Florence "Flo" Gullickson

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 collaborate 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.

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