Below is the list of AP® Summer Institute Endorsed Consultants organized by their respective AP® course area. Please take the time to familiarize yourself with each course area and the associated endorsed consultant.
Dr. Baeszler has been a reader at the European History exams for the past few years. He is a College Board Certified consultant/ trainer for the new Examination. Don received his Bachelors degree in Art from NYU, has a Masters Degree in History and wrote his Doctoral Dissertation on Abstraction Heuristic for use in AP History Classes. He is an accomplished artist and musician and has lived and taught in multiple disciplines in South America, Denmark, Finland and Australia. In Australia, he was the recipient of numerous awards for his work with Indigenous Studies as Chair of Social Studies at St. Joseph’s College, Melbourne. He currently teaches both A.P. World History and A.P. European History at Riverview High Schools’ International Baccalaureate Program.
French Language and Culture
Deanna Scheffer teaches all levels of French in St. Augustine, FL. She currently serves the College Board as the Assistant Chief Reader. As part of the team to redesign the AP French Language and Culture Course and Exam, she served on The College Board World Language Commission, Best Practices Committee, and Curriculum Design and Test Development committees. She served as College Board Advisor for two terms. She has written one of the AP French Language course pacing guides for AP Central and was the editor of the Science and Technology Curriculum Module. In addition, she served as an AP Exam Reader and Table Leader for many years. Deanna served three terms as president of the Florida Chapter of the American Association of the Teachers of French, and she is currently a member of the executive council as the Southern Regional Rep. A National Board Certified Teacher and Trainer, Deanna became a chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques in 2009. She was Florida French Teacher of the Year in 2011, AATF Chapter President of the Year in 2014, and FLENEF Teacher of the Year in 2015.
Robert Coad has taught AP* and Honors Art History at Hamilton High School’s Humanities Magnet in Los Angeles Unified School District for the past 24 years, as well as design, Museum Studies and Humanities. Over the last eighteen years, Robert has been a frequent presenter of one-day AP Art History Workshops for the College Board Western Region and 5-day summer institutes throughout the Western Region, Canada, including Columbia College’s National AP Summer Institute for the Arts (2005). Robert presented one-day Art History Workshops at AP National Conferences (Chicago, Los Angeles, Florida) and served as a panelist at Western Region Academic Conferences in Seattle, Anaheim and San Francisco. Robert presented three on-line events and workshops regarding contextual analysis for AP Central and has served as a National Leader Consultant. He is a Reader for AP Art History and was honored as a Distinguished Teacher (AP Art History) at the Western Region Conference in Las Vegas (2006). Robert holds National Board Certification in Early Adolescence through Young Adulthood Art (2002/2012) and has served on the Excellence Awards Advisory Committee for the Los Angeles Educational Partnership Excellence Awards for Teaching. He is a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellowship recipient and a Humanities Teacher Leadership program award recipient. He Robert is mentor teacher and BTSA Support Provider for LAUSD at his school site.
Kimberly E. Cruz, EdS, is an AP Psychology instructor in Florida and virtually. She has been teaching for 16 years and was an AP Psychology facilitator for the Local Advanced Placement Credentialing (LAPC) Committee of Broward County. Kimberly has experience as an AP Psychology reader, AP Psychology exam question writer, and Praxis Psychology exam question writer. Additionally, she served on the advisory committee for Myers’ for AP Psychology 2nd Edition and is currently reviewing the next edition. With experience as an adjunct professor and in teaching AP Psychology at a virtual schools, she spans the spectrum of superb qualifications as your AP Psychology Consultant. Kimberly also served on the American Psychological Association’s Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools (TOPSS) Affiliate as the Membership Chair. She was the Florida Social Studies Teacher of the Year (2012) and strives to bring innovative, enriching ideas for both new and experienced AP Psychology teachers to the APSI. Kimberly believes teaching is about relevance and the role of education is to learn for positive change by framing the mind of the educator for exceptional student services to promote quality, academic competitiveness and consistency, and superior opportunity of each academic experience.
