Degrees and Certifications:
Ford Senior Master Technician Toyota/Lexus Senior Master Technician ASE Master ASE L1 MACS Certified Section 609 Certified Texas State Inspector and Former Shop Owner
Mr. Ronald Mark Gabriel
My name is Ronald Mark Gabriel but I go by my middle name Mark. Although this will be my first year teaching the dual credit CTE Automotive Technology class for the high school, I am a 36 year veteran of the Automotive Industry and a second generation technician and shop owner. I spent 20 years with Ford Motor Company and Lincoln Division. I also have 6 years with Lexus/Toyota, 5 years owning and running my vintage car repair business with my wife and for the last 3 1/2 years I have been the mechanic for the Community ISD.
I have been blessed with the opportunity to work with and learn from some of the best the industry has to offer and now I will do my best to share the knowledge I have acquired to help our Community Braves create a culture of success in their lives.
I have made my passion and obsession my career ever since I was a little boy playing with cars, building model cars and growing up in my grandfather's service stations. With a machinist for a dad I was very well versed in fabrication and all things mechanical. You may see me cruising around town in my 1931 Model A hot rod or even my original 1962 Thunderbird and if you do stop me and say hello and lets talk cars !
My conference time is from 3:05 to 3:55 pm Monday - Thursday. The best way to reach me is by email and I normally will respond at the end of my teaching day or later in the evening.