Instructor Profiles

Calculus AB
Kaye Autrey, Mauldin High School, Mauldin SC

Kaye Autrey, has taught high school mathematics for over thirty-four years and has been presenting local, regional, and national workshops with College Board for eighteen years. Most recently she was an Advanced Placement presenter at the 2013 National AP Conference in Las Vegas. She was the 2009 recipient for the Siemens Foundation Award for Excellence in Advanced Placement for Mathematics and Science. Ms. Autrey has been  an AP Calculus Reader and has been a College Board Faculty Consultant since 1995. She is a past winner of the Greenville County Mathematics Teacher of the Year and past president of the South Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers.

Calculus BC
Lisa Putnam, Career Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Lisa Putnam teaches AP Calculus and AP Statistics at the Career Center in Winston-Salem, NC. She has taught high school mathematics for 21 years holding National Board Certification (AYA Mathematics) since 2001. Mrs. Putnam has had experience reading the AP Calculus exam since 2010, and she has been an AP Consultant for College Board since 2012. She has taught week-long and one-day AP Calculus workshops in North Carolina, West Virginia, and New York.

Steven Thompson, Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

Steve Thompson comes from Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA and has been an AP Chemistry Teacher for 38 years at 3 different public high schools with very diverse student bodies. He has 19 years as an AP Consultant, 13 years an AP Reader, and taught 57 one week workshops on AP Chemistry in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and 61 one day workshops.

English Language and Composition, Beginner (for teachers who have never taught AP or who have 1-3 years teaching AP experience)
Patricia Vandever, Charlottesville High School, Charlottesville, VA


English Literature and Composition
Beginner (for teachers who have never taught AP or who have 1-3 years teaching AP experience)
Bill Pell,  Spartanburg Day School, Spartanburg, SC

Bill Pell is a 43-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, Pre-AP and AP 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.

Government and Politics, United States
Jonathan Milner, North Carolina School of the Arts

Jonathan Milner has been a full time public school teacher since 1993, teaching in such varied settings as inner-city classrooms in Houston, Texas,  an AP magnet school, the Governor’s School of North Carolina, and his current classroom at the North Carolina School of the Arts. In 1999 Milner founded Global Arts, an international educational exchange program working with students from Bosnia, Israel, and Kenya. In 2012, Global Arts inaugurated an ongoing partnership with a home for disabled orphans in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, where Milner brings groups of American students every year.

In addition to teaching high school students full-time, Milner is a teaching coach, giving presentations and workshops to teachers from Washington, to Nairobi, to Sarajevo. For the past fourteen years, Milner has worked as an AP exam reader and as a College Board consultant, leading week-long and one-day workshops from Georgia to Wisconsin to Miami. In 2002, Milner received the $20,000 Marcellus Waddill Excellence in Teaching Award and the next year was named the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Teacher of the Year. Milner’s proudest achievement is simply having an exciting and vibrant classroom in which students are engaged in meaningful, authentic, purposeful learning. Whether he is working with affluent students in suburban Washington or recent immigrants from war-torn Bosnia, Mr. Milner shares his infectious enthusiasm for learning. Jonathan lives in Winston-Salem, NC with his wife Cary, son Owen, dog Waffles, and a flock of four chickens. You can learn more about Jonathan at

Larry Stombaugh, The Career Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Larry Stombaugh has taught AP Psychology at the Career Center for twenty-one years. He also helped to write the pilot AP Psychology course for the North Carolina Virtual High School in 2001, and he has taught AP and Honors Psychology for this program. Mr. Stombaugh has been an AP Consultant for the College Board since 2000 and has taught week-long and one –day workshops in the Carolinas, Georgia. Virginia  and Florida. He has also been an AP Exam reader for the AP Psychology Exam since 1999.

Spanish Language and Culture, Combined AP Teachers
Liliana Smith, Weston High School, Weston, MA

Liliana Smith has taught Advanced Placement Spanish Language at Weston High School (Massachusetts) for the past 12 years. A nationally endorsed College Board consultant, she has presented at numerous AP and Pre-AP workshops and institutes across the United States. Prior to this experience, she taught Spanish at the elementary, middle, and high school levels, as well as at the college level as an assistant professor of philosophy in her native Colombia. She also developed curriculum for the Colombian Secretary of Education through their outreach program for rural communities and participated in different projects with the Colombian Ministry of Education to enhance teaching practices in different school settings, including writing a textbook series that is currently used in all public schools across the country.
In the United States, she has been a College Board Consultant for a more than a decade. She has participated in different World Language curricular alignment initiatives for College Readiness (Seattle, Texas and New York). Liliana also published an article in the Spanish Language Teacher’s Guide (2008). Additionally, she has been a grant reviewer for AP programs for the U.S. Department of Education, serves as an AP reader, and has contributed and edited AP Spanish Language and Culture textbooks (Triangulo 5th edition). Liliana has recently traveled to Cuba as part of a delegation of educators who wanted to succesfully integrate Cuban history and culture into their curriculum.

United States History 
Thomas F Sleete, Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology

Thomas F. Sleete, is a teacher with 44 years of classroom experience, an AP US History Examination Reading Table Leader, and the Gilder-Lehrman 2005 Michigan History Teacher of the Year. He is a consultant for the College Board in AP US History, Historical Thinking Skills, Reading Strategies, Vertical Teaming, English/History Interdisciplinary Strategies, Pre-AP Strategies in History and the Social Studies, and Writing Tactics Using SOAPSTone. Thomas has conducted more than 75 one-day Advanced Placement workshops and more than 45 week-long Advanced Placement US History Summer Institutes throughout the U. S. He is currently on the AP US History Test Development Committee as a multiple choice item writer for the new US History curriculum examination which began in 2014-2015, and has composed one of the sample syllabi, used as the national example, for same. He has also provided the DBQ analysis and scoring for Period Six, on the AP teacher-training website.

World History
Charles Hart, Shorecrest Prep School, St Petersburg, FL