English Literature New and Experienced – Becky McFarlan

Rebecca McFarlan is a National Board Certified teacher who has taught English on both high school and college levels for 39 years. She has 35 years of experience teaching both the AP English Literature and the AP English Language courses.  For the past 20 years she has been a reader, and more recently a table leader, for the AP English Literature Exam. In 2021-22 she was a question leader. She has taught in both urban and suburban districts in the Cincinnati and Northern KY. At Indian Hill High School in Cincinnati Rebecca served as Instructional Leader for grades 9-12 and the English Language Arts Program Leader for Kindergarten -grade 12. She is a College Board Consultant for AP English Literature, AP English Language, and the AP Research.

Over the past 23 years she has facilitated workshops both nationally and internationally. Rebecca has conducted AP and PreAP workshops in China since 2012 focusing on English curriculum for Chinese students. For the past nine years she has served as a coach and mentor to teachers and other College Board consultants. In 2011 she became a College Board consultant trained to work as an English coach with districts on a sustained basis.  She served on the College Board’s Instructional Development Committee to help develop instructional materials for teachers of AP Literature. Rebecca co-authored the article “Bridging the Grammar Gap: An Interdisciplinary Approach” which appeared in The English Journal in January 2003. In 2004 she received the Martha Holden Jennings Master Teacher award. She developed three online workshops for AP Central, contributed to the AP Literature Mentor materials, and worked on the development of several PreAP workshops. She co-authored Perfection Learning Company’s AP Literature and Composition.