APSI Northeastern State University Week 1 - Online 2021

The Consultants below are teaching this summer.


The Advanced Placement Summer Institute sponsored by the College Board and Northeastern State University is offered to new and experienced AP teachers. Participants will find that their Institute experience sets them up for success in teaching their AP classes with new ideas, resources, and a renewed enthusiastic vision for their classes. Participants will be learning through College Board approved consultants.

Melissa Cuellar
Melissa Cuellar has her Bachelors in Biology from Texas A&M International University. She
currently teaches at JB Alexander High School in Laredo, Texas and has over 20 years of teaching
experience in AP Biology, General Biology and Honors Biology. Melissa isthe science department
chair, AP Biology consultant, AP Biology Reader, NMSI instructor, has served on the AP Biology
development committee for College Board and is a committee member of the new CED AP
Biology binder. At the District level, she has worked on the biology curriculum and assessment
writing committee, STAAR benchmark writing committee and TAMIU master teacher.
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Sharon Johnston
Sharon Johnston has taught English on the high school and college levels for over 30 years and has taught AP® English Literature and Language for over 20 years. Since 1996, she has collaborated with Florida Virtual School, Spokane Virtual Learning and other online school systems in the creation and delivery of student-centric AP® courses; her research on the effectiveness of AP® online was published recently in the American Journal of Distance Learning. She has participated in College Board's AP® Programs as an Exam Reader/Table Leader and as an AP* consultant. She also served as a Steering Committee member for the 2008 and 2009 College Board AP® National Conferences and again for the 2015 and 2016 Conferences. As a consultant for the National Math Science Initiative, she conducts Saturday Study Sessions for students. Dr. Johnston, a National Board Certified Teacher, earned a doctorate in Curriculum & Instruction, Masters of Arts in English, and Bachelors in English & History Ed. In 2004, she received the Florida Council of Teachers of English Honor Award for outstanding service to advance the teaching of the language arts.
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Christine Custred
Christine Bond-Custred currently teaches Advanced Placement (AP) United States History and AP World History at Edmond Memorial High School, in Edmond OK. She has taught AP United States History since 1998 and AP World History since 2006. She holds a Master’s degree in Education Administration and in school counseling (M.Ed.) and is a National Board Certified Teacher (NBCT).

Ms. Custred has been a College Board consultant since 2000, presenting at numerous College Board institutes including international institutes. She has been an AP Summer Institute consultant since 2003, presenting at well over 60 summer institutes. She co-authored the Research and Education Association (REA) test prep book for AP United States History, she wrote the AP review questions for the AP edition of the Making America textbook, she co-authored the Fast Track to a 5 for AP World History and was a contributing author of the teacher’s edition of the Ways of the World textbook. She is the lead consultant for the ISCORE5 AP United History app and serves on the consultant advisory panel for the College Board. She has developed and team taught a combination course that bridges AP U. S. History and AP English Language and has co-presented at a Southwest Regional College Board conference and will be presented at the AP annual conference in Orlando in July, 2019. She served as an AP mentor from 2015-2017, this mentoring program, designed and offered by the College Board, entailed conducting once a month webinars with new AP United States history teachers. She has served as a reader for the AP World History exam and is currently a table leader at the AP United States History reading.
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Kathleen Blake
Kathleen Blake lives in Edmond OK and has been an arts educator in the state of Oklahoma for more that
forty years, teaching high school art in OK City Public Schools, Edmond Public Schools and currently at
Mount St Mary High School, OKC. Kathleen has her Masters in Art Education and in 1998 received her
National Board Certification. She has been a College Board endorsed Advanced Placement Consultant for
twenty-one years, teaching teachers, and for the last five years, has served as an AP Reader- assessing AP
Studio Art (now Art and Design) exams at the national level. A selection of her related work, honors and
awards includes the following: Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence/The OK Medal for Excellence in
Secondary Teaching, the Oklahoma Governors’ Arts in Education Award, The Power of Art-Robert
Rauschenberg Foundation National Winner, Publication-Author, Rembrandt Comes in All Sizes-Powerful
Stories from Accomplished Teachers, Corwin Press, Oklahoma Teacher of the Year Finalist, Oklahoma’s
Art Educator of the Year, the National Art Education Association Western Region Art Educator of the
Year, and the National Scholastic Art Teacher Portfolio Award.
Kathleen’s belief - that innovative thinking, invention and risk-taking are active ingredients in the process
of creating, applies to her teaching as well as her own art making. Her most recent honor & award came
in November, 2019 where her works will be featured with others in the Solar Impression Juried Exhibit,
Southampton Art Center - Southampton NY. This exhibit is hosted by Inspiration Plus whose mission is –
Improving the lives of Individuals of all ages through exposure to Science, Art, and Music.

