Trainer Biographies

Biology (Combined)
Calculus AB (Combined)
Chemistry (Combined)
Computer Science (Combined)
English Language (New)
English Language (Experienced)
English Literature (New)
English Literature  (Experienced)
Environmental Science (Combined)
Physics 1 (Combined)
Spanish Language and Culture (Combined)
Statistics (Combined)
US History (New)
US History (Experienced)

 

 

 

Biology (Combined)

Denise Green is currently is in her 20th year teaching Honors and Advanced Placement Biology at Mills E. Godwin High School in Henrico, Virginia.  She holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Virginia and a Masters of Science in Biology from the University of Richmond. Denise has conducted one-day workshops and summer institutes in Florida, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, Texas, and Virginia. She also serves as a National Math and Science Institute (NMSI) consultant.  She has also been a member of the Advanced Placement Biology Outside Item Writing committee since 2010.  When not working, Denise enjoys water activities and being with her family.

Calculus AB (Combined)

Monique Morton has been the Mathematics Director for AdvanceKentucky, an initiative of the Kentucky Science & Technology Corporation (KSTC) in affiliation with the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI), since 2008. In that capacity, she works with teachers of Advanced Placement mathematics classes (Calculus, Statistics, and Computer Science) to increase the number of students participating in AP, increase the number of AP students taking the exam, and increase the number of qualifying scores on AP exams in participating AdvanceKentucky schools.

Before moving to Kentucky, Monique taught mathematics, including AP Calculus AB and BC, at Woodrow Wilson High School in Washington, DC, for many years. She has been a reader, a table leader, and a question leader for the AP Calculus exam and was a member of the AP Calculus Test Development Committee from 2004 to 2008. Monique is a College Board consultant in Pre-AP mathematics and AP Calculus and has served on other College Board committees.

Chemistry (Combined)

Lew Acampora taught introductory and AP chemistry (among other sciences and mathematics) for twenty years in independent schools in North Carolina, California, and Kentucky prior to taking on his current position as statewide science content director for Advance Kentucky. Lew has acted as a reader, table leader, and currently question leader for the AP Chemistry reading, and is a College Board consultant in chemistry.  He has also contributed candidate questions to the AP chemistry test and the PRAXIS tests for chemistry and physics, and has presented workshops at regional and national conferences.

Lew has developed curricular materials for chemistry education, integrating technology and molecular modeling and computational chemistry software into laboratory program.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry from Harvard University and has completed graduate work at University of North Carolina-Charlotte and Brandeis University.  He currently lives in Louisville with his wife, Lenore Hoyt, professor of chemistry at the University and Louisville, and his daughter, Artemis, who is destined to be a scientist

Computer Science (Combined)

Richard de Paulo currently teachers at Hickory High School in Chesapeake, Virginia and is a faculty computer science instructor at Norfolk State University. He has read AP exams for 6 years and has been a Southeastern District AP-certified consultant for 10 years, providing numerous 1 day and weeklong AP CS workshops. He has also has written curriculum in mathematics and computer science for Virginia and a public education consortium. His education includes an undergraduate in mathematics, a master in Education, a master in Computer Science, and an ABD in Education Technology. He is also certified in K-12 administration for the state of Virginia. In his leisure time, he enjoys watching most sports (March Madness and World Cup Soccer rock) and is a professional bridge player upon occasion. He loves movies and going to rock concerts in the summer with his wife. In addition to his wife, he has a daughter, Stephanie, a son, Justin (post high-school), and four dogs.

 

English Language (New)

Rebecca McFarland is a National Board Certified teacher who has taught high school English for 32 years. She has 26 years’ experience teaching both the AP English Literature and the AP English Language courses and has been a reader and table leader for the AP Literature Exam. Currently she teaches at Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati, OH. In addition to full time teaching duties, she serves as Instructional Leader for grades 9-12 and Program Leader for K-12. She is a College Board Consultant for AP Literature as well as several PreAP programs. Rebecca co-authored the article “Bridging the Grammar Gap: An Interdisciplinary Approach” which appeared in The English Journal in January 2003. In 2004 she received the Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher award. She developed three online workshops for AP Central and has worked on the development of several Pre AP workshops.

English Language (Experienced)

Pat Sherbert,career teacher, Pat taught Advanced Placement English, Literature and Language and coordinated the district Advanced Placement Program that she initiated in Broken Arrow Schools and continued in Tulsa Public Schools.  She is a former member of the Southwest Regional Advanced Placement Advisory Council and of the College Board Academic Council.  Since 1991, she has consulted for The College Board for Advanced Placement Institutes and Conferences and facilitated the Pre-AP: Interdisciplinary Strategies with English and Social Studies. She continues as a Consultant-Reader for Educational Testing Services AP Language and Composition and read for the SAT II.  For six years, she was a member of the Leadership Team for Language and Composition Exam as the Assistant Chief Reader and the Alternate Exam Question Leader.  She has served on panels for assessment of best practices for the College and University Writing Program for Administrators and The College Board.  During 2006-07, Pat served on a SHREB High Schools That Work Assessment Specialist Panel to define the content objectives for the framework in reading.  Pat currently works as a national consultant for the College Board and teaches Composition I, II, and Introduction to Literature for Lindenwood University.

