Printmaking from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and her MFA in Printmaking from the Tyler School of Art. She has an active studio practice in drawing and printmaking, which has been shown nationally and internationally. Her work can be found in numerous public and private collections
including The Art Institute of Chicago, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Library of Congress. She looks forward to working with art and design teachers, sharing new ideas, making art, and helping their students succeed in the AP® Art and Design
course.

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Frank Spring

Calculus AB

Greater Columbus APSI

Frank Spring has been in education for 19 years. He is currently starting a BC Calculus program at a rural high school in Connecticut. Prior to working in his current high school he worked full time for the National Math and Science Initiative for three years serving as Math Content Specialist and Senior Manager or Content and Instructional Design for NMSI's work with the NYC public schools. He helped organize student study sessions, mentors for 16 AP courses and a multitude of teacher trainings to help support over 300 high schools in NYC. Prior to working full time for NMSI he was a teacher and department head in an urban city school in Connecticut increasing the AP math enrollment from only 5-10 students a year in AP Calculus AB to over 40 students in AP Calculus AB each year and offering BC Calculus to about 10 students a year. In addition he started and taught an AP Statistics program at the school that grew to up to 50 students a year.
Frank has been a reader for AP Calculus AB for the last four years.

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Alice Putti

Chemistry

Grandville APSI

Alice Putti currently teaches chemistry and AP Chemistry at Jenison High School in Jenison, MI. She is currently part of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee, serving as a member at large and College Board Advisor. Since 2004, Alice has also served as a reader, table Leader, and question Leader at the AP Chemistry Reading. She has been an AP Consultant since 2013 and has presented at state and national conference.

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Dr. Sherry Wynn Perdue

English Language

Grandville APSI

Since 2009 Sherry has been at the helm of the Oakland University Writing Center. As an AP Consultant she enjoys offering one-day workshop throughout Midwestern campuses and relishes sharing her passion for teaching during the week-long summer institutes.

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Chris Groenhout

Environmental Science

Grandville APSI

Chris Groenhout graduated from Michigan State University with a major in biology and a minor in chemistry. He has been teaching chemistry, biology, AP biology, and AP environmental science since 2000. He also has a masters degree in biology and a masters degree in educational technology. Chris has a passion for the environment and education. Chris currently teaches chemistry and AP environmental science at Grandville High School in Grandville Michigan. He is excited to provide meaningful and useful experiences to facilitate growth in educational best practices.

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Jeff Norby

Psychology

Grandville APSI

Jeff is entering his 22nd year in the psychology classroom, with experience at the university, community college, and high school levels. Currently, he teaches F2F and online social science courses at Rice Lake High School, along with online courses in the Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-River Falls (both in NW Wisconsin). Jeff’s current load includes Psychology, Sociology, Economics and History courses at the high school level along with Psych 101, Lifespan Development 245, and Behavior Modification 260 at the college level.

Prior to 2020 Jeff was in the Psychology college classroom for eight years (UW-River Falls, WI-Northcentral Technical College), the AP Psychology classroom for 13 years (Chicagoland, Green Bay area, Twin Cities metro), and the counseling office for four years. He has taught the Intro/AP curriculum in 50, 70, and 90-minute periods in a semester, 2-trimester, and year-long formats via F2F, hybrid, virtual, and online modalities. Jeff has served at the AP Reading for 18 years in both reading and table leading capacities, is currently in his 16th year as a College Board consultant, and just began his second year as a syllabus reviewer for the AP audit process.

Jeff earned his M.S.Ed. in Educational Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, his M.S.Ed. in Counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Superior, and his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. Jeff lives rurally on the tension line between Wisconsin’s north woods and the driftless coulee region just west of the Mississippi River. Outside of the classroom, Jeff is a steward of the land, and outdoor enthusiast, and an avid bowhunter.

