Secondary (9-12) Representative
Alamo Heights High School; San Antonio, TX
Ann Mar holds a B.A. in Anthropology from the College of William and Mary and the M.A. in Applied Linguistics from the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. She teaches intermediate and advanced Spanish (Spanish 3 and 4AP-Dual Credit) and 12th grade Spanish Immersion at Alamo Heights High School in San Antonio, Texas, where she also serves as chairman of the LOTE Department. She is Vice president of the San Antonio de Béjar Chapter of the AATSP and has served as the chapter National Spanish Exam Coordinator, and acting secretary, representing the chapter at the delegate assembly in 2005 and 2010. She is currently serving on the AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam Development Committee and is the College Board Advisor. She is a long-time table leader and reader for AP Spanish Language. Areas of interest include content-based language instruction, immersion education, course design, portfolio assessment, mentoring, and teacher development. She provides workshops on topics such as standards-based portfolio assessment, focus on form in content-based instruction, teaching literature in the AP Spanish Language course, and assessment for learning. She has presented at the AATSP National Conferences in Guadalajara and San Juan, at face-to-face and online College Board workshops, AP Summer Institutes, as well as at the Texas Foreign Language Association conference, ACTFL, the AP National Conference and the AP College Colloquium. She coauthored the curriculum module El agua es vida, published by The College Board, and has collaborated on other AP Spanish Language professional development Special Focus publications.
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Statement of Candidacy
It is an honor to run for high school representative on the Executive Board of the AATSP. I am seeking to serve the organization that has enriched my teaching experience and the learning of my students and to contribute to its future. High school teachers have a pivotal role in guiding students between childhood and young adulthood, building on their early experiences and preparing them for college and work. On the Executive Board, I hope to contribute to connecting professionals at all levels, recognizing that all teachers – from early childhood through the PhD - work together to promote our students’ language development and growth as human beings. My professional life reflects this connectedness. I teach for Dual Credit in high school and work with college faculty at the AP reading and on College Board committees. My high school Spanish students work regularly with elementary immersion and dual language teachers and students. I meet often with our Junior High immersion teachers strengthening our programs. Our local AATSP chapter connects professionals from Kindergarten through University. Although our professional lives are very different, one goal unites us. My goal, if elected to serve you, is to increase communication and collaboration between the different constituencies at the national level, recognizing the unique contributions each groups makes for our students. Thank you for this opportunity to serve the profession in this way.
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