Owensboro High School physics teacher Christina Haire has been selected by the AP College Board committee to help write the 2018 Advanced Placement Physics Exam. Haire is one of three high school teachers in the nation selected for this prestigious honor.
“I was excited when I found out. It’s an opportunity for me to have input on something I’ve been working on my entire teaching career,” said Christina Haire, OHS Teacher.
Haire currently scores the AP Physics Exam. That job led her to this exciting new opportunity. This OHS teacher will travel to Princeton, New Jersey (the location of the Educational Testing Service) a couple of times during the school year to write the exam.
“It’s going to be an incredible experience for me because I’ll get to collaborate with some of the best physicists in the world,” Haire added.
“Having one of our teachers write a test that thousands of students all across the country will take is an enormous advantage for our students. I’m incredibly proud of Mrs. Haire,” said John DeLacey, OHS Principal.
Haire has been teaching physics at OHS since 1992. She’s looking forward to representing OHS on a national stage.
“I teach physics because it explains how the world works,” said Haire.
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