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)
Terry W. Filippo, Wren High School, Piedmont, SC

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 thirteen years, and as an endorsed College Board Consultant in both English subject areas for the past eight years. Terry facilitates AP English workshops and summer institutes around the country and is a College Board Mentor to other 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 as Advanced Programs Liaison.

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
Terri Susan Fine, Ph.D. University of Central Florida

Terri Susan Fine, Ph.D. is professor of political science at the University of Central Florida (Orlando) where she has taught for 25 years. She is the recipient of 10 undergraduate teaching excellence awards and one university-wide award each in faculty leadership, professional service and academic advising. Her courses include “Teaching American Political Institutions” and “American Politics and Policy” at the graduate level and “American National Government”, “Research Methods”, “Politics and Civil Rights”, “Religion and Politics” and “Political Psychology”, among others, at the undergraduate level.

Her involvement in the Advanced Placement U.S. Government and Politics program goes back to 1992 when she first served as a reader. Since that time, she has served as a table leader, and, since 2004, as a workshop facilitator.  She took part in the College Board mentoring program in 2010, and was project director for the “Civics Connection”, a freely available, on-demand AP-centric U.S. Government resource that includes video interviews of former members of Congress and extensive teacher support materials including primary source, graphic tools and contemporary news analyses. She currently serves on the Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee for AP U.S. Government and Politics.

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 :
Warren Hierl, The Career Center, Winston-Salem, NC

Warren Hierl taught Advanced Placement U.S. History at the Career Center in Winston-Salem, NC for 28 years. He has conducted more than 100 one-day Advanced Placement workshops, more than 85 week-long Advanced Placement Summer Institutes throughout the Southeast, and more than 90 pre-AP workshops throughout the country. He was a member of the committee that wrote the original Advanced Placement Social Studies Vertical Teams Guide and, with Nancy Schick of New Mexico, the Advanced Placement U.S. History Teachers Guide. He has been a reader, a table leader, and an exam leader, and, for the last eight years, the question leader on the DBQ at the AP U.S. History reading.

World History
Thomas Funk, Melbourne Beach, FL, Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, FL

Tom Funk has taught high school social studies classes for more than 25 years and has been an adjunct professor at several major universities including Duke, N.C. State, and the University of Central Florida. Mr. Funk has a master’s degree in Anthropology and Archaeology from the University of Virginia and is the former State Historic Archaeologist for the State of North Carolina. Tom has taught AP World History since the course was launched and has been a reader at both the AP World and European exam.  Tom has produced dozens of AP World and European workshops and institutes since 1999 and has been a table leader at the AP Euro exam since 2005.  Mr. Funk has won the Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award twice during his tenure at Satellite High School, Satellite Beach, Florida.  Mr. Funk retired in May of 2013 but is still pursuing his career in Archaeology as Sr. Archaeologist for a shipwreck site associated with the 1715 Plate Fleet Wreck in Melbourne Beach, Florida.