Trainer Biographies

Biology (Combined)
Calculus AB (Combined)
Chemistry (Combined)
Computer Science (Combined)

Computer Science Principles (Combined)
English Language and Composition (New)
English Language and Composition (Experienced)
English Literature and Composition (New)
English Literature and Composition (Experienced)
Environmental Science (Combined)
Physics 1 (Combined)
Spanish Language and Culture (Combined)
Statistics (Combined)
US History (Combined)

World History (Combined)

 

Biology (Combined)

Ed Braddy received an undergraduate Science Education degree and a Master of Education degree from the University of South Florida in Tampa.    He has taught the AP Biology course since 1991, and he is currently teaching at JW Mitchell High in New Port Richey, Florida.  He is a reader for the AP Biology Exam, and he has also served as a consultant for one-day workshops and week-long summer institutes for the past ten years.  More recently, Mr. Braddy wrote one of the four Planning and Pacing Guides for the revised AP Biology course.   The guide can be found on the AP Biology Home Page at AP Central.    He is currently serving as interim College Board Advisor for the 2015-2016 AP Biology Development Committee.  Mr. Braddy was named Teacher of the Year at JW Mitchell High School in 2010.  He has twice received the Florida West Coast Engineering Alliance IEEE Lignell Award, an award which recognizes and honors outstanding contributions by teachers of students in mathematics and science pre-college education programs.  He also serves as Science Department Chair at the school.  He has attended the International Science and Engineering Fair with his students for a number of years, and he also enjoys working with student leaders as the Student Council and Science National Honor Society advisor at his school.

Calculus AB (Combined)

Monique Morton has been the Mathematics Director for Advance Kentucky, 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 Advance Kentucky 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 week-long 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.

Computer Science Principles (Combined)

Frank Hulsman
teaches Computer Science at St. Xavier High School, in Louisville, Ky.  Holds a Computer Science Degree from Purdue University, MAT from Spalding University.  Spent many years working in industry as a computer programmer, and IT project leader.  Left industry to teach high school computer science.  Thirteen years teaching experience.  Has been part of the pilot of the new AP CS Principles course for the last three years, after being selected by the college board to be a pilot teacher.  Still enjoys programming.  Writes software as a hobby, enjoys learning new languages and programming environments

English Language and Composition (New)

Patricia Cain has served as the Lead AP English teacher for Pasadena ISD in Texas where she assists both AP English Literature and AP English Language teachers at six separate high schools. In addition, she has 36 years of teaching experience, including 21 years in AP English Language and Composition. Mrs. Cain is a College Board consultant, a veteran reader for the AP Language Exam, a presenter at the AP National Conference, a writer for the College Board’s publication College Ed, and an AP Language presenter for the National Math and Science Initiative.

English Language and Composition (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 SREB 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 and Composition (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 and Composition (Experienced)

Hephzibah Roskelly is professor of English at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she teaches courses in American literature, Introduction to Narrative, Writing Theory and Women's Rhetoric. She serves on the Academic Advisory Committee for the College Board, and is a former Chief Reader for the English Language and Composition Exam, as well as a former leader for the Literature and Composition Exam. She is the author of several books on teaching and theory; her latest is a textbook for literature and composition teachers, Writing America. Hepsie is from Louisville and is excited to be coming home for a week.

Environmental Science (Combined)

Florence "Flo" Gullickson has been a science teacher for 35 years. She is currently teaching AP Environmental Science and Honors Marine Science at Southwest Guilford High School in High Point North Carolina where she taught for 27 years. Flo was the first teacher in the county to teach AP Environmental Science in 1998 when it became one of the new AP tests. She has been an AP reader since 2004 and a table leader for the past seven years. As a College Board consultant, she teaches one-day teacher workshops, pre-AP science inquiry, student reviews, and week-long workshops for the Southern region and wherever in the U.S. she is needed. Flo recently served as a coach/mentor in the College Board's Consultant Development Program. Flo has been a department head, and a lead teacher on a collaborative team called "Teachers teaching Teachers" as well as the leader of a group of AP Environmental teachers that meet monthly to collarborate and improve student learning. Recently, her AP classes were a part of a grant called "Energy Wise," and they just helped the teachers and staff cut the schools energy bill by 30 percent.

Flo Gullickson received her B.S. from Concordia College in 1968 and her masters in science education from UNC Greensboro in 1996. In 2005, she was the winner of the Presidential award of Excellence in Science teaching (PAEMST) for the state North Carolina. She also has been a national board certified teacher since 1998 (NBCT). She strongly believes that students should be actively engaged and loves doing field trips and lab activities.

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 training 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 and Culture (Combined)

Monica Friedmann, 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 (Combined)

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.

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).

US History (Combined)

Christopher Averill has been an Advanced Placement American History Teacher for twenty- five years and has been actively involved in the AP American History Reading for seventeen years.  He has served in the capacity of Reader, Table Leader, Exam Leader and Question Leader and was instrumental in establishing the AP Teacher Best Practices Workshops at the annual AP US History reading.  He has been endorsed by the College Board as an AP Consultant since 1999 and has conducted numerous AP single-day workshops as well as Teaching and Learning Seminars. He has conducted numerous APUSH Week-long Summer Institutes in Tennessee, Alabama, Kentucky, Virginia and Connecticut over the past ten years.  He has also conducted week-long AP Achievement Academies in Florida and California.  Starting in 2010 he began a four year term on the AP US History Test Development Committee. Additionally, he was a Faculty Consultant editor for the 15th edition of the Alan Brinkley American History textbook. He has served in the capacity of History Department Chairman for twenty-one years first at Clover Hill High School and presently at Cosby High School in Chesterfield County, Virginia. He was selected as the 2015 Chesterfield County Teacher of the Year and then was awarded the 2016 Region 1 - Virginia State Teacher of the year.

World History (Combined)

Jonathan Ferrante is a National Board Certified Teacher from Long Island, New York with twenty years of experience and has taught the AP World History course since its inception.  Mr. Ferrante has been a reader for the College Board numerous times and has led many one day workshops and summer institutes. Jonathan took an active role in the development of model a syllabus for the new framework and helped design the activities in the AP World History workbook used in workshops and institutes.  The summer institute will focus on understanding the revised framework and how it applies to classroom instruction as well as the new exam.  There will be fifteen lessons designed to help teachers understand College Board expectations for the course and how to apply those expectations to unit and lesson design. Significant time will be devoted to investigating the four historical thinking skills, historical themes, periodization, and key concepts, which form the basis of the framework. Participants will use their understanding to develop a syllabus, course calendar and model units and lessons.