Eleanor Capasso

School: Ayer Shirley Regional High School

AP subject: English Language and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The intellectual challenge provided by my students.

Fun fact: I love traveling abroad with students and seeing the world through their eyes.

Charles Cangemi

School: Ludlow High School

AP subject: English Language and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The students are awesome.

Fun fact: I love to do CrossFit.

Darrin Berard

School: Lowell High School

AP subject: English Literature and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The high level class discussions about rich and impactful texts.

Fun fact: I wear a straw hat in class while journeying through Adventures of Huckleberry Finn with my students.

Dina LePage

School: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

AP subject: Statistics

Favorite thing about teaching AP: When my students understand a concept and you see that “aha” moment appear on their faces.

Fun fact: I was an auxiliary police officer.

Christine Johnson

School: Bay Path Regional Vocational Technical High School

AP subject: Computer Science Principles

Favorite thing about teaching AP: My favorite thing about teaching AP is challenging the students to gain a deeper understanding of computer science beyond the basics and how their contribution to computer science could change the world.

Fun fact: As a kindergarten student, I won a trip out for ice cream with my teacher because I was able to figure out the “tricky table” puzzle problem. This inspired me to become a problem solver and hone my logical and analytical skills.

Daniel Falcucci

School: Burncoat High School

AP subject: Statistics

Favorite thing about teaching AP: I love being able to push the students to work harder and learn more than they ever thought possible!

Fun fact: I love camping and I am an avid golfer, I still play competitively!

Justin Desai

School: TechBoston Academy

AP subject: Calculus AB

Favorite thing about teaching AP: My favorite thing about teaching AP is the level of interest from the students. The students know they are in a special, highly technical class and that really drives them.

Fun fact: I am an assistant basketball coach for the TechBoston High School team. We won the 2018 state championship. Go Bears!

Karen Ballway

School: Auburn High School

AP subject: Chemistry

Favorite thing about the teaching AP: My favorite thing about teaching AP chemistry is how well I get to know my students over the two years that they are in chemistry.

Fun fact: 1. I have read all of the books written by Jodi Picoult. 2. I often run into my high school biology teacher at Saturday Study Sessions.

Caroline Rossi

School: South High Community School

AP subject: Calculus AB, BC

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Watching my students growth and seeing their confidence increase as they master the topics. I also love getting to know them!

Fun fact: I love skiing and horseback riding.

Genoveva Mateeva

School: Malden High School

AP subject: Calculus BC

Favorite thing about teaching AP: I enjoy creating lessons, assignments, and activities that help students learn calculus.

Fun fact: I enjoy running and hiking.

Paul Marques

School: Malden High School

AP subject: Computer Science A

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Being a part of younger people’s discovery about how things really work.

Fun fact: I was on “The Price is Right” in 1998. I won a chandelier and a dinette set.

Patrick Ryan

School: Grafton High School

AP subject: Physics 1

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The ability to “nerd out.”

Fun fact: I have a pokémon belt for every day of the week.