Pre-Engineering-PLTW

This is an intensive three-year academy that enables the student to look at different types of engineering as well as emphasizing higher academics. Students in this program will study pre-engineering through Project-Lead-the-Way curriculum that will introduce them to the concepts and principles of engineering and there will be a strong emphasis on developing problem solving skills. Students will also study advanced math courses that may include Adv. Algebra II, Adv. Trigonometry/Pre-Calculus, AP Calculus, and AP Physics as well as advanced science courses that may include Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Adv. Chemistry, and AP Biology. Students who complete this program will have been exposed to a diverse curriculum that will better equip them to choose a major at the college/university level. Students will also have the strong math and science foundation needed to be prepared to enter a college/university program in a science related field..

Instructor Bios:


Marcia Brown
Pre-Engineering Instructor

6 Years of Teaching Experience
3 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • AP Calculus
  • PLTW Aerospace Engineering
  • PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
  • PLTW Engineering Design & Development

Contact: 580-250-5511 mbrown@greatplains.edu


Gradena Coffey
Pre-Engineering Instructor

26 Years of Teaching Experience
1 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • AP Physics
  • PLTW Digital Electronics
  • PLTW Principles of Engineering

Contact: 580-250-5572 gcoffey@greatplains.edu


Paula Hargrove
Pre-Engineering Instructor

30 Years of Teaching Experience
1 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Trigonometry
  • Advanced Pre-Calculus
  • PLTW Civil Engineering & Architecture

Contact: 580-250-5647 phargrove@greatplains.edu


Debbi Bailey
Pre-Engineering Instructor (at EHS)

23 Years of Teaching Experience
3 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
  • PLTW Principles of Engineering

Contact: 580-355-9144 dbailey@greatplains.edu


Joan Cole
Pre-Engineering Instructor (at LHS)

25 Years of Teaching Experience
2 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
  • PLTW Principles of Engineering

Contact:  jcole@greatplains.edu


Laurie Schoening
Pre-Engineering Instructor

3 Years of Teaching Experience
3 Years at Great Plains

Courses Taught

  • PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design
  • PLTW Principles of Engineering

Contact: 580-678-5329 lschoening@greatplains.edu