Instructor Profiles

Calculus AB
Kaye Autrey, Mauldin High School, Mauldin SC (retired)

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.

Steven Thompson, Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA

Steve Thompson comes from Brookwood High School, Snellville, GA and has been an AP Chemistry Teacher for 37 years at 3 different public high schools with very diverse student bodies. He has 18 years as an AP Consultant, 13 years an AP Reader, and taught 52 one week workshops on AP Chemistry in Colorado, Georgia, Kentucky and North Carolina, and 60 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 twelve years and a College Board Consultant in both English subject areas for the past eight 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 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)
Rebecca Brown, UNC School of the Arts, Winston-Salem, NC

Becky Brown is a graduate of Wake Forest College and New York University. The bulk of her thirty-seven years of teaching high school English was spent teaching AP English. She taught at the Career Center of the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools until 1996 when she began teaching at the UNC School of the Arts where she remained until her retirement in 2006. She has been an adjunct professor of English at High Point University and at UNCSA for the last three years. During her career, Ms. Brown was Director of the National Writing Project at Wake Forest University for eighteen years. She was president of the North Carolina English Teachers Association in 1999 and was the North Carolina Outstanding Teacher in 1987. She continues to be a consultant for the College Board, working in schools and universities in the South and Middle States divisions and internationally.

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 sixteen years. He also helped to write the pilot AP Psychology course for the North Carolina Virtual High School in 2001, and has since 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 and Florida. He has also been an AP Exam reader for the AP Psychology Exam since 1999.

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

Liliana Smith has taught Advanced Placement Spanish Language in Weston High School, MA for the past 10 years. A nationally endorsed College Board consultant, she has presented at numerous AP and Pre-AP workshops and institutes across the country. 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 Secretary of Education through their outreach program for rural communities and participated in different projects with the Colombian Ministry of Education. In the United States, she has been a College Board Consultant for 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 Department of Education and an AP reader.

United States History : Combined Teachers for this Re-Designed Course for 2014-15 school year
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 almost 28 years. He has conducted more than 95 one-day Advanced Placement workshops and more than 90 week-long Advanced Placement Summer Institutes, numerous Pre-AP workshops throughout the United States. He was a member of the committee that wrote the College Board’s Advanced Placement Social Studies Vertical Teams Guide and co-authored the Advanced Placement U.S. History Teachers Guide for the College Board. He has been a reader, a table leader, and an exam leader, and, for the last seven years, the question leader on the DBQ at the AP U.S. History reading.

United States History : Combined Teachers for this Re-Designed Course for 2014-15 school year
Richard Chambers, Nashville, TN, Father Ryan High School, Nashville, TN

Richard Chambers is a faculty member in the social science department at Father Ryan High  School. Richard has been a teacher at Father Ryan High School for 42 years, having taught  AP US History for nearly 30 years. He is a moderator for Mock Trial and provides technical  assistance for his school productions. He earned a B.S. from the University of Dayton and a  M.A. from Middle Tennessee State University. Richard has been 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‐AP workshops..

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.