Meet Our Instructor 

Barry Wackerle

Hello! My name is Barry Wackerle and I am the KTC Manufacturing Instructor. This is my first year at the Transition Center and I am excited to be working with the students! My passion is to help others and I believe my avenue to do that is through teaching and I thoroughly enjoy it and the rewards of helping students learn!

Industry Experience

  • Drafting, Technology Education and Wood Technology Instructor since 2006
  • Wood shop Owner
  • Carpenter and Landscaper


  • Bachelor's in Industrial Technology Education (IX) from Central Michigan University
  • Earth/Space Science endorsement (DH)

My wife and I have three children and we have a dog, cat, and raise chickens. I am interested in anything with a motor and enjoy fixing my own cars. I love many outdoor activites such as hunting, fishing, cross-country motorcycle riding and snowmobiling. My greatest joy in life is spending time with my family.