TREND - Transportation (cars, boats, trains!), Engineering (cool buildings, bridges) and Design (make it BEAUTIFUL and functional) - offers a rigorous, dynamic curriculum that prepares students for post-high school college and career opportunities. Our shared vision is based on the following core values:
- To integrate a technical and academic education that leads to potential careers in transportation, engineering, and design.
- To create a learning environment that fosters respect for self and others while promoting honesty and integrity.
- To provide programs with high expectations that develop the skills and talents of each individual as well as the skills required to work successfully as team members and leaders.
TREND Staff 2013-2014
Teachers & Staff Profiles
Ms. Johnson - Wildly enthusiastic champion of the TREND academy and teacher of the Jr/Sr Elective Principles of Engineering (POE). Also teaches Biology. Graduate of UC San Diego where she was a varsity swimmer. Now runs marathons for fun.
Mr. Kramer - Geology. "I like to fish. I like to kayak. I like to fish from my kayak". Everything you need to know about Mr. Kramer is neatly summarized by a student created poster you can see in his picture.
Ms. Soares - AP History. Co-lead teacher guide for the TREND student-led governing body.
Ms. Kerubo - History. Also a co-lead teacher guide for the TREND student-led governing body. Favorite color: Brown....different shades of brown. Quote: "Dare to go an extra mile. It is nice to have a good attitude daily since life happens to be short."
Mr. Sargent - SpEd. Lead for the TREND community board on the quad. “Some minds are like freight cars on a train, endowed with a certain capacity but often running empty.” Mark Twain
Mr. Lo - Mathematics. New to TREND this year! “Every man is guilty for all the good he did not do.” –Voltaire. I also like all things Houston. Houston Astros, Houston Rockets, and Houston Texans (I guess we know where he hails from!).
Mr. Stewart - Introduction to Engineering (IED), Sophomore TREND elective, and Geometry. “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently” Henry Ford. Favorite color: blue, although green in its variety of shades is a close second.
Ms. Rosiles - Fundamentals of Design, Freshman TREND elective, and Art teacher.
Ms. Preston - Art. "Clay is a dirty four letter word".
Mr. Apel - English
Ms. Valadez - Spanish
Mr. Sloan - Art
Ms. Preston - Art
Ms. Mountain - Calculus
Ms. Gandhari - Counselor
Mr. Smith - Principal and chief advocate for TREND!