Quentin Montague Briggs of Reynoldsburg, Ohio went to be with the Lord on Saturday October 13, 2018.
Born on December 17, 1964 to Velma Cole Briggs (deceased) and Alfred James Briggs, Quentin grew up in the San Bernardino, California area. He accepted Christ during his youth at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church where his entire family worshipped. Quentin completed his secondary schooling at Eisenhower High School in Rialto, California and graduated with honors in 1983. Following high school, Quentin furthered his education at Prairie View A&M University, Prairie View TX, where he completed his Bachelor’s in Industrial Education in 1987. That same year, Quentin began his studies in Educational Theory and Practice at The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH where he received his Master’s in the spring of 1988.
After completing his graduate studies, he married the wife of his youth to whom three children were born. He then began his career in teaching at the former Everett Middle School in Columbus Public Schools. Four years later, he made the transition to Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools, where he was noted for the development and implementation of the district’s first middle school technology program. He also served as the Robotics teacher.
Quentin was a lifelong member of several educational societies, such as, Epsilon Pi Tau International Honorary Society, a professional fraternity for education and technology, Alpha Kappa Mu Honor Society and Kappa Delta Phi Honor Society in Education. He was also named in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges.
Other career highlights include him serving as the Program Director for the E-Tech Ohio Commission. In this role, he was a primary support at the state level for large urban technology planning. He facilitated the process for large school districts on effective practices and strategies to integrate technology in the classroom. Most recently, he was a Project Manager at Edmentum. During his time with the company, he led and managed strategic and complex implementation of projects such as Plato, Study Island and other products that integrated with the VCAP program for Columbus City Schools.
Quentin was a huge music fan. He especially liked Prince. He was also a fitness fanatic, a lover of family, and enjoyed having a good time. Most importantly, he was a man of God. Quentin served as a deacon, for many years and ministered to everyone who came across his path, even while fighting for his life. He was also a prayer intercessor for his current church.
He married the love of his life on February 12, 2018, Miesha T. Cannaday-Briggs.
He is survived by his wife, Miesha and his children Dominique Briggs, Markita Briggs and Shelbie Briggs. Quentin also leaves to mourn his father, Alfred James Briggs (Rialto, CA), his sisters Anasa Briggs-Graves (Clifford Graves), Carolyn Denise Makwi, Helen Maria Jones and mother-in-law Karmela Dee Cannaday, father in law, John (Francine) Robertson. sisters-in-law. Cheryl and Yvonne Robertson, Robin Loney; brothers-in-law, Ronald (Cynthia) Robertson, Michael (Erica) Moss. He will forever be loved and remembered by a host of aunts, uncles, cousins, and nieces, Jenise Bush, EdD (Edward, PhD), Heather Jones, Morgan Rubin.