A graduate of Wake Forest University's Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in English, Ann Rudkin also held certification in gifted education. In her 27-year career, she taught every grade and ability level in North Carolina public high schools, as well as college-level courses for Surry Community College and Appalachian State's Admissions Partnership Program. She taught AP English language and composition for 17 years and AP English composition and literature for three years. In her school district's open admissions AP program, more than 75 percent of her students achieved scores of 3 or better on AP English exams each year.
Ann has been a reader of AP English exams for 15 years, eight of them in literature and seven in language, including the past two years as a table leader. In 2007 she read the first administration of the synthesis question, which provided her with invaluable insight in helping teachers coach students to write this question successfully. In 2012 she trained for the College Board 1-day workshop, "A Day with an AP Reader," in Las Vegas, Nev.
Ann has led AP workshops and summer institutes throughout the United States for the College Board. She was invited to present a one-day workshop at the AP Annual Conference in 2011 and will present again this year. She has also served as an English consultant for curriculum planning workshops with College Board's EXCELerator programs. She has presented at the N.C. English Teachers Association annual convention and led in service sessions for the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County (N.C.) Schools. In addition, she co-led a series of in-service sessions for new AP English language and composition teachers in Forsyth County (NC) in 2005-06 and 2006-07.
Ann's credentials during her teaching career included endorsement of her AP audit syllabus and National Board certification. She is a College Board endorsed consultant and site coordinator.