Phone: 803-821-3019


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor's Degree Horticulture, Clemson University Master's in Teaching Secondary Science, University of South Carolina NASA Endeavor STEM Teaching Certification, Columbia University Certified Solidworks Professional

Melissa Boehler

STEM Instructor, Lexington One, 10 years
Wholesale Business Manager, 4 years



Degrees and Certifications:

Stacy Kirby

Phone: 803-821-3070


Degrees and Certifications:

Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design, Purdue University Mathematics Education, University of Wisconsin Educational Leadership – Arkansas State University Continued Certifications for technology and Gifted and Talented Students Certifications for AP Courses: Statistics, BC-Calculus, and AB-Calculus

Patrick Martin

1995-2000 Aiken County School District; Wagner-Salley HS
2000-2006 Lexington Middle School
2006-2013 Lexington High School
2013-2018 River bluff High School
2018-2019 Lexington Technology Center

Courses Taught: Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, Algebra, Calculus, Statistics, and Engineering

  • Courses


    Architectural Design 1  (GHS, LTC, RBHS, WKHS) 617000CW
    Grades 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Mechanical Design 1 
    Architecture is more than just the walls around us. The form and function of the spaces we live and work in are at the heart of how any design comes to life. This course investigates how the structure is designed and built as well as the layout of spaces between the walls. Students gain knowledge to implement their 2D design on paper into a 3D structure in AutoCAD Architecture ®. Building vocabulary and the fundamentals of design are stressed

    Architectural Design 2   (LTC, RBHS, WKHS) 617100CW
    Grades 12, 11, 10 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Architectural Design 1
    This course is a continuation of the concepts and skills learned in Architectural Design I. Students use the BIM (Building Information Modeling) CAD 3D software program ArchiCAD® and are introduced to Revit Architecture®. Students design residential and commercial structures and produce a full set  of construction drawings. Students also research a well-known Architectural landmark and build a model of their choice 

    Architectural Design 3 Honors (LTC) 529918HW
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Architectural Design 2
    Industry Credential Alignment: SolidWorks Associate
    This Center for Advanced STEM Studies elective course gives students the opportunity to practice concepts learned from Architectural 1 & 2 and apply those concepts in class. Students study ‘green building’, the design process and all necessary disciplines (mechanical, electrical, plumbing, civil, and structural) to construct a building from start to finish. Students work in teams for most projects to design a functional building that could be used in today’s society. Field studies are also incorporated.

    Introduction to Engineering 637000CW 
    Grades 9, 10, 11 1 unit
    This STEM course is a basic introduction to engineering for all students. Students who complete this course will learn the concepts necessary in order to develop their ideas into solutions that will improve our lives. Exciting hands-on learning activities like data comparison of heart rates, rating consumer products, descriptive testing and 3D solid modeling apply math, science, history and English content from other courses in a STEM experience.

    Electronics for Engineers — Honors (LTC) 609906HW
    Grades 11, 12 1 unit
    This Center for Advanced STEM Studies elective course focuses on applied logic that encompasses the application of electronic circuits and devices. Electrical components such as resistors, LEDs, and capacitors are introduced and used to create basic circuits. Throughout the course more advanced devices and circuits are added. The students will learn how to use microcontrollers (such as Arduinos) to perform predefined tasks based on external data collected by sensors.

    Engineering Technology – Honors (LTC) 609910HW
    Grades 12, 11, 10 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Engineering
    Recommendation: Mechanical Design 1 and Mechanical Design 2
    Industry Credential Alignment: REC Foundation (Robotics & Education Competition Foundation)
    Students build skills for success through research, experiments and challenges that incorporate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) concepts. Engineering Technology introduces students to a variety of experiences that mirror actual engineering problems encountered by business and industry. They gain experience with using measurement tools and instruments and perform experiments with electrical circuits, mechanical and fluid systems.

    Materials Science – Honors (LTC) 609912HW 
    Grades 12, 11, 10 1 unit
    This Center for Advanced STEM Studies elective course features hands-on labs combining science, ingenuity, and creativity in a multidisciplinary approach to science and technology. Students learn about materials, materials uses and applications, scientific theories, and practical experiences that prepare them to work in a technologically-rich environment.

    Advanced STEM Research Honors  (LTC) 609914HW
    Grades 12, 11 1 unit
    This course is designed to be a capstone experience for the Center for Advanced STEM Study. Students enrolled in this course conduct a self-directed project which consists of researching, designing, building and presenting a project to a committee of advisory members. Possible projects include experimental research, entrepreneurial ventures and advanced STEM studies with respect to environmental and economic impact. Research may include internships or several externships with local engineering firms or institutions of higher education.

    Mechanical Design 1 617200CW
    Grades 9, 10, 11, 12 1 unit
    This course is designed to expand students’ knowledge of the skills needed to be involved in an engineering field. This class uses CAD software. Units of study include manual drafting equipment, geometric construction, single-view drawings, multi-view drawings, dimensioning, and isometric and oblique drawings.

    Mechanical Design 2 617300CW 
    Grades 12, 11, 10 1 unit
    Prerequisite: Mechanical Design
    Industry Credential Alignment: Certified SolidWorks Associate
    Learning 3D design is an interactive process whereby ideas become reality. Since students learn best when they explore the practical applications of the concepts they learn, this STEM course has many activities and exercises that enable students to put design concepts into practice. Students create ideas such as artificial heart components, extreme sports equipment, hip replacement parts, robotic arm components, and musical instruments and their parts. Students will be eligible to become a Certified SolidWorks Associate (CSWA).


Last Modified on September 7, 2023