MCTC Educators Rising Students Place FIRST in State Contests!
MCTC HOSA Chapter Members Score BIG at State Competition
This year's contests winners were:
MCTC's own Katie Willis served as HOSA State President this year , fulfilling her duties and presiding virtually due to COVID-19.
MCTC Biomedical Science Students are Making Connections and Taking Charge!
Three students from the MCTC Biomedical Science program have made an important move toward the future. See the photo and article below. As MCTC Biomedical Science PLTW instructor Jessica Allen noted, "These students have each participated as leaders of our Simulated Workplace program. It's great to see them moving forward with their plans for the future, using those leadership skills."
Passing of the Torch at Monroe County Technical Center
Mr. Marshall Neel, longtime beloved instructor of Business Education at Monroe County Technical Center, has now retired. While he retired from his education profession, he remains busy as a successful entrepreneur and businessman. Mr. Neel’s years of commitment and excellence as an educator continue in the lives of his many students, whose successes professionally and personally may be, at least in part, attributed to the lessons learned in T3 at MCTC.
CTE Director Tricia King stated, “Mr. Neel’s retirement is a definite loss for the MCTC staff, but also a well-deserved and hard-earned milestone for him. We wish him all the best!”
It is with excitement MCTC announces our newest member to the faculty, Mr. Tom Gardinier. He brings years of business experience to the classroom, and is eager to continue the tradition of quality career and technical instruction. For the previous 10 years, Mr Gardinier has been working at The Greenbrier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, both as a Concierge and Group Sales Manager. Ten years prior to his employment at The Greenbrier, Mr Gardinier operated an insurance agency in South Florida. Mr Gardinier will be teaching our students in the fields of Business Management, Marketing, Administration, Finance, and Computers. CTE Director Tricia King shared, “Mr. Gardiner has an impressive energy and professionalism that he brings to the classroom. We are so glad to have him as a member of our team.”
Mr Gardinier is married to his wonderful wife Jamie, and they have 3 children, each at Mountain View School; Peyton (8th grade) Bryce (6th grade) Hailey (2nd grade). Mr Gardinier is active in our community, as President of the local Union Little League Baseball, youth basketball, baseball and soccer coach, as well as helping with 4-H Club.
Mr Gardinier hopes to bring real world experience to the classroom, and is looking forward to this exciting and challenging school year. He will be partnering with local business to give our students real world experiences and opportunities.
“Congratulations and Best Wishes,” to Mr. Marshall Neel, and “Welcome,” to Mr. Gardinier!