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Yensen Sierra-Lambert

Spanish Language

Grandville APSI

Yensen Sierra Lambert has been involved with the AP Spanish Language and Culture program for 10 years. Her experience ranges from teaching at the middle and high school level to participating in the annual AP Reading as a Table Leader to co-authoring an AP Spanish textbook. Her objectives as an educator have been to help students complete the AP exam successfully, to prepare them for the world beyond AP, and to foster enthusiastic interest and love of the Spanish language. She lives with her teenage son in Connecticut, where she teaches AP Spanish Language and Culture and chairs a world languages department at a private school.

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Dr. Bryan Ashkettle

US Government & Politics

Greater Columbus APSI

Bryan Ashkettle is currently an AP® U.S. Government and Politics teacher at Solon High School near Cleveland, Ohio. This is his 26th year in the profession, with 20 years’ experience teaching AP® Government. Bryan has been an AP® Reader for 15 years and was hired by the College Board® to be an AP® Consultant in 2015. He has taught various one-day workshops and AP® Summer Institutes throughout the United States.

Bryan received his PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University in 2014 where he serves as an adjunct professor. He is also an adjunct professor and consultant in Teacher Education at Ursuline College in Pepper Pike, Ohio. His research interest is self-study as a tool to better instructional practice. He lives Chagrin Falls, Ohio with his wife, Stefanie (also a teacher), and their two daughters — Frankie, 14 and Julia, 16.

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John Maunu

World History

Greater Columbus APSI

John Maunu taught AP World, AP European and other history courses at Riverdale High School, Wisconsin (3.7 years) and at Grosse Ile High School (37 years) from 1970-June 2010. He currently teaches AP World History workshops to students at Cranbrook/Kingswood private school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan as an adjunct consultant and is an on-line mentor to AP World, AP Europe and APUSH teachers at Grosse Ile High School, Michigan. John is also a College Board AP World History consultant teaching APSI workshops nationally, a Reader and Table Leader at the AP College Board World History Reading (2004-Present), Digital Resources Editor for World History Connected on-line Journal, co-Moderator of the AP College Board World History Teacher Community website, and a reviewer of AP history materials for publishing companies. He holds a BS degree, History major with English minor, University of Minnesota, Duluth, a MA in American History, University of Wisconsin, Platteville and a Secondary Administrative degree, Wayne State University, Detroit. John is married, Johanna (46 years) with three grown children, Michael, Kristen, and Matthew.

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Brooke Hunter-Lombardi

Art & Design

Greater Columbus APSI

Brooke Hunter-Lombardi is an artist/educator from Columbus, Ohio. She received her Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) and her Master of Fine Art from The Ohio State University (OSU). While at OSU she was awarded a College Book Art Association Project Assistance Grant, a Graduate Teaching Associateship, an Arts & Humanities Graduate Research Small Grant, was a finalist for the Hayes Graduate Research Forum and was a two time recipient of the Fergus Memorial Scholarship Award. Ms. Hunter-Lombardi's current body of work incorporates her love of science, history and storytelling through watercolor, mixed media, printmaking, book arts, assemblage and ceramic sculpture. Teaching since 1994, she seeks to facilitate maximum learning, as she works with all age groups including 16 years' experience teaching college art foundations and over a decade of teacher training. Ms. Hunter-Lombardi currently teaches Visual Art to talented and kind high school students at Arts and College Preparatory Academy in Columbus.

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Karen Sleno

Calculus AB/BC

Grandville APSI

Karen Sleno received her B.S. in Mathematics Education degree from Saginaw Valley State University and her M.A. in Mathematics from Oakland University. She has taught in both parochial and public high schools, most recently at Flushing High School for the past 27 years, teaching all math subjects from Algebra I through AP Calculus AB and BC. In addition, she serves as the department chair, a role she has fulfilled for the past 23 years. She is also an adjunct instructor at Mott Community College where she has taught for the past 12 years. Her experience with AP Calculus AB and BC led her to be a participant at the AP reading for the past 16 years, first as a reader, then as a table leader and most recently as a question leader. Karen has been a consultant for the College Board for the past 6 years and also served as part of the review team for the transition of Khan Academy to be a College Board-approved AP Calculus review site. Her efforts in education and in the AP program earned her recognition as Educator of the Year for her district in 2015.

