Consultant Bio

Karen Waples

AP Comparative Government / AP U.S. Government and Politics

Karen Waples has taught since 1989 and is affiliated with Holy Family High School in Broomfield, Colorado.  She has taught AP United States Government, CP American Government and AP Comparative Government and Politics.  Karen is the co-author of American Government: Stories of a Nation for the AP Course. Karen has served as a Reader for the AP US Government and Politics and AP United States History exams and has served as a Reader, Table Leader, Question Leader, and Exam Leader for the AP Comparative Government and Politics exam. She is an endorsed consultant for the College Board and conducts AP workshops and institutes throughout the country.  Karen was the chair of the College Board’s Social Science Academic Advisory Committee and was a member of the Curriculum Redesign Committee for the AP United States Government and Politics course. She received the Colorado Governor’s Award for Excellence in Education in 1997 and was recognized as a Cherry Creek High School teacher of the year in 2002. Karen was a trial attorney from 1985-1989.