ENGINEERING AND ROBOTICS
Phone: (918) 754 - 2426
Degrees and Certifications:
*Masters degree in Curriculum and Instruction (with a focus on Mathematics Education) *Bachelors degree in Civil Engineering and from Texas A&M University (Magna Cum Laude) *Physical Science 6-12 Teaching Certification *Autodesk AutoCAD User Certification *Autodesk Inventor User Certification *Autodesk Revit Architecture User Certification *Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification *Certification of Engineering in Training (EIT) *Publications: Engineering Better Projects Moon, A. M., Morgan, J. R., & Barroso, L. R. (2018). Engineering better projects. In Project-based learning: An integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) approach (3rd ed.). Engineering Better Projects Morgan, J. R., Moon, A. M., & Barroso, L. R. (2013). Engineering better projects (p. 29-39). In R. M. Capraro, M. M. Capraro, and J. Morgan (eds.), Project-based learning: An integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) approach· Jan 1, 2013 Designing Engineering PBL Morgan, J. R., Moon, A. M., & Barroso, L. R. (2008). Designing engineering PBL (p. 39-54). In R. M. Capraro & S. W. Slough (eds.), Project-based learning: An integrated science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Rotterdam, the Netherlands · Jan 1, 2008
Ms. April Moon
I am excited to be ROHS's new Engineering and Robotics teacher as well as the district's K-12 PLTW Program Coordinator. After I left the classroom over six years ago, I missed working with students directly, so I recently gave up my position as a Director at Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to come back to teaching. To be able to help students discover the wonderment of engineering / mathematics and the wonderment within themselves is a privilege.
As a Director at PLTW, I worked with school districts across Texas, industry partners, and Higher Ed partners to build, expand, and sustain PreK-12 STEM programs and opportunities in Engineering, Biomedical Science, and Computer Science.
Prior to joining PLTW, I served as the STEM Coordinator for Waxahachie ISD after teaching multiple Engineering courses and working as a PLTW Master Teacher for Civil Engineering & Architecture.
I started my career in the field of education back in 2006 when I was recruited to serve on a planning team that developed the design and implementation strategies for Waxahachie Global High's T-STEM Academy and Early College High School. Prior to that, I was a senior consultant for Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting) in program management and process development - working with internal teams and customers across the globe.
I earned my B.S. in Civil Engineering and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction (with a focus on Mathematics Education) from Texas A&M University. In 2014, I was blessed to receive one of the six National Excellence in Teaching Awards from PLTW, and in 2016, I was named the Robert and Patricia Kern National PLTW Teacher of the Year.
I have three kids that just graduated college, two dogs, and a cat (that thinks she is a dog). I enjoy traveling, glamping, resale shopping, horseback riding, and learning!