I am Walter (Wally) Zapotoczny, and I am the Technology Assistant assigned to Altoona Area Junior High School. I am pleased to serve the faculty, teachers, students, and staff of the Junior High with all of their technology needs. As a graduate of the Altoona Area School District, I am pleased to serve the school community and faculty that have shaped and developed me over the years. It is indeed an honor and a privilege to be of assistance to the many great people in this building that are molding the next generation. A few of my professional highlights:
* I have completed three years of vocational training in Computer Technology and Networking from the Greater Altoona Career and Technology Center with a focus on CompTIA A+ and Cisco CCNA curriculum. This was a rigorous curriculum that focused heavily on topics such as initial and advanced computer troubleshooting, an in-depth study of computer hardware and software components, and primary and advanced networking disciplines ranging from the setup and implementation of networks to the routing and switching logic that makes all of it run efficiently.
* I currently possess eight years of practical experience working with technology hands-on in the consumer retail sector. This experience, ranging from sales to organizational leadership, allowed me to gain the all-important interpersonal component to add to my portfolio. I have learned how to professionally conduct myself in a business environment and hone my skills of service to others with a relentless focus on time management and performance quality to positively impact the organization as a whole. My leadership experience has allowed me to further my understanding of the "big picture" and how behaviors and skill sets fit together to form a successful business operation. This experience allowed me to develop a genuine love for serving others in a technical capacity and otherwise.
I am delighted to be part of the Altoona Area School District and also the Altoona Area Junior High School family! I strive for quick, logical responsiveness to internal technical issues while developing productive and fruitful business relationships that will increase organizational efficiency. I look forward to continuing to support this community with my technical knowledge, expertise, and service as we grow and learn together!
Please feel free to browse the links to the right to view technology resources that I have prepared for your reference.