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Cheri Blackwood

Chemistry

Greater Columbus APSI

Bio coming soon

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David Peterson

English Language

Greater Columbus APSI

Bio coming soon

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Jim VanderWeide

Physics 1&2

Grandville APSI

Jim Vander Weide is a Physics teacher at Hudsonville High School in Hudsonville, MI and has been teaching for over 20 years. He has served as an AP Reader (AP Physics test grader) from 2004-2017, was a Table Leader (in charge of a group of readers) from 2009-2014, and a Question Leader (in charge of several Table Leaders and their teams) from 2015-2017 and for the 2020 online reading. In addition, Jim was a member of the AP Physics C Test Development Committee from 2011-2014. He has participated in reviewing modules for the College Board as well as writing labs for the current lab manual that is available through the College Board. In addition, he has worked with the College Board articulating the AP Physics C curriculum and is a member of the Instructional Design Team for Physics 1, which helped develop the Physics 1 Workbook that was released in 2019. Jim is also involved with NMSI (National Math and Science Initiative) where he runs student study sessions, teacher training sessions, and reviewing materials for the NMSI workshops. He also helped develop a 3-week course for the NYC Summer Enrichment Program through NMSI. Jim was also involved with a research project through the Van Andel Education Institute in Grand Rapids, MI that is focused on getting students to think more like scientists via the avenue of using inquiry learning. Jim earned his Masters in Physics Education in 2002 with an emphasis in Physics Education Research (PER) and since then has been working to improve his inquiry-based teaching style.

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Michael Pastor

Psychology

Greater Columbus APSI

Michael Pastor teaches Introduction to Psychology, AP Psychology, and Criminal and Civil Law at Quaker Valley High School in Leetsdale, Pennsylvania. He has served as a reader and table leader at the AP Psychology reading for many years. He is a proud member of Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) and the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS). Michael also serves as a coach for the Teaching for Understanding online course as a part of Harvard’s Project Zero. In his experience, Michael has presented at the Project Zero Perspectives conference as well as numerous service-learning conferences. At Quaker Valley High School, Michael serves as the social studies department chairperson and advises the student council. His educational background includes undergraduate degrees in psychology and secondary education from the Pennsylvania State University and a master’s degree in school leadership from the University of Pittsburgh.

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David Ferris

Statistics

Greater Columbus APSI

Dave Ferris has taught mathematics at Noblesville High School (Indiana) for 37 years, AP Statistics for 19 years, and graded the AP Statistics exam for eight years. He currently teaches three sections of AP Statistics and serves as an instructional coach to his colleagues. In 2017, he was his school’s Teacher of the Year as well as a National Winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. He has led his district’s AP Math Vertical Team and served as math department chair. He has worked as an AP Statistics consultant for the NMSI initiatives, and has led College Board AP Statistics workshops in numerous states and school districts for ten years. Dave thoroughly enjoys exploiting the unique dynamics of AP summer institutes and will ensure participants are thoroughly engaged and inspired.

David earned his BS in mathematics from Taylor University in 1983 and his MA in mathematics from Ball State University in 1989. After school hours, he enjoys whitetail deer hunting with his brother, camping with his family, and playing keyboard at his church.

