Fall 2017 Classes:

    1st Block Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

    2nd Block Exploring Computer Science 

    3rd  Block Principles of Engineering (POE)

    4th  Block Planning


    Name: Ralph Macdonald
    Room 407
    Phone:  864.250.5160 (office)  864.250.4466  ext 161
    For more infomation go to my Google Website

    I have over twenty-seven years’ experience teaching high school, the first eleven years as a math teacher.  I hold a B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Clemson University, hold a secondary teaching license in Mathematics, and am Gifted and Talented endorsed.  I have also spent five years on active duty with the United States Navy holding the rank of Lieutenant Commander and was an assistant plant engineer for a textile company for three years before becoming a teacher.

          As a Project Lead the Way Master Teacher,  I spend the summers teaching a Principles of Engineering Class to teachers at the University of South Carolina and other universities.  The Project Lead the Way organization uses Master Teachers such as me to prepare teachers to teach these pre-engineering classes.  It is during this summer training that I get to work with university engineering professors and I am able to stay current on what freshmen engineering students need in order to be prepared for that first year of college.