St. John teacher joins AP effort

Published 12:02 am Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Dr. Kimberly Handy

Dr. Kimberly Handy

GONZALES — Dr. Kimberly Handy was selected to participate in the College Board’s Annual AP Reading Seminar.

Handy is an English teacher in the St. John the Baptist Parish Public School System.

Each June, 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 AP Exams. During the 2015 scoring sessions, more than 13,500 AP Readers evaluated more than 4.5 million AP Exams.

“The Reading draws upon the talents of some of the finest teachers and professors that the world has to offer,” said Trevor Packer, senior vice president at the College Board. “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 Dr. Kimberly Handy.”

The Advanced Placement Program enables willing and academically prepared students to pursue college-level studies — with the opportunity to earn college credit and advanced placement while still in high school.