Start here for a successful start toward an engineering degree!
The Engineering Academy is designed to prepare high school students for success in university-level degree programs. Explore the various disciplines of engineering before college as you take rigorous math and science, coupled with hands-on, project-based engineering curriculum.
Engineering Academy Majors
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High school students considering engineering as a future career can explore different disciplines in the Engineering Academy.
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Stacy Golden teaches Math in the Engineering Academy at the Portland campus. She earned a Bachelor of Mathematics Education at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma. Stacy previously worked as a Math Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School I Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an AP Calculus Reader at Educational Testing Services in Charlotte, North Carolina.
Jared Keester teaches math and science in the Engineering Academy at the Portland campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Jared previously worked as an AP Physics Teacher at Edmond Memorial High School in Edmond, Oklahoma, and as an Algebra Teacher at Heritage Hall School in Oklahoma City.
Bryan Kitzrow teaches Principles of Engineering and Computer Integrated Manufacturing in the Engineering Academy at the Portland campus. He earned both a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics, and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education at Oklahoma State University, and is certified to teach Physics, Chemistry, Math (including middle school Calculus), Introduction to Engineering Design, Principles of Engineering, Engineering Design and Development, and Computer Integrated Manufacturing. Bryan previously worked as a Calculus instructor at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics in Oklahoma City, and as a Pre-Engineering Instructor at Central Technology Center in Drumright, Oklahoma.
Charles Koutahi teaches Trigonometry and Pre-calculus, Aerospace Engineering, and AP Physics Electricity and Magnetism in the Engineering Academy at the Portland Campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering at Oklahoma State University and a Master of Science in Electrical Engineering with focus on Power Generation and Deregulation of Electricity at the University of Oklahoma. Charles has also taught Geometry, Algebra 2, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics Mechanics, Introduction to Engineering, Principles of Engineering and Aerospace Engineering in the Academy. He recently introduced the StellarXplorers program at Francis Tuttle and continues as a sponsor.
Brad Sanders teaches Chemistry in the Engineering Academy at the Portland campus. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Science Education-Chemistry at the University of Central Oklahoma. Brad previously worked as a science teacher at Putnam City North High School in Oklahoma City, and as an ExplorOlogy Educator at the Oklahoma Sam Noble Museum of Natural History in Norman, Oklahoma.
Jacob Wilson teaches science in the Engineering Academy at the Portland campus. He earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance/Biology from the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond, Oklahoma. Jacob previously worked as a science teacher at both Carl Albert Middle School and Monroney Middle School in Mid-Del Public Schools in Midwest City, Oklahoma.
Tracy Cooper is an instructional assistant in the Engineering Academy for Introduction to Engineering Design, Civil Engineering Architecture, and Principles of Engineering classes at the Portland campus. Tracy previously served as instructional assistant in the Portland campus CADD program. She serves as a campus mentor for the Women in Technology program, as coordinator for the Portland Campus Engineering Challenge annual event, and serves on the Edmond Schools STEM Advisory Committee. Tracy also serves the SkillsUSA student organization as a Certified Career Essentials Teacher, Northwest Representative on the SkillsUSA Oklahoma Alumni and Friends Board of Directors, and NW District Advisor for the State of Oklahoma. She is passionate about SkillsUSA and the leadership it provides for students.