2021 APSI at the University of Georgia ONLINE - Week 1


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Lou Gallo
Lou Gallo teaches both AP European and US history at West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee. He has taught AP European history since 1996 and has served at the AP Reading as a reader, table leader, and question leader since 2000. He has also worked with the College Board in several different capacities. He is a College Board European History consultant since 2001 and also works as a consultant for AP US history. He is the author of the AP European History Course Planning and Pacing Guide available online at AP Central and he serves as a mentor to other European history consultants as well as AP US history teachers. He has also written test questions for various outlets including ETS, Cengage Publishing and HistorySage.com. In 2003, Lou received the Milken National Educator Award as well as West High School Teacher of the Year. He was named Knox County Teacher of the Year in 2008 and was one of five teachers selected to run the Olympic torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
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John Trites
John Trites has been closely involved with the AP Human geography course since its inception. He was on the original Test Development Committee for 7 years and he has been involved with every examination Reading. At the readings, John has acted as a Reader, Table Leader, and as a Question Leader. He enjoys working with both new and experienced APHG teachers and has conducted numerous weekend and week-long workshops throughout the both the United States and Canada. John taught high school Geography in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia for 33 years. In addition to teaching the APHG course to students in a regular classroom setting, he also taught the course on-line to students in several schools throughout his area. He presently works with pre-service teachers at Acadia University and frequently visits pre-service teachers in other Atlantic Canadian universities.
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Pamela Lamb
Pamela K. Lamb has taught AP and Dual Credit U.S. Government (Angelo State University) and Politics and Macroeconomics (Southwest Texas Junior College) at Del Rio High School in Del Rio, Texas. She holds a B.A. in history and a M.A. in both history and political science. She has been teaching for thirty-four years, twenty-nine in AP. Ms. Lamb also teaches history and political science classes at Southwest Texas Junior College and Sul Ross State University, Rio Grande College. Ms. Lamb has served as a reader, table leader and question leader at the U.S. Government and Politics AP reading. Ms. Lamb has been a workshop consultant for the Southwest Regional Office of the College Board since 1994 and received the Special Recognition Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Southwest Region in 2000. She has been recognized by Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers numerous times, received the Harvard Book Club Award and was a HEB Excellence in Teaching semi-finalist in 2008. Ms. Lamb is the author of 5 Steps to a 5: AP* U.S. Government and Politics. In 2018, Ms. Lamb was a contributing author to the Foundational Documents and Court Cases Reader to accompany the textbook American Government: Stories of a Nation.
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Stephen Cox
Steve Cox is an AP World and European History teacher with 34 years of experience in both middle and high school. Steve has been nationally board-certified for over 18 years, and has been recognized numerous times for meritorious teaching. He has been involved with AP reading since the inaugural year of AP World History. He has served as both a reader and table leader.

Steve participated in the inaugural training of AP World History teachers in 2000 and was instrumental in bringing AP World History to South Carolina. In the first year World History was offered nationally, Steve’s students comprised 91% of the SC exams. Steve has been a College-Board endorsed AP Consultant since 2007. He has conducted one-day and week-long seminars across the United States and internationally. Steve enjoys the opportunity to work with teachers in this professional development capacity.

In addition to his work with the College Board, Steve has contributed professionally to the field through state and district curriculum and textbook committees, professional development workshops, and technology integration. Steve has served as the Department Chair at Dutch Fork High School in Irmo, SC since 2005.
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Mike Arim
During his teaching career which spans over 40 years, Mike Arim has taught all levels of physics and biology, although his focus for the past three decades has been AP and Honors Chemistry. He has taught in both public and private school as well as at the university level (UNC-Charlotte). Mike has served as an AP Table Leader & Reader as well as a College Board Consultant since the early 90’s. He earned his degrees at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill (B.A., B.S., and MAT) and he is a National Board Certified Teacher. Among his awards are the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Outstanding H.S. Chemistry Teacher for the Southeast Region, the Time-Warner Cable Star Teacher Award, the Spratt Excellence in Teaching Award, and the Outstanding Science Teacher Governor’s Award. In 2015, he was selected by College Board to conduct a week-long workshop for chemistry teachers in China. Mike conducts workshops – weeklong Summer Institutes, 1-day and 2-days - throughout the USA
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Larry Peterson
Larry Peterson earned his B.S. in Mathematics Education from Utah State University and his M. Ed. from Weber State University. He has taught AP Calculus since 1976. Larry’s experience with Advanced Placement ranges from Calculus to Computer Science to Statistics. He has been a reader for the AP Calculus exam for since 1993, serving as a Table Leader for six years. In 2003 and 2004 Larry was also a Question Leader. He is also a regular presenter at state, regional, national, and international conventions in mathematics and technology and has published materials for both AP Calculus and AP Statistics.

