Committee on Physics in High Schools

The Committee on Physics in High School provides a community forum for high school physics teachers to share ideas, provides AAPT resources to support their classrooms, and encourages research-based practices to improve effectiveness in reaching all high school students.

Mission Statement


Guidelines for High School Physics Programs (PDF)
Review of High School Physics Texts


Committee Members

Marta R. Stoeckel-Rogers, Chair (Term ending after WM2024)

Danielle Bugge, Vice Chair (Term ending after WM2024)

Matthew A. Bryant (Term ending after WM2024)

Meghan DiBacco (Term ending after WM2026)

Jason Sterlace (Term ending after WM2026)

Tiffany Taylor (Term ending after WM2026)

Marianna A. Ruggerio, At Large High School Representative (Term ending after WM2024)

Mark S. Hannum, Ex Officio

Julie M. McIntyre, Staff Liaison

Past Chairs

Debbie S. Andres (2023)

Reed R. Prior (2021)

Justine Boecker (2022)



  1. Provide a common meeting ground and opportunities for communication for high school teachers of physics and astronomy.
  2. Seek ways in which the AAPT can be of assistance to high school teachers, providing a channel of communication between the high school teachers and the Executive Board, Executive Office, Council, and membership of AAPT.