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Erol Altug Portrait PhotographBiology: Erol Altug

Following two years of part-time teaching at Trinity College, Erol worked for twenty years at the elite Robert College of Istanbul (RC, the oldest American school abroad, is a highly academic co-educational prep school for Turkish youth), where he introduced and coordinated the first Advanced Placement program in Turkey.   In 2001, he and his family moved to The Stony Brook School on Long Island, New York (a private, co-educational, prep school), where he currently teaches AP Biology and AP Psychology.

Erol is actively involved with the Advanced Placement program nationally and internationally. During the grading of the AP Biology exam, he has served as a Reader, Table Leader, and as a Question Leader. He serves as a consultant for The College Board and regularly presents at workshops and Advanced Placement Summer Institutes both throughout the USA and abroad (Canada, Abu Dhabi, Turkey, Dubai, China, Singapore). He is, also, a presenter and mentor for N.M.S.I. (National Math and Science Initiative).

 Erol seeks to help new teachers lay a good foundation to be successful and confident in teaching this course and to reinvigorate experienced teachers with new perspectives and ideas.


Mark Langella Portrait PhotographChemistry: Mark Langella

Mark Langella is currently an AP Chemistry instructor at Mahopac High School in New York. He received a BA in Chemistry from Manhattan College, and a  MA in Science Education from Lehman College. He is also a NYS certified chemistry and chesmical technology instructor. Mark Langella has over 27 years of experience teaching AP Chemistry and is a College Board AP Chemistry consultant, as well as, a College Board workshop coordinator.

Mark Langella has been an AP chemistry consultant for over 23 years mentoring new AP Chemistry instructors and has worked for Industry as a consultant for educational programs since 1990. He is also the founder and director of the Putnam/Westchester Industry and Teacher Alliance and has been a coordinating board member of both the SUNY Purchase Alliance of Chemistry Educators (1990-2000), as well as, the Teaching Center at SUNY Purchase (1999-2002).

He is currently the STANYs Westchester/ Bronx Section science area representative.  He is also the author of numerous published experimental kits and AP chemistry labs for FLINN Scientific. He is also author of Syllabus # 4 in AP College Board Handbook.


Doug Cashing Portrait PhotographStatistics: Doug Cashing

Professor Emeritus of Mathematics at St. Bonaventure University; reader or table leader at the AP Statistics Reading every year since 1997 (the first year the exam was given); teacher of introductory and advanced statistics, calculus, and a variety of other math courses; supervisor of student teachers; previous chair of the department.


Anthony Dalasio Portrait PhotographU.S. Government: Anthony Dalasio

  Anthony Dalasio has been a teacher and Humanities Department Chairman at Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School for the past 28 years.  Mr. Dalasio has been an Advanced Placement teacher for the past 20 years, teaching a variety of Advanced Placement courses, including US Government and Politics, US History, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, and Comparative Government.  He has served as a Reader for the AP Exams in US Government and Politics, Economics, and Comparative Government, and he has presented workshops and institutes for the College Board in AP US Government and Politics for the past fifteen years.  In addition to his Advanced Placement work, he has also been an adjunct faculty member at both the University of Scranton and at Keystone College, serving in both the History and Education departments.

  An avid traveller, Mr. Dalasio taught for two years at Escuela Internacional Sampedrana in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and has also participated in the Fulbright Teacher Program in Japan.  The highlight of his teaching career has been his participation in the Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program, a full year teacher exchange in which Mr. Dalasio taught at a magnet school in Estonia. In his spare time, Mr. Dalasio is an avid golfer and Philadelphia sports fan, and he resides in Clarks Green, Pennsylvania with his wife, Mary Barbara, and his children, AJ and Maria. 


