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Phone: 281-727-1600


Degrees and Certifications:

MBA, (Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA) BS, Mechanical Engineering (University of Texas, Austin, TX) BA, Latin American Studies and Spanish (Tulane University, New Orleans, LA) Professional Engineer: California License #M-26793 Certification: Technical Education 6-12, Intern

Ms. Hooper

Hello!  My name is Karen Hooper and I am very excited for our upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  I am joining the Turner Rail Cat family this year after more than thirty years in the engineering and construction industry.  Most of my career has been focused on international-related engineering business and projects.  More than half of my career has been dedicated to oil, gas and chemicals, but I have had many diverse assignments that include automotive, food, pharmaceutical, mining, aerospace, power, biomass, environmental, transportation, water, etc.

The two classes I will be teaching this year are Project Lead The Way (PLTW) courses and include: 

  1. PLTW - Civil Engineering and Architecture
  2. PLTW - Engineering Science

Office Hours: 3rd and 7th period

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 10:25 – 11:55
  • Friday – 10:35 – 12:15


  • Monday - Thursdays:  2:50 pm - 3:30 pm (If you plan to arrive after 3:00, let me know in advance)
  • Pre-arranged:  Any mutually agreed time that may include before school, after school or lunchtime.