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Fred Vital
Fred Vital brings over 20 years of classroom experience to Colorado Education Initiative. He teaches AP chemistry and standard chemistry at Darien High School in Darien, Connecticut. He has taught all levels of chemistry and also teaches at the local community college.

Fred is a College Board consultant, former member of the AP Chemistry Test Development Committee, serves as a Table Leader and AP Reader at the AP exam grading session. He is also a Pre-AP Chemistry curriculum writer, College Board Pre-AP National Faculty and SAT Chemistry Subject Test Development Committee member. He is also a co-operating teacher for the education program at Fairfield University and Sacred Heart University.

Fred was the 2010 New England Institute of Chemists Connecticut Secondary School Chemistry Teacher of the Year and is proud of being awarded the 2017 Darien HS Inspiring Teacher of the year as voted by the school body. Fred can be found in the classroom before and after school helping students with chemistry. This is a testament to his dedication to student success.

Fred holds an MA and MS from Columbia University and BS from Fairfield University. When not doing all things chemistry, he enjoys running and keeping up with the New York sports teams. Fred played and coached volleyball for many years. Fred and his loving wife Jill are parents to six children ranging from 22 to 11.
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Brandon Abdon
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Timothy Freitas
Timm Freitas has been teaching AP English Language for 10 years, and he has been instructing AP English Literature for seven; he is currently in his second year teaching at Whitinsville Christian School where he also teaches theology and honors underclassmen; prior to his move, he was at Blackstone Valley Tech for 8 years where he taught all levels--and grades--of learners. His second year into teaching AP English Language, he was invited to be a consultant for the Massachusetts Math and Science Initiative (now Mass Insight Education) for student Saturday sessions, and in 2015, he was offered a position as a two-day professional development facilitator. Since 2015, Timm has been an active AP reader, and he has professionally facilitated sessions for Mass Insight's October 2-day teacher conferences; though most years he presents AP Lang content, in 2018, he worked as a Lit consultant. In 2017, Timm was invited to present at the Annual AP Conference in Washington D.C., and it was after this time he was also invited to work on the College Board's Instructional Design Team for the new AP English Language frameworks. After gaining experience, Timm is now a College-Board-endorsed AP English Language consultant. In conjunction with all of the aforementioned, he is also a consultant for the National Math and Science Initiative, is in the process of collaborating on a text book, and is operating and maintaining the Garden of English: a place where he can work with teachers across the globe to assist them with their craft. Materials can be accessed here: www.gardenofenglishresources.weebly.com
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Elizabeth Davis
Elizabeth Davis is a 1988 graduate of Texas A&M University with an English Composite teaching field. After fifteen years at A&M Consolidated High School in College Station and fourteen years at Westwood High School in Austin, she has returned “home” to teach at College Station High School. Over the past thirty-one years, she has taught Advanced Placement, honors, and on-level junior and senior English, sponsored the yearbook and student council, and served as English Department chair at two high schools. Elizabeth has been an endorsed consultant for English Literature since 2001. She has been a reader for the English Language exam and this year joined the English Literature reading team. She also worked in collaboration with The College Board in developing the new English Literature resources for 2019-2020. Having taught both AP English Literature and AP English Language has deepened her understanding of making connections and building bridges between the two courses and reinforced the importance of teaching writing and analysis at all levels of the vertical team, intentionally scaffolding instruction of skills. Outside the classroom, Elizabeth enjoys being a wife, a mother of two young men and their lovely brides, a spoiler of dogs, and a singer in her church choir and praise team.
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Ann Linsley
Ann Linsley is a native of Houston, Texas and has taught at Bellaire High School in the Houston Independent School District for the past 34 years. She teaches IB/AP (International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement ) Geography and IB Environmental Science. She is also an adjunct for the University of Houston in Geography. Ann earned a Master of Science in GeoScience from Texas A&M University. She also holds a M.Ed.in Curriculum and GT from the University of Houston.

Ann is a teacher consultant for the College Board, National Geographic Society, and the Texas Alliance for Geographic Education. She is the recipient of different national and state awards, teacher of the year recognition and honored with the opportunity to participate in national programs to extend her field work experiences sponsored by NOAA, NSF, NCGE, NGS. Ann has worked with the College Board Geography program since its inception in 1998 as a reader, writer, consultant and summer institute trainer. Ann developed the AP Human Geography student and teacher materials for Pearson Publishing and Bedford Freeman AP Human Geography textbooks. Ann was a PolarTrec teacher to McMurdo Station, Antarctica participating in a human impact study of the region with a team from Texas A&M, dept. of Geography and sponsored by ARCUS/PolarTrec and the National Science Foundation. She is also a National Geographic Fellow and a participant in the NGS Arctic-Svalbard program.

