Our Staff

Ana Limeres: Office Manger / Admissions Officer (limeresa@trentinternationale.com)

I am originally from Puerto Rico. After being blessed with the raising of my children, and owning my own baking business, I have had the opportunity to work for Trent InternationalE School for the past 6 years. I started as a Pre-K Teacher’s Assistant and then became the Front Desk Administrator. Currently, I hold the title of Director of Admissions as well as Principal Designated School Official in charge of Visas.


Annette Davies: Pre-Kindergarten (annette@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Mrs. Annette Davies and I am the Pk3 and Pk4 Teacher at Trent InternationalE School. I have a total of over twenty-five years of experience as an elementary teacher. I am from Port Arthur, Texas, happily married to Mr. Marty Davies. I grew up in a family that chose their career path either in the educational field or medical field. I graduatd from Lincoln High School, BS Degree from Texas Southern University, Master Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Phoenix.
I am truly fortunate to teach at this grade level, because they are so eager to learn new concepts in education. I believe in teaching at each student’s educational level. I am using many ideas that will enhance their learning during the 2017-2018 school year.


Antonia Martinez: Spanish (antoniam@trentinternationale.com)

HOLA!! First of all I’m so grateful to be surrounded by all the kids and teachers that make Trent InternationalE School a peaceful and fun place to learn and educate ourselves every day. Yes, I said to educate ourselves because even though that I’m the Spanish Teacher I truly believe that everyday is an opportunity to learn something new, especially when you work with children and teenagers.

I’m a native Honduran. I was born and raised in San Pedro Sula, the second largest city in Honduras. I won a Scholarship and came to study in Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.. Afterwards I returned to Honduras and worked with a nonprofit organization as an Investment Officer, where I had the opportunity to meet people from all around the world and also had the opportunity to travel to several countries. Being a foreign student in this country and the job I had back in Honduras I have learned a lot about other countries and also realized that I love meeting different people as well as share, teach and learn along with them other languages and cultures.

I’m sure that in someway I’m being part of the education of your child’s continued success in schooling, in learning, and in soaring to new heights and help them to become potential bilingual Doctors, Lawyers, Administrators and maybe even our future President.


Debbie Risse: 1st Grade (debbier@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Debbie Risse and I teach 1st Grade at Trent InternationalE School. I studied Elementary Curriculum and Instruction at Texas A&M University where she earned her B.S. degree, and also hold an endorsement to teach English as a Second Language and Early Childhood, as well as certification to teach Gifted and Talented. I have taught in public schools for 27 years and has been at Trent Internationale for 6 years.


Denise Wallin: 2nd Grade (denisew@trentinternationale.com)

I have been teaching at Trent InternationalE School for five years and graduated in 2006 from the University of Houston with a bachelors in early childhood and achieved ESL certification in 2008. I am pursuing a master’s degree at Stephen F. Austin State University and will graduate in 2017.


Jamie Stewart: HS English/History Teacher (jamies@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Jamie Stewart and I teach High School English and History at Trent InternationalE School. I have a Bachelor’s of Arts in English Literature with a minor in Linguistics, and I am currently completing a Master’s in Arts through the University of Alaska Fairbanks with an emphasis in East African Literature. Additionally, I have spent time in Uganda and in Ethiopia with various teaching and service projects.

This is my fifth year teaching, and my third year at Trent InternationalE School. Previously I taught at the University of Alaska Fairbanks as a TA in the English Department.


Jennifer Shelton: Art (jennifers@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Jennifer Shelton. I run the art program at Trent InternationalE School. I teach Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade art. I also run Yearbook, help produce the school musicals, and do student mentoring. The 2016/2017 school year will be my fifth year teaching art for Trent. I am a professional artist working in the Houston area that has had art work featured in the Art Climb and Art Walk of Houston along with other local exhibits. I graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Studio Art- Painting with a Minor in Art History from the University of Houston. I received my teacher’s certification through Texas Teachers Alternative Certification Program and have passed the TExES certification exams to teach Art EC-12 and Generalist EC-6. I worked for six years at the Blaffer Art Museum where I was a docent, gallery attendant, and helped with installation of Art shows. My years at the gallery have given me a unique set of skills to help your children learn how to put together art shows, and what kind of careers are available to artistic people as well as how to create a portfolio for college review. I believe that every student can draw and be creative. Creativity helps the student to think outside of the box, learn to problem solve, and increase their thinking power in all subjects. Learning art teaches your child about cultural diversity, human history, and self-expression. I like to get to know my students and on what criteria he/she is talented. I teach the skills, techniques, and daily practices necessary to strengthen their creative minds.


