Director, Programming and Curriculum
Trina Francis is a dedicated professional educator with nine years of experience in Houston’s education systems. In her case manager role, Trina diligently works to ensure equitable outcomes for special education students on her middle school campus. She mentors numerous student groups devoted to training students to be productive and effective leaders on their campuses and in their communities. As a result of her high level of competence and unwavering dedication to student achievement, Trina was nominated for the Teacher of the Year Award in the 2017-2018 school year.
In 2014, Trina became the first African American woman to be elected to serve as a director on the board of Municipal Utility District (MUD) 285 in Harris County. Currently, as the assistant vice president of MUD 285, Trina leads initiatives to ensure that the district’s infrastructure uses the latest technology in order to deliver safe and clean drinking water to her constituents. Trina’s desire to increase the public’s knowledge of the importance of water conservation has led her to develop an innovative water conservation informational program.
Trina’s West Indian immigrant parents instilled in her at an early age that education is the key to unlocking the many opportunities that exist in this country. It is this philosophy that has guided and cultivated her commitment to both educating and fighting for the needs of young people.
Trina has been happily married to her husband, a fellow educator, for 13 years, and together they have two wonderful children and a very loyal dog. Trina holds a Master in Public Administration degree from Texas Southern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Lamar University.