• Welcome to the Elective Department!


    Below you will find information on your instructors, how to contact them, and electives news.

     

     

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B.S. Biology & Minor in Physics, University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio

Ms. Lauren Baird

Hi Everyone! I am Lauren Baird and I’ll be teaching Principles of Manufacturing at Energy this year. Teaching at Energy has been a fun and creative experience for me and I am excited for the new challenges presented this year. I am looking forward to meeting you and working with you as you create some amazing things! 

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     Assignments are HERE!

     Syllabus is HERE!

     Remind links:

           Freshmen POM@yaypom to 81010

           Upperclass POM@yaypom2 to 81010

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B.S. Kinesiology, Stephen F. Austin State University

Ms. Jessyka Gardner

Hey guys! I’m Ms. Gardner; lover of cats, yoga, and YOU!! I teach my favorite subject in the whole wide world, Health and my second favorite subject, Yearbook. I’m so excited to embark on this journey with you and I can’t wait to see all the amazing things we’ll create. Let’s make this an awesome year! 

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B.A. in Chemistry, Trinity University M.A. in Urban Studies, Trinity University

Mr. Vince Hamilton

Hello, my name is Vince Hamilton.  I am a native Houstonian and this is my fifth year teaching at Energy IHS and my 14th year teaching.  This year I will be teaching four subjects:  Robotics I, AP Computer Science Principles, Computer Science I and SolidWorks (Engineering Design).  I'm looking forward to a solid and impactful year.  

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B.S. Accounting, Seton Hall University MBA Finance, Seton Hall University

Mr. Howard Ludlow

I’m Howard Ludlow and I will be teaching Government and Economics, which are both one semester required classes for all Seniors. I will also be teaching Financial Math, an elective class to help you better understand the world of Banking, Credit, Taxes, Insurance, Investing and many other topics which all too soon become a regular part of your adult lives. In addition I will be working with the Genesys Works program, which offers many Seniors the opportunity for an Externship with a local corporation, providing a meaningful work experiences and an opportunity to develop impactful professional relationships. This is my second year at Energy and I look forward to working with everyone at our great school.

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Masters of Industrial Design, University of the Arts B.A. Engineering Science & Studio Art, Lafayette College

Ms. Christa Martinez

Hello! My name is Christa Martinez. This will be my 4th year at Energy and 3rd year teaching Art. My favorite part about teaching art is that I get to help students be creative and clever problem solvers; I also get to teach my passion. I am an Art teacher, entrepreneur, and tattoo artist. I take pride in being able to make other people’s visions and ideas come to life in a safe environment. This year I am striving to push students outside of their comfort zones in creating art that will deliver their unique messages clearly.

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B.S. Physical Education/Teacher Education, West Virginia University M.S. Educational Administration, Lamar University

Mr. Scott Perhala

My name is Scott Perhala and this is my 25th year of teaching. I love what I do and try to make every child enjoy my class as much as I enjoy teaching it. My wife and I have four dogs and two cats. All rescue animals. When we are not hanging with them we love to travel, and ride on our boat! Look forward to a great year!

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B.A. in Information Science, Universidad de Monterrey (Mexico) M.D. in Spanish Language and Culture, Universidad de Salamanca (Spain) - pending

Ms. Maria "Malu" Rodriguez

My name is Maria De La Luz Rodriguez but I go by Sra. Malu. I’m one of the Spanish teachers at Energy Institute. This is my second year here and I love to collaborate when teaching Spanish. I’m a native Spanish speaker, and this year I will be teaching Spanish 1 and AP spanish Language. I’m so passionate to teach my native language and integrating the latino culture in my class.  I’m confident that using PBL in the Spanish classroom and integrating technology will bring language proficiency to my students. I’m so excited to start this new school year even though there are several chanllenges ahead.

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B.A. Spanish, University of Houston

Ms. Mayra Rodriguez

Hi there! I am Mayra Rodriguez, one of the Spanish teachers! I have been at Energy the past two years teaching Spanish 1 and AP Spanish Language and Culture. This year I will be teaching Spanish 2 and I am excited for this new challenge. I am excited to embark on this journey with virtual learning.