Welcome to CATS

Name: Larry E. Rogers
Email Address: lrogers@iss.k12.nc.us

 My Mission

My mission for Career Academy and Technical School is to create a learning environment that will promote success for all students and provide them with the confidence and global competitive edge that will prepare them for gainful employment in their chosen field of expertise.
About Me

  • Born in Franklin County in North Carolina
  • Husband of Jean Rogers and father of Austin Rogers

Educational Philosophy

  • Very supportive of student interventions and best practices
  • Encourages and supports differentiated instructions
  • Values stakeholders support
  • Consistently strives for growth and improvement in all areas of academics, athletics and culture awareness
  • Consistently seeks student, staff and community input that enhances a safe, successful and orderly school environment

Educational Training

  • Received  Master's Degrees in Education, Education Administration and Driver's Education from A & T State University in Greensboro, North Carolina
  • High Yield Instructional Strategies Training
  • House Bill 1032 Seclusion and Restraint Training
  • Services for Homeless Student Training
  • Positive Behavior Intervention and Support Training
  • Baldridge: A Practical Way of Getting Better
  • Classroom Walkthroughs and Reflective Practice
  • Lee Jenkins L to J
  • Raising Achievement, Closing the Gap Conferences
  • Model Schools Conference, Nashville, TN
  • HOUSSE Evaluator Training-Certification

Community Awards/Affiliations

  • NAACP Lifetime member
  • Fourth Creek Rotary Club member
  • Member of National Association of Principals
  • Member of North Carolina Administrators' Association
  • Principal of the year 2009
  • Published article for Secondary Leadership Principals' Publication
  • Awarded the STAR award from the City of Statesville
  • Military Service Award
  • Appointed to Civil Service Board by a Superior Court Judge for a two-year tenure
  • Presented at the State Closing the Gap Conference
  • Selected as the Best High School Principal by the Record & Landmark's Readers Choice in 2015
  • Iredell-Statesville School System finalist ( one of five)  for Principal of the Year 2015
  • Iredell-Statesville School System finalist ( one of five) for Principal of the Year 2016


  • Work Experience in the Iredell-Statesville School System

       2011-Present-Principal of Career Academy and Technical School
       2003-2011-Principal, Statesville High School
       2002-2003-Principal, Statesville Middle School
       2000-2002-Principal, Troutman Middle School