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Our New Assistant Principal, Mr. Trinidad, Is Also a Founding Figure of UAM

Luis Acosta Mendez
Mr. Trinidad, Our New Assistant Principal

Mr. Trinidad’s origin story of how he became assistant principal here at UAM is an interesting one.

Mr. Trinidad started working at UAM in 2008 in a completely different role, after a friend got him a job due to his experience working with children. 

Trinidad started his career as a counselor at a summer camp. He felt good working with kids and that’s why he is at UAM now exclaiming, “I really enjoyed working with kids and I just needed a job at the time. So now fast forward 15 years later, I’m now the assistant principal here.¨ 

Trinidad’s dedication to UAM has been amazing since returning back as an AP. He expressed the sentiment that the UAM community has always been like a family, staff, students and teachers working together to make it a healthy community. 

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“UAM is great. UAM feels like home actually. It’s really nice to come back and see a lot of familiar faces and also meet a lot of new faces that have contributed to the UAM community. So for me, it is getting to know the new people and reconnecting with my old colleagues, and I would say at this point, old friends.¨

Mr. Trinidad went on to explain that he took a break from working at UAM for three years, and during this time he worked at other schools. 

But things didn’t feel right for him, as he elaborated “I felt like the collaboration needed a lot of work. And I just think that’s what makes UAM so special, is our ability as teachers to chip in and for the students to chip in, to keep this community safe and supportive.”

In conclusion, Mr. Trinidad has returned to UAM due to the great relationship between staff, teachers, and students. The school is healthy and feels like a place he can call home. Learning new ideas and collaborating with colleagues is what keeps him going everyday.

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Jaycob German is a 10th grader at UAM High School. He loves drawing and video games like Super Mario Brothers. He has fun watching TV and loves to bake.
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    Naomi LopezNov 4, 2023 at 12:20 am

    Congratulations to my godson. Uncle Bobby and I are so proud of you. May your career continue to flourish. You have a great support system. We love you.

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    Linda LopezOct 31, 2023 at 4:32 pm

    Congratulations Daniel! I’m so proud of you. You will always be a role model and mentor to others. Many more blessings ahead Love you always Titi Linda

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    Michelle ButlerOct 31, 2023 at 1:54 pm

    So happy to have you back at UAM!

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    Anaida TrinidadOct 31, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Congrats to my son. Mom and Dad are so proud of all your achievements. You worked very hard to reach your goals. A big thank you to your wife Debbie who supported your journey .Continue working with your team, teachers,staff,community and Students. We love you lots.❤️

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    Adrian DelfausOct 31, 2023 at 10:37 am

    Mr. Trinidad is a real gem and an excellent educator. Happy to say I know this special person.

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    Daniel TrinidadOct 31, 2023 at 10:06 am

    Thank you for this amazing piece on my journey Jaycob!

    Keep up the amazing work!

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    MTOct 30, 2023 at 3:18 pm

    It’s nice to learn more about a leader of the UAM community. Thanks for writing and sharing!