Christy Gomm: (Attendance Secretary)
Christy Gomm grew up in Orem, Utah where she attended Mountain View High School. After she and her husband were married they moved to Missouri for a year and a half. Upon returning to Utah, they found a house in Provo and have lived in this area ever since. She has 3 kids who have graduated from PHS and one more will this spring. Christy has worked at Lakeview Elementary for the past 8 years – this is her first year at Provo High School. Christy enjoys the entertaining students and working with the staff here at PHS. When Christy isn’t at work, she enjoys photography and digital design.
Here are some things colleagues had to say about Christy:
She always quick to help me with attendance issues when I am changing classes. :) She is pleasant and friendly and great to work with.
I absolutely love how she is always trying to get to know the kids better and how she is always looking for solutions to our biggest problem: Attendance. She is awesome!!!
Christy is always pleasant and has a smile on her face. I know she works hard to try and address all the issues surrounding attendance & how to best help serve our students. Also- her office always has the cutest decorations, no matter the holiday!
Christy is one of the hardest workers I have met. She truly cares about the students and wants find ways to help them be successful. She is organized, a problem solver, and a joy to work with.
Alan Gatenby: (Auto Teacher)
Alan Gatenby was grew up right here in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Provo High School in 1984, then married his high school sweetheart. Alan has been working at Provo High School as the auto teacher for five years now. Before coming to PHS he worked for 13 years at Murray High School and Salt Lake Community College. He has spent 25 years working with his family at Gatenby Service in Provo, specializing in electrical and drivability. Alan loves working with the people here at Provo High and watching the students mature. It’s fun for him to see them build a foundation for diagnosing electrical issues on modern automobiles. When Alan isn’t at work he enjoys riding his motorcycle and spoiling his granddaughter.
Here are some things colleagues had to say about Alan:
He is one of the most selfless teachers at Provo High. He puts in endless extra hours after school and on weekends organizing the auto shop and helping students with their car problems. He seldom takes time out for lunch because he’s helping a student get his car out the door before the end of the day.
He is amazing at diagnosing all kinds of car and engine troubles. I remember a transmission sensor that wouldn’t work. He traced the problem back to a bad solder joint in the dash board circuitry.
His students have won and placed well in countless auto repair competitions.
Alan is more interested in his students learning valuable hands-on automotive lessons, than he is in keeping up with the seeming endless list of emails that hit our in-boxes each day. I salute Alan for keeping the most important things higher on his priority list.
Thank you Christy and Alan for your contribution to PHS! We are lucky to have you here!!