So you might be wondering who was the driving force behind the journey to the Adobe Professional US National Championship. That would be Jenny Mohess, professor of digital design at TKHS. Mohess, a former Apple and Microsoft employee, began her teaching career in Valencia and later in Tohopekaliga, where she played a major role in student success in digital design.
Originally from Trinidad, Mohess came to Tohopekaliga High and built a career path in digital design and technical education that not only teaches the best practices in digital design today, but also provides aspiring students in digital design of its classes a real-world experience at Tohopekaliga High, the Osceola School District, and last year students undertook a project at H20 Water Park at Margaritaville Resort where Mohess students presented their designs to representatives from Island H2O Live that became full murals at the water park.
“When I was in school I wasn’t what you might call the perfect student, but that didn’t mean I couldn’t do well, and it’s the same today with students who have talent today. They have great potential, just give them a chance,” Mohess shared with Positively Osceola the day after Adobe Nationals returned to Texas with his students.
We asked Ms. Mohess what made her want to do what she does every day and where her passion comes from as she comes to TKHS. His answer was simple: “Making 6 figures or working 80 hours a week for an international technology company does not bring happiness. Changing the lives of students and helping them find their talents and their passion makes me happy.
After talking to Ms. Mohess, we can see why her students are successful, why she is successful, and why TKHS, the Osceola School District, and are blessed to have her students doing what they do!
Good luck to Salma Sanchez Acevedo as she travels to Anaheim, CA for the Adobe World Championship in July!