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Kyle VanderWall

US History

Grandville APSI

Kyle VanderWall has taught AP US History for 15 years at Grandville High School in Grandville, MI. Over that span, the program has grown from 40 students enrolled to over 100. He has served the College Board in a number of capacities over the last several years. For the past eight years, he has participated in the AP Reading as both a Reader and Table Leader scoring the Long Essay and Document-Based Question. Kyle has lead numerous one-day and week-long workshops for the College Board in Hawaii, Texas, Colorado, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Missouri, and back to his home state of Michigan. He was also an author of materials for AP US History Insight and the AP Online Professional Development modules, where he focused on developing strategies to help students and teachers understand the historical reasoning skills taught in APUSH. Additionally, Kyle has been an author of ancillary materials for multiple AP US History textbooks. Kyle completed his undergraduate work at Hope College, finished his first Master’s Degree at Grand Valley State University and is currently enrolled in graduate study at Western Michigan University in the History Department where he is focused on nineteenth century political party developments and internal migration patterns. Kyle and his wife Ashley have three children, Theodore, George, and Eliza. They reside in Grandville, MI.

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Jonathan Henderson

World History

Grandville APSI

Jonathan Henderson has 27 years teaching experience spanning middle school, high school, and university classes. He studied history at the graduate level at Cambridge University, taught in Central Asia as a US State Department Fellow, and in 2007 was a Fulbright Scholar to China. He has been teaching AP World History since 2002 and is a reader for the exam, a table leader, and a sample selector at the reading. Jonathan is a member of the College Board’s Curriculum and Instruction Team for the current AP World History exam redesign and helped author the College Board’s AP Workshop Handbook for Summer Institutes. He is actively involved in the creation of assessment items for the AP World History national test and helped pilot the LEQ essays that were introduced on the 2018 exam. Jonathan edited and wrote material for several of the major AP World History textbooks, coauthored Fast Track to a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Examination, and contributed to The Sea in World History published in 2017. In 2008 He served on a College Board committee in New York to review and edit the Curriculum Framework for the course rewrite. He teaches AP World History and Humanities at Forsyth Central High School near Atlanta and is an adjunct instructor of History at the University of North Georgia.

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Travis Multhaupt

Biology

Grandville APSI & Greater Columbus APSI

Hello, my name is Travis Multhaupt, and I teach biology at the Utica Academy for International Studies in Sterling Heights, MI. I began my career in education when I was a graduate student at Michigan State University. While working on my Master’s Degree, I taught a variety of undergraduate courses in the life-sciences in addition to pursuing a post-baccalaureate teaching degree.

Upon graduation, I received a job teaching general science, and did so for the first seven years of my career. At the beginning of the 2006-07 school year, I was given the opportunity to revamp the AP Biology program in the high school where I worked. A few years earlier, one of my colleagues had done a similar overhaul of AP World History, and said the best way to improve the success of the students was to become a reader. At his urging, I applied to the College Board and became an AP Reader in 2008, thus beginning my involvement with the Advanced Placement Program outside of teaching. In 2015, I was invited to the AP Biology Reading as a Table Leader. Since 2016, I have served as an Early Table Leader which gives me the opportunity to work with others to craft the scoring rubric that is used to grade the exams.

In addition to grading AP Biology exams, I was involved in the AP Biology redesign where I piloted the Peroxidase Enzyme Lab and provided extensive feedback on how this lab worked, how it could be improved, as well as various suggestions for how to incorporate this lab into the classroom setting. As a result of this endeavor, I was encouraged to become a consultant. In the spring of 2013, I was trained to provide a variety of workshops for biology teachers all over the country. I look forward to meeting with you all and sharing ideas this summer!

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Dixie Ross

Calculus BC

Greater Columbus APSI

Dixie Ross taught in Texas public schools for 37 years and has taught AP Calculus for 32 of those years. She has served as an AP consultant for summer institutes and other teacher professional development workshops since 1994 and has been a reader for the AP Calculus exam. Ms. Ross served on the development committees for the Math Vertical Teams Guide, and the Laying the Foundation project. She received the College Board’s Southwestern Region AP Special Recognition award in 1992, the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement and the Texas Excellence award for outstanding high school teachers. In 2008, Ms. Ross was a finalist for the O’Donnell Texas AP Teacher of the Year award and was recognized as a Math Hero by the Raytheon Company for her efforts to involve more students in advanced mathematics. She received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2012. She is a National Board Certified Teacher and holds a BA and a BS from The University of Texas at Austin.

