TV Studio/ Student Instructional TV
Name: Chris Garritano
Title: ASD Multi-Media Technician
Armstrong Jr/Sr High School
Room Number: C116A
Subjects: TV Production
Office Hours: M-F 8-4
(mid August through mid June)
I began my career with Armstrong School District officially for the 2009-2010 school year, but my experience with the district goes back before that. I interned with the district in the summer of 2007 as part of my graduate degree. During that time I completed a video that outlined and showcased the different technologies that were being used district-wide. In the winter of 2008 I served as a long term substitute for the Multi-Media Technician from January until May. The following year I was hired as the interim Multi-Media Technician and then was hired full time in the spring of 2009.
I completed my undergraduate degree in the summer of 2006 from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in the field of Communications Media. That fall I was accepted into the Graduate program at IUP for the Adult Education and Communication Technology program, which I completed in the summer of 2007 with an Instructional Technology Certificate (Level II). Currently I am completing a graduate program to obtain a Masters of Teaching in Communications/ELA from California University of Pennsylvania.
My experience with media dates back to my junior year in high school. I took two years of TV Production at Indiana High School in Indiana PA, serving as the primary sports report talent, known as the "Super Fans Sports Report". Once in college I worked at the WIUPTV studio. While there I worked with the "IUP Sports", serving in many positions from camera operator to Producer my senior year. I also worked with "IUPTV News", Produced a show match-making TV show called The "IUP Dating Game", and served as the IUPTV Station Manager, also during my senior year.
I worked as intern at WTAJTV in Altoona PA. Duties included video editing, recording, and other newsroom related duties. I then served as an interim News Producer for WTAJTV in the winter of 2007. While there I was in charge multiple newscasts, primarily the 11 o'clock news. Writing scripts, deciding where to air each story and what stories were aired, and making sure that needed graphics were generated, while timing the show for its time slot were some of my responsibilities.
All of my experiences have made me a well rounded person and I'm very excited to bring my experiences into the TV studio to share with and use to teach our great students.
Some of my responsibilities in the district include maintaining and operating the district TV studio on a daily basis include developing shows and ideas for shows that we film at the studio, writing scripts for the shows, scheduling guests, and general equipment training and repairs for the TV Production classes at the high school level and studio. I also currently serve as the President for the ASD Foundation. Additionally I am the school district webmaster, which includes maintenance and support for district websites. I also train district faculty and staff, when needed, on different technologies throughout the district and help support and supplement the district technology department.