Mark Harrell

Mark A. Harrell
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation and Organizational Development
Room 343 - College of Education and Human Development
Office: 502-852-6475

Mark Harrell's curriculum vitae [PDF]

Educational Background

  • MS, Career & Technical Education Administration, Eastern Kentucky University, 2009
  • BS, Technology Education, Purdue University, 2002

Work Experience

Engineering Consultant Fall 16-Present - Kentucky Department of Education/Eastern Kentucky University Frankfort, KY

  • Advise schools on best practices as it relates to Engineering Technology Education in grades 6-12
  • State Advisor for the KY Chapter of the Technology Student Association (TSA)
  • Redesigned Engineering Technology Education High School Standards with alignment to post-secondary and high demand industry sectors
  • Developing dual credit opportunities for program area/including EKU TEC 102 as facilitator
  • Developing End of Program Assessment (EOPA) for four engineering pathways
  • Consult with districts to create/maintain high quality STEM programs

Director of School Engagement (KY/TN) Fall 13-Fall 16 - Project Lead The Way Office Indianapolis, IN – Remote Staff Frankfort, KY

  • Lead the growth and development of PLTW within KY/TN schools/districts
  • Work with existing PLTW districts to sustain their programs

Introduction to Engineering Design (IED) Master Teacher Spring 09-Fall 13 Project Lead The Way Various Locations

  • Trained high school teachers to incorporate PLTW IED curriculum within their building and help to implement best practices
  • Continued ongoing contact with teachers throughout the school year to help sustain PLTW program

PLTW Engineering Instructor – District STEM Coordinator (‘13) Fall 06-Fall 13
Franklin County Career and Technical Center Frankfort, KY

  • Developed and maintained state of the art engineering facilities
  • Collaborated with elementary/middle teachers to incorporate STEM to expand access for K-12 students
  • Coordinated the Technology Student Association (TSA) with students qualifying for TSA Nationals each year.

Professional Activities

  • Kentucky Dept. of Education Office of Career and Technical Education – Engineering Advisory Taskforce
  • Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) America – STEM Working Group
  • Kentucky Society of Professional Engineers (KSPE) – Education Committee
  • Kentucky Federation of Advanced Manufacturing (FAME) – Recruiting Committee
  • Frankfort Chamber of Commerce – Economic Development Committee
  • Kentucky Department of Education – Grant Reviewer
  • Transforming Education in Kentucky (TEK) CTE - Steering Committee