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Meet your instructor: Kim Foltz

Kim Foltz is an instructor at the Indiana Academy for Science, Mathematics, and Humanities, a residential high school for gifted and talented students from throughout the state of Indiana. She has taught AP* Calculus for 21 of the 22 years that she has worked at the Academy, including teaching hundreds of students over the years who have enrolled in her classes through a distance learning program using online video streaming.

Ms. Foltz’s involvement in the AP Calculus program has led to her role as a Reader and a Table Leader in the annual grading program of AP Calculus. She also currently serves as a Faculty Consultant in AP Calculus for the College Board. As a part of this, she has taught in-service sessions and weeklong summer institutes on both the use of technology in the secondary classroom and on the AP curriculum. Through these workshops, she has assisted in the development of nearly 700 high school teachers.

Ms. Foltz was a member of a project team that completed a National Science Foundation calculus curriculum grant at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. She was the recipient of the 1994 Edyth May Sliffe Award for Distinguished High School Mathematics Teaching from the Mathematical Association of America, the 1995 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Outstanding High School Teacher Award, the 2001 Radio Shack National Teacher Award, and the 2001 teacher of the year award from the Ball State University chapter of Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society. Most recently, Ms. Foltz was named the recipient of the 2009 Siemens Award for Advanced Placement, an award given annually by the Siemens Foundation to honor one teacher from each state in the nation.

Ms. Foltz graduated has a BS in Mathematics Education from Ball State University in 1989, and then received a Master of Arts in Mathematics from Ball State University in 1991.