AP-TIP IN recognizes outstanding schools and educators

Author: Erin Blasko

Notre Dame campus

The Advanced Placement Teacher Investment Program (AP-TIP IN) at the University of Notre Dame recently recognized three AP-TIP IN educators and two AP-TIP IN schools with teacher and school of the year awards for the 2018-19 school year.

• Debra Kincaid, an AP English Language teacher at Clinton Central Jr./Sr. High School in Michigantown, Indiana, was named English Teacher of the Year.

 • Amanda Leahy, an AP Statistics teacher at Avon High School in Avon, Indiana, was named Math Teacher of the Year.

• Jacob Bowman, an AP Physics 1 and AP Physics 2 teacher at Western High School in Russiaville, Indiana, was named Science Teacher of the Year.

• Whiteland Community High School in Whiteland, Indiana, was named Affiliate School of the Year.

• Whiting High School in Whiting, Indiana, was named School of the Year.

Part of the Center for STEM Education within the Institute for Educational Initiatives at Notre Dame, AP-TIP IN is designed to increase the number of high school students taking and earning qualifying scores (3, 4 or 5) in AP math, science and English courses.

AP classes allow students to tackle college-level work while still in high school and earn college credit and placement.

More than 23,000 students have participated in AP-TIP IN since its inception, accounting for more than 13,500 qualifying scores in math, English and science and more than $11.2 million in college credit savings for Indiana families.

For more information, visit stemeducation.nd.edu/broader-impacts/ap-tip-in.

Contact: Erin Blasko, assistant director of media relations, 574-631-4127, eblasko@nd.edu