18 teachers receive scholarships for AP Summer Institutes

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Eighteen Kentucky teachers have been awarded scholarships to one of four College Board Advanced Placement Summer Institutes. The scholarships totaling $18,200 cover the cost of tuition and, in some cases, expenses for the weeklong professional development programs.

The scholarships are offered to support schools and districts that are committed to building AP programs.

Here are the AP Summer Institutes and the teachers who received scholarships, along with their subjects:

  • AP Fellows – For teachers at schools with at least 50% underrepresented minority students and/or at least 50% low-income students. Teachers receive $1,000 toward tuition and expenses.
    • Joseph Hutchins, Fern Creek High School (Jefferson County), AP Physics C: Mechanics
    • Charles Isaacs, Warren Central High School (Warren County), AP Biology
    • Richard Rockey, Southwestern High School (Pulaski County), AP Physics I
  • AP Rural Fellows – For teachers at schools designated as rural by the National Center for Education Statistics and with at least 50% low-income students. Teachers receive $1,500 toward tuition and expenses.
    • James Caudill, McLean County High School, AP World History
    • Jennifer Dooley, Edmonson County High School, AP English Language and Composition
    • Alex Embry, McLean County High School, AP Human Geography
    • Gregory Prater, Belfry High School (Pike County), AP Biology
  • AP Capstone – Recipients must plan to teach AP Seminar or AP Research in the 2019-2020 academic year and teach in a district with a median income of below $87,500 and/or in schools at which 50 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Teacher receive $1,075 toward tuition.
    • Jessica Dyer, Barren County High School, AP Research
    • Kirsten Houg, Martha Layne Collins High School (Shelby County), AP Seminar
    • Neysa Jones, J. Graham Brown School (Jefferson County), AP Seminar
    • Jason Linden, J. Graham Brown School (Jefferson County), AP Research
  • AP New Resources – For teachers planning to teach one of the AP subjects with new resources available in 2019-2020 and teach in districts with a median income of below $87,500 and/or in schools at which at least 50% of the students qualify for free or reduced-price meals. Teachers receive tuition costs (about $700).
    • Taylor Cash, Fleming County High School, AP Chemistry
    • Donita Halsey, Fleming County High School, AP English Language and Composition
    • Jonathan Lowe, Fleming County High School, AP Computer Science A
    • Melody Mingus, Breckinridge County High School, AP Environmental Science
    • Victoria Pope, Knox Central High School (Knox County), AP English Language and Composition
    • Heidi Smith, Cumberland County High School, AP Environmental Science
    • Brandie Trent, Fleming County High School, AP English Literature and Composition

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