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Rich East teacher selected as AP Reader

Updated: December 25, 2013 6:01AM



Cynthia Johnson, a veteran educator at Rich East High School in Park Forest, was selected earlier this year to participate in the College Board’s annual AP Reading in English Language and Composition.

AP teachers and college faculty members from around the world gather in the United States to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the advanced placement exams each year.

AP Readers are high school and college educators who represent many of the finest academic institutions in the world. The AP Reading is a unique forum in which an academic dialogue between educators is both fostered and encouraged.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” Trevor Packer, senior vice president, AP and College Readiness at the College Board, said in a press release.

“It fosters professionalism, allows for the exchange of ideas, and strengthens the commitment to students and to teaching. We are very grateful for the contributions of talented educators like Cynthia Johnson.”

The AP program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies with the opportunity to earn college credit, advanced placement or both, while still in high school.

Staff report



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