Tripp Makes Hour Commute To PG

One of the new teachers you may be seeing around F-wing near the band room is Benjamin Tripp.

“I teach technical drawing, mechanical drawing, and several other subjects that have to do with graphics and stuff like that,” Tripp said.

When Tripp is not teaching he enjoys his time gardening.

“When I am not busy with work and school I like to garden and do things like that around my house,” Tripp said.

Prior to becoming a teacher here, Tripp was a teacher in Smithfield, Virginia, where he taught digital drawing and other forms of technical writing.

“I taught at another school – I taught drawing and computer drawing.  So I was doing that before I came to Prince George High School, ” Tripp said.

Tripp was born and raised in Weldon, North Carolina, and still lives there to this day.

“It’s about an hour drive from up here to there… I wanted to come here and teach in the Prince George County School system. My wife is from Petersburg and I wanted to be in this area,” Tripp said.

After graduating from Weldon High, Tripp attended and graduated from East Carolina University in Greenville, North Carolina.

“I got my BS and my masters degree from [East Carolina University],” Tripp said.

Tripp has many goals and expectations for his students, as well as for the school year.

“[My goals for this year are for my students] to learn and to be really good with what they’re doing and to develop web skills. From the looks of it I have some really good kids this year… [I want to] try to get some positive growth and I’ve got big expectations with my students,” Tripp said.

Other than a few missing supplies, Tripp plans on having a great year and is not worried about anything (Including being on time when the first bell rings).