Monday Message 7/3/17

Dear Trinity Families,

I hope you are having a wonderful summer break, filled with opportunities to learn, grow and spend some quality time with your loved ones. I look forward to our sixty-fifth year of excellence as an independent school, and I am very eager to meet everyone throughout the upcoming months and share my vision for where our school is heading. I am honored to have been chosen as your next Head of School, and after two months of becoming acclimated to the community, I am certain this is an excellent match. It has been a busy past few months working next to Fr. Dearman, sitting face to face with teachers and witnessing such an enthusiastic and dedicated school community. My official start date is July 1st; however, I was able to meet with the entire faculty on June 2nd to begin planning for next school year. We spent an entire day at the Rosenberg Library planning, visioning and learning from each other how best to serve your children.

There is so much information to share and so many new and innovative things happening at Trinity that it is vital to get the information to you sooner than later; therefore, I will be sending you a Monday Message each and every Monday throughout the summer. These messages will focus on People, Program, and Policy.  Some of the electrifying things happening soon will be the launching of our new website, an Innovation Lab being created on our campus, and the hiring of a full-time maintenance person. In the upcoming weeks, I will share more about our new people and some innovative program accompaniments to ensure you are getting the correct information.

Our school will continue to be a highly regarded learning community on Galveston Island. We will inspire each child to achieve his/her highest potential by promoting intellectual, physical and spiritual growth, (Mind, Body and Spirit) in a safe and nurturing community. Our standards will be set high as we provide a strong PreK-8 academic program, believing that we must seek out in each individual the very best of who they are. The strengths of Trinity Episcopal School lie in the steadfast faculty and staff that are deeply committed to the education of your children accompanied by a top-notch school/home partnership. The community of Trinity is what attracted me most to TES. I am very excited to begin my tenure as the sixth Head of school and I am most eager in meeting your children in our 65th year of excellence!

Please save the date for Monday, August 14th starting at 5:45 in our church for a Back to School Parent Orientation (Adults Only). Your feedback is valued and I can be reached at

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli, M.Ed.

Head of School