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Marcia Arndt is a Director of Curriculum and Content Development of AP World Languages and Cultures at The College Board.

Marcia received her BA, Magna Cum Laude in Spanish Language and Literature (High Honors) and French Language and Literature (Honors) from the University of Cincinnati in 1976. She continued her graduate work in Spanish Language and Literature with a focus on 20th century Latin American poetry at the University of Cincinnati as a Taft Fellow. She also taught novice and intermediate level Spanish while pursuing her graduate studies, and she produced a bank of instructional and assessment activities for use by University of Cincinnatiís Spanish graduate teaching assistants.

In October 2011, Marcia joined the College Board as the Director of Curriculum and Content for AP World Languages and Cultures. She currently manages AP Chinese Language and Culture, AP Italian Language and Culture, AP Spanish Language and Culture and AP Spanish Literature and Culture. Her duties include managing her coursesí curricula, supervising the development of the AP exam for each of her courses, and supporting the development of teacher support and instructional materials for each of her courses.

In addition to her passion for languages and cultures, Marciaís interests include spending time with her family (including her husband, six grown children, and a grandson), cooking, entertaining, reading, traveling, photography, watching college basketball, camping, and kayaking.

David Jahner is a Director of Curriculum and Content Development of AP World Languages and Cultures at The College Board.

David Jahner holds a M.Ed. in Second Languages and Cultures Education from the University of Minnesota and a B.A. in German and History from Augustana College in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He began his career in public education by teaching German for several years at Brookwood High School in Gwinnett County, Georgia where he started a successful AP German program and also served as department chair.

Currently, David serves as Director of Curriculum and Content Development for Advanced Placement World Languages and Cultures at the College Board. In this role, he is responsible for managing four AP World Language courses and their exams: AP French Language and Culture, AP German Language and Culture, AP Japanese Language and Culture and AP Latin. His duties include managing the curriculum for each course, supervising the development of each exam, and overseeing the development of teacher support materials.

His personal interests include travel, music of all types, photography, camping and hiking.