Jim Smanik

Jim Smanik is an AP Biology and Physics teacher at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, OH. He has 24 years of teaching experience with 14 of those years as an AP Biology instructor. He coaches cross country, basketball and track. Jim has been an AP Biology reader for 12 years, approximately 7 of those as a table leader. He has been a consultant for the College Board since 2000, during which he has presented over 20 one-day workshops and over 15 weeklong APSIs.  Presently he is piloting labs for the redesigned AP Biology course as well as working on other redesign projects. He serves on a review committee for Carolina Biological Supply Company’s new AP Biology Lab Kits for the inquiry labs. Jim lives in Maineville, OH, with his wife, Susan, and two daughters, Lauren and Katie.