Monday Message 7/10/17

Dear Families of Trinity Episcopal School,

Time and time again, I have heard, the number one reason people attend Trinity Episcopal School is, “Because of the people.” Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you some of the new hires that you will see at Trinity. These people are entrusted with your most prized possession, your children. Every time I interview a potential candidate this is at the forefront of my decision to ensure we, are not only delivering a top-notch program, but that your children are loved, safe, and cared for.

Director of Beginning School, Missi Love: Missi is coming from the Awty International School in Houston, TX and she has a background in elementary education. Mrs. Love has served as a classroom teacher, math coordinator, and literacy coach at independent schools in the United States and abroad. A proud Louisiana native married to a fellow educator, Missi and her husband love to travel and spend time in Louisiana and Honduras connecting with family. Missi has been working diligently with Mrs. Harrington throughout the month of June to ensure a smooth transition happens at the Beginning School.

Stephanie Frye, Educational Resource: Mrs. Frye graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Special Education in May 2011. She holds current teaching certificates in SPED K-12, Math 9-12, Generalist K-6, and Pedagogies and Procedures. During her studies, she worked in many different settings and age levels including intermediate English resource, elementary general inclusion, and many different classrooms specializing in Autism. After graduating, Stephanie began working for Clear Lake High School as an inclusion teacher in various subjects with a case load of about twenty students served in SPED. In addition to that, she worked with students at risk of dropping out and taught an Algebra resource class.

After two years at CLHS, she returned to her alma mater, Trinity Episcopal School. Mrs. Frye has been at Trinity for four years teaching middle school Literature, Algebra, Ancient Civilizations, and Geography. She loves co-sponsoring the Trinity Charger Cheerleaders. She currently resides in Galveston with her daughter and two dogs. Mrs. Frye will be not only working with students with learning differences, but the gifted and talented students. She is interchanging the learning lab pull-out program model with a true differentiated model of servicing all Trinity students in a classroom setting!

Nick McIntyre, Innovation Lab: Mr. McIntyre taught his first class as a college sophomore and spent the last decade training, teaching and tutoring in a variety of settings. His students range from third graders learning Scratch at Camp Charger to STEM undergrads at schools including Berkeley, Duke, Stanford and Vanderbilt. Nick grew up in Galveston and is an avid skateboarder, surfer and reader. His dog, Van Gogh, listens patiently while Nick practices Japanese and the piano. Nick completed his pedagogy training through Texas Teachers and earned a BS in Engineering with Honors and MS in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University. The Learning Lab serviced 18 students on a weekly basis and the Innovation Lab will be available to all Trinity students. The Innovation Lab will feature a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) setting, with a maker space for problem solving, coding and robotics. Mr. McIntyre will also be our webmaster and next week I will share how you will be directed to experience our fresh, new Trinity website!

Debbie Rushing, Grade 3: Debbie is excited to be in a dynamic place to learn and teach. She received her BS from the University of Houston-Clear Lake and earned an Early Childhood -6th grade teaching credential through iteachTEXAS. This upcoming school year will begin her 10th year of teaching. In her spare time she enjoys running, going to the beach, watching sports, and spending time with the family. She has a wonderful husband and two lovely children and a dog named Skipper.

Jenna Krinock, Grade 2: Jenna graduated from Texas A&M University in 2008 and received her B.S. in Interdisciplinary Studies – whoop! Gig em’ Aggies! Mrs. Krinock had the privilege of long term subbing for Mrs. Schwab this past spring and getting to know the close-knit community at Trinity, She shared with me, “She knew she was in a very special school when all of the parents surprised their kiddos and boogied with them to, Can’t Stop the Feeling during May Fete!” Jenna has had the experience teaching in a dual language, private, and public-school setting. Before settling down and teaching in Texas, she traveled, taught, and volunteered in New Zealand, Australia, and Central America. In addition, she completed a Teaching English as a Foreign Language course in Costa Rica, where she taught both children and adults. Currently, she is teaching English online to students in China. “I love learning about different cultures and strive to bring new and interesting ideas from all over the world into the classroom.”

With warm regards,

Mark Ravelli M. Ed.

Head of School