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Mahopac HS German Teacher Selected To National AP Leadership Team

Katarina Bauerlein is a graduate of Mahopac High School, where she now teaches German.
Katarina Bauerlein is a graduate of Mahopac High School, where she now teaches German. Photo Credit: Mahopac High School/Twitter

MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Katrina Bauerlein, a German teacher at Mahopac High School, has been selected to serve on the College Board's Advanced Placement national leadership team this summer.

Bauerlein, who has been a “reader” for the College Board’s Advanced Placement German Language and Culture exam for several years, is thrilled at the prospect of being on the leadership team in Cincinnati in June.

As a reader, Bauerlein, along with other high school and college language teachers from throughout the country, scored AP exams. On the leadership team, she will train other teachers to score the AP German exams.

“It is a fantastic opportunity,” said Bauerlein, the only German teacher at Mahopac High School, “because I get to spend time with other high school German teachers and college professors. It is so eye-opening, and the collaboration is really important. Mahopac is the only area school to offer German, so the time with colleagues is especially beneficial for Mahopac’s German program as well as for me professionally.”

Bauerlein, who has taught German for 15 years at Mahopac High School, is herself a graduate of the school. After graduating from Tufts University, she became a Fulbright scholar, teaching English in Germany to high school students.

When she returned to the U.S., she got her teaching certification through the Come Teach With Us program at BOCES, and has been teaching ever since.

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