Meet Our Instructional staff

 


Clayton Powell


Hello!  I am Clayton Powell, Kent Transition Center Automotive Instructor.  I am excited to work at KTC and enjoy seeing that moment when the students grasp a concept and really get excited about their learning.  One of the best things about my job is sharing ideas and knowledge with the students and watching them grow throughout the school year.  
 

Industry Experience

  • 5 years as a technician in General Motors Dealerships
  • 15 years teaching Automotive Technology
  • Adjunct Instructor for Montcalm Community College

Education & Certifications

  • Master's in Education, Spring Arbor University
  • Bachelor's in Technical Education, Ferris State University
  • Associate Degree, Ferris State University
  • Brakes
  • Electrical
  • Engine Repair
  • Engine Performance
  • Steering/Suspension
  • Maintenence and Light Repair

More About Me

My wife Kelly and I have two children, Bryson and Delaney. The kids keep us busy as they participate in many activities ranging from sports to boy and girl scouts.  During our free time we also enjoy camping.
 

 

 

Dan Pipe


Hi! I'm Dan Pipe, Career Technical Education Specialist in KTC's automotive program. I've been working with KTC students for over five years. I assist students learning to perform detailing services, oil changes, tire work and more. It's a great experience to put tools in the hands of young adults and watch them grow and learn.

I first started working with students during an internship after college, in museum programming and social-emotional learning programs. More recently, I worked as a substitute teacher here at KTC. I found this experience in particular so rewarding. I stayed. The staff here, and their commitment to the students they work with, keep me every bit as inspired as the students themselves.

My wife and I are raising three school age children and we seem to have the "Kool-aide house" in our neighborhood, with extra kids always hanging around. Our house is always a vibrant, busy place. My hobbies include gardening, cooking, art, and medieval reenactment.