Skagway School’s Kent Fielding was selected for the second year in a row as an Advanced Placement reader and will travel to Kentucky to score more than 2,000 student tests.

“His selection to this prestigious position validates not only his instruction in Advanced Placement courses, but also his evaluation of Advanced Placement assessments,” said Skagway School Superintendent Josh Coughran.

In order to be selected, applying teachers need at least three years of AP course teaching under their belts and must submit a resume and an AP syllabus.

“Being selected as an AP reader is a pretty big honor,” Fielding said. “Being asked back means that I was on-target for my scores and read quickly enough to warrant a return.”

Being chosen for the task, Fielding said, means free training for the Skagway School district.

EPS, the company that constructs the AP test, will fly Fielding to Louisville, where all of his expenses will be paid.

“I get to meet AP and college teachers from all around the country and discuss the AP test and how to teach certain lessons,” he said. “I also get to read about 2,000 student essays. It’s like one big workshop.” — KE