Local teacher uses 3D printer to make face shield visors for medical professionals working through pandemic


Photo by Kathrin McGregor.

A fifth-grade gifted teacher at Shenandoah Elementary School in Baton Rouge used her classroom’s 3D printer to make 30 visors for face shields to donate to medical professionals working through the COVID-19 pandemic.

Kathrin McGregor’s first set of visors will go to the New Orleans area, according to Taylor L. Halsey, the East Baton Rouge Parish School System’s director of communications and public relations.

“It is an absolutely beautiful feeling to help those in need while staying at home where most of us feel disconnected to the larger community,” McGregor said. “Some of my students have been helping their family create fabric masks and cheering on the local doctors and nurses all while choosing to stay academically engaged with weekly enrichment learning suggestions.”

McGregor encouraged other teachers with access to 3D printers to join her in creating face shield visors.

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