Theresa Knapp Holtzclaw has taught AP Biology in Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, and East Tennessee since 1986. She is a former member of the AP Biology Development Committee, which writes the AP exam, and has been an AP Reader, Table Leader or Exam Leader since 1987. Her most recent role was Exam Leader overseeing the grading of the international exam.
She was the author/editor of the 2001 edition of The AP Biology Laboratory Manual for Students published by The College Board, and is author of The LabBench, the web-based lab tutorials available from Pearson Publishing. She and her husband Fred 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, Theresa and Fred completed a correlation of the Curriculum Framework to Campbell Biology for Pearson Publishing, and presented sessions about teaching the new course at NABT in 2010-2014. Theresa works for The College Board as a Subject Matter Expert and developed materials for AP Insight.
Professional recognitions include the Presidential Award, Tandy Technology Scholar, Tennessee Science Educator of the Year, and Woodrow Wilson Fellow. Interests include botany, birds, travel and hiking. She and her husband frequently spend a month in the Alps, where they have hiked across Switzerland twice, across Austria, around Mont Blanc and Monte Rosa, and are always looking for more paths to walk. Recent travel: patting gray whales in the Sea of Cortez, hiking across England, and birding in Mayan ruins.