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Silver State AP* Summer Institute



Statistics - New: Penny Smeltzer

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Penny Smeltzer created one of the largest AP Statistics programs in the nation with eleven full classes at Westwood High School in Austin, Texas. She currently serves as the Statistics Content Specialist for the national Math & Science Initiative and teaches AP Statistics for the Austin Peace Academy. Her recognition includes 2015 Presidential Award Finalist, 2011 O’Donnell AP Teacher of the Year, 2010 Intel Teacher of Merit, 2009 Texas Exes Outstanding Teacher, the 2008 national winner of the Siemen’s Teacher Award, 2007 District Teacher of the Year, and 2006 Toyota International Teacher Award. Thirteen years experience as an AP Statistics exam grader, grading leader, rubric writer, and current Test Development Committee member keeps her in touch with the focus of the AP Statistics course. Her passion is creating meaningful interdisciplinary lessons with science. Penny presents lively, interactive workshops to teachers in AP Statistics, New Teacher Survival Skills, and Math & Science Integration.