The Gilbert Community School District is happy to announce that, pending board approval, Trent Becker will take the reins as our new Transportation Manager beginning May 1.

“I look forward to serving in this role in a growing district,” Becker said. “I’m hoping that my experience and understanding of the Gilbert culture will help me to have success in this new role.”

Becker has been a constant presence in the lives of Gilbert students for many years. Since 2007 he has served as an associate with the district, the first 14 years at the middle school before he transitioned to the intermediate building at the start of the 2022-23 school year.

Becker became a bus driver for the Gilbert school district in 2011 and has maintained a regular route over the past 12 years. He also serves as a driver’s education instructor through Street Smart during the school year and summers.

Active in the community, Becker helped to run the Gilbert youth baseball organization for 17 years. He also coached baseball inside the Gilbert school district for three years and has helped with event coverage on the Tiger Broadcast.

Becker feels his many years of service to both the community and school district will help him to thrive in this new position.

‘The relationships I’ve developed over the years with the drivers, students, and staff make me feel comfortable in the district and should help in the transition into this new position,” he said.

Becker and his wife, Tina, have two adult children, Joseph and Katherine, as well as two children who attend Gilbert Schools, Hannah, a sophomore, and Issac, who is in the seventh grade.

“I am thrilled to have Trent Becker lead our transportation department,” Gilbert CSD Superintendent Dr. Christine Trujillo said. “He has shown outstanding communication and leadership skills in his roles. Trent will help our district grow to be future-ready with his knowledge of transportation and of our Gilbert Community.”