JFKS has a very special and rare occurrence this year. Three of our high school AP teachers have been selected and invited to come to the U.S. in June to serve as AP test readers. Being selected as a reader is a high honor and means that our teachers will be among a select panel to grade tests on a national and global scale.
Our outstanding “AP teacher – readers” this year are: Daniel Lazar, Phil Blessman, and Ellen Mangiamele.
Daniel Lazar has been teaching AP United States History and AP Comparative Government for over a decade and will be reading AP Comparative Government exams in June. This is his first time as an AP Reader, he is grateful to all those who have assessed his students’ exams in the past, and he is proud to serve the AP community and mission in Salt Lake City.
Physics teacher Phil Blessman will serve as a reader for the AP Physics exam in Kansas City, MO in June. Phil joined the JFKS faculty in August after teaching at a variety of US schools for the previous 19 years. He has been teaching AP Physics for the past sixteen years and is in his sixth year of serving as an AP reader and question writer.
Ellen Mangiamele has been teaching Advanced Placement English courses since 2002 and has served as an exam reader for five years. She will travel to Louisville, KY in June to read AP Literature exams.