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STAFF DIRECTORY


Mary Boehm - President

mary@aplusala.org

pic_marryBoehmI have been at the helm of A+ College Ready since it began in 2008. Before joining A+, I served as president of the BellSouth Foundation and managed the BellSouth Pioneers, the company’s volunteer arm. Prior to that, I was with the Alabama Power Foundation for 6 years. I am an alumnus of Leadership Birmingham and Leadership Alabama, and am a member of the Rotary Club of Birmingham. I grew up in Birmingham, and I graduated from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, and returned to stay in the Magic City that I love. I'm married to Chris Boehm, and we have three sons and four grandchildren who have blessed us by staying in Birmingham to raise their families.

Carrie Bates - Statistics Consultant

carrie@aplusala.org

This is my fifth year as the A+ College Ready Statistics Consultant. I also teach full time at Buckhorn High School in the Madison County School System. I have been a secondary mathematics teacher for twenty years and currently teach AP Statistics, Discrete Mathematics, and Algebra with Finance.

My husband, Jack Jr., and I live in Huntsville, Alabama with our two children, Jack (7) and Caroline (3). I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Birmingham-Southern College (1997) and my graduate degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Alabama in Birmingham (2000). In 2005, I became a National Board Certified teacher and then renewed that certification in 2014.

Melissa Crook - Office and Data Manager

melissa@aplusala.org

I have served as the office manager of A+ College Ready since 2015. I earned a B.A. in Anthropology and Master of Public Health, both from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. My passion for the education field stems from my upbringing in a small, rural town. I graduated from Fayetteville High School in Sylacauga, AL, and am encouraged by the opportunities the A+ program offers to so many students in similar settings.

I live in Sylacauga, and have a four-year-old daughter, Madelyn. In my spare time, I enjoy photography and spending time outdoors.

Tammy Dunn - Chief Academic Officer

tammy@aplusala.org

apluscr_tammy_dunnI am a 28 year career educator. The first 17 years of my career were spent in science classrooms in Tennessee and Hoover, Alabama, teaching biology, chemistry, physics and AP biology. In 2007, I went to work as the science supervisor for Jefferson County Schools where I facilitated the curriculum, instruction, professional learning, and assessment for 6 - 12 science education in 14 high schools and their feeder middle schools. While working with Jefferson County schools, I helped manage the A+ College Ready grant program, and in 2010, I became the Program Manager for A+ College Ready. In 2013, I went to serve as the Chief Academic Officer for Mathematics and Science for Hoover City Schools, and in 2016 I returned to A+ College Ready as the Chief Academic Officer.

I earned a bachelor's degree from the University of North Alabama, a master's degree from the University of Alabama in Birmingham, and an Education Specialist's Degree from Samford University where I currently serve as an adjunct teacher for the School of Education.

I achieved certification from the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards (NBPTS) in 1999 and renewed the certification in 2009. I have mentored over 100 teachers who have undergone the NBPTS certification process. I currently serve on the NBPTS board of directors. I was honored to be the 2001 recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science Teaching and the 2003 Alabama Teacher of the Year.

My husband Ray and I love to travel and play golf. The joy of my life is enjoying my family, especially my two granddaughters, Ava and Olivia.

Dale Fleury - Social Studies Content Director

dale@aplusala.org

dale_fleuryI joined the A+ College Ready team in 2015 to help scale and implement a teacher training and student incentive program in social studies. I bring over 25 years of experience in social studies curriculum and instruction, having co-authored two books on the topic in social studies education. Immediately prior to coming to Alabama, I served nine years as Vice President of Programs and Business Development for a nation-wide education non-profit. I earned a Master’s Degree in Education Administration - Supervision, Curriculum and Instruction from the University of North Texas. I enjoy playing golf and traveling with my wife Teri.

Diann Frucci - English Content Director

diann@aplusala.org

I joined A+ College Ready to serve as the English Content Director in 2013 after retiring from the classroom. I taught for 28 years, 25 of those at LAMP High School in Montgomery, Alabama, where I taught both AP English Literature and AP English Language. I served as department chair at LAMP, as English lead teacher for Montgomery Public Schools, and as an AP reader; I have also been an LTF (Laying The Foundation) trainer for seven years. I was honored in 2011 to be named a NMSI All American Teacher and the College Board’s AP Teacher of the Year for the Southeastern Region in 2012.

