Staff Bio

Lou Gallo

AP European History

Lou Gallo teaches both AP European and US history at West High School in Knoxville, Tennessee and AP European History for Dwight Global, based in New York City.  He has taught AP European history since 1996 and has served at the AP Reading as a reader, table leader, and question leader since 2000.  He works with the College Board in several different capacities.  He is a College Board European History consultant since 2001 and also works as a consultant for AP US history.  He is the author of both the Cengage Teacher’s Resource Guide that correlates with the Spielvogel textbook Western Civilization and the AP European History Course Planning and Pacing Guide available online at AP Central.  He also serves as a mentor/coach to other European and US history consultants as well as AP US history teachers.  He has written test questions for various outlets including ETS, Cengage Publishing and HistorySage.com. 

In 2003, Lou received the Milken National Educator Award as well as West High School Teacher of the Year.  He was named Knox County Teacher of the Year in 2008 and was one of five teachers selected to run the Olympic torch for the 2012 Summer Olympics.