I was fortunate to spend six years of my career as an instructor at Manatee Technical Institute. During that time I gained a new perspective of the process and importance of career and technical education for the residents of Manatee County. I grew as a person and watched as my students did the same.
There was a powerful force behind this growth. The leadership team at MTI was always there, and their motive was always the same: Make MTI the best it could be, in the state of Florida and in the USA.
The results are in and the residents of Manatee County can be proud.
If anyone doubts the dedication of Mary Cantrell to the children, young adults, and the educational system of Manatee County, I would ask them to stop by any of the MTI campuses and experience this jewel of an institution in their own backyard.