AAPT.org - American Association of Physics Teachers

Kenneth W. Cecire, Committee Chair (2016)
University of Notre Dame
Physics Dept
225 Nieuwland Science Hall
Notre Dame, IN United States 46556
Phone: (574) 631-3343; Fax: (574) 631-3977

Daniel M. Crowe, Vice Chair (2016)
Loudoun Academy of Science
21326 Augusta Dr
Sterling, VA United States 20164
Phone: (571) 434-4470

Marla Jane Glover (2018)
Rossville High School
606 South 21st
Rossville, IN United States 46065-0530
Phone: (765) 379-2551

Janie Head (2017)
Foster High School
4400 FM 723
Richmond, TX United States 77469

Duane B. Merrell (2017)
Brigham Young University
Eyring Science Center N143
Provo, UT United States 84602
Phone: (801) 422-2255; Fax: (801) 422-0553

Kelly C. O'Shea (2018)
Elisabeth Irwin High School (LREI)
40 Charlton Street
New York, NY United States 10014

Charlene M. Rydgren (2018)
P.O. Box 452
Malone, NY United States 12953

Jan Landis Mader, Ex Officio
Great Falls High School
1900 2nd Avenue South
Great Falls, MT United States 59405
Phone: (406) 268-6250

Rebecca Vieyra, Ex Officio
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD 20740
Phone: (301) 209-3311

Richard Ballentine, Staff Liaison
American Association of Physics Teachers
Office of the Executive Officer
One Physics Ellipse
College Park, MD United States 20740-3845
Phone: (301) 209-3311; Fax: (301) 209-0845

Past Chairs

Committee on Physics in High Schools

Martha Lietz (2013)

Joseph M. Mosca (2013)

Elizabeth C. Holsenbeck (2014)

Elizabeth C. Holsenbeck (2015)



  1. Provide a common meeting ground and opportunities for communication for high school teachers of physics and astronomy.
  2. Seek ways in which the AAPT can be of assistance to high school teachers, providing a channel of communication between the high school teachers and the Executive Board, Executive Office, Council, and membership of AAPT.