Career and Technical Education
Briggs, Wayne | Computer Literacy TeacherMy Email: email@example.com
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.
Garner, Tracey | Computer Literacy TeacherMy Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
Hirschi, Joe | Manufacturing Technology TeacherMy Email: email@example.com
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.