"​Learning to Lead in a Technical World"

Mark Harrell

Engineering Consultant

​Director of KYTSA 

Kentucky Department of Education
Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA

Mark Harrell is the Engineering Consultant & Director of KYTSA within the Office of Career
and Technical Education at the Kentucky Department of Education. Since graduating from
Purdue University with a bachelor’s degree in Technology Education he has made it his mission to prepare K-12 students for the STEM workforce. Mark started his career teaching students the value of life-long STEM learning at Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY. The opportunity arose to teach at Franklin County Career-Tech Center and he built one of the top Project Lead The Way (PLTW) Engineering Pathways in KY. During his time in Franklin County he transitioned to District STEM Coordinator before accepting a position at PLTW. He spent three years as the Director of School Engagement working with schools in Kentucky and Tennessee to implement and sustain their PLTW programs. Mark has a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education Administration from Eastern Kentucky University. He is a current resident of Frankfort, KY and is married to Erin Harrell with two children Treyton and Elliotte.

Mark Harrell
Engineering Consultant & Director of KY TSA, Career Pathways Branch
Division of College and Career Readiness
Office of Career and Technical Education
Kentucky Department of Education
300 Sower Blvd - 5th Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 564-4286, ext. 4227 | Fax (502) 564-4800
Twitter: @Harrell_STEM