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
Douglas Darracott currently teaches AP Art History and Studio Art at Plano West Senior High School in Plano, Texas. In 2015, he was named Teacher of the Year at Plano West Senior High. He has served as a member of the AP Art History test development committee and continues to serve as a question leader for the AP Reading in art history each summer. He also has worked as master lead in art history with the O’Donnell Foundation Advanced Placement Arts Incentive Program with includes AP Art History, AP Studio Art (Drawing, 2-D Design, 3-D Design), and AP Music Theory. He is also the author of the 2009 AP Art History Teacher Guide produced by the College Board. He has served as a College Board consultant since the early 2000s.
Bio for Mr. Eder coming soon.