PLTW teachers complete training


High school teachers from throughout Louisiana and Mississippi completed a two-week training boot camp for Project Lead the Way’s Introduction to Engineering Design at Northwestern State University.  The teachers are now certified to teach IED in the PLTW high school engineering pathway.  On the front row from left are Jaquincia Williams, Northeast High School in Pride, Matthew Gardner of Grenada (Mississippi) High School, Beverly Reed-Turley, East St. John High School in Reserve, and Charles Stallard, UME Prep, Duncanville, Texas.  On the second row are Chuck Perkins, Tioga High School;  Edward La Bruyere, Sam Houston High School;  Allen Landry, Osceola (Arkansas) High School, and Dr. Margaret Kilcoyne, interim dean of NSU’s College of Business and Technology.  On the back row are Dr. Ali Ahmad, director of NSU’s Department of Engineering Technology;  Maikel Garcia, Leander (Texas) High School;  John Thacker, Archbishop Hannan High School, Covington;  Ryan Lewis, South Pittsburg (Tennessee) High School;  NSU ET Faculty Dr. Jafar Al Sharab and Curtis Desselles and Christina Lake, affiliate assistant director for PLTW at NSU.