Biography

Rebecca Small is the High School Advanced Academics Programs Specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Rebecca Small taught high school Advanced Placement Government & Politics for over twenty years, and was actively involved in the AP program as a member of the Test Development Committee, reader, and AP Summer Institute instructor. She is a published author of test preparation books, lesson plans and other resources for teachers. In her government classes she has introduced students to many elected officials, including Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Jim DeMint, and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. She has taken students to many political offices and Embassies over the years, including the National Rifle Association headquarters and the Embassies of Britain, China and Nigeria. Her guest speakers included political consultant James Carville, Mary Beth Tinker (from Tinker v. Des Moines), several diplomats, and human rights activist Ahmad Batebi. Rebecca is pursuing a Doctorate of Education and Policy Studies at George Washington University, studying the role of professional development in supporting AP teachers. Rebecca currently serves as the High School Advanced Academics programs specialist for Fairfax County Public Schools where she supports AP instruction and professional development.