Cherokee teachers chosen to grade AP exams
by Michelle Babcock
June 25, 2014 12:31 AM | 2789 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
This year, 18 Cherokee County School District teachers were chosen to read and score the College Board’s Advanced Placement Exams, which offer middle and high school students the chance to gain credit for college-level courses.

Each year in June, more than 12,500 educators from around the world are selected to score the free-response sections of more than 4.2 million AP Exams, said School District spokeswoman Barbara Jacoby.

“AP readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the world’s leading academic institutions,” Jacoby said.

Teachers who are selected as AP readers get the opportunity to network and share ideas with other educators, said Trevor Packer, senior vice president for AP and instruction at the College Board.

“The reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” Packer said. “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.”

Keith Hooper, a River Ridge High School teacher for AP Spanish Language and Culture, was one of the educators selected as an AP reader.

“The learning opportunities provided during the reading — for AP teachers to better instruct their students — are invaluable,” Hooper said.

Other Cherokee County School District teachers who were selected for the 2014 AP reading event are, from Creekview High School: AP World History teacher Michael Sinco; and from Etowah High School: AP Spanish Language and Culture teacher Dr. Claudia Larrotta, AP U.S. History teacher Rebecca Schwartz, AP World History teacher Mary Shell, AP World History teacher Kristy Szpindor and AP English Literature and Composition teacher Michael Kevin Wall.

AP readers from Sequoyah High School are: AP Psychology teacher Cathy Barco, AP English Literature and Composition teacher Elaine Dasher, AP Biology teacher Maureen Miller and AP Spanish Language and Culture Allison Webb; and from Woodstock High School: AP Spanish Language and Culture teacher Sonya Breaux, AP Physics teacher Kelly Burke, AP Psychology teacher Allen Domenico, AP Spanish and Culture teacher Maria Gogarty, AP English Language and Composition teacher Andy Hall, AP Human Geography Dan Page and AP World History teacher Krista Webb.

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