2018 Advanced Placement Consultant Biographies

Biology - Patricia Mote

Pat Mote taught biology at the high school level for over thirty years serving as department chair for many of these years. She was also an adjunct instructor at the college level for 18 of these years. For over twenty years she taught Advanced Placement Biology and conducted one-day workshops and summer institutes at various schools and universities in Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Louisiana, Virginia, Washington, DC, Texas, and California.

Pat has been involved with the Advanced Placement Reading to score the free response questions from the Advanced Placement Biology Exam since 1992, serving as reader, table leader, and question leader. She has written multiple-choice questions for the current Advanced Placement Exam and developed questions for the new format of the Advanced Placement Biology Exam in 2013.  She has written and edited various teacher guides for anatomy and physiology textbooks and for Advanced Placement Biology textbooks. She has recently had items published in The College Board’s Materials for Professional Workshops. She serves as an editor for articles for The American Biology Teacher and helped edit the current edition of the AP Biology Lab Manual for Students published by The College Board. She has edited numerous editions of Human Anatomy and Physiology textbooks. Other publications include articles for several microbiology journals from research conducted at the Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta and two instructor’s guides for Advanced Placement Biology. She has also been teaching the summer molecular biology program “Bio @ TECH” for the past 11 years at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta.  Pat resides in Atlanta and is currently a Human Anatomy and Physiology instructor at Georgia Perimeter College.

Calculus AB - William Compton

Bill Compton has been teaching Advanced Placement Calculus AB and BC for the past 28 years and Advanced Placement Computer Science for the past 21 years at Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville, Tenn. He has been a reader or table leader at the Advanced Placement Calculus Reading for 16 of the past 20 years and has been a College Board Endorsed Consultant in the Southern Region for the past 10 years presenting one day student review, teaching and learning, and weeklong summer workshops. During 2005-2007, he conducted the College Board’s online “New AP Teachers Open-Workshop for Advanced Placement Calculus” presenting a 6-hour introduction for new teachers for Advanced Placement Calculus.

Chemistry - Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson has been teaching Advanced Placement Chemistry in several public schools for thirty five years. He started as a consultant for the College Board in 1996 by doing one day workshops and summer institutes. For thirteen of the past seventeen years, he has read the Advanced Placement Chemistry exam and continued to teach summer institutes in Georgia, Colorado, Kentucky, North and South Carolina each year. Having taught in diverse school settings, he has developed many styles and techniques that relate to all different ability levels often seen by new and experienced teachers in Advanced Placement Chemistry. He has completed 30 hours of training for the new released Advanced Placement Chemistry program from the College Board, including the guided inquiry of labs to the program.

Computer Science Principles - Lynne Norris

Lynne Norris currently is the Director at the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at Deep Run High in Glen Allen, Virginia.  In this specialty program, she leads innovative courses in technology that are rigorous, encourage higher-level thinking and provide practical applications to her students. Since joining the CIT, Mrs. Norris has revamped the curriculum to include game design and network security. She was an official College Board AP Computer Science Principles Pilot teacher for three years. She is currently a consultant for the College Board for Computer Science Principles and served as a reader for the CS Principles pre-reading in June of 2016. Her awards include the Educator Award from the National Center for Women in Information Technology, Top Henrico Teachers Award, and the Innovation in Education Award from the Greater Richmond Technology Council.  

English Language and Composition - Robert Kuhn

Bob Kuhn has been in the teaching profession for 35 years. He is a graduate of Pfeiffer University (BA) and Middlebury College’s Bread Loaf School of English (MA). He has taught all levels and grades of high school English over the course of his career. For the past 24 years he has been an Advanced Placement English teacher exclusively, so he has seen the changes in testing and course philosophy over time. He has been an exam reader since 1992 (first in Literature, then in Language) and a table leader since 2005. Bob has been a consultant for the English Language program for College Board’s Southeastern region since 1998, doing daylong workshops, teaching and learning conferences, and summer institutes. Bob is married and lives with his wife Cathy and cat Louie in High Point, NC.

