AP Italian Language and Culture Development Committee

Meet the high school and college educators who develop the AP Italian Language and Culture course and exam. 

2024-25 Development Committee Members

AP development committees represent a unique collaboration between high school teachers and college faculty.

These dedicated educators play a critical role in the preparation of the AP Italian Language and Culture course and exam. They represent a diversity of knowledge and points of view in their fields and, as a group, are the authority when it comes to making subject-matter decisions in the exam-construction process. 

Committee Co-Chairs

  • Chiara Trebaiocchi, Harvard University – Cambridge, Massachusetts
  • James Goetschius, Northern Valley Regional High School – Old Tappan, New Jersey

Committee Members

  • Gary Russell Waters, Emory University – Atlanta, Georgia 
  • Silvia Giorgini-Althoen, Wayne State University – Detroit, Michigan
  • Cristina Modica, Maine Township High School District 207– Park Ridge, Illinois
  • Steve LaPeruta, Nutley High School – Nutley, New Jersey 
  • Serena De Candido, Somerset Academy Middle/High School – Pembroke Pines, Florida

Chief Reader

Ryan Calabretta-Sajder, University of Arkansas – Fayetteville, Arkansas