Thomas Zinteck earned his BS and MS in technology education from Buffalo State College. He has been teaching technology education for a total of 13 years; his first five at Newfane High School and his last eight at Orchard Park High School. Mr. Zinteck is currently teaching Civil Engineering and Architecture, Technical Drawing, Photography, and Construction Technology. Within his school, he serves as the instructional leader for his department and is the co-advisor of the media club. In the past, he was the head advisor for the FIRST robotics team 378. In addition to his teaching duties, Mr. Zinteck is a very active participant within the Western New York Technology Education Association. Through this association, he serves as the head coordinator of an event at Tech Wars, hosted by Niagara County Community College. With his spare time, Mr. Zinteck enjoys spending quality time with his family, and playing various sports, such as, golf, hockey, and pickle ball. What he is most excited about for this educational opportunity is to meet like-minded individuals who share his passion for STEM education.