Judith Carpenter: 3rd/4th Grade (judithc@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Judy Carpenter and I teach the 3rd and 4th grade class at Trent InternationalE. This is my first year teaching at Trent, but it is also my 33rd year of teaching! I moved from Ohio to Texas to get a teaching job back in 1983 and have taught every year since. Starting out, I taught 7th grade biology, then moved down to elementary grades. Most of my experience is with teaching 4th or 5th grade. I love teaching!

I live in Sugar Land with my husband and 2 sons, ages 15 and 17. We have several pets- a dog, cat, bird, and gerbil. I enjoy reading, baking and spending time with my family.

Karen Kossar:  5th/6th Grade (karenk@trentinternationale.com)

I am Karen Kossar , and I teach all the core subjects to 5th grade. I also teach 6th grade Geography/Economics, Science, and ELA, and 7th/8th grade English.

I have been teaching for over 30 years, and have been at Trent InternationalE School for 3 years. I attended the University of Missouri-Columbia for my B. S., and received my Masters from Webster University. I was raised in the Midwest, but have lived in Houston for over 30 years. I have a daughter attending the University of Houston, majoring in education.


Kyle Evans: Computer / Music / Event Coordinator (kylee@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Kyle Evans and I teach Computer, Music, and I organize the events at Trent InternationalE School. I have been with Trent for 5 years and each year becomes more enriching than the last. My teaching style can be summed up simply that my job is to teach your child to use their minds. Computer Science revolves mainly around teaching your child to come up with logicial solutions to issues, attempt to develop an algorithm to solve the problem, and finally execute the plan to its completion. My hope is that all students share my passion as I bring forth a fun and enlightening enviroment for learning.


Lakita Okere: Physical Education (lakitao@trentinternationale.com)

Hello Everyone!
My name is Lakita Okere, also known as “Coach O”. I am the P.E. and Health Coach here at Trent InternationalE School. I have been working and coaching children for over 9 years at various schools here in the Houston area. I received my Bachelors Degree in Health Studies and Physical Education, graduating Cum Laude, from Texas Southern University. I enjoy every moment of educating children about the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and teaching them exercise techniques to inhibit a healthy overall appearance. For the 2nd year, I have the pleasure of coaching Cheerleading, Soccer, and Basketball here at Trent. I also have a Non Profit Organization catering to the needs of our youth by educating them on life skills and unveiling their potential through a series of educational components. I believe it is important to help children attain their dreams through education and guidance, and that every child should be valued and treated with respect. As an educator, it is important to connect with each student and equip them with the tools they need, to go to the next level. I pride myself on empowering children to have fun with learning, while encouraging them to express themselves. I love learning, and I love learning from my students! As adults, children learn from us, but we can also learn from them, which is an extraordinary privilege. A wise person once said, “Love yourself enough to live a healthy lifestyle!”. As I teach my students the importance of living a healthy lifestyle, I also want to embed in them the importance of accepting and loving themselves. This school year, I look forward to welcoming all the returning students, as well as the new students! I am pleased to coach sports once again, and bring Trent to life through school spirit! Each year as I learn and grow, I want to ensure a better, brighter, enthusiastic, and more informative school year! Stay tuned!:)


Nathalie Carroll: Business Manager (nathaliec@trentinternationale.com)

I am the business manager at Trent InternationalE School. I have been a part of Trent’s family for many years. I enjoy working in an educational environment contributing to the success of Trent’s students.
I look forward to welcoming your children and help them in their education at Trent.


Tiesha Swanier: Kindergarten (tieshas@trentinternationale.com)

Hello, my name is Tiesha Swanier and I am the Kindergarten teacher at Trent InternationalE School. I grew up in Houston, Texas and graduated from Lamar University, where I received my Bachelor’s degree in Communication Disorders. I have over 7 years of experience working with children and 4 years of teaching. I am licensed by the Texas Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and fluent in American Sign Language. I have various training in Applied Behavioral Analysis and Speech and Language disorders.

My mission as a teacher is to help children discover the joy of learning and to help each child develop a strong belief in his or her own ability. I want my students to do their best and to be proud of doing their personal best. Together we can make this year the best year possible for your child. My favorite thing about teaching is seeing that smile and connection when I have helped a child with something as little as putting on a Band-Aid or learning something new!

In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies, basketball, traveling, and spending time with family and friends. I love music and my favorite colors are pink and green! I look forward to the new school, Go Trent!


Valerie Ray: Mathematics (valerier@trentinternationale.com)

My name is Valerie Ray and I have been the Middle/High school math teacher at Trent InternationalE School for 4 years. I have been a teacher for 25 years. I received my bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston. After 14 years in the business world I returned to the University of Houston to get my teaching certificate and take additional math courses. I am certified to teach grades 6 to 12 in math, social studies, business education, and GT studies. Teaching all the math courses allows me to focus on the important concepts that are necessary to succeed at the next level and beyond. In my spare time I love to read, garden, and do different types of art projects.