Who is Mr. Kightlinger?: Mr. Kightlinger has been the Electronics Technology teacher at Crawford Tech since 2012. He is a graduate of the Crawford County AVTS Electronics Technology program and Meadville Area Senior High School. He has been an electronics hobbyist since he was 12 years old, and in 1984 he began working in radio at WEOZ where he did small engine repair/circuit designs and studio production in addition to being an on-air personality. Following that first job, he continued his experience in different areas of electronics, including: repair facilities for the Dahlkemper Corporation, J.B Service, and North End Service in Meadville. In 1999, he and his late-wife purchased the business and kept it open for 20 years. After that, his focus turned towards his passion of teaching students Electronics Technology.
Favorite Part of Teaching: Mr. Kightlinger had a difficult time narrowing down his favorite part of teaching. He loves what he does, although he contributes most of his gray hair to his students, he also feels that they keep him young. He lives for those ‘light bulb’ moments; those times when he can see it in the student’s eye that they understand the concept. Many of his students keep in contact after graduation with their own success stories, completing the circle for him.
Outside of School: When Mr. Kightlinger is not at school; he enjoys gardening and landscaping at his home. He also likes cooking, hunting, fishing, and astrology. Mr. Kightlinger is well known for his collection of fun ties and socks that he wears fashionably throughout the school year.