Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Kentucky University: Associate's Degree in Career and Technical Education (Fall 2022) Catawba Community College (motorsports) Universal Technical College: Automotive Technology Diploma  

Mr. Michael Strickland

Greetings!  I am Mr. Stickland, a new Automotive Technology pathway teacher here at Eastside.  I may be new to ETC, but I have been teaching Automotive Technology in Mercer County for over five years. Deciding to teach career and technical education was important to me because I remember how much I was inspired by my former technical school teachers.

As the new year begins, I am excited to work on some awesome projects and get to know my new students.

It is important that students and their families know that I am and will always be her to help the young people achieve their dreams.

Years at Eastside: This is my first year at Eastside!

Work History: Five (5)+ years teaching Automotive Technology in Mercer County. Over eight (8) years working as an Autmotive Technology professional.

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

Family: Married and two awesome daughters 

Pets: One dog, Athena, and a guinea pig, Buck-bee

Hobbies: BBQ, watching the NFL, and watching movies.

Fun Fact: I used to work for NASCAR 

3 Words That Describe You: On time, Respectful, and Blessed

Cats or Cardinals: Cats

Pet Peeve:  Being disrespected 

Hero: My Wife

Favorite Book: The Bible 

Best piece of advice: If you are going to do something, do it well.

When I am alone I...: Watch ESPN

The best part of waking up is: Waking up