Career Technical Education

(CTE)

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Paula Ann Trevino

EDGE Administrative Lead

Mrs. Trevino has been involved in Career and Technical Education (CTE) for 19 years. Serving first as a Geographic Information Systems teacher at Helix. She moved into CTE administration in 2008 working as a Grade Level Principal at Helix and CTE Admin Designee.  In this capacity, Mrs. Trevino has worked to build high demand, high skill and high wage pathways at Helix to better support the equity and access of the Helix Charter High School Community. 

Building programs from scratch requires significant investments of time and resources.  Mrs. Trevino serves the Helix community further through grant funding. Through her work the CTE Programs at Helix have been awarded over $1.4 million in grants from the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG), Specialized Secondary Programs Grant (SSP), Strong Workforce Program Grant (SWP), CTE Teach Grant, and numerous private grants.

Mrs. Trevino has worked directly with teachers and industry to implement data-based measures to clearly evaluate and build CTE programs at Helix. She actively seeks out opportunities to nominate Helix programs for awards. Additionally, Mrs. Trevino has served on numerous workgroups in San Diego County aimed towards building solid CTE programs in the community.

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Danika Markey

EDGE Academic Advisor

Ms. Markey is a Helix alumni and graduated with the Class of 2001. She attended San Diego State University and received a degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Athletic Training. 

From there she continued her education at the University of Dallas, earning a Master's of Business Administration in Sports and Entertainment Management. While in Dallas, she worked with the Dallas Stars and Dallas Mavericks.

She has worked at Helix for 12 years and currently is the ASB Co-Advisor. Previously she was the Academic Advisor for the Classes of 2009, 2013, 2017 and 2021.

In 2020, she started her own small business, Yard Marquee, a yard greeting rental company. 

Along with her expertise in Education, she brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in Business and Sports Medicine and will continue to help build a cutting EDGE CTE Program at Helix Charter High School.