Who is Mr. Custead?: Mr. Custead has been teaching welding at Crawford Tech since 2009. He teaches at the Meadville Main Campus School. He is a graduate of the former Crawford County AVTS Welding program and Cochranton High School. He worked in the welding field after graduation, prior to opening his own welding shop, Custead Welding and Fabrication, in 2008. He is a certified AWS Welder.
Mr. Custead is also one of the SkillsUSA advisors at Crawford Tech.
Favorite Part of Teaching: Mr. Custead’s favorite part of teaching is being able to work with the students and seeing their growth and maturity over the 3 years of his program. He also loves when former students return to visit and share their success that was made possible due to what they learned at tech.
Outside of School: When Mr. Custead is not teaching, he spends most of his time outdoors, hunting both archery and rifle. He also loves supporting the local high school sports and finds time to watch his students play as often as he can. He is the former varsity boys’ volleyball coach for Cochranton, which he enjoyed for more than 20 years.