Spanish Language and Culture
Amarilys Heard teaches Honors Spanish 3, Advanced Placement Spanish Language and Culture, and Advanced Placement Spanish Literature and Culture. She has also taught Spanish 1, Spanish 2 and Honors Spanish 2. She sponsors the Spanish National Honor Society, or Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and the Florida State Spanish Conference Team. She is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Education of Instructional Technology from the University of Maryland University College with an emphasis on world languages. She is a certified College Board consultant for the AP Spanish Language and Culture course and a member of the Florida Council of Independent Schools (FCIS) evaluation team. She reviews testing materials for Barron’s Educational Services. She also leads student travels abroad on occasion. Sra. Heard has conducted workshops and presentations at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), the AP Annual Conference (APAC), the FCIS conferences, and on behalf of the College Board in Colorado, Florida, Louisiana, North Carolina and Alabama. She has served as a table leader and reader at the AP Spanish Language reading, which takes place every June.
Spanish Literature and Culture
Cameron Stephen teaches at Cy-Fair High School in the Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District located in Cypress, Texas. He has taught there since 2000 and has served as department chairman since 2009. He is a product of the AP Spanish program at Kearns High School in Salt Lake City, Utah where he took the AP Spanish Language exam in 1993. His passion for teaching was born while serving a mission for his church to the Dominican Republic from 1994 to 1996. Upon returning home, he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Utah in 2000. He completed a Master of Arts degree in Spanish Literature from the University of Houston in 2009. He has taught Pre-AP Spanish and AP Spanish Language since his first day in the classroom. He was responsible for re-starting the Native Speakers program at this school in 2001 and started the AP Spanish Literature program in 2002. When Mr. Stephen started at Cy-Fair, only 3 students participated in the AP Spanish Language exam. Now, his school regularly has more than 70 students that participate in AP Spanish Language & Culture and more than 20 that participate in AP Spanish Literature & Culture on a yearly basis. Mr. Stephen has served as a reader for the AP Spanish Literature exam since 2005, a Table Leader since 2009, and as a Question Leader since 2015. Mr. Stephen has been a College Board Consultant since 2011, conducting workshops and summer institutes all over the country. In 2012, Mr. Stephen became a member of the College Board’s Test Development Committee for AP Spanish Literature and Culture and since 2015 as the high school co-chairman of the committee. In 2016, Mr. Stephen received the prestigious Outstanding Teacher of the Humanities award from Texas Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
US Government & Politics
Terri Susan Fine, Ph.D. is professor of political science at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) where she has taught for 28 years. She is the recipient of 10 undergraduate teaching excellence awards and one university-wide award each in faculty leadership, professional service and academic advising. Her courses include “Teaching American Political Institutions” and “American Politics Seminar” at the graduate level and “American National Government”, “Research Methods”, “Civic Engagement”, “Politics and Civil Rights”, “Religion and Politics” and “Political Psychology”, among others, at the undergraduate level. She has taught courses face to face, on-line and in a hybrid format. Her involvement in the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics program goes back to 1992 when she first served as a reader. Since that time, she has served as a table leader, and, since 2004, as a workshop facilitator. She took part in the College Board mentoring program in 2010, and was project director for the “Civics Connection”, a freely available, on-demand AP-centric U.S. Government resource that includes video interviews of former members of Congress and extensive teacher support materials including primary source, graphic tools and contemporary news analyses. She currently serves on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee for AP U.S. Government and Politics, and has written multiple choice questions for the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics exam. Terri extends her involvement in the AP U.S. Government and Politics program by making AP focused presentations to AP classes and at professional conferences.
