Josh Parmley works on curriculim for the class
Josh Parmley works with Carpentry student Caleb Hines as he fed lumber into the planer to create a slick finish
ATC welcomes new carpentry teacher
Joshua Parmley is already busy teaching the latest carpentry skills to his classes at the Wayne County Area Technology Center after assuming the carpentry instruction position at the start of the month.
Parmley brings a wealth of carpentry skills to the position, which was vacated at the end of the school year by former instructor John Kinnett, who filled the position of director at the local ATC School. Parmley is excited to be a part of the local vocational school, which is amongst the best of the 52 Kentucky Tech schools in the state. He has been busy working with the curriculum for the program in order to meet all of his students’ needs.
“I have had a big warm welcome from the staff,” said Parmley. “The faculty is amazing to work with and greatly supportive. They have made me feel right at home.”
Parmley has worked as a partner in his family’s carpentry business, Parmley and Hatfield Carpentry, since graduating from Wayne County High School in 2003. He has helped frame houses, mix mortar and lay cement blocks, build kitchen cabinets, and install vinyl siding and roofing during his building career – just to name a few of the skills he has mastered. So, his experience will be an asset in the classroom as he teaches students how to use machinery used in the building industry, while designing and assembling finished products.
Parmley will also be able to incorporate his artistic skills into his classroom. He is a gifted artist and has shared his art work and instruction at learning/arts fairs. He enjoys teaching Bible School and working with the youth at Mill Springs Methodist Church where he is an active member.
“I look forward to working with students and teaching them skills they can carry with them a lifetime. I want them to realize they can make a difference,” said Parmley.