Jenifer Glover - Finance Manager

jenifer@aplusala.org

I joined the A+ team in 2014, serving as its Finance Manager. Before that, I worked with Southern Company in various roles for sixteen years- the last six years as a Budget Analyst. I earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree and MBA from South University.

Originally from Spring Hill, Florida, I now live in Elmore County with my husband LaDon. We have four children with two of them currently in college, and one proudly serves in the Alabama National Guard. I enjoy reading, and volunteering in my community in my spare time.

Amber Haywood - Training Assistant

amber@aplusala.org

I joined A+ College Ready in 2015 after leaving Apple Inc. I'm merging my love of technology, planning, and graphic design by serving as A+ College Ready's Training Director. I graduated from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and am a self-proclaimed expert on local cuisine.

Lee Ann Latta - Math Content Manager

leeann@aplusala.org

I am a 20-year veteran in the Birmingham City School system where I taught everything from Algebra I to AP Statistics and AP Calculus. I served as the AP math lead teacher for the district. I have been a National Math and Science Initiative / Laying The Foundation trainer for six years; I also present at Saturday study sessions, ACT study sessions, and am AMSTI trained. I am married and have two daughters.

Kitty Morgan - Math Content Director

kitty@aplusala.org

I have taught AP Calculus AB and BC for 20 years, and am currently the Math Content Director for A+ College Ready. I have been an AP Calculus Reader for six years, have presented at state, regional, and national conferences on math education and am an "Laying The Foundation" (LTF) presenter. I attended Stanhope Elmore High School in Millbrook, AL, and earned a degree in math education from Troy University. I hold a Master’s Degree from UAB, and earned National Board Certification in 2005. I love to sing and twirl baton!

John Richey - Program Consultant

johnrichey64@gmail.com

I joined the A+ team in 2015 to serve in a consulting capacity, primarily as a liaison between A+ College Ready and schools involved in the program. Prior to that, I served as a teacher and administrator in the Albertville, Arab, and Guntersville City School Systems. I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Auburn University in 1986, a Master's degree in Education from the University of Alabama Birmingham in 1988, and an Educational Specialist degree from the University of Alabama in 1998.

I am originally from St. Clair County and now live in Arab with my wife, Laura. We have three children. The oldest, John William and his wife, Sara, live in Madison, and he works as a Data Analyst for Wallace State Community College in Hanceville. My other two sons, Benjamin and Jack, attend Auburn University. I enjoy travel, sports, cooking, and helping schools grow academically by partnering with A+ College Ready.

 

Robert Summers - Science Content Director

robert@aplusala.org

I taught for eight years at LAMP High School in Montgomery, AL, after a career in the medical field. I was the Science Department chair and academic competitive teams head coach for five years while at LAMP. I have been with A+ College Ready from the beginning as the Science Content Director - nine years.

Teri Thompson - Chief Program Officer

teri@aplusala.org

I have been with A+ College Ready since June of 2014. Prior to A+, I spent 30 years as a classroom teacher in Alabama public schools. I began teaching in the Birmingham City system in 1984 and retired from Elmore County Schools in 2014. I attended The University of Alabama and graduated in 1984 from The University of Alabama in Birmingham. I graduated from Bradley Central High School in Cleveland, Tennessee, in 1979 and have lived in Alabama ever since. I am a certified Laying The Foundation trainer, a former English Lead Teacher for Elmore County, former Wetumpka High School Teacher of the Year, and served as chairman of the Building Leadership Team. A current resident of Elmore County, I am married and have one child.

Chip Turner - Science Content Manager

chip@aplusala.org

I am the son of a career naval officer and, as such, have lived on both coasts. I have more than 16 years of experience as a teacher, having taught Chemistry, Physics, Life Science and Physical Science. My last 13 years have been spent in the Jefferson County school system at Pleasant Grove, where I was initially trained in Laying The Foundation as part of the very first cohort, eight years ago.

Pam Walker - English Content Manager

pam@aplusala.org

aplusala_pamI joined A+ College Ready in June of 2015 as the English Content Manager. I am a twenty-year veteran English teacher who has taught in both Georgia and Alabama public schools where my primary teaching roles have been freshman English and AP Language and Composition. I have served as an AP study session presenter, and am also a certified Laying The Foundation trainer. I was honored to be named Elmore County Teacher of the Year for Secondary Schools for 2015-2016. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Language Arts Education from Auburn University in 1995. Originally from Auburn, I now live in Wetumpka with my husband and our three children.