French: Deanna Scheffer

 


Katrina Griffin Portrait PhotographGerman: Katrina Griffin

Katrina is the 2017 ACTFL Teacher of the Year and a 2016-2017 Maryland Teacher of the Year finalist. As a nationally recognized leader in her field, she is a prolific presenter on topics such as student engagement and STEM and is passionate about creating interdisciplinary connections for students. She is the Treasurer for the American Association of Teachers of German, an AP College Board Consultant, and the department chair for World and Classical Languages at North County HS in Glen Burnie, Maryland. Katrina earned a Master’s in German at Middlebury College in 2007, and B.A. degrees in International Politics and German at Penn State University in 1999.


Scott Horton Portrait PhotographHistory: Scott Horton

Scott Horton has been a social studies teacher at Williamsville South High School since 1994. He began teaching Advanced Placement American History in 1998 and has served as a reader of the U.S. history exam since 2003 and a table leader since 2015. In addition, Mr. Horton has taught survey level American history courses in the history department at Buffalo State College since 2001. He has served in a variety of roles in Williamsville including assistant coach for the varsity ice hockey team, First Vice President for the Williamsville Teachers Association, and advisor to clubs including Guitar Club, Model U.N. and Chess Club. He lives in Getzville with his wife and two sons who are both graduates of Williamsville South.


Mark Howell Portrait PhotographCalculus BC: Mark Howell

Mark Howell teaches mathematics and computer science at his alma mater, Gonzaga High School in Washington, DC. He earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics in 1976 and Master of Arts in Teaching in 1981, both from the University of Chicago. He has served the AP Calculus community since 1989 in a variety of roles, including AP Exam Reader, Table Leader, and Question Leader. A long-time College Board consultant conducting workshops and summer institutes, Mark was a member of the AP Calculus Development Committee from 1998 to 2001. He has spoken at professional conferences in the United States, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. He is co-author of the popular prep book Be Prepared for the AP Calculus Exam from Skylight Publishing, and author of the AP Teachers Guide for Calculus. He is a contributing author to each of the College Board's Topic Focus publications in AP Calculus, including Differential Equation, the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus, Approximation, and Series, and submitted a Curriculum Planning and Pacing Guide for his Calculus BC for College Board online publication. He won the Presidential Award from the District of Columbia in 1993 and 2017, and received the Tandy Technology and Siemens Awards in 1999. He has a special interest in the use of technology to enhance the teaching and learning of mathematics, and has served as a consultant to both the Hewlett-Packard and Texas Instruments calculator operations. He currently serves on the mathematics standing committee for the National Assessment of Educational Progress.


Barry Panas Portrait PhotographPhysics: Barry Panas

Barry Panas is a high school physics teacher at St. John’s-Ravenscourt School in Winnipeg, Canada where he teaches both AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2. His teaching is not limited to the classroom as he has performed physics demonstrations on live television and online via his YouTube channel “The Physics Dojo.” He has graded AP Physics exams numerous times as both a reader and as a table leader and has presented numerous AP Physics APSI’s across the US, Canada, and overseas. He is the author of Strive for a 5 – Preparing for the AP® Physics 1 Examination and one of the authors of the Teacher’s Edition of College Physics for the AP® Physics 1 Course, 2nd edition.


Jeanne Kaidy Portrait PhotographEnvironmental Science: Jeanne Kaidy

Jeanne Kaidy currently teaches Biology and AP Environmental Science at McQuaid Jesuit High School in Rochester, N.Y., where she has also served as Chair of the Science Department. Besides teaching at McQuaid, Jeanne is also an adjunct instructor of Environmental Science at Monroe Community College. She has participated as a Reader for the College Board since 2003, and is also an AP Consultant, and Consultant Coach and Mentor. Jeanne is co-author of the test bank and Instructor’s manual that accompanies the 15th edition of the AP textbook, Living in the Environment, by G. Tyler Miller, and is a contributing author to the AP Lab Manual for Environmental Science, an inquiry-based lab manual that accompanies the text. She also co-authored the Instructor’s manual and test bank that accompanies Miller’s seventh edition of Sustaining the Environment. Jeanne is a mentor for the New Teacher Center where she works one-on-one with new science teachers around the country and is currently conducting educational research in her biology classroom for the National Science Foundation. She also reviewed and consulted on the two most recent Barron’s Test Prep books for Environmental Science. Jeanne received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching in 2009, andand has been a panel judge for the last two years (2015 and 2016). You may contact Ms. Kaidy at jkaidy@mcquaid.org.


