APSI Instructors

Patrick Whelan, Department Head for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School

Patrick Whelan is the Social Studies Department Head for Saint Stephen's Episcopal School in Bradenton, Florida. His special focus has been World History and AP World History.In addition he has taught AP U.S. History, AP European History, and AP Art HistoryHe has scored AP World and European History examinations since 1998 and serves as a College Board institute and workshop consultant for AP World History and as a subject area specialist for the College Board Insight Program.  He is the co-writer of Kaplan’s AP World History review books and has written  resource material for The Earth and Its Peoples, Ways of the World, Voyages in World History, and Traditions and Encounters.

Sue Reeder, Consultant for the AP® United States History summer APSI

Sue Reeder is a consultant for the AP® United States History summer APSI. She has taught for thirty – eight years mostly in public school, one year in private school, part time adjunct teacher at a community college, and is currently teaching APUSH to Chinese students in Guangzhou, China. Her Qualifications Include:AP® Reader since 1994;Table Leader since 2001;Question Leader since 2013;AP® Consultant since 1997;Writer for College Board curriculum frameworks for new exam for Florida;Writer for College Board – Immigration publication;Writer for ETS test questions;Writer for Cengage Learning Exam View;Writer for Teaching Point Advanced / AP US History

Sandra Daye,Graduate of Appalachian State University

A graduate of Appalachian State University, Sandra Daye has taught every grade and ability level of high school English in NC public schools. She has certification in English, Reading, and Gifted Education. The last six years of her classroom teaching were at Grimsley High School in Greensboro where she served as mentor and lead AP English Literature teacher for the Guilford County School system.  She has worked as a College Board consultant leading both one-day and week-long AP Summer Institutes in the southern region since 1980.  She became a reader of AP exam essays in 1993 and then a table leader in 2003.   Sandra is a past president of the NC English Teachers Association and was Practitioner-in-Residence at ASU. She received the College Board’s Award for Outstanding Support and Participation in the AP Program and the College Board’s Outstanding AP Teacher Award.  She is a National Board Certified Teacher in Adolescent/Young Adult English/Language Arts.  

Alicia Lewis,South Carolina Richland School Modern and Classical Languages Lead Teacher

  • AATSP 2010 Outstanding Teacher of the Year Secondary http://www.aatsp.org/default.asp?page=2010awardtoy
  • National Board Certified
  • College Board endorsed consultant for AP Spanish Language & Culture and Spanish Literature and Culture
  • Member of SC State Committee revision of Standards for World languages. http://ed.sc.gov/agency/ccr/Standards-Learning/WorldLanguages.cfm
  • Coordinator in the US for the Sister School Program Colombia 2 Columbia. Columbia, SC and Cali, Colombia
  • AP Reader. Served as table leader for the Educational Testing Service.
  • Taught Spanish 1-AP Language and AP Literature.
  • Taught undergraduate Spanish courses as an adjunct faculty at the University of SC and Coker College
  • Instructs teachers in the preparation for their advanced placement course.
  • Dedicated to making knowledge accessible to all students.
  • Respect the cultural and family differences of all students and deeply concerned with the development of their character and civic responsibility.
  • Committed to engaging students to ensure a disciplined environment as well as student growth and understanding.
  • Collaborates with others to improve learning. 
  • Actively seeks to engage parents in their child’s instruction, to build partnerships with community groups and businesses and to work with other professionals on instructional policy, curriculum development, and staff development.
  • Traveled with family, friends, and students to Mexico, Central, South America and Europe

Leslie Haines

Leslie Haines has taught AP biology for 30 years at Walter Williams HS in Burlington NC.  She has served as an AP reader for 19 years, and as a Table Leader for the last 12 years.  Leslie has made presentations for the College Board, National Geographic Society and the NC Museum of Natural Sciences at various locations in the southeast. In 2006, the National Association of Biology Teachers named Leslie Outstanding Biology Teacher for NC. Leslie has held National Board Certification in Science since 1996. 


Kaye Autrey

Kaye Autrey is an experienced AP mathematics teacher who has been a College Board Faculty Consultant since 1993. She has experience as an AP reader for AB Calculus. She has presented countless workshops at the local, regional, and national levels. Ms. Autrey has presented at two National AP Conferences: Seattle, Washington and Las Vegas, Nevada. She has been the recipient of numerous awards during her thirty-nine year career including: the Siemens Foundation award for excellence in Advanced Placement for Mathematics and Science, Upstate Teacher of the Year for Science and Mathematics for the Clemson Chapter of Sigma XI, and Greenville County Mathematics Teacher of the Year. Ms. Autrey is also the past president of the South Carolina Association of Advanced Placement Mathematics Teachers.

Ann Rudkin

A graduate of Wake Forest University's Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in English, Ann Rudkin also held certification in Gifted Education. In her 27-year career, she taught every grade and ability level in North Carolina public high schools, as well as college-level courses for Surry Community College and Appalachian State’s Admissions Partnership Program.  She taught AP English Language and Composition for 17 years and AP English Composition and Literature for 3 years.  In her school district's open admissions AP program, over 75 percent of her students achieved scores of 3 or better on AP English exams each year.Ann was a Reader of AP English exams for 15 years, 8 in Literature and 7 in Language, including two years as a Table Leader.  In 2007 she read the first administration of the synthesis question, which provided her with invaluable insight in helping teachers coach students to write this question successfully.  In 2012 she trained for the College Board 1-day workshop, “A Day with an AP Reader,” in Las Vegas, NV. 

Ann has led AP workshops and Summer Institutes throughout the United States for the College Board.  She presented 1-day AP workshops at the AP Annual Conference in 2011 and 2014.  She has also served as an English consultant for workshops with College Board's EXCELerator program, designing curriculum to align with Common Core Standards. As part of the National Science and Math Initiative (NMSI), Ann has led both teacher workshops and student review sessions in North Carolina, Virginia, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Hawaii.  Collaborating with a colleague and the education staff, she developed a workshop for AP students at Reynolda House Museum of American Art.  She has presented at the N.C. English Teachers Association annual conference and led in­service sessions for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools. In addition, she co-led a series of in-service sessions for new AP English Language and Composition teachers in Forsyth County (NC) in 2005-06 and 2006-07.Ann's credentials during her teaching career included endorsement of her AP Audit syllabus and National Board Certification.  She is a College Board Endorsed Consultant and Site Coordinator.

Mike Arim

For the past 20+ years, Mike Arim has served as an AP Reader and College Board Consultant, conducting both the week-long Summer Institutes as well as one-day workshops, including a one-day workshop for experienced teachers at the National AP Conference in San Francisco.   During his 40 years of teaching, he has taught all levels of chemistry, physics, and biology in both public and private schools.  He received his degrees – B.A., B.S. and M.A.T. at UNC-CH.  He is a National Board Certified teacher.  He has been recognized by the American Chemical Society as the Outstanding Southeast Regional Chemistry Teacher, the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, and the Tandy Technology Scholars Award, in addition to many school and local awards. His latest teaching position has been as adjunct  chemistry professor at UNC-Charlotte where he teaches general chemistry.