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    Welcome to CATS

    Name: Larry E. Rogers
    Email Address: lrogers@iss.k12.nc.us

     My Mission

    My mission for Career Academy and Technical School is to create a learning environment that will promote success for all students and provide them with the confidence and global competitive edge that will prepare them for gainful employment in their chosen field of expertise.
    About Me

    • Born in Franklin County in North Carolina
    • Husband of Jean Rogers and father of Austin Rogers

    Educational Philosophy

    • Very supportive of student interventions and best practices
    • Encourages and supports differentiated instructions
    • Values stakeholders support
    • Consistently strives for growth and improvement in all areas of academics, athletics and culture awareness
    • Consistently seeks student, staff and community input that enhances a safe, successful and orderly school environment

    Educational Training

    • Received  Master's Degrees in Education, Education Administration and Driver's Education from A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina
    • High Yield Instructional Strategies Training
    • House Bill 1032 Seclusion and Restraint Training
    • Services for Homeless Student Training
    • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Training
    • Baldridge: A Practical Way of Getting Better
    • Classroom Walkthroughs and Reflective Practice
    • Lee Jenkins L to J
    • Raising Achievement, Closing the Gap Conferences
    • Model Schools Conference, Nashville, TN
    • HOUSSE Evaluator Training-Certification

    Community Awards/Affiliations

    • NAACP Lifetime member
    • Fourth Creek Rotary Club member
    • Member of National Association of Principals
    • Member of North Carolina Administrators' Association
    • Principal of the year 2009
    • Published article for Secondary Leadership Principals' Publication
    • Awarded the STAR award from the City of Statesville
    • Military Service Award
    • Appointed to Civil Service Board by a Superior Court Judge for a two-year tenure
    • Presented at the State Closing the Gap Conference
    • Selected as the Best High School Principal by the Record & Landmark's Readers Choice in 2015
    • Selected as Finest High School Principal by the Record and Landmark's Readers Choice in 2017
    • Presented a United States Flag during an ISS School Board Meeting at the request of the Honorable Robert Pittenger, member of Congress as a thank you for hosting the 2017 Fire Dynamics Training Class in the Fire Academy on the CATS Campus
    • Named to the Iredell Memorial Hospital Board of Directors
    • Iredell-Statesville School System finalist ( one of five)  for Principal of the Year 2015
    • Iredell-Statesville School System finalist ( one of five) for Principal of the Year 2016
    • Iredell-Statesville School System finalist (one of five) for Principal of the Year 2017


    • Work Experience in the Iredell-Statesville School System

         2011-Present-Principal of Career Academy and Technical School
         2003-2011-Principal, Statesville High School
         2002-2003-Principal, Statesville Middle School
         2000-2002-Principal, Troutman Middle School