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 Brian Hess.
Mr. Hess graduated from St. Henry High School and Tri Star's automotive technology program. After graduating high school he earned a certification from UTI (Universal Technical Institute, Illinois) in auto and diesel and also completed the Mercedes-Benz Elite Factory Training Program. He worked as a master certified diagnostic technician/team leader for Mercedes Benz of Easton, in Columbus, Ohio. Most recently he has worked as a diagnostic technician for Brinkman Service in Minster.
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 St. Henry.
Do you have any children and how many?
Answer: Four - three boys and one girl
What is your favorite type of vehicle to work on?
Answer: I can't pick a favorite, they all have good and bad points.
What is your favorite mode of transportation?
Answer: Riding my motorcycle
What is your favorite vacation destination?
Answer: Camping or going to the beach.
Where would you go if you could travel to any location?
Answer: Hike the Appalachian Trail
What is your favorite restaurant and what would you order?
Answer: Anything BBQ or sushi
The last book I read was .....
Answer: The Count of Monte Cristo
What makes you laugh?
Answer: My kids
Do you have a pet peeve and what is it?
Answer: People who lack personal responsibility
Answer: Camping, hiking, boating, hunting, woodworking and riding motorcycles