APSI Northeastern State University Week 3 - Online 2021


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.

Phillip Miller
Objective: AP Consultant

Education: Northeastern Oklahoma State 1979-1981
University of Tulsa 1981-1982
West Texas A&M University 1982-1985
Received BGS in 1985
Concentration – English and Business
Post Back 1989 Certification confirmed in 1991

Certification: Secondary English, Grade 6-12
Political Science (Government)

Experience: Grader AP Language Exam 2000-2005 (5 years)
Have worked as a College Board Consultant for last 20+ years/Graded IB written exams
English Department Head-6 years
AP Lead Teacher
IB Coordinator-7 years

Other: 1991-2000: Borger Independent Schools,
English I, English II, English III
Head Volleyball Coach, Assistant Soccer
English I Honors, II Honors, IIIAP
2000-present, Amarillo Independent Schools
Palo Duro High School, 1 year, English I
Amarillo High School, 17 years, English II-Pre-AP,(2 yrs)
English IIIAP/IB, (last 17 years)

Affiliations: College Board Consultant
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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Kristin Gonzales-Vega
My name is Kristin Gonzales-Vega and I currently teach AP Physics 1 and C (both Mech and E&M) at Reedy High School in Frisco, Texas. This will be my fifthteenth year teaching Physics and I have taught all levels of AP. I have been training teachers for the National
Math and Science Initiative running both 2-day and week-long summer institutes for the past three years all over the country. I have served as an AP Reader for the past 3 years and have also worked on the AP Physics Instructional Design team reviewing items
for the AP Classroom Question Bank and the AP Physics 1 Workbook. This past spring I taught AP Physics C:E&M on the College Board’s AP Live channel for students and teachers all over the world to prepare for the AP Exam. I am currently working on AP Daily
for AP Physics 1 which is a new initiative the College Board is using to provide short, daily curriculum videos to share with teachers and students through AP Classroom.
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Santos Guitierrez
Sandy Gutiérrez is a 4th generation Texan. She grew up in Houston and received her BA and MEd at the University of Houston. She started teaching at 21 and never stopped. She has been a teacher for 40 years at all levels from third grade through college. She taught the AP Spanish language course for 20 years and the AP Spanish literature course for 14 years, 10 of those years via television (distance learning) to students throughout Fairfax County, Virginia. She received her Ph.D. in 2008 from the University of Texas at San Antonio. Sandy has supervised student teachers for the University of Texas Department of Education. Sandy has been an AP® consultant for over twenty years and has led one-day workshops for the College Board® and has conducted summer institutes in both Spanish language and culture and Spanish literature and culture. She was an AP® Spanish Reader for over ten years and reviews/scores syllabi for the AP the Spanish Literature and Culture Course.
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Paul Philp
Paul Philp received both a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and a Certificate of German Public and International Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, DC. He earned his State of Texas certificate in secondary education in composite social studies from the University of Texas in Dallas. Both his Master of Art’s degree in Modern History and State of Texas endorsement in Gifted and Talented education are from Texas A&M University – Commerce.
After thirteen years as a classroom teacher and Academic Decathlon coach, Paul Philp became an administrator of curriculum and special educational programs in both public and private schools for ten years. While no longer an administrator he teaches a full load of AP and regular World History classes. Paul has taught Pre-AP World Geography, AP European History, US History as well as topics within AP Marco-Economics and AP Art History. He is a presenter for the College Board, has written multiple choice questions for the Advanced Placement World History exam, and is a national grader of the Advanced Placement World History essays for seven years. Paul taught World Civilizations and American History at the local community college for nine years. And he is currently an Assistant Coach for Speech and Debate.
His publications include the study guide for Peter Stearn’s Advanced Placement textbook, 3rd and 4th editions, World Civilization, and the Teachers’ Guide to Jerry Bentley’s Traditions and Encounters, 6th Edition. He co-authored a collaborative study of the Industrial Revolution in an international, world historical context with the Woodrow Wilson Institute at Princeton, New Jersey, and Document Based Questions in both European and World History. Paul is a past associate editor for the Encyclopedia of World History published by Berkshire Publishers of Boston. In 2020, a paper on 1200 as a defining transitional date in world history will be published by World History Connected and he is working on a study guide for the new AP course, World History Modern.
Paul speaks Spanish and German while dabbling in Portuguese, Italian, French and Latin. He is currently attempting to write a science fiction novel involving alternate history while telling his two cats to get off the desk.
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Charles Powell
Chuck Powell has been a high school science and computer science teacher for 35 years. He has taught AP Physics since 2009 and AP Computer Science A for since 2008,and AP Computer Science Principles since 2013. Chuck has served as an AP Computer Science Principles consultant for four years, teaching Summer Institutes and Saturday Workshops for the College Board. Chuck was a member of Colorado’s Computer Science Standards Development Team from 2017-18, as well as President of the Colorado Chapter of CSTA from 2015-18.
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Ann Linsley
Ann Linsley
Bellaire High School
Houston I.S.D.

Ann has taught at Bellaire High School for 34 years. She teaches AP Human Geography and International Baccalaureate Geography and IB/AP Environmental Science. Ann has served as a reader, table leader, and distributed question leader for the AP Human Geography Reading since 2002. She is an original teacher consultant with APHG and College Board since 1998 leading AP summer institutes and professional development sessions throughout the United States and China. She was an author of the College Board Special Focus publication on Globalization and the AP preparation materials for the Cultural Landscape, an Introduction to Human Geography (Pearson). 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 develop a sustainable world.