Gwendolyn Cash began teaching AP US History in 1993. She received her B.A. and M.Ed. from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a College Board consultant and she has conducted workshops in both AP and Pre-AP topics for the Southwest Region. She is trained in the Interdisciplinary Strategies workshop for Pre-AP teachers as well as the Smithsonian’s Using Artifacts workshop. She was one of the members of the team who developed the AP Vertical Teams Guide for Social Studies. She has served on the AP Advisory Council for the Southwest Region as well as the committee that developed the Guidelines for Consultants who conduct Summer Institutes. She has been trained in the Advanced Placement and TEKS A Lighthouse Initiative for Texas Social Studies Classrooms that was sponsored by the Texas Education Commission. She has also served as a mentor for new AP teachers who receive grants to start new AP Programs. Recently she was a member of the College Readiness Committee established by the Texas Education Agency as well as a member of the Teacher Advocacy Committee established by the College Board. In 2009 Gwen collaborated with NASA in order to produce a DBQ on The Presidents and Space to commemorate the 40th Anniversary of Man’s Landing on the Moon. The DBQ is available on the Smithsonian’s website. In 2010 she was chosen as the Gilder-Lehrman Preserve American History Teacher of the Year for the State of Texas. In 2011 she was chosen as the Teacher of the Year for Clear Creek High. In the spring of 2011 she was selected as one of the Presidential Recognized Teachers in the United States and she attended the four- day symposium for recognized teachers and their students. In 2012 she was chosen to work on the APUSH Alignment with State Standards Committee for the College Board’s re-design of the AP US History course. In 2018 she was trained and endorsed in the National Pre-AP Readiness Program.