Allen Kaatz

616.364.8421 x2699

Area of Expertise: Electronic Publishing

Student Organizations:
Michigan Industrial & Technology Education Society

 Industry experience/background:

Grandville Printing Company   

•Installation crew of a prototype printing press

                             •Press room


                                     - 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:



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



o   Married to wife: Amanda



o   Cat- Gus

o   Dog- Stevie



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)