BALTIMORE COUNTY— Amanda Lattimore, a computer science resource teacher with the Baltimore County Public Schools’ Office of Career and Technical Education, was one of 20 educators in the country to participated in last month’s College Board Virtual Federal AP (Advanced Placement) Week.
A letter from the College Board explained that it invited “approximately 20 of the most engaged and exceptional AP teachers from across the country” to meet virtually with members of Congress to advocate for the AP program. The letter continued that “this elite cadre of AP Advocates will give voice to the over 160,000 AP teachers across the nation.”
During the week, Lattimore represented Maryland and met with staff from Maryland Senator Chris Van Hollen’s office to explain the importance of promoting AP courses, helping students pay for the exams, and providing professional development for new AP teachers.
“We are so proud that a BCPS educator has once again stepped up to advocate for all students,” said BCPS Superintendent Dr. Darryl L. Williams.
“Ms. Lattimore’s efforts on behalf of the Advanced Placement program could lead to more vigorous educational opportunities for students across the nation. Here in BCPS, her unique role as a computer science resource teacher is helping our school system prepare the next generation of technology workers and innovators.”
Lattimore describes herself as “almost” a BCPS graduate. She attended BCPS schools (Carroll Manor Elementary, Cockeysville Middle, and Dulaney High) for 12 years before her family moved away just prior to her senior year.
During her undergraduate studies, she student-taught at Eastern Technical High School and Ridgely Middle School. She has worked for BCPS for 19 years since earning her bachelor’s degree.
She taught mathematics at Golden Ring Middle School for three years and high school mathematics and computer science at Dulaney High School for 12 years. Lattimore is in her fourth year as a computer science resource teacher. Her position was the first of its kind in Maryland.
She has been an AP reader (grading AP exams) for seven years and is a member of the AP reading leadership team. She is also in her fourth year as a mentor for College Board for the AP Computer Science Principles course. On weekends throughout the year and during summers, she supports the AP program as a professional development facilitator for code.org.
Lattimore has earned a bachelor’s degree in mathematics teacher education and a master’s degree in instructional technology, both from Towson University.