Our scoring hours for the AP Reading are from 10 am to 7 pm. Last year we had varying times to choose from to participate, but this year, it appears that as long as we get in the correct amount of time each day within that 10-7pm time frame, we are OK.
So, I believe on June 14th, I could meet with participants at 8:30 for 1.5 hours and have intros, and give an assignment that would also be an introductory assignment to the course. Then we would pick up again the following day, June 15th, for our normal 8:30-4:30 schedule, some of which will be synchronous and asynchronous. Although, on Friday, we could wrap up early to include Monday's time. I hope this makes sense. Also, I am working on tweaking/improving the schedule I used in 2020, based on the participants
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Leon Schram
Leon Schram teaches Intro Computer Science, AP Computer Science (A) and AP Computer Science Princiiples at John Paul II High School in Plano, Texas. He has taught AP Computer Science for 35 years and has been a College Board consultant since 1985, conducting one-day, two-day and one-week AP Summer Institutes. He served four years on the AP Computer Science Test Development Committee and was an AP reader for ten years. Leon has also been active for the last ten years with NMSI (National Math & Science Initiative), presenting at Saturday Student AP Prep Sessions and conducting 2-Day AP Staff Development workshops for AP Teachers in the NMSI program.
Leon has received the Ross Perot Excellence in Teaching Award, The Texas Computer Educator of the Year Award, The College Board AP Special Recognition Award, was selected for the Global Who's Who 2009 Top Educator, received the Diocese of Dallas Catholic Teaching "Works of the Heart" award and received the UT Dallas 2014 Inspiration Award for inspiring future Computer Scientists. Leon Schram has published Student Friendly Pascal, Exposure C++, Exposure Java as well as D&S Marketing Preparation For The AP Examination (A), Python for AP Computer Science Principles and Preparation for the AP Computer Science Principles Exam.
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Jim Bohan
Dr. Jim Bohan, Ed.D.
Jim is a retired assessment specialist and member of the core team of the Pennsylvania Valueadded
Assessment System (PVAAS). Jim has also served as the chair of the core team of the
Pennsylvania Standards-Aligned System in Mathematics. He is a veteran of 38 years of high
school mathematics teaching and has served as a K-12 mathematics coordinator in two school
systems. Jim has been an adjunct instructor of mathematics and statistics at several colleges
and universities in Illinois and his present home of Pennsylvania. Jim is a consultant to the
College Board for AP Calculus and AP Statistics. He has served as a reader for both Calculus and
Statistics and as a table leader for Statistics. In addition, he has served on the AP Statistics Test
Development Committee. He continues to be a frequent presenter at National Council of
Teachers of Mathematics and National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics annual meetings.
Jim has published numerous manuscripts dealing with issues of mathematics and statistics
education, data-informed decision making, assessment and other topics. In addition, he has
published his syllabus in the AP Statistics Teachers’ Guide, an AP Statistics Review through
Amsco School Publishing and the Mathematics Chapter for the ASCD Curriculum Handbook. Jim
has earned an M.A. in mathematics from Loyola University in Chicago, and M.S. in applied
statistics at Villanova University in Philadelphia, PA. He has also completed successfully a
doctoral program in educational leadership from Immaculata University, PA.
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Michelle Roberts
Michele Roberts
Director of Computing Outreach
School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
Indiana University
Professional Preparation
Central College Pella, IA Communications B.S. 1976
Indiana State University Terre Haute, IN Communications M.A. 1978 Indiana Wesleyan University Marion, IN Business Administration M.B.A. 1995 Appointments
