Curriculum Developers

Patricia Shelton

Application window closes December 9, 2022

AP U.S. Government Textbook Adoption Committee Application


The purpose of the AP U.S. Government Instructional Materials Adoption Committee is to carry out the instructional materials selection process and make a recommendation to the Instructional Materials Committee based up on objective evidence gathered during the process. The decision will be based on what is in the best interest of our students, alignment with Washington State Social Studies and C3 Framework Standards, and district mission and core values.

Committee Composition

The committee for World History Instructional Materials Adoption will have the following composition:

  • Facilitated by the Social Studies Curriculum Developer
  • High School AP U.S. Government Teachers
  • School Administrator(s)
  • English Language Learner Facilitator or Developer
  • Special Education Teacher or Developer
  • Parent/Guardian(s)

The parent committee members will be selected from the applications submitted.

Responsibilities of Parent Representatives

  • Attend scheduled meetings
  • Serve as a communication link to the community they represent
  • Help support informational meetings for parents and community members, as needed
  • Assist in collecting data regarding the instructional materials under consideration


  • Brian Murphy – Interlake HS
  • Lane Miller – Newport HS
  • Will Linser – Bellevue HS
  • Joey Modelski – Sammamish HS
  • Jenna Beardsley-Smith – Parent/Community
  • Nellie Pogosian – MLL Facilitator
  • Sally Sue McDonald – Special Education

Pilot Materials

Piloting began February 27, 2023 and will end April 7, 2023.

January 2023 to February 2023 – Adoption Committee previewed four resources:

  • American Government: Stories of a Nation – Bedford, Freeman, Worth
  • American Democracy, Now – McGraw-Hill
  • Government in America: People, Politics, and Policy – Savvas (current text)
  • American Government: Roots and Reform – Savvas

After meeting February 9, 2023, the team selected two resources to pilot:

  • American Government: Stories of a Nation
  • American Democracy, Now
Preview Text Rubric (PDF)View Pilot Text Selection presentation (PDF)

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