Practicum in STEMThis class is a combination of our student interns and our CTE outreach trailer. Student internships begin in their Junior year with a preparatory course in soft skills related to job placement. Students are selected through a rigorous process and interviewed by Lockheed Martin, Textron, Bell helicopter, Siemens to name a few.
InstructorsBryan DavisPracticum in STEM (Mobile Classroom) I Aerospace EngineeringBryan Davis is beginning his third year teaching Practicum STEM (Mobile Classroom) at KCAL and is excited to add Aerospace Engineering to his class load this year. He grew up in the nearby area and graduated from Haltom High School before going off to Stephen F. Austin State University to pursue a history degree and a teaching certificate. He began his teaching career in 1999 at Azle Junior High and then moved to Harwood Junior High in HEB ISD the following year. He spent 20 years there, teaching Texas History and then STEM. His wonderful wife, Melissa, teaches next door at Indian Springs Middle and their twins, Reese and Aidan, are seniors at Richland High. Mr. Davis enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, Disney and motorsports.Shawn SchmuckPracticum in STEM I & II (Solar Car) I Practicum in STEM (Internship) I Robotics I I Introduction to Unmanned Aerial VehiclesShawn Schmuck teaches Robotics I, Intro to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Practicum STEM (Solar Car). He studied Mechanical Engineering at Oral Roberts University and Mathematics at Wester Michigan University. Before becoming an educator, Mr. Schmuck worked in the auto industry designing stamping dies and inspected water towers in the Great Lakes region. He moved to Texas in 2010 to teach Engineering and Robotics in Ft. Worth ISD, and then transferred to Keller ISD in 2014.Ed LugoCivil Engineering I Practicum in STEM (Internship) I Practicum in STEM (Solar Car)My name is Ed Lugo. I am a 1st year teacher. I graduated from Texas A&M, Gig 'Em Aggies! I will be teaching Civil Engineering and Solar Car. I am coming in from working in manufacturing and am excited to start teaching. I have a beautiful wife, Christine Lugo and three awesome boys. Eddie, Robert and George. Eddie will be playing Collegiate baseball this year. We are very proud of his hard work. We all enjoy the outdoors and like fishing and golfing together whenever we can.