Fred Holtzclaw has taught AP Biology in East Tennessee for forty years. He is the current chairman of the SAT II Biology Test Development Committee. Fred has been an AP Reader, Table Leader, Question Leader or Exam Leader since 1989. Presently he teaches at the Webb School of Knoxville and conducts teacher training in Biology and AP Biology. Professional recognitions include the Presidential Award, Tandy Technology Scholar, and OBTA. In 2010, Fred received the Siemens
Award for AP Teachers.
He has been an author on several Prentice-Hall Middle School science textbooks, with his main areas of concentration in ecology, evolution, plants, and animals.
He and his wife Theresa are authors of Preparing for the Biology AP Exam, and Pearson Active Reading Guide, both of which accompany Campbell Biology
In preparation for the launching of the new AP Biology Curriculum Framework, Fred and Theresa have completed a correlation of the Curriculum Framework to Campbell Biology for Pearson Publishing, and presented a session using that text for teaching the new course at NABT in 2010 and 2011. Both Fred and Theresa have been involved with various aspects of the course redesign for The College Board, including field-testing formative assessments and inquiry labs with students, review of proposed labs, and writing items for the new exam. Fred served as the Chief Reader for ETS at Princeton in March 2011 where there was a Reading to evaluate college and high school students’ responses on test items in the new format. He attended a special College Board training weekend to introduce consultants to the new curriculum, labs, and science practices.
Interests include botany, reptiles and amphibians, birds, travel, and hiking. Fred and Theresa frequently spend July in the Alps, where they have hiked across Switzerland twice, journeyed through the Italian Alps, across Austria, walked around Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and are always looking for more paths to walk.