Kristi Jernigan has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, master’s degrees in Instructional Technology and Secondary Education and an educational specialist degree in Technology from Mississippi State University (MSU). She has worked at Louisville High School since 2004 as the Technology Discovery and STEM instructor. Currently she is teaching the Project Lead the Way (PLTW)-Intro to Engineering course for 9th and 10th grade students. She is the advisor for two student organizations, Technology Student Association (TSA) and LHS Robotics. As the TSA advisor, her students compete on the district, state, and national level in several events such as Engineering Design, Digital Video Production, and Website Design. Students have placed and won several scholarships as TSA members. The LHS Robotics team has competed in the MS BEST robotics competition held at MSU and compete in VEX Robotics. This year Mrs. Jernigan will be adding an elementary team consisting of 4th and 5th graders to compete in the VEX IQ robotics events. During the summer Mrs. Jernigan and her organization members hold computer, programming, and robotics camps for the Louisville Municipal school district targeting K-5th grade students. Her goal to increase the interest of STEM and computer science among young women and men.