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Mr. John Trihey, TriheyJ@district279.org

Special Education

Where did you go to school and what is your previous job experience?

I did my undergraduate work at Bemidji State University, and I have done almost all of my Graduate work at the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. I have had previous work experience as a mechanic, aerospace welder, foundry worker, machine work, steel worker, iron worker, construction, truck driver, and public relations.

When did you begin working at Park Center?

Originally in 1993-1994.

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learning should be fun !

Why did you choose your profession?

Because I enjoy working with teenagers.

What is your favorite quote?

It depends on the situation. If you know me you know that I am never at a loss for words.

In what room(s) can you commonly be found?

Room 306 or room 340.

Additional Comments(hobbies)?

I am quite active in vintage auto and motorcycle restoration.

Advice for students going to college?

Work hard and donít give up.

Sum up your career at Park Center in one word


If you were required to find a different job than what you are currently doing, what would you choose?

I would be in a research and development situation working with frames and power plants for a motorcycle or ATV manufacturer.