Tommie Sue Anthony
Arkansas Advanced Initiative for Math and Science, Inc.
Tommie Sue Anthony worked in The Pulaski County Special School District, Little Rock, Arkansas for thirty-four years as an AP teacher and as the Director of Talented and Gifted Programs. She developed AP Vertical Teams, wrote the district’s desegregation plan for gifted programs and created the nationally recognized Wilbur Mills High School University Studies Program. She has been involved with the Advanced Placement Program since 1981 as an AP teacher, an administrator, and a consultant. She is the author of the College Board’s workshop PRE-AP: INSTRUCTIONAL LEADERSHIP-USING AP VERTICAL TEAMS. In 2005, she was selected as one of the 100 consultants to serve as an Advanced Placement National Leader to observe and mentor AP consultants throughout the country. The Southwestern Region of The College Board has given her its two most prestigious awards the Joe Arriga Advanced Placement Award for Contributions to Educational Excellence in 1998 and the Martha H. Salmon Leadership Award in 2007.
She has been a graduate instructor at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Center for Gifted Education and the Coordinator of the Center’s Arkansas Advanced Placement Professional Development Center where she planned, coordinated, and managed the AP Summer Institutes which annually provide professional development for approximately 750 Advanced Placement and Pre-AP teachers. She also managed and coordinated Arkansas’s two federal AP Incentive grants.
Presently she is the president of Arkansas Advanced Initiative for math and Science, Inc. which was created to manage Arkansas’s $13.2 million National Math and Science Initiative grant.