EDC 753 3 U 1 Studio Art: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Susan Altman
Susan Altman is an Associate Professor and Assistant Chairperson in the Visual, Performing and Media Arts Department at Middlesex County College in Edison, New Jersey. She has over 34 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 Studio Art, she is a reader for the AP® Studio Art Exam 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 colleagues and 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. Professor 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.
EDC 761 3 U 1 Biology: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Michael Murray
I grew up in West Springfield Massachusetts and attended Bridgewater State College for my Bachelor of Science in Biology with a minor in chemistry. Immediately after college I worked for the Boston Park Rangers as a park ranger with the mounted unit. I began teaching at Silver Lake Regional High School in October of 1994 and after my first two days of teaching told my principal I needed to quit and that this wasn’t for me. Six years later I took a job teaching at Norwell High School and six years after that began teaching at Pembroke High School where I am now.
About ten years ago I began teaching as an adjunct instructor at Massasoit Community College where I teach anatomy and physiology and biological principles.
I have attended and continue to participate in valuable PD from MIT’s Scheller teacher education Program, Amgen Biotech Experience, the College Board, Mass Bioed Foundation, and Cold Spring Harbor Lab.
I hope to bring enthusiasm and passion to the classroom every day and to continually challenge my students with new experiences that will help them be successful scientists.
EDC 762 3 U 1 Env Science: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Pamela Shlachtman
Pamela currently teaches A.P. Environmental Science at Miami Palmetto Senior High School. She has served as a science instructor in the Miami-Dade Public School System since the mid 1980’s, many of those as chairperson of the science department. With a B.S. in Chemistry and a M.S. in Environmental and Urban Systems, Pamela served as an adjunct professor at Florida International University for over 10 years. Her professional accomplishments include designing and reviewing science curriculum for the Miami-Dade County Public School System, consulting for the College Board in Advanced Placement Environmental Science, participating in the AP annual reading (serving as a table and question leader), contributing to several AP Curriculum Modules and being a former member of the Test Development Committee for A.P. Environmental Science. She has taught AP Environmental Science since its inaugural offering in 1997. In addition to numerous academic achievements, Science Teacher of the Year awards, and awards for Outstanding Leadership in Environmental Science, she coached her 2004 Envirothon Team to a First Place Finish in the North American competition.
EDC 763 3 U 1 Chemistry: Adv Plcmt
Consultants: John Hnatow
John Hnatow taught chemistry for 36 years at Emmaus High School in the East Penn School District, Emmaus, PA, where he also was chairperson of the science department. John is an experienced AP Chemistry and Pre-AP science consultant, a chemistry workshop leader, an AP exam reader, table and question leader, and has served two terms on the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee. He is co-chair of the AP Chemistry Redesign Committee, a College Board Advisor, and has been a member of the College Board’s Science Academic Advisory Committee. John is a mentor teacher for the New Orleans public and charter schools and has presented Saturday sessions for both the National Science and Mathematics Initiative (NMSI) program and the REACH program. He is also a Dreyfus master teacher and was team leader of the WWNFF CHEM4 Chemistry team, with whom he presented over 27 weeklong TORCH institutes for chemistry teachers throughout the country. He has presented numerous topics at APAC, ACS meetings and Chem Ed conferences and also has performed demonstrations at the Flinn-sponsored “An Incredible Evening of Chemistry” during an NSTA meeting in Boston. His notable national awards include the Discovery Center Science Teacher Hall of Fame Inductee, the CMA Catalyst Award, the Tandy Technology Scholars Award, and the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching
EDC 764 3 U 1 Comp Science A/AB: Adv Plc
Consultant: Steve Andrianoff
Steve Andrianoff has been the Chair, of the Computer Science Department at Bonaventure University since 2009. Steve holds a Ph.D. and M.S from Syracuse University and a B.A from Westminster College.
EDC 765 3 U 1 Physics: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Tom Hoch
AP Physics Consultant leading APSI’s (including LaSalle) since 1999.
Physics Consultant for Kahn Academy
Physics teacher at Tower Hill School, Wilmington, DE
Have taught all levels of physics including AP 1, AP2, AP C Mechanics, AP C E&M
EDC 766 3 U 1 Statistics: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Doug Cashing
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.
EDC 767 3 U 1 Calculus AB: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Jim Rahn
Jim Rahn has been teaching the AB Calculus workshop at Lasalle since 2000. He is a retired AP Calculus teacher, who has been an AP reader and table leader at the reading of the exams. He has been doing summer AP workshops and one day workshops since 2001. Many of the materials he designs for the classroom are sold on Teachers Pay Teachers and other online market place stores. He has received several prestigious awards while teaching in a local high school in New Jersey.
EDC 770 3 U 1 Human Geo: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Susan Hollier
Susan 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.
EDC 771 3 U 1 Economics: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Theresa Fischer
I have been a teacher at Ridgefield High School in Ridgefield, Ct and began the AP Economics program in 2000. I am presently serving on the Macroeconomics Committee for review questions for teachers in their curriculum guide. I have served on the College Board Development Committee for Macroeconomics/Microeconomics from 2008-2012 and at the AP Reading. I have been a Table Leader at the AP Reading for question 1 in Macroeconomics for the past five years. I was also awarded the Alfred Sloan Award for Economics Education by the Council for Economic Education 2015. In my free time, I share my passion for teaching Economics with students in club activities and for teachers via workshops. In the coming year I will begin teaching at Iona College and Manhattanville College in Westchester County, NY. I love to travel, read and watch great movies which I then incorporate into my classes. I am looking forward to working with teachers because we all gain so many wonderful experiences.
