Gateway to Technology

Our school strives to be a racially, culturally, and economically diverse community of students, parents and staff dedicated to building positive and appropriate relationships, achieving academic excellence, developing good character, and showcasing greatness.


The PLTW Gateway cutting-edge program is designed to challenge and engage the natural curiosity and imagination of middle school students, while incorporating national standards in math, science and technology. Gateway is “activity oriented” to show students how technology is used in engineering to solve everyday problems and is designed to spark an interest in STEM subjects as well as prepare students for further study in high school.

Throughout Gateway, students acquire knowledge and skills in problem solving, teamwork and innovation as well as exploring STEM careers.

About Me

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Coach Garrison

Hey guys,

I will be your Gateway to Technology Instructor. Whether you are joining our Gateway 1 class (Design & Modeling and Robotics) or Gateway 2 (Green Architecture and Medical Detectives), we are going to have a blast building, discussing and finding out more about the things that help shape our everyday lives.

This will be my 5th year as an Educator. I have a passion for teaching and it has been something that has been a dream of mine since a young age. I'm a father of two boys, coach, athlete, gamer, craftsman and nacho connoisseur (I LOVE NACHOS)!

I'm originally from New Orleans, Louisiana. I moved to the Houston area after Hurricane Katrina in 2005 when I was in junior high. During my transition, I went to Pearland High School where I played varsity football for the Pearland Oilers. My senior year I helped Pearland High School win their first UIL Football State Championship which ultimately earned me an athletic scholarship to West Virginia University. I finished my year at West Virginia with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and was able to earn a Master's Degree in Education at Fresno State University.