Penn Manor’s Applied Engineering and Technology Education program has been honored with a national award, and faculty member Molly Miller has been cited as a leader in the field.
Penn Manor has received the Program Excellence Award from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association – the only high school technology/engineering program in Pennsylvania to receive the honor this year.
In addition, teacher Molly Miller was named an Emerging Leader in the field of technology and engineering education by ITEEA. She was cited for her outstanding performance, leadership, and accomplishments in the field.
The Program Excellence Award recognizes “superior K-12 technology and engineering education programs that reflect contemporary technology engineering education and serve as a standard for comparison and models for the development of other programs,” according to ITEEA.
“I am extremely proud of our Applied Engineering and Technology Education program,” said Penn Manor High School principal Baron Jones. “Thank you to the national committee for recognizing our teachers and highlighting the consistent efforts of our faculty members to advance their profession.”
Jones said he is looking forward to the program’s growth as teachers take advantage of the new equipment, shops and technology education classrooms recently added during the high school renovation/construction project.
Penn Manor has recently expanded its applied engineering and technology curriculum to add two new computer science courses – Creating and Making and Connecting and Communicating – along with Honors Architectural Design, which enables students to take a deeper look into how buildings are designed.
Other courses include AP Computer Science Principles; Woodworking Technology; Product Design; Advanced Materials Technology; Electronics, Robotics & Prototyping; and Computer Animation.
Skills learned in these courses are directly linked to careers in engineering, computer science, electronics/robotics, drafting, manufacturing, production and construction, and visual communications.
In addition to Miller, the high school faculty includes Joey Garrett, John Brubaker, Barry Groff and Alisha Bawiec.
Congratulations to these teachers, and many thanks for helping prepare our students to excel in engineering and technology.