Leah Couch, a math teacher at the Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy, has been chosen by the College Board as an AP Reader for the AP Statistics test.  Couch will join other selected educators to evaluate and score the free-response sections of the AP exam.

In addition to scoring exams, AP Readers get to exchange ideas with faculty, teachers and AP Development Committee members and become more familiar with AP scoring standards.  “I feel that being selected to be an AP Reader is not only a huge honor but is also a great opportunity,” Couch said. “I look forward to working with those who created the AP Statistics exam to better understand exactly what they expect of my students so that I can better prepare them in my classroom to take the exam.”

To be selected as an AP Reader, a high school teacher must currently teach the AP course in a face-to-face classroom setting and have at least three years of experience teaching the course. 
“This selection of Leah Couch as an AP Reader is huge and a wonderful accomplishment for her and our AP and Honors academic program in Floyd County Schools,” commented McCall Govignon, director of advanced academic programs for the school system. 
Floyd County Schools has developed one of the top advanced academic programs in the area with 18 AP classes now available to students.  The system was also one of only six Georgia school systems named to the College Board’s 2016 National AP District Honor Roll.
Couch’s activity in promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education is well known in the area.  She presented recently at the West Georgia RESA STEM Conference on how to integrate STEM into every classroom.  “Leah has helped coordinate the STEM initiative at the CCA,” commented Eric Waters, CEO of Floyd County Schools College and Career Academy. “Additionally, she has coordinated the Makerspace Project at our school in cooperation with Berry College.”