Mr. Michael Tomberlin

512 / 464-6551

Room: D106

Course: Introduction to Engineering Design (IED)

I have been in the education field for 19 years now. For the last 5 years I have been one of the Instructional Technology Specialists here at McNeil. Before that I taught science, mostly Physics, and did some coaching. I am very excited to be joining the Engineering Department this year.

I started my college career in the Engineering program at the University of Colorado but ended up graduating from the University of Texas in El Paso. It was there that I fell into a teaching position and the rest, as they say, is history.

I enjoy working with students and being around kids. So much so that my wife and I have 6 of them. They range in age from 12 to 18 years with 4 of them in high school this year!

Classroom Info


My room is open and I am available to help in the mornings from 8:30 to 9:00. If you cannot make it in the mornings be sure to talk with me. We can set up a time that works for both of us. Also, don't forget McNeil HS will have Flex Time this year. This might be a good way for you to get some extra help even if you can't make it before or after school.

Late Work

Assignments turned in late will lose points. The maximum grade for work turned in one school day late is an 85 and for one class day is a 70.

(ie one school day is Mon to Tues. One class day is A day to A day or Mon to Wed.)


Quizzes can be retaken in tutoring for up to a 70. You must wait until all classes have taken the quiz before you attempt the retake.

Make-up Work

As stated in the student code of conduct, you are responsible for making-up any work you may have missed during an absence. All work will be contained in eLearn, and the agenda for each day will describe what was done in class. You will have one additional class period for each day missed to complete an assignment due that day.

IED-Course-Description 2017.pdf