Understanding and Improving K-12 Engineering Education in the United States

Mark Schroll Biography

Mark Schroll joined the Kern Family Foundation in August, 2007, where he is program coordinator for engineering and innovation programs, including Project Lead the Way (PLTW). As a member of the original staff of the Science Academy of South Texas, he co-authored and implemented PLTW, a unique four-year pre-engineering curriculum, and later worked to implement a PLTW program at his school. From 2001 to 2007 he was a PLTW teacher trainer for two courses, Digital Electronics and Engineering Design and Development. Drawing on his experience with pre-engineering curricula and instruction, he collaborates with grant-management staff on the application-review and grant-monitoring processes. He also works closely with grantees to develop networks of strong partnerships and sustainability plans.