NEW TEACHER FEATURE - Get to know them ….
Tri Star has added four faculty members to its teaching staff for the 2020-21 school year. They are:
Taylor Hesse. Ms. Hesse will teach the Engineering Technology program. She is only the third Engineering teacher that Tri Star has had and follows Keith Westrick who retired.
Alisa VanOverstraeten will teach the newest program at Tri Star – I.T. Cybersecurity. The I.T. Cybersecurity program was started because of the demand for specialists in this career field.
Brian Hess. Mr. Hess will be taking over the Automotive Technology program. He replaces Jim Dorsten who retired this year. Ironically, Mr. Hess was a student in the automotive program during the first year that Dorsten taught at Tri Star.
Aaron Schmitt. Mr. Schmitt took the reins of the Welding program from Brent Tippie who left Tri Star for an industry-based position.
In an effort to help you get to know our new teachers, we asked them to answer a few random questions.
Today, we introduce you to Aaron Schmitt.
Mr. Schmitt graduated from Celina High School and Tri Star's Career Based Intervention (CBI) program. He went on to attend Vantage Career Center - Adult Education where he trained in basic and advanced welding. He attended Hobart Institute of Welding Technology where he studied Magnetic Particle/Dye Penetrant Inspection and became a Certified Welding Inspector. He most recently worked at the Nidec Minster Corporation (formerly Minster Machine) as a Journeyman Welder.
As a teacher now at Tri Star we asked him and he supplied the answer …..
Where were you Born?
Answer: Coldwater, Ohio but I grew up in Celina.
Do you have any children and how many?
Answer: three - two boys: three and five, and one girl who was just born in June.
What is your favorite mode of transportation?
Answer: I enjoy riding my motorcycle for a fun commute.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Answer: I have enjoyed trips to upstate New York, Yellowstone, anywhere in Maine, and Austin, Texas the most
Where would you go if you could travel to any location?
Answer: Spain, Germany, Australia, and Alaska
What is your favorite restaurant and what would you order?
Answer: 101 Beer Kitchen in Dublin, OH. Great food, and you guessed it, great drinks
The last book I read was .....
Answer: Bedtime books for my sons. Many, many, bedtime books....
What makes you laugh?
Answer: Whose Line Is It Anyway always makes me laugh.
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
Answer: Not a huge fan, but if I had to pick, probably a vanilla milkshake.
Do you have a pet peeve and what is it?
Answer: Probably too many to list. One of the worst is drivers that don't use their turn signals.
Answer: Camping, hiking, kayaking, cycling, etc.