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ATC 2020 – 2021 Teacher of the Year

Dr. James Barger

Dr. BargerThe Advanced Technology Center (ATC) is proud to announce that Dr. Jim Barger, Engineering Technology II teacher has been selected as the ATC 2020 - 2021 Teacher of the year. Dr. Barger has over 42 years in education serving as a teacher and administrator. In the two years that Dr. Barger has taught at the ATC he has: been awarded the AFCEA Science Teaching Tools Grant for two years; sponsored and received an award for Project NEED – High School of the Year Award; developed the Robotic Camp for the ATC Summer Camp for Rising 9th grade students; awarded a teacher grant from the Virginia Department of Aviation; developed the curriculum for the new “Engineering Practicum” course; developed curriculum for Additive Manufacturing and also served as conference speaker for a national and international conferences. Dr. Barger’s 42 - year legacy does cover a broad range of achievements including serving as the Department Chair for nine years at the Landstown Governors STEM and Technology Academy and previously as the coordinator in Career and Technical Education. Hats off to Dr. Barger for his achievements and for being the ATC Teacher of the Year.




ATC Model Partner

ACN Independent Business Owner

Harrell Peterson

Model Partner

Congratulations to ACN Independent Business Owner, Harrell Peterson. Mr. Peterson has partnered with Ms. Creamer and the ATC Marketing and Entrepreneurship @ Town Center for the last 23 years and worked with over 700 students via the “Cash Flow” game in coordination with Ms. Creamer. The game challenges students to understand financial strategy concepts. The board game directly corresponds to the class and many students have followed their dreams in business and marketing. Kudos to Mr. Peterson!