Carol Elsen developed the Advanced Placement* English program in the Montana high school where she has taught for over 20 years. She has also taught composition, literature, and methods courses at the Ohio State University and the University of Montana. In 2001, she became a Reader and Table Leader of the AP* English Language exam and has served as a Faculty Consultant for the College Board* since that time, presenting one-day workshops and weeklong institutes throughout the United States, Internationally, and at AP* National Conferences. She also served on the Steering Committee for College Board AP* National Conferences.
Carol has been involved as a reader and trainer of trainers in developing the Montana Writing Assessment (a pilot project for the ACT writing assessment). A member of NCTE and MATELA, she also teaches online for UCLA in the summer sessions. In 2004, she became a reader and scoring supervisor for the SAT writing sample and has served as a College Board* Mentor Teacher. Her joy is in helping AP* teachers discover new insights and methods for successful teaching.