Allen Kaatz

 kaatz 

allenkaatz@kentisd.org
616.364.8421 x2699
Syllabus 

Area of Expertise: Printing Technologies

Student Organizations:
Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society
SkillsUSA

 Industry experience/background:

Grandville Printing Company   

•Installation crew of a prototype printing press

                             •Press room

                             •Pre-press

                                     - Platemaker

                                     - Film Assembler

 

Favorite thing about being a teacher:

Enjoy watching the majority of the students achieve a level of success where they feel comfortable and confident in what they are doing and are willing and able to demonstrate their knowledge/ability to help others who need assistance.

Favorite thing about the Kent Career Technical Center:

The Kent Career Technical Center is a special place where students from a variety of backgrounds and social economical environments come together. The education process in our classes is not what most students are accustomed to. The learning is more hands on, practical education, and not a fundamental textbook education.


College Attended:

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o   Ferris State University

 Degrees Earned:

o   Masters Degree in Technical Education Career (Instructor Concentration)

o   Bachelor Degree in Technical Education

o   Associate Applied Science Degree in Printing Technologies/Graphic Communications

 

Family

o   Married to wife: Amanda

 

Pets

o   Cat- Gus

o   Dog- Stevie

 

Hobbies

o   Auto racing

o   Sailing

o   Traveling

o   Watching movies

o   Sports: Football, Hockey, Basketball

 

Favorite vacations

o   Rome, Italy (friends wedding)

o   Cancun, Mexico

o   Ocho Rios, Jamaica

 

Favorite sports team

o   University of Michigan (football)

o   Detroit Lions (football)

o   Detroit Redwings (hockey)