Staff Bio

Cheri Smith

Chemistry / Yale Secondary School

Cheri Smith is the Science Department Head at Yale Secondary, a medium sized secondary school near Vancouver, British Columbia where she has been teaching AP Chemistry since 1988. She has worked as a consultant, AP Reader and Question Leader since 1998. Cheri has assisted in editing and writing of Special Focus materials for the College Board’s AP Chemistry workshops and AP Inquiry-Based Lab Manual and is currently reviewing materials for the upcoming web-based resource, AP Insight. In 2013, she was appointed to the College Board’s Science Academic Advisory Council. For the past several years she has been writing chemistry materials for Edvantage Interactive, including the books, AP Chemistry 1 and 2.


Cheri is the recipient of several provincial and national teaching awards, including the 1995 National Award for Teaching in Science presented to her by then Prime Minister of Canada, Jean Chrétien.


She enjoys camping, cycling, swimming and reading.