Kenneth Tucker is a Social Studies teacher at Rockdale County High School in Conyers, Georgia. He has taught AP U.S. History for twelve years, and served as an AP Exam Reader for nine. In addition to serving as an AP consultant, he is also participating in this year’s AP Mentor Pilot as a mentor. He and a former student were selected to participate in the 2013 NHD Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Institute, with their research on 2nd Lt. Benjamin Hodges being featured on the National WWII Museum’s “Remember Them” website and GPTV’s “On the Story.” He was also a participant in the 2011 Gilder Lehrman Stanford Institute on the Great Depression and World War II. Kenny has presented at the AP National Conference and College Board’s Access and Equity Conference on the subject of Vertical Teams, and has served on several Comprehensive School Reform Committees as well as the RCPS AP Innovation Configuration Mapping Team. Kenny earned his B.S. and M.Ed at Florida A&M University, and is currently working towards a Specialist degree in Educational Leadership at Columbus State University. Kenny was named the Mary Brown Tinkham Chapter Colonial Dames 17th Century Outstanding History Teacher in 2014, Rockdale High School Teacher of the Year in 2013-2014, VFW Teacher of the Year in 2013, and a Rockdale County Public Schools Honor Teacher in 2011 and 2013.
Colin Ramsay began his teaching career in 1978, and is currently a Social Studies teacher at Lemon Bay High School in Englewood, Florida. He teaches AP World History, AP Human Geography, and Honors World History. Additionally, Colin has taught for Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, NY, the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL, Hillsborough Community College in Tampa, FL, and the State College of Florida in Bradenton, FL. He began teaching AP courses in 1981, and has taught AP European History, AP U.S. History, AP Macro and Micro Economics, AP U.S Government and Politics and AP Comparative Government. Colin has been a reader of the World History exam since 2003, and has been a table leader at the AP Reading since 2005. Colin has been a College Board Consultant in A.P. World History since 2004.
Vivian Moreira Komando
Vivian Moreira Komando is currently the Art Teacher at South Walton High School in Santa Rosa Beach, where she is the teacher of Art I 3D, Art Honors 2D Pre-AP, AP Studio Art 2D, AP 2D Photo /Digital, AP Studio Art 3D, and AP Studio Art Drawing, as well as being the Art Club Sponsor. Moreira Komando previously taught Art at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, TN; Phillips Exeter Academy in Exeter, NH; Pope John Paul II in Hendersonville, TN; and Niceville High School in Niceville, FL. Moreira Komando has worked with the Advanced Placement Studio Art Program as an AP Studio Art Development Committee member, a College Board Mentor, an AP Studio Art Reader and Table Leader at the annual AP Studio Art Reading, and continues as a Consultant for the College Board’s AP Studio Art Program. She has presented on multiple occasions on AP Studio Art topics at the NAEA. Her undergraduate Art Education degree is from Florida International University. She earned her graduate degrees: Masters, Specialist, and Doctorate, from Florida State University. She has 30+ years of experience as an Art Educator in both private and public schools. Moreira Komando resides in Walton County Florida with her husband, Richard, and their Maltese, Monet.
Judith Perrella is a veteran teacher and College Board consultant for AP and Pre-AP sciences. She has taught for over 40 years in both public and private school settings. In addition to a wide variety of science courses, she has been teaching AP Biology for more than 30 years. Her presentation experiences include national NSTA conferences and APSI workshops in several states. She looks forward to sharing her knowledge and experience at the FIU APSI.
Patsy Young Davis
Patsy Young Davis has taught mathematics for 42 years and AP Calculus since 1983. She has been conducting workshops and summer institutes for the College Board since 1989 and served 12 years as an AP Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for the scoring of the AP Calculus exams. She enjoys interacting with teachers each summer in Advanced Placement Summer Institute weeks.
