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PLTW recognizes outstanding teachers who inspire, engage, and empower their students with transformative classroom learning experiences through PLTW programs 

Galveston, Texas – Ronald Puccetti, Central Middle School 8th grade CTE teacher, and Laurent Langevine, Ball High School CTE and aerospace instructor, are two of only 38 teachers across the U.S. to earn the 2023-24 Outstanding PLTW Teacher Award, which recognizes educators who demonstrate a strong record of delivering an inspiring and empowering student experience, while expanding access to Project Lead The Way (PLTW) programs and transforming teaching. 

PLTW is honoring Puccetti for his work in the PLTW Gateway pathway, and Langevine for his work in the PLTW Engineering pathway. 

"Celebrating great teaching and learning is one the most important things we do at Project Lead The Way. Our network of educators across the U.S. provides students with the skills and knowledge they need to be successful in today's STEM-driven world," said Dr. David Dimmett, PLTW President and CEO. "We recognize and congratulate these educational leaders and are proud of the work they do to ensure all students have learning experiences that excite and prepare them for future careers."    

Each year PLTW honors outstanding teachers and administrators across the network who play an immeasurable role to prepare students to thrive in college, careers and beyond.   

Congratulations, Puccetti and Langevine! We are so thankful you are a part of the GISD team.

Pictured: Laurent Langevine (left) and Ronald Puccetti (right) pose with their PLTW Outstanding Teacher awards alongside Jennifer Edenfield (middle), GISD's Director of CTE and Advanced Academics.


About PLTW 

Project Lead The Way (PLTW) equips PreK-12 students for a STEM-driven world with teacher-empowered curriculum in computer science, engineering, biomedical science, and more. For over 25 years, PLTW’s curriculum coupled with its best-in-class professional development has supported teachers in creating an environment to make every student STEM successful. As a national nonprofit organization, PLTW is proud to reach 2.5 million students in elementary, middle, and high schools in all 50 states. With over 100,000 trained teachers nationwide, PLTW brings relevant, hands-on learning to classrooms across the country. For more information on PLTW, visit