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John Marshall High School Head Principal Cassie Porter received the highest honor given to Project Lead The Way educational leaders – PLTW Outstanding Educational Leader – at the Project Lead The Way national conference – PLTW Summit in Indianapolis, Indiana.

PLTW recognized Porter in front of hundreds of attendees, including teachers from across the United States.

“We are grateful to our educational leaders for their commitment to inspiring and empowering their students with the knowledge and transportable skills needed to thrive in our ever-changing world.” said PLTW Senior Vice President and Chief Programs Officer David Greer. “The PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are schools, districts, and communities and are inspiring the next generation of innovators. Cassie Porter is a model PTLW educational leader.”

PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders are selected through a competitive nomination and selection process for their focus on empowering students to thrive in this evolving world. They have demonstrated a strong record of the following:

  • Delivery of an inspiring and empowering student experience in the classroom; this includes success implementing high-quality PLTW programs and inspiring students to apply learning beyond the classroom.
  • Expanded access to career learning for students in the school and community.
  • Teacher leadership within the classroom, school, or district, using innovative methods to engage students in activity-, project-,  problem-based learning, and active pursuit of professional and personal development.

John Marshall High School students can choose from among three different PLTW Pathways: Biomedical, Engineering and Computer Science. Under Porter’s leadership, JM became the only school in West Virginia to have a certified MIT Fab Lab.

PLTW recognized nearly 40 other educators as PLTW Outstanding Teachers and PLTW Outstanding Educational Leaders for their commitment to empowering students to thrive in our evolving world.

PLTW Summit, sponsored by Chevron, is the premier gathering for the PLTW network of individuals dedicated to preparing students with the in-demand knowledge and transportable skills they need to succeed in college and careers.

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