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Connie Wells has a Master of Science Degree in Physics from The University of Kansas and has taught Physics, AP Physics B, AP Physics C and AP Physics 2 for twenty five years. She has been active in test scoring and development for The College Board, serving on the AP Physics B and C Test Development Committee from 1997-2001 and as Co-chair of the AP Physics 2 Development Committee from its inception to 2015. From 1995 to 2006, she served in various roles as Reader, Table Leader and Question Leader for the A.P. Physics Exam Reading. In November 2003, Connie was a Regional Winner of the Siemens Award for Advanced Placement Teaching sponsored by The College Board and The Siemens Foundation and was awarded the Rockers Award for Greater Kansas City Area Outstanding Teacher in Science in 2008. As a workshop leader and College Board institute consultant, she has presented teacher training institutes throughout the United States and abroad—including Hawaii, Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands), Barranquilla (Colombia), Bangkok, Skopje (Macedonia), Shanghai, Tokyo, Harbin (China), Taipei (Taiwan), and Hangzhou (China). She is the author of several physics review guides produced by major publishers and documents and focus booklets for AP Physics published by The College Board as well as a recently published review guide for the MCAT Exam from McGraw Hill. Connie has been Chair of the Committee on Teacher Preparation for the American Association of Physics Teachers. She served on the AP Physics Redesign Commission, beginning in 2006, also serving as Co-Chair of the AP Physics 1 and 2 Curriculum Development and Assessment Committee. In August, 2015, she was named Woman Physicist of the Month by the American Physical Society. Connie retired from teaching in 2016 after 45 years but continues to work on physics writing projects and consulting for the Advanced Placement Physics and SAT exams.