Steve Klinge Portait PhotographEnglish Language: Steve Klinge

Steve Klinge teaches AP English Literature and AP Language at Archmere Academy in Claymont, Del., where he is English department chair. He has been a reader for both the Lit and the Language exams, a College Board consultant, and an AP workshop leader and teacher mentor for the National Math & Science Initiative. He has worked with several publishers as a reviewer of AP textbooks and a writer of teacher support materials. He also writes about pop music for the Philadelphia Inquirer and other publications.


Yu Bong Ko Portrait PhotographArt History: Yu Bong Ko

Yu Bong Ko teaches AP Art History at Tappan Zee High School, and is a lecturer in Art History at Dominican College, both in New York. As a presenter and session leader at College Board endorsed AP Teacher Conferences and Summer Institutes since 1995, his travels have taken him to schools, colleges and museums coast to coast, where he has worked with hundreds of outstanding and dedicated teachers. Yu Bong continues to read AP examinations having served since 1994, as Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader. He is a past co-chair of the College Board’s AP Art History Test Development Committee, and recently completed service on the Curriculum Re-Design Committee to develop the new curriculum framework. In addition, as former College Board Advisor to AP Art History Content and Professional Development, Yu Bong has contributed to two Curriculum Modules publications for teachers on concept-mapping strategies and thematic and cross-cultural approaches to teaching AP Art History. He is a graduate of Brown and Columbia Universities where he studied Painting, Art History and Art Education.


Maria Litvin Portrait PhotographComputer Science A: Maria Litvin

Maria Litvin has taught computer science and mathematics at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, since 1987. She is an Advanced Placement Computer Science exam reader and Table Leader and, as a consultant for The College Board, provides AP training for high school computer science teachers. Prior to joining Phillips Academy, Maria taught computer science at Boston University. She is co author of several leading AP Computer Science textbooks, including C++ for You++ and Java Methods: Object-Oriented Programming and Data Structures. She is also the co-author of Be Prepared for the AP Computer Science Exam in Java (since 1999) and Mathematics for the Digital Age and Programming in Python. Since 2014, as a Code.org affiliate, Maria has trained more than two hundred New England elementary school teachers to introduce computer science to children in grades K-5. She is the faculty advisor of the Coding Circle community service program at the neighboring Boys & Girls Club, which introduces coding to elementary school children.


 Kit Wainer Portrait PhotographWorld History: Kit Wainer

Kit Wainer teaches Advanced Placement World History at Leon M. Goldstein High School in Brooklyn, NY. He has been a teacher for more than thirty years and has taught AP History courses for 19 years. Kit is a Table Leader at the AP® Exam Reading. He is the author of Strive for a Five: Preparing for the AP® World History Exam (2019), a contributing author to Strayer and Nelson’s Ways of the World, 4th edition (2019) and several articles on content and pedagogy for World History Connected and the Bulletin of World History. Kit also works as a mentor for new teachers and teachers who are new to AP World History.


English Literature: Paul Cunningham

Paul Cunningham has been a teacher at Montclair Kimberley Academy in Montclair NJ for 16 years where he teaches 9th grade English, a Satire elective, an interdisciplinary New York City class, and AP English Lit. for 10 of those years. He has been an AP Reader since 2012. Paul received his BA from College of the Holy Cross in 1999 and his MA in English (with a Writing Concentration) from Rutgers University in 2008. He also completed work at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks in their MFA Creative Writing program. At MKA, Paul serves as an advisor to students and assistant Varsity and Head Middle School track coach.

