Columbia College Chicago

Instructors

Ms. Jane Harlow

APSA Exam Reader, APSA Consultant, APSA Art Instructor

Jane is a master teacher of 47 years and recently retired from teaching. She is the Co-Author of the College Board Vertical team Guide for AP Studio Art - 1st, 2nd and 3rd Editions. Jane has been a College Board APSA Consultant for 22 years and an APSA College Board Exam Reader for 21 years. Jane has presented at both AP and Pre-AP SA Institutes since 1995 in Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Illinois, Texas, and in Singapore. She was the first APSA consultant to present workshops for the AP Experienced teachers in the Southwest Region. She has presented one and two day winter workshops for AP Studio Art, Pre-AP Art and Vertical Teaming. Jane was given SPECIAL RECOGNITION at the AP Studio Art 2016 Reading. She was awarded the Oklahoma Art Education Association “Art Educator of the Year Award for 2009-2010.” She served on the state OAEA Board as the Secondary Division Chair and Secondary Art Chair for both Bartlesville School District and Broken Arrow High School. She served on the APAC Steering Committee for the College Board from 2012 – 2014. She served as an AP Arts Director for the O’Donnell Foundation and AP Strategies for 3 years in Dallas, TX. She was awarded the “National Outstanding AP Studio Art teacher of the Year Award” in 1995. She established the first AP Studio Art classes at Broken Arrow High School and edited the district Art Curriculum Guide. She has been awarded the “Apperson-Hearst PTA Teacher of the Year Award”, “The Golden Apple Award”, was named Stanford’s “Who’s Who Among American Educators”, the “National Person of the Year for American Educators”, was twice named “Who’s Who Among American Teachers” and was recognized in Washington, DC as “Special Speaker, National SA- AP Poster Recognition”. Jane holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education from Jacksonville State University with a triple major in Art, Biology and Physical Education.

David Lockart

David Lockart, AP Music Theory Consultant, became a reader of AP Music Theory exams in the early ‘90’s and was a member of the Test Development Committee from 1998 – 2002. David is the author of the “Teacher’s Guide for AP Music Theory,” published by the College Board. David has taught AP workshops and AP Summer Institutes throughout the country since 2001, including at the 2013 Advanced Placement National Conference in Las Vegas. David has contributed frequently on the College Board’s AP Central website.

David received his BA from Westminster Choir College where he studied conducting with Joseph Flummerfelt, Dennis Shrock, and Warren Martin and was a soloist with the Westminster Choir. There, he performed under the musical direction Leonard Bernstein, Robert Shaw, James Levine, and Erich Leinsdorf. He received his MM in Choral Conducting from the University of Illinois, where he studied with Harold Decker and was a soloist with the Graduate Chorale.

David served as the Supervisor of Music for the North Hunterdon Voorhees High School District, New Jersey, for 31 years where he taught AP Music Theory, conducted two auditioned choirs, led many concert tours throughout the Eastern US, Canada, and Europe, and was musical director of over 35 musical productions. While in NJ, he was the principal conductor and artistic director of the Hunterdon Choral Union, a 100-voice community choir, as well as a conductor of the NJ High School Region Honor Choir. David is a member of Qvinctus, a professional male vocal quintet. He has been a soloist for the University of Delaware’s Schola Cantorum, Delaware’s CoroAllegro, and Delaware Choral Arts Chorale. David is President of the Delaware Chapter of ACDA and has served on the Conference Committees of four Eastern Division and two National ACDA Conferences. David serves as an adjunct with the University of Delaware as a Student Teaching Supervisor, as well as a choral adjudicator for Festivals of Music/Music In The Parks. David is also the Director of Music at Aldersgate United Methodist Church in Wilmington, Delaware. David’s choral music has been performed throughout the US and Europe, and is published by Colla Voce and Cantate Music Press.

Claudia Michael

Claudia Michael has worked as a College Board endorsed AP Studio Art Consultant and exam reader for over ten years. In addition to grading student portfolios, she has written published commentary for AP on student work, to clarify the scores given. Claudia has been an art educator for more than thirty-five years. Her experience includes teaching K-12 in private and public schools. She was also appointed to be a district mentor serving new and experienced teachers across disciplines. This full time position provided support to secondary teachers new to the profession. She has also taught studio art and teacher preparation classes in several New Hampshire institutions of higher education. Author Pamela Taylor, in a National Art Education Association publication, references original curriculum designed by Claudia in the text Interdisciplinary Approaches to Teaching Art in High School. She has also designed curriculum for the Currier Museum of Art. In recent years, Claudia has focused on using Contemporary Art to inspire K-12 curriculum. She has created two courses that reflect her research for the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Masters in Art Education degree program, where she is on the faculty. She holds the title of senior lecturer in Studio with Granite State College. She has received two distinguished faculty awards and was Secondary School Teacher of the Year.

An award winning artist and art educator, Claudia is the recipient of three Fulbright fellowships, a Freeman Foundation Grant, and two Granite State College Faculty Development Grants. She has painted in several countries including Canada, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, China, Morocco and the U.S. Claudia was recently an artist in residence in Assisi, Italy. She exhibits her work widely in New England and her paintings have won numerous awards. Her work is included in several private and corporate collections. http://claudialmichael.wixsite.com/claudia-michael-art

Jaime Rollans

Jaime Rollans has been teaching AP Art History for thirty of her forty-year teaching career. Since 1994, she has been teaching at W. D. Mills University Studies High School in Little Rock, Arkansas where she teaches a course in the history of philosophy in addition to AP Art History. Jaime taught AP Art History, world history, AP European History and served as the Talented and Gifted Facilitator for North Pulaski High School in Jacksonville, Arkansas, from 1976 through 1994. Jaime is a consultant to the College Board in AP Art History and social studies. She has presented at numerous AP Summer Institutes across the southwest and southeast regions of the College Board, and in Great Britain. She has served as a reader of the AP Art History exam and helped write the College Board’s Advanced Placement Social Studies Vertical Team Guide.

Jaime has twice been selected Teacher of the Year for her school district. In 1996, the Arkansas Friends For Better School selected her for the “Public School Hero Award”.
She has been recognized by the Southwest Region of the College Board Advanced for teaching AP Art History by being awarded the Advanced Placement Special Recognition Award. The Close Up Foundation has honored her for her work in civic education. Recently she has been nominated for the KATV, Channel 7 Teacher in the Year by a former student.

Jaime received her BA from the University of Central Arkansas, and MA from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, where she has also pursued further graduate study in gifted and talented education. Growing up in a military family and living for many years in England gave Jaime her love of history and art. While teaching leaves little time for hobbies, she and her husband John spend their free time traveling, working on their “old” house, which they share with their three cats.

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