11 Cherokee educators will grade AP exams from around country
by Michelle Babcock
mbabcock@cherokeetribune.com
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Eleven Cherokee County School District teachers were selected to score the essay sections of students’ Advanced Placement exams from around the country.

AP teachers and college faculty from around the world are selected annually to read more than 3.7 million AP exams, and CCSD spokesperson Barbara Jacoby said it is an honor to have so many Cherokee County teachers selected.

“This selection is yet another testament to the caliber of the Cherokee County School District’s teachers and their dedication to their vocation,” Jacoby said. “Not only is it an honor to have so many teachers selected, but it also benefits our AP students for their teachers to review the work of students from across the country and compare achievement.”

The CCSD teachers who were selected to score the essays, or free-response sections, included: from Creekview High School, Michael Sinco (AP World History); Etowah High School, Kevin Wall (AP English Literature) and Mary Shell (AP World History); River Ridge High School, Keith Hooper (AP Spanish); Sequoyah High School, Cathy Barco (AP Psychology), Elaine Dasher (AP English Literature) and Allison Webb (AP Spanish); and Woodstock High School, Maria Gogerty (AP Spanish Language), Andy Hall (AP English Language), Dan Paige (AP Human Geography) and Krista Webb (AP World History). Gogerty also served as a table leader during the Reading.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president of AP and College Readiness at the College Board. “It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of these talented educators.”

AP courses offer students a chance to earn credit for college courses at most colleges and universities by earning a 3 out of 5 score or higher on their AP exam.

In early June, all six CCSD high schools expanded their AP course offerings, five of which received grant funds to do so as part of Google’s Global Impact Awards.
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