Instructors

BJ Brooks

BJ Brooks is the lead teacher and coordinator for Cabot Technology Academy for Teachers and has held this position since 2009. BJ taught 7-12 math and Project Lead The Way courses with the Cabot School District from 1994 - 2007. She was an Associate Director of Engineering Curriculum with the Project Lead The Way national office in 2007 - 2008.  She earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Mathematics and is currently pursuing a Master's in Instructional Technology from the University of Central Arkansas. She is a Microsoft certified expert in Microsoft Office, was a Master Teacher for PLTW in Introduction to Engineering Design from 2004 - 2007, and is a certified SMART trainer.



Kelly Riggs


Kelly Riggs is the PreK-6 technology trainer for Cabot Technology Academy for Teachers and has held this position since 2010. Prior to entering the field of education, Kelly was a supervisor and trainer in the hospitality industry for ten years. She has served in leadership roles in education for eight years, primarily with literacy curriculum. Kelly earned a Master’s in Reading and is certified as a K-12 Literacy Specialist.  As the Integrated Technology-Literacy Trainer, she works with elementary school teachers to implement best practices integrating technology into the curriculum. She enjoys the diversity and challenges this position provides.