Howard Botting
Technology Education Teacher
Fayetteville – Manlius School District

Howard has been at Fayetteville Manlius Schools for 12 years working both at and between both Middle Schools in the district. Howard Teaches both introductory classes for both 6th and 7th grade students, as well as a new elective high school credit bearing course, Product Design and Engineering for 8th grade students. Prior to FM, Howard worked for Maine-Endwell Senior High School in the Southern Tier. At FM Howard has led after school clubs for both technology and VEX Robotics. Howard came to the career of teaching after achieving his Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Oswego in Business Administration and working in both sales and management in the fields of construction, manufacturing and commercial transportation. In 2002 Howard returned to SUNY Oswego to become certified to teach both Technology Education and Business and Distributive Arts. Howard received his Master in Education from SUNY Oswego and recently achieved his National Board Certification for Career and Technical Education. Personally Howard has a deep connection to SUNY Oswego, having met and married his college sweetheart Maureen, and having his oldest child, Olivia, attending Oswego. Howard’s son Tim will be starting his college degree at Onondaga Community College for the fall ’17 semester.

Vice President

Jim Maniccia
Technology Education Teacher
Westhill Central School District

Jim has been teaching at the Westhill School District for the past 20 years. Currently he teaches four classes at Westhill HS (WHS) and one class at the Onondaga Hill MS (OHMS). Prior to getting his Technology Education degree from SUNY Oswego Jim labored for a brick mason, did carpentry work, worked as a longshoreman and worked at the Nestle company.

At WHS this year Jim will teach; residential structures, architectural drawing, woodworking, metals, principles of engineering, civil engineering and architecture and 8th grade technology at OHMS. Jim has also been involved with CNYTEEA for the past two years and is on the executive committee of the Syracuse Chapter 19 of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).


Vice President

Matt Starke (@StarkeInd)
Technology Education Teacher
Liverpool Central School District

Mr. Starke earned his Masters in Technology Education from Ball State University, his Bachelor of Science in Technology Education (Magna Cum Laude) from SUNY Oswego, and his Associates in Science in Mechanical Technology from Monroe Community College. He is an currently an educator at Soule Road Middle School and teaches 7th & 8th Grade Technology. In the past, Matt has also taught courses including PLTW Principles of Engineering (POE), SUPA Animation & Gaming, Design and Drawing for Production (DDP), Graphic Communications, Basic Computer Aided Design (CAD), SUPA Web Design, and Digital Photography. Mr. Starke is also involved with extracurricular activities at Liverpool High School including the Robotics Club and Technology Student Association (TSA) Club. These clubs work with the Arctic Warriors, a FIRST Robotics and VEX Robotics team.


Paul Mizer
Technology Education Teacher
Baldwinsville High School

Paul has been treasurer of the CNYTEEA since 1991 when he started teaching in Baldwinsville. Prior to B’Ville, he did two, two year stints at St. Lawrence Central in Brasher Falls and Central Square schools in Oswego County. In addition to teaching five preps (Digital Electronics, Engineering Design and Development, CAD, Basic Auto Repair and Radio Communications), he is also involved with TSA, VEX Robotics, and he is responsible for the student run FM radio station, WBXL. In the spring he coaches girls JV lacrosse, which he has done for the last 7 years.

Personally, Paul attended Oswego State and is married to his college sweetheart. Paul and Nancy have a daughter Emily, who is attending UAlbany and playing Division I women’s lacrosse.


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