Consultant Bio

Richard McCarthy

Richard McCarthy has been teaching AP Literature and Composion for 15 years and has served as a College Board Consultant for nine. He has presented poetry strategies at the AP Annual Conference and has served on the APAC Steering Committee.


While Richard’s speciality is working with teachers who are new to AP instruction, he loves facilitating positive, productive pedagogical conversations between new and experienced educators. An expert in curriculum and instructional strategies, Richard puts a premium on offering teachers methods that will increase student engagement while also affording teachers some degree of work/life balance.


He currently teaches and serves as the Dean of Faculty at an independent high school in northern Vermont. In his spare time, Richard loves needlepoint and stamp-collecting.