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Career and Technical Education

Briggs, Wayne | Computer Literacy Teacher

My Email: wayne.briggs@washk12.org

Mr. Briggs was born in Naples, Italy but grew up in California.  He went to UCLA on a wrestling scholarship for a year, then went on a Spanish speaking mission in Florida.  He comes from a strong business background.  When he got home from his mission, he continued his education in Business Administration while working in the auto industry as a finance manager for 8 years,  In 1992, he switched to being a loan officer in the mortgage business.  In 1998, he took his wife and 4 sons to St. George, Utah where he opened his own mortgage business.  In 10 years, it grew to 11 offices in Utah, Nevada, California and Hawaii.  In 2008, he and his wife closed down and sold off their offices so that Mr. Briggs could change careers and become a school teacher.  He went back to school, this time getting a degree in Spanish.  He taught both Business and Spanish just across the border in Arizona, but is happy to have finally found a teaching position here in Washington County.  He is excited to be here at HMS.

In addition to teaching, Mr. Briggs also is the wrestling coach at Dixie State University.  This will be his 5th year coaching the team.  Prior to coaching at Dixie State, he coached football and wrestling at Beaver Dam High School in Arizona and coached the same sports for 10 years at Snow Canyon High School prior to that.  He says that his 20+ years working with young men in both scouting and in coaching was the biggest reason why he decided to change his career to teaching.  His greatest joy in life though came last year when he became a grandpa, twice!


Garner, Tracey | Computer Literacy Teacher

My Email: tracey.garner@washk12.org

Mrs. Garner was born and raised in Long Beach California. She attended California State University, Long Beach and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Health Education and Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction. She began teaching in 1999 in California for 8 years and then moved to Utah. 

Mrs. Garner is married with 5 kids (only 2 left at home) and one dog.  Hobbies include home improvement projects both inside and out.


Hirschi, Joe | Manufacturing Technology Teacher

My Email: joseph.hirschi@washk12.org

Mr. Hirschi earned the rank of Eagle Scout in 1989. After completing a four year apprenticeship, he became a Journeyman Carpenter in 1998. He helped in the building construction of the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas along with other hotels and casinos. He once worked at McCarran International Airport as an aircraft refueler.

He graduated from Southern Utah University with a Bachelor of Science in Technology Education in 2003. Later he graduated from Southern Utah University with a Master of Education in 2014. Mr. Hirschi received the Utah Trade and Technology Educators New Teacher of the Year 2004.

He enjoys making colonial style cabinets and furniture. During the summer, he raises commercial crops for sale at their family produce stand.


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