Phone: 972-947-9443 ext. 23121
Degrees and Certifications:
BS - Animal Science/Agricultural Education Oklahoma State University Comprehensive Welding Degree Tulsa Welding School Electrical/Communications Technical MOS United States Marine Corps OSHA Certified Trainer 10 Hour, 30 Hour Master Trainer NCCER NCCER Certified Instructor Welding, Rigging and Signaling
Mr. Robb Gentry - Welding
Welcome to Little Elm High School! It's an honor for me to have the opportunity to serve this community and work with its students toward their success during high school... and equip them for success beyond.
Even though I was lucky enough to attend college after high school, I know that college is not for everyone. After finishing my degree at Oklahoma State, I went back under a welding hood. This not only afforded me the ability to earn a great living, but I had the opportunity to take part in the construction of several projects that a limited number of people will ever get to experience. For example, the construction of the AT&T Stadium, home of the Dallas Cowboys. Memories of projects and the people involved in them will stay with me for a lifetime.
After more than a decade of working and teaching welding and construction in the DFW area, and 25+ years of experience as a pipe welder, I've come to Little Elm High School for one reason: to provide the opportunity to learn a set of skills that will enable our kids to make a good living. Industry is waiting for high school graduates with these skills to fill millions of skilled positions nationwide that exist as a result of not only a large number of retirements by lifetime professionals, but years of influencing kids to enter college instead of the trades. This notion that college is the only way to a career is not only misguided, but completely unsustainable. No college campus would exist without those that built it. Every office building, every road, every bridge, every home... would never exist without the efforts of those skilled in the various trades, and the work ethic that gets the job done. We have large numbers of important projects waiting to begin due to the lack of skilled men and women available to make them possible. I see no reason why these important industry positions can't be filled by Lobos. In my time here, I have seen students dedicated to learning these trade skills graduate and go directly into the workforce, at a wage it took me years to reach. My goal is to create a pipeline of Lobo graduates that fulfill the needs of local industry, and make this program known as a resource for young talent.
My wife, Michelle, is a Lobo Guidance Counselor. I have three sons that have been proud to call themselves Little Elm Lobos. This is my home. This is my school.
I am a Lobo.
Period 1 / 2 : Welding 2 (Double Block)
Period 3 : Welding 1
Period 4 : Welding 1
Period 5A / 5B : Welding Practicum
Period 6 : Welding 1
Period 7 - CONFERENCE