Bill Compton has been teaching AP® Calculus AB/BC for the past 29 years and AP® Computer Science AB
for the past 22 years at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. He has been a reader or table
leader at the AP® Calculus Reading for 18 years and has been a College Board Endorsed Consultant in
the Southern Region for the past eleven years presenting one-day, student review, teaching and
learning, and week-long summer workshops since 2001. During 2005–2007, he conducted the College
Board’s online “New AP® Teachers Open-Workshop in AP® Calculus,” presenting a 6 hour introduction
for new teachers to AP® Calculus. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Prior to taking on his current position as statewide science content director for AdvanceKentucky, Lew
taught introductory and AP chemistry (among other sciences and mathematics) for twenty years in
independent schools in North Carolina, California, and Kentucky. He has acted as a reader, table leader,
and currently question leader for the AP Chemistry reading, and is a College Board consultant in
chemistry. He has also contributed candidate questions to the AP chemistry test and the PRAXIS tests
for chemistry and physics, and has presented workshops at regional and national conferences.
Lew has developed curricular materials for chemistry education, integrating technology and molecular
modeling and computational chemistry software into laboratory program. He earned a BA in chemistry
from Harvard and has completed graduate work at UNC Charlotte and Brandeis University. He currently
lives in Louisville with his wife, Lenore Hoyt, professor of chemistry at the University and Louisville, and
his daughter, Artemis, who is destined to be a scientist.
English Language and Composition
Terry Filippo teaches AP English Language and AP English Literature at Wren High School in Piedmont,
South Carolina. A National Board Certified teacher who was the recipient of the 2012 South Carolina
English Teacher of Excellence Award, he has been an educator for over twenty-five years. In addition to
his secondary work, he has taught literature, composition, and education classes at Clemson University
for many years. He has served as an AP English Language and Literature Reader for eleven years and a
College Board Consultant in both English subject areas for the past seven years. He also mentors other
College Board AP English consultants. A former president of the South Carolina Council of Teachers of
English, he continues to serve on the SCCTE Board of Directors. He is the past chairman of the executive
board of the National Council of Teachers of English Assembly for National Board Certified Teachers.
English Literature and Composition
Bill Pell is a 42-year veteran teacher. At Spartanburg (SC) High School from 1973-2006, he taught AP
English Literature, chaired the Language Arts Department, and served as the school-wide curriculum
specialist. He has been active in many College Board programs: the Reading, AP half-day and full-day
workshops, English Vertical Teams, summer institutes, and the national consultant and mentoring
program. He worked with the Board’s online events program, presenting a full-day workshop for new
AP teachers and workshops on A Raisin in the Sun and Othello. For 15 years, he taught the South
Carolina AP certification course in English Literature at the University of South Carolina Upstate, where
he was also an Adjunct Instructor of English for many years. He currently teaches AP English Literature
and senior English at Spartanburg Day School.
Robert Sylak, Shaker Heights High School
Rob has been an Environmental Science teacher for thirty-five years. He has worked in the field for the
Ohio Department of Natural Resources and is currently serving on the ODNR Scenic Rivers Advisory
Council. He is a founding member of the Chagrin Watershed Research Institute. He has served as an AP
Environmental Science reader since the first year and is currently a College Board Consultant in
Environmental Science and Vertical Teaming in pre AP Science. Rob received his BS Science Ed from The
Ohio State University and completed graduate work from Kent State University and Cleveland State
University. Rob has been recognized for his outstanding community service and received the
Presidential Distinguished Teacher Award.
Ken received his bachelor’s degree in European History and a minor in Political Science from
Miami University. He received his master’s degree in Secondary Education and a minor in
European History from the University of Cincinnati and completed post graduate studies from
Indiana University and Xavier University. Ken has taught high school Social Studies for 42 years
and AP European History for 22 years. Ken has been an AP Consultant and Reader for European
History for 17 years. In 2003, Ken was honored as a National Honor Society Teacher Inductee.
Linda Zins-Adams, a certified and trained consultant, reader and reviewer for College Board. She
currently teaches German (Levels I, II, III, IV, and AP) at Highlands High School in Fort Thomas, KY. She
has conducted numerous workshops for the College Board, KWLA, SCOLT, and ACTFL. She has recently
written sample lesson plans and a sample syllabus based on the new exam format. In 2008, she was
awarded World Language Teacher of the Year in Kentucky, followed by the Teacher of the Year by SCOLT
and finalist for ACTFL Teacher of the Year. She is currently serving on the executive board for SCOLT
and achieved a 100% pass rate in the last two years in her AP German Language course. She has served
as a reader and consultant since 2002 and has taught an AP course since 1993. Her program consists of
approximately 120 students from grades 8-12 and she teaches and after school enrichment program at
one of the district's elementary schools.
John Boyst is a National Board Certified Teacher who has taught Spanish and French for 40 years. He has
taught AP® Spanish Language and Literature since 1992, has served as an AP® Spanish Language exam
reader or table leader since 2002, and has been an AP® Spanish consultant for both courses for ten
years, having conducted one-day workshops, teacher as learner workshops, and summer institutes. John
was the recipient of the North Carolina Foreign Language Teacher of the Year Award in 2003. Although
retired from the North Carolina Public School System, he is currently a part-time Spanish instructor at
Salem College in Winston-Salem, NC.
John received his BS degree in Elementary Education and Spanish from Appalachian State University in
Boone, NC. He was awarded a Diploma Superior en Estudios Castellanos from the Universidad de
Salamanca, with additional studies in French and Portuguese. He completed his Masters of Arts in
Spanish Language and Literature at the University of North Carolina-Greensboro and has done post-
graduate work in Spanish at the University of Western Kentucky, Wake Forest University, and Armand
Linda Young holds bachelors and masters degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana. She
retired in 2010 after thirty-eight years of teaching mathematics at Columbus East High School in
Columbus, Indiana. Linda was a reader for the scoring of the AP Statistics exam in 2001, 2002, and 2004.
She also served as a table leader for the scoring of the AP Statistics exam in 2007 – 2010. In addition to
work scoring the exam, Linda has served as a consultant in AP statistics for the College Board since 2002.
She has conducted day long and week- long workshops in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin,
Minnesota, West Virginia and Georgia. Linda served as an adjunct professor for Indiana University,
providing her AP students with a second avenue for earning college credit. They could earn dual high
school/college credit while enrolled in the AP statistics class or they could earn a qualifying score on the
Richard Chambers received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Dayton and his master’s degree
from Middle Tennessee State University. Richard has been a teacher at Father Ryan High School for 42
years, having taught AP US History for nearly 30 years. He has been a Reader/Scorer for the National AP
US History Exam for 13 years. Richard has served as a consultant for the College Board for several years.
As a consultant, he has presented numerous “one day” workshops, several summer institutes, and Pre-
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