John Briggs

Profile Updated: March 23, 2016
Residing In: Midland, TX
Occupation: Retired Latin Teacher
College/Degree (Year):

University of North Texas M.Ed. (1979)
UT Arlington B.A. (1975)

Your favorite teacher(s):

Mrs. Carletti, Mrs. Ware, Mr. Dunn, Mr. Dubiski

Your favorite moment:

"Hello, Dolly!" Capers 1971;
Being part of the Gopher Band

Your most embarrassing moment:

Probably falling off the shoulders of David Berryhill during what was supposed to be a "freeze" in the "Waiter's Gallop" of "Hello, Dolly! (Friday night performance). I thought I'd killed him by kneeing his head into the stage.

Or

After a football game, standing on a table at Shakey's wearing a drill team cape over very short cutoffs mimicking a Geepette routine. What was I thinking?

If you could relive one day in high school, what would it be?:

Saturday night performance of "Hello, Dolly! senior year

Major or meaningful events since graduation (jobs, trips, family, etc.) 1971 - 1981:

UTA Arlington--Loved being part of the Maverick Band
Started teaching career in Pecos, TX

Major or meaningful events since graduation (jobs, trips, family, etc.) 1981 - 1991:

Continued teaching in Pecos, Texas. WONDERFUL people!

Major or meaningful events since graduation (jobs, trips, family, etc.) 1991 - 2001:

Educator of the Year, Reeves County (Pecos-Barstow-Toyah ISD) 1992

Moved to Midland to take job at Lee High School fall of 1992

Having the opportunity to play dozens of great roles in various plays and musicals at Midland Community Theatre in Midland, TX. Got to revisit "Hello, Dolly!" 30 years after doing it at GPHS.

Major or meaningful events since graduation (jobs, trips, family, etc.) 2001 - 2011:

Continuing to volunteer at Midland Community Theatre

Leading student travel groups to Europe

Having the opportunity, in conjunction with Midland Lee High School's Legacy Wall of Honor, to emcee events for (and meet) Laura Bush, General Tommy Franks, commissioner of education Michael Williams, opera greats Susan Graham, Lauren Bybee, etc.

Travel to Guyana with Midland CommunityTheatre to perform "Nunsense 3" to benefit women's shelter

Major or meaningful events since graduation (jobs, trips, family, etc.) 2011 - 2021:

Balfour Publishing Co. National Yearbook adviser of the year 2015.
Emerged relatively unscathed and retired in 2015 after 40 years of teaching.

List 3 people (with phone and email address) who will know where you are in 5 years:

Mari Briggs (sister) Briggs_Mari@yahoo.com 817-307-4242
Karen McAfee (friend) orchtchr11@aol.com 432-553-1142
Kathy Favor (friend) kathyfavor@aol.com 432-349-1004

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