Jason Trook

Jason Trook

AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Math Teacher, Coach


Lubbock High School


There is no substitute for practice. Part of my success comes from trying and failing and learning from my mistakes.

Milestones

Milestones

My road in life took a while to figure out.
Graduate from High School.
Attend Amarillo College - Plan to go into computer science
Change major from computer science to elementary education.
Student teach in 6th grade math.
Graduate with a degree in multidisciplinary studies (elementary education).
Get first job teaching middle school math and coaching (not elementary math).
First Head coaching job in a small school doing everything.
Land at Lubbock High School - coaching cross country and track, leading AVID program and teaching math.
Keep following my journey
Education

Education

highschool
High School
Amarillo High School
undergrad
Bachelor
Multidisciplinary Studies
Texas Tech University
graduate
Graduate
Education Administration
Lamar University
vocational
Vocational
Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, General
Amarillo College
Career

Career

AVID Coordinator/Teacher, Math Teacher, Coach

I teach math, life and college prep. I coach and develop success

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Education
Education
Sports
Sports
Teaching / Mentoring
Teaching / Mentoring

Day to Day

My job has three distinct parts. I teach math classes. This includes planning lessons, teaching content, and grading papers. I also coordinate the AVID program at LHS. I plan activities, fill out reports, and help students prepare to go to college. Finally, I coach track and cross country. This includes preparing workouts, implementing workouts, and developing athletes.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

Collaboration with others in my field is very beneficial. I draw on the ideas of other coaches, and teachers. There is no substitute for practice. Part of my success comes from trying and failing and learning from my mistakes.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for everyone

Find a place to volunteer, observe and learn. Find out if this is the job for you before you actually get it.

Recommended Education

My career is related to what I studied. I'd recommend the path I took:

undergrad
Bachelor
Multidisciplinary Studies
graduate
Graduate
Education Administration
certification
Vocational
Basic Skills and Developmental/Remedial Education, General
Hurdles

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Peers:

"You don't really want to be a teacher. You can't make any money that way. You will just end up frustrated."

Do what you love and not what others think you should do. Money isn't a substitute for following your passion.