Principal Ernest Houle
Ernest F. Houle is a talented and passionate educator with over 17 years of experience in career and technical education.
Ernie began his career at Minuteman teaching Metal Fabrication and Welding. During his 12 years teaching, he held various leadership roles, including Assistant Trades Division Coordinator and Director of After-School and Summer School Programs. In 2008, Ernie was appointed Director of Community Education. He assumed responsibility as Interim Principal of the Minuteman Regional Vocational Technical School District in 2011.
As a graduate of a career and technical high school and through his experiences in industries associated with the US Navy, General Electric and Hydroelectric Utilities, Ernie understands the importance of a rigorous and relevant education that prepares students for college, their careers and life within the global community.
Ernie was the recipient of the Outstanding Educator of the Year Award in 2005 from the American Welding Society and played an instrumental role in developing the Vocational Technical Frameworks for Metal Fabrication for the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.
Ernie currently serves as board member of the Metro Southwest Career Centers, providing guidance in improving workforce development and training.
Ernie has a Bachelor of Science in Occupational and Vocational Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership and Management, both from Fitchburg State University. Ernie also has a teenage son and young daughter who continuously remind him of what's truly important in life.
Monthly, Mr. Houle will publish Revolutionary Times, where he provides Minuteman students and families with observations and insights into relevant past and upcoming events at the School.
Please click on the following links to read or download Revolutionary Times.