 


Psychology: Jessica Flitter

 Jessica Flitter, MA, teaches AP® Psychology at West Bend East High School in West Bend, Wisconsin.  She has taught the course since 2004 and has participated in the AP® Reading since 2014 as a Reader, Table Leader, Rubric Master, and Question Leader. Ms. Flitter was awarded the 2015 APA TOPSS Charles T. Blair-Broeker Excellence in Teaching Award for exemplary teaching, the advancement of psychology, and commitment to excellence. She has presented at regional and national conferences for AP Psychology teachers.  Jessica Flitter is also the co-author of two editions of the review book AP Psychology All Access with Nancy Fenton.  She has served on the high school educator content advisory board for the 3rd edition of the Myers-DeWall AP Psychology textbook, worked on several AP Psychology assessment banks, contributed to the iScore5™ Psych app, and writes for Books for Psychology Class, a blog that summarizes psychology-related books and provides class activities for teachers and students. She earned her BA in Psychology and Broad Field Social Studies at St. Norbert College and a MA in Quality Curriculum and Instruction at Marian University. She enjoys working with teachers to increase student interest and success in AP Psychology. Jessica’s passion is all things psychology. She also enjoys spending time with her husband and pug named Sigmund.


Spanish Literature: Monica Friedmann

Dr. Friedmann is a three-time graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She taught College in Pennsylvania and in her native Uruguay, and recentlyretired after 18 years at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida, where she taught Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Literature. She is an AP Spanish Language Reader and endorsed Consultant for AP Spanish Language & AP Spanish Literature for the College Board.


European History: Katie Landsea

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Music Theory: Joel Phillips

Dr. Phillips is professor of Music Theory and Composition at Westminster Choir College of Rider University and recipient of its Distinguished Teaching Award. His compositions have received a number of awards and are published by G. Schirmer, Inc., Transcontinental Music Publications, GIA, and Mark Foster Music (Shawnee Press). Phillips is co-author of three textbooks in W. W. Norton’s Musician’s Guide series. A member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy, Phillips served for five years as chief faculty consultant for the Advanced Placement Examination in Music Theory. He is a founding member and past president of the Music Theory Society of the Mid-Atlantic and a former editor of the Society for Music Theory’s Newsletter.


Art and Design: Joann M Winkler

Joann M. Winkler Portrait PhotographJoann M Winkler is a member of the Fine Arts Department at Clinton High School where she has served as chairman of the art department for over 30 years, and has been an adjunct professor at Mt. St. Clare College in Clinton, Iowa. Joann holds a BS in Art Education from Northern Illinois University and a MA in Art Education from Northeast Missouri State University. In addition, graduate credits have been earned from Carleton College, Maryland Institute College of Art, Rhode Island School of Design, and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Joann is a contributor to the National Vertical Team Guide for AP® Studio Art and has written numerous articles, reviews, lessons, and curricula for the College Board program.

 Currently, Joann serves as a Reader or Table Leader for the AP® Art and Design exams and has held this position since 2001. She is also a consultant to the College Board* where she conducts workshops helping art teachers establish their own Advanced Placement Studio Art programs or Pre-AP® Studio Art programs. Joann has also presented a variety of workshops on AP topics for several state and national Art Education conventions. Her consulting work has taken her throughout the United States since 2001 to locations such as Colorado, Illinois, Florida, Maine, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Vermont, Washington, as well as the Annual National AP Conference.


Calculus AB: Greg Timm

Greg Timm has taught mathematics at Roland Park Country School in Baltimore, Maryland for 37 years. He has a B.A. in mathematics from Ithaca College and an M.E. D. in mathematics education from the University of Maryland. He has taught Advanced Placement Calculus for over 30 years and has been an AP Reader and Table Leader for 22 years. He has been an AP Calculus consultant since 2005. He also has taught AP Statistics at Roland Park and a Teaching Advanced Placement Calculus seminar at Towson University. He lives with his wife, Pat in Ellicott City, Maryland and has two grown children, Emily in Austin, Texas and Zachary in Brooklyn, New York. He enjoys Baltimore Orioles baseball and all kinds of musical performances.


