The Southport Robotics Mentors
Mentors come from all backgrounds and disciplines and are there to help each students grow into passionate experts. Many Mentors contribute on a weekly basis during competition season or support the team with subject matter expertise on an as needed basis. Teams may have additional or more specialized roles, or a combination of roles as needed. In addition, Mentors help to foster the idea of Gracious Professionalism® and have the students do as much of the work as possible.
Head Coach (Computer Science Teacher)
Mr. Snodgrass is an Engineering and Computer Science Teacher at Southport High School and is currently teaching PLTW Computer Science Essentials, AP Computer Science Principles, and Cyber Security. He also teaches all three levels of iDEW Computer Science. He received his Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from the University of Indianapolis and his M.Ed. in Education with a focus in Technology from Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis. He has been teaching at Southport for 6 years. Prior to joining SHS, Mr. Snodgrass taught at Center Grove for 14 years, Connersville for 1 year, and was the technology coordinator for Southwestern Shelby County. He has been working with different FIRST teams for 20 years. For two years, Mr. Snodgrass was the FIRST Senior Mentor of Indiana. Throughout his time with FIRST, he has helped create FFL and FTC teams in several local schools as well served as the head coach of Red Alert 1741. He now serves as the head coach of FIRST Robotics programs on the Southport side of Perry Township.