We are proud to announce that Mrs. Valarie Londrie, Executive Director for Academics has earned the 2021-22 Project Lead the Way (PLTW) Outstanding Administrator award for her commitment to providing our students with meaningful learning experiences through our Project Lead the Way STEM Program. Javier Martinez, PLTW Engineering Teacher at Los Fresnos High School and one of the staff members who submitted the nomination for this recognition stated, "Want to feel empowered and motivated? Talk to Mrs. Londrie for two minutes. She makes you feel part of the team because she shares her passion for our students' education with the people around her. She brings such a positive attitude and enthusiasm to every meeting that is hard to say no to the projects we can do together for our young engineers at Los Fresnos."
Our very own Valarie Londrie is one of only 16 administrators across the U.S. to earn the 2021-22 PLTW Outstanding Administrator award. This National Recognition is awarded to dedicated administrators who show up every day and are Leading the Way for students in communities throughout the country.
Dr. Gonzalo Salazar stated, “We are extremely proud of Mrs. Londrie. She continuously seeks out opportunities to enrich the lives of our students through curriculum that engages challenges and fosters creativity and problem solving. This recognition validates what we have known for a long time. Mrs. Londrie is committed to improving teaching and learning. It is clear that she recognizes that the right lesson can create the moment that changes the trajectory of a student’s life. It is a privilege to work alongside her in service to the students of Los Fresnos.”
Each year, Project Lead the Way honors PLTW educators from across the U.S. who demonstrate a strong record of delivering an inspiring and empowering student experience, expanding access to PLTW programs, and transforming teaching.
“Educational leaders perform one of the most critical functions in our society, and we are proud to work with these outstanding educators who are leaders in their school districts and across the PLTW network,” said Dr. Vince Bertram, PLTW President and CEO. “Congratulations and thank you for your partnership in a shared commitment to empower our students to thrive in our evolving world even amidst the most challenging and unprecedented of times.”
Project Lead The Way (PLTW) is a mission-driven organization that is transforming the learning experience for millions of PreK-12 students and thousands of teachers across the U.S. PLTW empowers students to develop in-demand, transportable knowledge and skills through pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science. PLTW’s teacher training and resources support teachers as they engage their students in real-world learning. Approximately 12,200 elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states and the District of Columbia offer PLTW programs. For more information on Project Lead The Way, visit pltw.org.