English Literature and Composition - William Pell

Bill Pell is a 40-year veteran teacher. At Spartanburg (SC) High School from 1973-2006, he taught Advanced Placement  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, Advanced Placement half-day and full-day workshops, English Vertical Teams, and summer institutes. He is currently serving as a coach/mentor in the Board’s consultant development program. He has also worked with the Board’s online events program, presenting a full-day workshop for new Advanced Placement teachers and workshops on A Raisin in the Sun and Othello. For 15 years, he taught the South Carolina Advanced Placement certification course in English Literature at the University of South Carolina Upstate. He was also an Adjunct Instructor of English at USC Upstate for many years. He currently teaches Advanced Placement English Literature and senior English at Spartanburg Day School.

Environmental Science - Florence Gullickson

Flo Gullickson has been a science teacher for 30 years. She is currently teaching Advanced Placement Environmental Science and Honors Marine Science at Southwest Guilford HS in High Point North Carolina where she has taught for 23 years. Flo was the first teacher in the county to teach Advanced Placement Environmental Science in 1998 when it became one of the new AP tests. She has been an Advanced Placement reader since 2004 and a table leader for the last four years. As a College Board Consultant. she teaches one day teacher workshops, Pre-Advanced Placement Science Inquiry, student Advanced Placement Reviews, and week- long workshops for the southern region and wherever in the US they need her. She is currently serving as coach/mentor in the College Board’s consultant development program. Flo has been a department head, a lead teacher on a collaborative team called, Teachers Teaching Teachers, and the leader of a group of Advanced Placement Environmental teachers that meet monthly to collaborate and improve student learning.

Flo Gullickson received her B.S. from Concordia College in 1968, and her master’s in science education from UNC Greensboro in 1996. In 2005 she was the winner of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching (PAEMST) for the state of North Carolina and has been a Nationally Board Certified Teacher (NBCT) since 1998.  She strongly believes that students should be actively engaged and loves doing field trips and lab activities.

Physics - Terri McMurray

Terri McMurray has been teaching in the North Carolina public school system since 1988. She was a reader for the College Board Advanced Placement Physics Exam from 2001-2009 and a table leader from 2004-2008. She became a College Board consultant in 2004 and has conducted many one-day workshops and AP summer institutes since then. She is a National Board Certified Teacher with a Master's of Education degree in physics. She served on the editorial board of The Physics Teacher and was the first to serve as Pre-College Member-At-Large for the North Carolina Section of the American Association of Physics Teachers (NCS-AAPT). In 2006, Terri received the Walter C. Connolly Award for Excellence in Pre-College Teaching presented by the NCS- AAPT.

Terri has received all of the training offered by the College Board for the new AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 courses including Building Students' Reasoning Skills. She has used an inquiry approach to teaching throughout her career.

Statistics - Jeanne Lorenson

Jeanne Lorenson recently retired after teaching for 40 years in both public and private school in Montgomery County in Maryland. Since retiring, she has continued to work with teachers and students in various programs throughout the year, including a just-completed long-term substitute appointment with an Advanced Placement Statistics class. She taught Advanced Placement Statistics since its inception in 1997 and has been reader and table leader most years since the first exam. Over the past several summers, she has been giving summer AP Workshops, including ones in Wilmington and Lewes, DE. This is her fourth session at UNC Asheville.

US History - Barbara Ramsey

Barbara Ramsey serves a variety of roles in the College Board's Advanced Placement Program. Her educational background includes a BS in Social Studies Education and an MA in History. Her professional experience includes teaching AP U.S. History for over 20 years, serving as Social Studies Department Chair and instituting an Advanced Placement Scholars Program in Tampa, Florida. Barbara has worked with College Board in developing and conducting professional development workshops in AP U.S. History, Pre-AP Strategies, Vertical Teams and Building AP Programs for Administrators. She has served in a leadership role at the AP U.S. Historyexamination readings and as a trainer and mentor of College Board consultants. Through teacher training, Barbara uses her extensive educational and consulting background to facilitate the College Board's mission of access and equity in providing the most rigorous opportunities for all students.