EDC 772 3 U 1 World History: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Kit Wainer
Kit Wainer has been teaching AP World History for 31 years in the New York City public school system. He is a Table Leader at the AP World History reading. Kit is also the author of Strive for a Five: Preparing for the AP World History Exam and a contributor to Ways of the World: A Global History with Sources., 4th edition.
EDC 773 3 U 1 European History
Consultant: Benny Parekkadan
Benny currently teaches AP European History and US I Honors. He has been a reader of the AP European History exam for about a decade and was asked to be part of the AP European History Instructional Design Team. He also has close to 20 years of experience in testing overall, from working as a content reviewer of European History for Kaplan to SAT classes for both Math and English for Princeton Review and Kaplan. He has been honored with many student-initiated awards (MIT’s “most influential” teacher, Univ of Chicago’s “Outstanding Teacher” Award in two different years), has been recipient of multiple NEH seminars, and honors as a coach (Edison Chamber of Commerce World Achievement Award and 2 Omer Awards). Related and outside of the academic setting, Benny is involved with his students as a coach of a competitive club focused on developing creativity called Odyssey of the Mind. In the past, he has been an advisor and participant in Habitat for Humanity, a history and film club, an Ultimate Frisbee club, and an International Club. He has had numerous student teachers and has held workshops for teachers, ranging from personality assessments to organizing instructional units for history. He is very service-oriented and is always looking for ways to empower both students and teachers.
EDC 775 3 U 1 Govt & Pol: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Anthony Dalasio
Anthony Dalasio has been a teacher and Humanities Department Chairman at Lackawanna Trail Junior-Senior High School for the past 29 years. Mr. Dalasio has been an Advanced Placement teacher for the past 21 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 eighteen years. In addition to his Advanced Placement work, he has also been an adjunct faculty member at Sacred Heart University, Marywood College, the University of Scranton and at Keystone College, serving in both the History and Education departments. 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.
EDU 779 3 U 1 US History: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: James Riddle
- Post Graduate Teaching/Study: Stanford, Northwestern, UNC at Chapel Hill, Cornel[, Tufts, et al.
- University of California at Santa Barbara, doctoral studies
- Wesleyan University, MA
- Millersville University, B. S.
- Franklin and Marshall College, Millersville University, Harrisburg Community College (Lancaster), Conestoga Valley High School, et al.
- College Board
*Professional Development Committee
*AP UNITED STATES HISTORY READ: Reader, Table Leader, and Foreign Exam Supervisor, et al.
*CB CONSULTANT: Workshops, Summer Institutes et al.
EDC 781 3 U 1 Eng Lang: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Donald Stoll
An experienced AP English Language exam reader and Consultant for College Board, Stoll taught college composition for 34 years at Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey. He is Past President of the New Jersey Writing Alliance, an organization of High School and College writing instructors dedicated to bridging the gap between these two groups of professionals and has presented and published widely on issues revolving around the articulation of HS and College writing. Stoll is a past member of the Advisory Board for the College Board Middle States Region, and the National Academic Advisory Council for the College Board national office. He has served as an AP Language and Composition reader for 20 years, a table leader for 14 years, and a member of the English Language exam leadership for five years. He has been teaching AP Language workshops since 2005 and AP Summer Institutes since 2007.
When he is not working with AP Language teachers he is generally travelling with his wife of 37 years and avidly pursuing his second career, that as a travel writer.
EDC 794 3 U 1 Italian: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Bruna Boyle
Bruna Petrarca Boyle, a lecturer in the Italian Department at the University of Rhode Island, was born in Fornelli, Italy, in the region of Molise where she completed her elementary school education. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree and a Master’s Degree from the University of Rhode Island. She taught Italian and Spanish at Narragansett High School in Rhode Island for 31 years and was the chairperson of the Foreign Language Department.
Bruna is a College Board consultant and mentor, moderator for the College Board Electronic Discussion Group, president of the Rhode Island Teachers of Italian (RITI), author of AP Italian Track Workbooks (Levels I, II, III), an elementary reader, Mi diverto con Gianluigi and, the Teacher’s Guide for AP Italian. She is the co-author of Chiarissimo Uno and Dueand Cinque film italiani. She was also a member of the Task Force Committee for the AP Italian Language and Culture Course and, for 26 years, the Director of the AATI National Italian High School Contest Examination.
EDC 797 3 U 1 Spanish Lang: Adv Plcmt
Consultant: Rosalba Bellen
As a College Board consultant since 2000, she has given numerous workshops and institutes. In February 2004, the College Board presented her with an award as an outstanding AP Teacher. In August 2012, she was selected to attend an extensive training program sponsored by the College Board to prepare to lead workshops for the new AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam and in February 2018 she participated in a workshop in preparation for the changes announced for 2019. Rosalba is passionate about teaching Spanish and has taught all high school levels. She continuously reviews her course curriculum to integrate the use of authentic material with the latest technology available for Language Learning.