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 is in its first year and 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 Alisa VanOverstraeten.
Mrs. VanOverstraeten has been teaching technology classes at the college level for over 20 years. She earned a Bachelor's Degree from Bowling Green State University and a Master's from Western Governor's University.
As a teacher now at Tri Star we asked her and she supplied the answer …..
Where were you Born?
Answer: Indian Lake
What did you do before becoming Tri Star's Cybersecurity instructor?
Answer: I have been teaching Technology for around 20 years at the college level and have been teaching more Cyber Security for the last five years or so. Recently I have been more involved in digital forensics from a legal perspective.
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Answer: Vacation choices are often the beach.
Where would you go if you could travel to any location?
Answer: Bora Bora and Bali, but I have already traveled extensively around the world.
What is your favorite food?
Answer: Mexican and Thai but anything ethic is a good choice
The last book I read was .....
Answer: Brute Force Cracking (a book about breaking encryption) but my last non tech book was doing some rereading of Leaves of Grass by Walt Whitman
What is your favorite ice cream flavor?
What makes you laugh?
Answer: Laughter comes from anywhere, but I do like old classic cartoons. I keep wondering who is going to catch that roadrunner?
Answer: Gardening, photography, cycling, hiking, reading, and art