Patricia Ridge

School: John D. O’Bryant School of Math and Science

AP subject: Statistics

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Watching students grapple with, and then master, statistics.

Fun fact: I have lived on both coasts but never in between.

Monica Allen

School: Grafton High School

AP subject: Computer Science A

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Working with such dedicated students.

Fun fact: Enjoy action packed activities (rappelling, zip lining, hiking).

Michael Young

School: Auburn High School

AP subject: Calculus BC

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The work ethic of the students and the relationships formed with the students.

Fun fact: I love skiing and golf.

Matthew Stinson

School: Agawam High School

AP subject: Computer Science Principles

Favorite thing about teaching AP: The students and having an impact on their future.

Fun fact: I was a captain of my high school soccer team my senior year.

Erin Venneri

School: West Springfield High School

AP subject: English Language and Composition

Chris Evans

School: Nipmuc High School

AP subject: English Language and Composition

 

Takeru Nagayoshi

School: New Bedford High School

AP subject: English Literature and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Learning with my students. AP keeps us on our toes and I owe it to myself and students to constantly innovate, learn, and to push my teaching methods.

Fun fact: I am the MA 2020 Teacher of the Year.

Rachel Jupin

School: New Bedford High School

AP subject: English Literature and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: Seeing the kids eyes light up while learning how to appreciate good literature.

Fun fact: I am 71 and I am still teaching because I love kids and good books.

Laurie Davis

School: Middleborough High School

AP subject: English Literature and Composition

Favorite thing about teaching AP: I love watching students make connections and develop how to express their insights in writing.

Fun fact: I love to travel. I have been to Italy several times, Ireland, Scotland, Mexico, Honduras, and Belize.

Bill Dow

School: Bourne High School

AP subject: English Language and Composition