Larry currently serves on the Instructional Design Team for AP Calculus. In addition to his work as a consultant for The College Board and The National Math and Science Initiative, Larry served a six-year term as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards. His awards include: Milken Educator, Tandy Scholar, Disney American Teacher Award winner, and Utah Teacher of the Year.
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Diane Halm
A former ELA secondary educator, Dr. Halm is currently a Faculty Fellow at Niagara University where she has taught Writing & Thinking 100, freshman composition, for the last 20 years. On campus, she is the liaison for NUSTEP’s English Language and Composition classes – mentoring teachers at local high schools who help students earn college credit concurrently. Dr. Halm has rated Advanced Placement English Language exams for the last 14 years and, as a certified AP Consultant, has assisted both new and seasoned AP ELA teachers prepare for the task during one-day workshops and AP Summer Institutes. She is a member of Niagara’s Faculty Learning Community, focusing on excellence in teaching and learning, and presented her research findings on student engagement at the International College Conference on Teaching and Learning (CCTL), hosted by Niagara University in 2014. Her work has been published in five different journals, including the International Journal of Education and Social Science. Dr. Halm has conducted workshops on the importance of teacher feedback at the Lilly Spring International Conference in Bethesda MD and on the impact of revision on student writing and learning at the Gulf Coast Conference on Teaching Writing, held in Destin FL.
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Joyce Herr
With over 40 years’ experience teaching AP English Literature and Composition, and Freshman Composition and Literature, Joyce Herr lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina. She served as the AP Vertical Team Lead Leader for Amarillo Independent School District and taught AP English Literature for the Amarillo Independent School District for 17 years. Prior to moving to Texas, she was an instructor at Syracuse University and Onondaga Community College. Currently, she is an adjunct instructor via distance learning at Amarillo College teaching Freshman English and Composition I and II, and serves as a mentor to new and experienced AP English teachers in several states. She has served as a reader/table leader and sample selector for the AP English Literature and Composition Exam for the past 17 years. Since 2000, Joyce has served as lead AP English Literature consultant for the CollegeBoard presenting at weeklong AP Summer Institutes in person and online, and one and two-day workshops. She has presented several professional development breakout sessions at the AP Annual Conference as well as pre and post main conference sessions for new and experienced AP English Literature teachers. In addition to her CollegeBoard affiliations, she presents AP and Pre AP professional development programs through the National Math and Science Initiative’s College Readiness Program and Laying the Foundations and AP English Lit Student Study Sessions.
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Jiang Yu
Jiang Yu, Ph.D., is a professor of physics at Fitchburg State University in Massachusetts. Jiang’s involvement with the AP Physics programs began in 1997 when she first led a College Board authorized AP Physics Summer Institute for high school teachers at her home university. Since then, she has led many AP Physics workshops and institutes in the United States and aboard. Jiang has participated in the AP Physics exam grading since 2000 and has served various leadership roles, including the Chief Reader from 2009 to 2013 and a Chief Reader Associate from 2013 to 2017, for which she worked with the AP Physics Exam Development Committees, set the grading rubric standards, and led the Reading operations. Currently, Jiang also serves as a senior reviewer and curriculum adviser for the College Board AP Physics course audit program.