Degrees and Certifications:
BA Psychology CTE certified CPR certified OSHA certified MA Education
My name is Jeremy Tarbet and I was born and raised in Tucson, AZ. I am not your typical automotive teacher, although I came out of industry, I also have an undergraduate in psychology and a master’s in education from the University of Arizona. My career started when I was in high school restoring personal vehicles. I started by restoring muscle cars and selling muscle car restoration parts online to earn money through high school and for college. Since then, I have always been in the restoration, repair, and parts business.
After graduating from the University of Arizona with my undergraduate degree, I worked at Watson Chevrolet until the opportunity arose to become the automotive teacher at my alma mater. After getting the job at Canyon Del Oro High School, I went back to school to receive my teaching certificate in 2012. In 2012, I applied and was accepted to the "Teachers in Industry" master’s program at the University of Arizona. It was a STEM based masters that included three summers of hands-on internship with a local company that was STEM focused. Throughout all of this, I kept my full-time teaching job during the program and personally it has helped me make a connection between science, technology, engineering, and math in the content area of Automotive.
I have served as a SkillsUSA Regional coordinator for three years and Board Member last year. Our Automotive Club has been a member of SkillsUSA for nine years. I encourage our automotive students to show their skills and knowledge at the SkillsUSA competitions.
During the year, I offer three classic cars for restoration work. This experience empowers them to research techniques, apply mathematics during fabrication, and work on a variety of automotive mechanical systems. The students are able to work collaboratively and see how their hard work and problem-solving skills produce a quality product.
Overall, I have been in the industry close to 20 years and I have been teaching at Canyon Del Oro High School for the past 10 years and wouldn't trade it for anything else.
Achievements Program pride
-2019 RPM foundation grant recipient
-2020 SkillsUSA advisor of the year
-2019 SkillsUSA chapter of excellence gold winner
-Over 20 regional and state competition winners
-Two top ten national finalists
- 2019 Harbor Freight tools for schools semi-finalist
University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Business Minor
University of Arizona, Masters in Education
Pima Community College, Tucson, Arizona Career and Technical Education Certificate
Hogan School of Real Estate, Tucson, Arizona, Real Estate License
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