Sherri Whitehead, who teaches Project Lead the Way and Robotics at Oak Mountain Middle School, was recently named the 2017 Alabama PLTW Gateway: Engineering Teacher of the Year.
Whitehead was honored during the state Project Lead the Way Conference, held on January 22 at Auburn University. In 2016, Whitehead was also named the VEX Robotics Teacher of the Year at the World Robotics Championships.
“I’m so pleased and proud of Sherri for being named Alabama Gateway teacher of the year for Engineering,” said Julie Godfrey, Supervisor of Career Tech Education, College & Career Planning & Community Partnerships for Shelby County Schools. “Sherri is most deserving of this honor and is such an asset to Shelby County and to our Career Tech programs. She has invested in this program and these students which is evident by their current and previous success.”