Stephanie LeGrone, K-12 Science Supervisor for Mobile County Public Schools, has been named the 2017 Alabama Project Lead The Way Administrator of the Year.
Through its programs in engineering, biomedical sciences, computer science and its middle school Gateway program, Project Lead The Way helps students develop in-demand, transportable skills – such as problem solving, critical and creative thinking, collaboration, and communication – that they will use both in school and for the rest of their lives. Five MCPSS high schools and three middle schools currently utilize PTLW programs.
LeGrone said she was introduced to Project Lead The Way as an Academy Specialist at Mary G. Montgomery High School and was amazed with the teacher training offered in the program.
“PLTW really focuses on having the teacher as a facilitator in the classroom instead of the ‘sage on the stage.'” LeGrone said. “Many PLTW teachers will tell you that teaching PLTW classes has transformed how they teach in their other classes also. Students are engaged in real work, problem-based learning that they see as relevant to their lives. It engages students in ways that really push learning to the next level.
“I am honored to be a part of this program because I have seen firsthand how it can transform student learning and teacher instruction.”
LeGrone credited MCPSS Assistant Superintendent for Workforce Development Larry Mouton, Career and Technical Education Coordinator Nancy Prine and Career and Technical Education Specialist Terria Moore for supporting PTLW programs in MCPSS schools.