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Principal's Message

Hello, I am Jerri Rowland and feel blessed to be a part of the learning community at Monroe County Area Technology Center.   Our goals are to provide students with experiences that equip them with the skills and working knowledge they will need when they transition into postsecondary careers and/or training.  We offer Career Pathways in the areas of Automotive Technology (Instructor:  Chris Graves), Business (Instructor:  Mitzy Cook), Carpentry (Instructor:  Brent Steenbergen), Electricity (Instructor:  Barry Wood), Health Sciences (Instructors:  Jennifer Murphy and Melissa Smith), Welding (Instructor: John Page), and Wood Manufacturing (Instructor:  Jeff Short).  Each program prepares students to pass the WorkKeys Assessment, Kentucky Occupational Skills Standards Assessment (KOSSA), and/or to receive an Industry Certification.  Students who attend Monroe County High School and Metcalfe County High School attend our center.

Professionally, I began my teaching career in Career and Technical Education as a Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher at Metcalfe County High School.  I loved my experiences there and all of the wonderful people I had the opportunity to meet.  In 2006, I was offered a teaching position at Monroe County High School and then later transitioned into Administration as a Guidance Counselor, Curriculum Leader, and then as Assistant Principal.  For the past several years, I have served as an Assistant Principal focusing on Curriculum, Assessments, and Professional Development as well as lead the Freshmen Center. Since November of 2014, I have had the honor to serve as principal of our ATC.   As for family, I am married and have three wonderful children…they inspire me to do all that I can to ensure that our community has a solid future with employment opportunities in many fields. 

I have always had a love for Career and Technical Education and the opportunities these areas offer students and am thrilled to have the opportunity to be a part of the training taking place.   I have been very impressed with these instructors’ abilities to communicate and demonstrate their content knowledge to students and just as important, I have been fascinated with the level of work that these young adults can do. 

At the Monroe County Area Technology Center, we serve with an open-door philosophy and are always open to ideas, suggestions, and wish to help our community in any way that we can.  If we can be of assistance, please contact us at (270)487-8261 or by email at Jerri.Rowland@Monroe.KYSchools.us .