2017 – Present Director of K-12 Computing Outreach and Education, Luddy School of Informatics,
Computing and Engineering, Indiana University
2014 - 2017 Senior Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information Science, Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
1999 - 2012 Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information
Science, Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
1998 Visiting Lecturer, Department of Computer and Information Science, Purdue School of Science, IUPUI
Most Relevant Products
1. IndianaComputes! A Collaboration of 14 Indiana Universities and Colleges to Build to Deliver Teacher Professional Development. Contract with the Indiana Department of Education, 2019.
2. Priming the Pump: Reflections on Training K-5 Teachers in Computer Science. Authors: Jeff Gray, Michele Roberts, SIGSCE Publication 2018.
3. Getting Principled: Reflections on Teaching CS Principles at Two College Board University Pilots. Authors: Jeff Gray, Michele Roberts and Jonathan Corley, SIGSCE Publication 2017.
4. Data-Driven Broadened Participation, Poster Presentation at SIGSCE 2014.
5. Google4HS: Grant to train and support Indiana Teacher cohort group in CS Principles, 2015.
6. ICHE: Improving Teacher Quality Partnership, 2004-2005, (PI: Kim Nyugen).
7. Curriculum Enhancement Grant, 2013 (Co-PI). Internal Grant.
Other Significant Products
8. Gateway Department Grant, 2008-2009 (PI: M Roberts) Internal Grant.
9. Integrative Department Grant, 2007-2008 (PI: M Roberts) Internal Grant.
10.US Patent (Awarded) 09179788 York, Thompson and Roberts: Method and System for Electronic Re--calibration of an Electronic Control Module.
11. US Patent (Awarded) 5426585 Stepper, Roberts, et al: Method and Apparatus for Generating Calibration Information of an Electronic Engine Control Module.
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Tom Tutor
Tom Tutor
Teaching Calculus AB
Islesboro, ME 04848
Home e-mail: tomtutor1951@gmail.com
I graduated from the University of Mississippi–after a two-year hitch in the Army between my junior and
senior years–with a double major in English and Mathematics . In the Army I was trained as a meteorologist
and served in Panama.
Following graduation, I responded to my passion for literature and wrote short fiction, traveled for several
years, settled in Maine and began making custom hardwood furniture and doing finish work on wooden sail
boats. I continued in my one-man shop for ten years with only one short break during the winter of 1979
when I adventured to Alaska and ran a general store in a small village on the Yukon delta with my future
Seeking more intellectual stimulation, I worked as a computer programmer for two years. Then with young
children advancing toward school age, I became interested in the state of our local school, ran for the school
board and served three years as school board chairman. After my three-year term and a decent hiatus of two
years, a position became open for a mathematics teacher and I became a teacher. That was twenty-seven
years ago and without a doubt, I found my true calling.
For twenty-three years I taught at Islesboro Central School, a small island school in Penobscot Bay, Maine,
with a high school student population of about 30; my responsibilities included teaching all mathematics
courses from Math Six through AP Calculus, everyday, every year.
During 2005 I served as a math teacher at Herschel Village Junior Secondary School in the Eastern Cape
Province of South Africa as part of a year-long Fulbright Teacher’s Exchange, a life changing experience.
Most recentlyI taught at Robert College, Istanbul, for the school year 2012/2013 where I served as Co-Chair
of the Mathematics Department in the oldest American International School in the world with a high school
student population of about 1,000 of the brightest kids in Turkey.
In the last twenty years, through the College Board, Teachers Teaching With Technology (T^3) and the
Maine Department of Education, I have become active in leading various professional development
activities, most frequently workshops and institutes for AP Calculus AB teachers. I was a Reader for AP
Calculus AB for five years before leaving for Turkey.