Gregory Byrl Dodd was born in Clarksburg, W.Va. on August 29, 1950. He graduated from Pennsboro High School in 1968, Glenville State College in 1972, and West Virginia University in 1975. At Glenville State he majored in Chemistry and General Science 7-12. His studies at West Virginia University added Physics and Mathematics 7-12 to his teaching credentials as well as earning a Master’s Degree in Secondary Science Education. Mr. Dodd taught for 42 years starting his career at a K-8 elementary school and continuing his career at Pennsboro High School, Charleston Catholic, Dunbar High, Capital High, and finishing his career at George Washington High School. Greg taught Advanced Placement Chemistry for the last 25 years of his teaching career. He is an educational technology consultant working for College Board, Vernier Software and Technology, and Texas Instruments as well as several Advanced Placement Summer Institutes. Mr. Dodd has made numerous presentations at National Science Teachers Association Conferences, Advanced Placement Annual Conference, ChemEd, Biennial Conference on Chemical Education, and T-Cubed International Conference.
English Literature and Composition
Tammy Schoen taught in South Carolina from 1991-1997 prior to moving to South Florida. Tammy taught at Coconut Creek High School until helping to open Coral Glades High School in 2003. At Coral Glades, Tammy teaches AP Literature (and whatever else they give her) and serves as the Literacy Department Chair. Tammy has been active in many College Board programs: she has been a reader for AP Literature for over a decade, and currently serves as a Table Leader. She has led AP half-day and full-day workshops as a national consultant. Tammy serves as the facilitator for the AP Literature LAPC program in Broward County, a program that brings AP teachers together in PLC groups to collaborate. Tammy has also taught the AP reviews offered to Broward students each year as they prepare for their AP exams. In her spare time, Tammy enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with her family.
English Language and Composition
Thomas E. Humble teaches AP English Language and Composition at Raleigh Charter High School. He has taught courses in composition and rhetoric at the UNC-Chapel Hill. He has been an AP Reader. Dr. Humble has been an AP consultant in English Language and Composition for 25 years. He has conducted workshops and institutes in 18 states, and he has conducted one-day workshops at the AP Annual National Conferences in San Antonio (2009) and San Francisco (2011). With Sally Humble, he is the co-author of manuals in AP English, formerly published by Duke TIP. He holds the B.A. in History from UNC-Charlotte, the M.A.T. in English Education from Duke University, and the Ph.D. in English from UNC-Chapel Hill.
Computer Science Principles
Seth Reichelson has been an AP Computer Science Principals Pilot instructor for four years and AP Computer Science A teacher for eleven years. He has been named the AP Computer Science Principals Ambassador by College Board. He was the White House’s Champion of Change Winner for tech inclusion and has given speeches at the White House that can be seen on YouTube. He routinely draws one hundred and fifty students into AP Computer Science in a non-magnet public high school in Orlando Florida. In his free time he enjoys being on NCWIT’s K12 executive board, teaching at eighteen of NCWIT’s Tapestry workshops while accumulating a few NCWIT Educator awards and watching many of his female students winning National and Local NCWIT’s Aspiration awards. Seth has given speeches for NCWIT that can be viewed on YouTube. He is a six time IBM Mainframe teacher of the year and just had a student win IBM’s Masters of the Mainframe for North America. He is has also given speeches for IBM. Hopefully you will join him this summer for this exciting class.
John O’Brien has been involved with APHG since the first Teacher’s National Institute at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1997. His background includes a Master’s Degree in Geographic Education from State University of New York at Buffalo. Since that time he has done graduate work in geography at the University of Minnesota, Tennessee, Eastern Michigan, Ball State University, Macalester College and Princeton University. He has also received Fulbright Fellowships to China, Egypt and Sub-Saharan Africa, a U.S. – Japan Foundation Fellowship and more recently a geographic educational exchange program to South Korea. Over the past 15 years John has been an instructor at many summer institutes and workshops as both a Midwest and Southern College Board Consultant. He has also been a Reader and Table Leader for eleven years for AP exams including Human Geography and Psychology. Over the past 32 years John has had the opportunity to teach geography at colleges and high schools in New York, Minnesota and in Naples, Florida.