Spanish Language: Maritza Sloan

Maritza has been teaching Spanish since 1993 with a major focus on AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture. She teaches at Ladue Horton Watkins High School in Saint Louis, Missouri. Prior to that, she taught for 15 years at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas where she developed the AP Spanish Language and AP Spanish Literature Curriculum for the Plano ISD district. Maritza has a B.A. degree in Spanish from Oklahoma State University and a M.A. degree in Education from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota. In addition to her degrees, she has studied Spanish literature at the University of Salamanca, Spain and the University of Santiago de Compostela. Maritza is an AP Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture consultant for College Board. She has presented many AP Language and AP Literature workshops and sessions at AATSP, APAC, TFLA, SWCLT, NECFLT and ACTFL. Currently, Maritza is the Secondary Education Co-Chair of the Curriculum Development Committee for the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam. In 2012 she was named Texas Foreign Language of the year. Maritza lives in Saint Louis, MO with her husband and daughter and travels to Costa Rica, her home country as often as she can to visit family and friends.


Italian: Ida Giampietro Wilder

Ida Giampietro Wilder: teacher of Italian at Greece Athena High School in Rochester, NY (38th year), taught Italian and the Foreign Language Methods course at Nazareth College of Rochester for 14 years. Also currently, teaches Italian at SUNY Brockport and Rochester Institute of Technology. In addition, she was a consultant and writer for Regents exams for the NY State Education Department; co-chair for the ACTFL National Standards for Italian; presenter throughout the country on teaching strategies; organizer of yearly trips or exchanges to Italy, writer of curriculum guides levels 1- AP® for Greece Central School District, various articles on the study of Italian, “Seguimi”, a communicative workbook and reviewed textbook for several publishers. She was a member of the Italian AP® Task Force; development committee ; reader; table and question leader, currently College Board Consultant and teacher of the Italian AP® Summer Institute at various colleges. 2016 recipient of the President Award from NYSAFLT.


Human Geography: Pamela Wolfe

A teacher and department head at the Yeshiva of Greater Washington in Silver Spring, MD since 1980, Pamela Wolfe has been teaching AP European History for 29 years and has taught the AP Human Geography course since its inception in 2001. She served as an AP Reader for European History for 15 years and as a Table Leader for 6 years. She was on the AP Test Development Committee which writes the AP European History exams. She runs College Board programs in AP European History and AP Human Geography, and teaches AP Summer Institutes for teachers in both subjects at schools such as Manhattan College, Goucher College, Rutgers University, University of South Florida, the College of William and Mary, and Penn State University. In the past two years she has been a co-author of the McGraw-Hill OnBoard Program for AP Human Geography, has helped rewrite Spielvogel’s Western Civilization textbook, and has co-authored the book Fast Track to a Five-AP European History and the Cengage online test bank for AP European History. She has served as a consultant for textbook companies, reviewing Human Geography texts and online programs for AP students in AP European History, AP World History, AP U.S. History and AP Psychology.


Macro/Microeconomics: Theresa Fischer

Theresa Fischer has been a teacher at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Ct and began the AP Economics program in 2000.  She presently serves on the Macroeconomics Committee for review questions for teachers in their curriculum guide.  She served on the College Board Development Committee for Macroeconomics/Microeconomics from 2008-2012 and at the AP Reading.  She has been a Table Leader at the AP Reading for question 1 in Macroeconomics for the past five years. She was also awarded the Alfred Sloan Award for Economics Education by the Council for Economic Education 2015.  In her free time, she shares her passion for teaching Economics with students via clubs and for teachers via workshops.  She loves to travel, read and watch great movies, which she then incorporates into her classes.