District Office's Achievement Above All Event

District Office's Achievement Above All Event
Rick Fields and Trina Carricart
Governing Board Member Rick Fields presents
Trina Carricart with her award.
Trina Carricart and husband Tom
Trina poses for a photo with her husband, Tom

Support Staff of the Year- Trina Carricart

Trina has been with the District since 2003, when she started her career at Greenway High School as the counseling secretary.  After moving to the Curriculum & Instruction department at District Office in 2004, Trina quickly established her role as the glue that holds the department together. 

GUHSD’s core values espouse the beliefs that all students can learn and teachers make the difference.  Trina internalizes those beliefs.  She understands that by supporting coordinators, so that they can support teachers, student success is bound to follow. 

ELL coordinator Karen Merritt said, “Trina shows up early and she stays late because she gets the big picture:  Her priority is always to ensure that the District Office provides the best possible service to administrators, teachers, students, and parents.” 

From her teamwork with other C&I secretaries to her work with C&I coordinators, through her teamwork with local campus administrators and her interactions with teachers, Trina is focused on the end result-- student achievement. 

Another outstanding characteristic Trina possesses is her leadership.  She is never one to ask others to do something that she is not willing to do herself.  In fact, her leadership by example is what has allowed her to work successfully with 19 coordinators over the last eight years.  Although she is technically assigned to work with only three coordinators, all coordinators in C&I regularly look to Trina for her technical expertise, her assessment experience, and above all, her consummate professionalism.

Lead C&I coordinator Tami Strege says, “In the day-to-day busy-ness that is curriculum, instruction, and assessment in this district, it is easy to overlook the reason why we are in education in the first place.  Trina Carricart, however, reminds us through her daily excellence and achievement that what we do for students is the most important job on the planet. “

Trina says that her goals for the future are “to continue to do the best job possible and to keep learning.” 

Congratulations, Trina!