English Literature (New)

J. Ryan Hoague, M.A., has taught English at Temple City High School in California for 21 years, including 16 years of AP English Literature instruction.  In his teaching and 10 years as a College Board Consultant, he has refined his ideas about the elements of an effective AP Literature course. Mr. Hoague has served as Chairperson of the English department at Temple and worked on numerous committees focused on curriculum and composition. He has additionally been an adjunct college instructor at Pasadena City College. A seasoned scorer, Mr. Hoague has been an AP exam reader for English Literature since 2001, serving as Table Leader for Question 3 in recent years. He also reads the essay portion of the SAT and placement essays for the Cal State University system. Mr. Hoague has reflected in depth on the elements of effective timed essay writing. He is excited to share his insights about reader expectations and the keys to student success at this year’s APSI.

English Literature (Experienced)

Patricia Whyte taught for over 20 years in the Rochester (NY) City School District where she taught  AP English Literature and Composition and served as English team leader at Wilson Magnet High School. During her tenure there she was an adjunct instructor at St. John Fisher College and SUNY Brockport and also at the University of Rochester where she was the University Supervisor of Student Teachers at the Margaret Warner School of Education.  After retiring, she and her husband moved to Bluffton, South Carolina where she had no intention of working. Well, that didn’t last. She taught Advanced Placement English Lit and Comp, as well as IB English at Hilton Head Island High School and subsequently coordinated both the IB and AP programs. Pat has been a reader and table leader for the AP English Lit and Comp exam and has been a consultant for the College Board since 1990. As such she has and continues to conduct a variety of workshops covering various philosophies and strategies for teachers of English, 7-12, but, most particularly, summer institutes for teachers of AP English Lit.

Environmental Science

Kathryn “Kathy” Weatherhead, has been a secondary and university science teacher for over 37 years. Kathy retired as department chairman at Hilton Head Island High School June, 2014, but continues to serve an adjunct assistant professor of Biology and Marine Science at the University of South Carolina Beaufort campus. Kathy has been an AP Biology Reader, AP Environmental Science Reader and Table Leader for over 22 years. She has also served as a College Board consultant in these two areas conducting workshops, conference presentations, graduate courses and summer institutes in both subjects. Kathy has written textbooks and lab manuals which won the 2010 Texty Award for outstanding textbook in Physical Sciences, authored an APES study guide for McGraw Hill, wrote online curriculum and publications for College Board and major supply companies and publishers. She has extensive experience in AP programs and has also taught AP Chemistry and AP Computer Science and is a National Board Certified AYA Science. Kathy is married, with two children, a stepdaughter, and three grandsons under the age of three with another on the way! She loves to travel, read, write, garden and entertain in addition to spending time outdoors bird watching.

Physics 1 (Combined)

Jeff Funkhouser has been teaching physics, Pre-AP and AP for more than a quarter century in the North Texas area. He currently serves as the science department chair at Greenhill School in Addison, TX. He has worked as Exam Leader, Question Leader, Table Leader and Reader at the annual AP Physics Reading in June since summer 2002. He served on the AP Physics B test development committee from 2009 – 2013 including as the co-chair of that committee during the last three years of its existence. While performing consulting duties in the areas of Pre-AP Physics, AP Physics B and AP Physics C since 1999, Jeff has delivered workshop sessions, full-day trainings and week long summer institutes throughout the Southwest Region as well as in Seattle, WA, at the AP Annual Conference, and in Dubai, UAE.

Spanish Language & Culture

Monica Friedman, PhD.,has received three degrees from the University of Pennsylvania. She taught College in Pennsylvania and in her native Uruguay, and currently teaches Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Literature at Spanish River High School in Boca Raton, Florida. She is an AP Spanish Language Reader and endorsed Consultant for AP Spanish Language & AP Spanish Literature for the College Board. Monica is also a member of the AP Spanish Language and Culture Item Working Group.

Statistics

Ken “Kenn” Pendleton has spent nearly 50 years devoted to various aspects of mathematics education.  He has taught secondary mathematics for over 30 years, 27 years in the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) system, and four years teaching in two private schools in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.  During that time, he taught every basic, honors, and AP mathematics course offered in middle and high school with the exception of Calculus.  While working for MCPS he also served as chairman of the mathematics department in two of the schools at which he taught.  For12 years he served as the Mathematics Test Specialist for GED Testing Service, and during the last five years he has provided teacher training for both adult educators and teachers of AP Statistics and has served as an adjunct professor at Montgomery College, where he teaches Statistics.

US History (Combined)

Christopher Averillis an AP US History teacher with twenty-three years experience and is actively involved in the AP US History reading where he has served in the capacities of reader, table leader and exam leader. He was also instrumental in establishing the AP Teachers Best Practices workshops at the annual reading. He has been a College Board-endorsed AP consultant since 1999, conducting numerous AP single day workshops, Teaching and Learning seminars, APUSH Summer Institutes as well as weeklong AP Achievement Academies. In 2010, he was appointed to the AP US History Test Development Committee.

Mr. Pendleton has served as an educational consultant for the College Board for the past 15 years, GED Testing Service in 2011, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 2010, MCPS in 1999, and recently has been selected as the mathematics professional development specialist for Educational Testing Service’s HiSET (High School Equivalency Test).