B.S. Oklahoma State University
B.S. Southwestern Oklahoma State University
M.Ed. Southwestern Oklahoma State University
Introduction to Engineering Design
Civil Engineering and Architecture
Principles of Engineering
Engineering Design and Development
Project Lead the Way Master Teacher
Great Plains Technology Center
MacArthur High School
Chairman of the Board of Directors
Lawton Christian School
Raised on the Navajo Indian Reservation in New Mexico, Michael Farrell graduated from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in 1977 and spent the following twenty years on ships and at overseas isolated stations in the fields of maritime law enforcement and search and rescue operations. He received his Master’s Degree from Oklahoma City University, and upon retiring in 1997, began teaching High School Mathematics and Physics. He has taught mathematics and pre-engineering courses at Great Plains Technology Center since 2008. He and his wife Kelly have three grown children, Katy, David and Juliet, and three grandchildren. They reside on a farm near Boone, Oklahoma.
Trecia has been an educator for over twenty years. She has a Master’s degree in Mathematics from SUNY Potsdam and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education from Old Dominion University. Additionally, except for her dissertation (ABD), she has completed all of the requirements towards a Ph.D. in Statistics at Oklahoma State University. She has held teaching certifications in Virginia, Missouri, New York and currently Oklahoma. Teaching assignments have included all levels of mathematics from 7th grade through collegiate levels. Currently she is in “teaching heaven” at Great Plains Technology Center in Lawton, Oklahoma where she teaches Introduction to Engineering (IED), Principles of Engineering (POE) and AP Physics 1 as part of the Pre-Engineering Academy, a certified PLTW program, at Great Plains. In her free time she has discovered a new passion…working with students involving VEX Robotics. Her robotics teams have been fortunate to qualify for the VEX World Robotics Championship for the past two years.
Dana grew up in the Lawton/Fort Sill community. After graduating for Lawton Christian High School in 1995 she joined the Oklahoma Army National Guard and served eight years while attending college. She and her husband Bill reside in Lawton, OK with two children, Abby and Kolby.
Dana has been an educator for 12 years. She recently completed her Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from Cameron University. She also received her Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Oklahoma State University and an Associates of Applied Science in Engineering Design Drafting from Cameron University. Her certification in Oklahoma includes Intermediate and Advanced Mathematics. Previous teaching assignments include all levels of Mathematics 8th grade through AP Calculus AB. Currently she teaches Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) and Principles of Engineering (POE), a certified PLTW program, as part of the Pre-Engineering Academy at Great Plains Technology Center. This year she began a VEX Robotics Team that will compete in local, state, and optimistically national levels.