Ann’s focus for her students is to develop a better understanding of the interdependent nature of our actions between man and the environment in an attempt to foster a sustainable world. She believes that students better apply their knowledge when they can be in the field. Fieldwork is a necessity for her courses and encourages her students to follow in the words of Rachel Carson, "The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders and realities of the universe, the less taste we shall have for destruction."
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Karl Johnson
Karl Johnson has over 33 years of experience in the classroom and has been teaching APUSH since 2001.. He has been a College Board consultant since 2014 and has served as a reader and table leader at the AP Reading since 2001. Karl's workshops focus on integrating technology and teaching to multiple intelligences to make APUSH fun for teachers and students alike. After four days in this summer institute you will learn how to mold your students into better writers and critical thinkers, improve your instructional practice, and improve the APUSH scores for your students.

By attending an AP Summer Institute, you will:
• Develop a course pacing guide by unit/topic to incorporate the full scope of your AP course into your school’s academic calendar
• Examine formative and summative assessment item types to identify and explain how pairings of content and skills are the focus of instruction and also the targets of these assessments
• Practice applying the scoring guidelines from the most recent AP exam to samples of student work
• Identify student strengths and weakness using data available through AP Classroom and Instructional Planning Reports
• Walk away with ready-to-use strategies and pedagogical tools shared by an experienced educator within the AP community
• Specific attention will be paid to the following AP resources: Unit Guides, Topic Questions, Personal Progress Checks, Question Bank, Instructional Planning Reports, and the AP Teacher Community.

What should you bring?
• We will be using a lot of technology, so bring your phone and whatever device you like best for working collaboratively online.
• Please prepare an outline of one “best practice” in your classroom to share with your fellow participants. This does not have to be an elaborate presentation, but be prepared to share an outline of a lesson that gets you and your students excited about APUSH. Please include links to any pertinent documents or lesson plans you are sharing.
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Susan Barber
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MIchael Pastor
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Kelcey Burris
Kelcey Burris is currently the Department Chair of Science and teaches AP Biology at Union High School in Camas, Washington. He started his teaching career in Naples, Florida and has been teaching AP Biology for the past 21 years. As a College Board Endorsed Consultant for AP Biology he has presented one-day and week-long workshops throughout the United States and internationally in Guam, Chengdu, China, and Shanghai, China. Kelcey has been a reader for the AP Biology Exam for the past 11 years. He recently was a member of the AP Daily team producing Topic Videos for the AP Biology Curriculum on AP Classroom. He earned a BA in Biology and Chemistry from Concordia University in Portland, Oregon, and a Master’s in Education from Florida Gulf Coast University in Fort Myers, Florida. He is the head coach for girls’ soccer at his high school, and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with his wife and daughter in his free time.
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Kristin Shapiro
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Kimberly Hermans
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Princess Choi
Princess Choi is a math and computer science teacher at Perris High School in California. She likes to play disc golf whenever she can to destress and think about providing access and equity to computer science education to all students. She has served as a reader or table leader for AP CSP for five years with ETS. Princess is also a facilitator and training material writer for AP CSP and AP CSA teachers at NMSI and an instructor for AP CSP and AP CSA at Fiveable.
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Tony Record
Anthony (Tony) Record has just finished his 30th year as a mathematics teacher at Avon High School, a western suburb of Indianapolis, IN. During his time at Avon, he has played a role in helping the school’s AP Calculus program grow from 12 students to nearly 300. He received his B.A. from Indiana University and his M.S. from Butler University. In addition to his teaching responsibilities, Tony is an active consultant with both the National Math & Science Initiative and the College Board having trained teachers and worked with students in 27 states. He currently serves as both a Texas Instruments T^3 Regional Instructor and a Table Leader for the AP Calculus Exam Reading. Tony is a former Indiana State Teacher of the Year Finalist and Armstrong Teacher Educator with Indiana University. He has authored the AP Calculus AB curriculum for the KIPP charter school system across the United States and has written several test preparation materials for various print and online publishers such as Propel Enterprises, www.albert.io and GetAFive.com as well as recently serving as an AP Calculus BC YouTube Live Instructor during the Spring of 2020 and 2021 as well as an AP Daily Instructor. He lives in Avon, IN with his wife and two teen-aged children. In his spare time, he loves to play guitar and is active in with central Indiana’s Hendricks Civic Theatre having appeared in several productions.

Contact Information
ajrecord@avon-schools.org
www.avon-schools.org/Domain/3490

Youtube: Tony Record
Twitter: @APCalcTchr
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Dixie Ross
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Jared Derksen
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