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Mary Kohelis

Economics

Grandville APSI & Greater Columbus APSI

Mary Kohelis currently teaches AP Microeconomics and AP Macroeconomics at Madonna High School in Weirton, WV. She previously taught both courses at Brooke High School in Wellsburg, WV. From 2004-2007, she served as a member of the AP Economics Test Development Committee. From 2011-2014, she was the College Board Advisor on the AP Microeconomics Test Development Committee. She also served as a Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader at the AP Microeconomics Exam Readings. Currently, she is serving as a member of the Microeconomics Instructional Design Committee. Since 2000, she has served as a College Board Consultant, presenting summer institutes in West Virginia, Michigan, and California, one-day workshops in Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio, West Virginia, and Wisconsin, and a two-day workshop in the Netherlands.

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Nikki Wilson

English Literature

Grandville APSI & Greater Columbus APSI

Nichole Wilson currently teaches AP English Literature and Composition at William Mason High School in Mason, OH. She is an AP English Literature Workshop Consultant, Mentor, and Reader. She has spoken about best practices at a number of conferences, including the AP Annual Conference (2017, 2018, 2019), the College Board's National Forum (2013, 2015, 2017), the Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit (2020, 2021), and NCTE (2021). She was an organizer and speaker for Mosaic 2020 and Mosaic 2021, the unofficial AP English Literature & Language Conference. Nichole is also the Grade 12 ELA Teacher Leader at Mason High School, a Teacher Leader Ambassador with the Ohio Department of Education, and chair of the Ohio Teacher Leadership Summit (2021, 2022). She has been a contributor and review for a number of educational textbooks, including the third edition of Bedford's Literature and Composition. Additionally, she taught Literature, Language, and Media Studies in England as part of the J. William Fulbright program.

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To Be Announced

Physics 1&2

Greater Columbus APSI

Bio coming soon

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Dr. Jennifer Zachman

Spanish Language

Greater Columbus APSI

Jennifer Zachman is an Associate Professor of Spanish and the Faculty Coordinator of Study Abroad Programs at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, IN. She holds a Ph.D. from the Pennsylvania State University in Spanish Literature. She is a certified AP College Board Consultant and has taught many AP Spanish Language and Culture Institutes. She has participated in the AP Exam Reading and regularly teaches the college equivalent of AP Spanish Language and Culture.

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Dr. Clarissa Peterson

US Government & Politics

Grandville APSI

Dr. Peterson currently teaches at DePauw University, a liberal arts college in Indiana and has been involved with the AP program in various capacities since 2001. She has completed numerous tasks for the College Board; writing exams, writing individual questions for the exams, scoring exams, previewing exams, facilitating workshops and institutes, reviewing syllabi, and many other things. Her research focuses on American voting behavior and racial politics, while her most recent research focuses on racial resentment across the world. She is an award winning teacher (2016 Anna Julia Teacher of the Year Award) and constantly works to improve her teaching. Over the years Dr. Peterson has been the recipient of multiple grants to complete summer research with undergraduate students and most recently has been a participant in grants to study in Australia, South Africa, Japan, China, and Hawaii.

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John Struck

US History

Greater Columbus APSI

John Struck taught for 34 years, beginning at Round Rock High School in central Texas and then in 1987 moved to Fairfax County, Virginia. For the last twenty-four years of his career John taught at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, VA. John has been an AP US history reader since 1999 and also served as a table leader and early table leader. John is currently a consultant for the College Board in AP US history for the last seventeen years. In 2008 John served on a teacher’s panel for the revision of the AP US history exam. Most recently, John consulted with the Khan Academy in their development of an online APUSH course, the Bill of Rights Institute in their development of practice exam questions, and McGraw-Hill Publishers on their revised AP US history textbook.

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