Caring, Engaging, & Inspiring...meet our educators

Mrs. Patricia KolbeckK4

“What excites me most about teaching K4 students is their absolute love of learning. To see smiling faces each day is heartwarming. Four year olds are eager to learn and when the “light bulb” goes on you know they are on their journey.” ...read Mrs. Kolbeck's biography

Mrs. Karen O’LearyKindergarten

"I love to watch my students grow in reading confidence. The students have great ability at an early age." ...read Mrs. O'Leary's biography

Mrs. Marie Akre1st Grade

"I love seeing the excitement in my student's eyes as they begin to learn and master math, spelling, and phonics skills. I also love reading classic literature stories to my students." ...read Mrs. Akre's biography

Mrs. Kris Baudek2nd Grade

"In teaching I try to plant a seed of knowledge and curiosity in my students every day. Often when these seeds are planted the results are not immediate. But eventually the light bulb goes on and I see the joy in my student's eyes. That's why I teach. The job is challenging, joyful, and exhausting, and I love it." ...read Mrs. Baudek's biography

Mrs. Danielle Hart3rd Grade

"Please join us in welcoming our new 3rd grade teacher, Mrs. Danielle Hart. Her biography is coming soon!" ...Read more

Mrs. Allison Scanlan4th Grade

We are pleased to announce that Mrs. Allison Scanlan is joining our Trinity Academy faculty as our Fourth Grade teacher. ...read Mrs. Scanlan's biography

Miss Abigail Schreiber5th Grade

"I enjoy sharing my love of history with my students and appreciate the opportunity to introduce them to the story of the founding of Western Civilization." ...read Miss Schreiber's biography

Mrs. Susan Mitchell, M.A.Middle School English

"I am passionate about teaching students both literature and religion, and I believe students, even very young students, are capable of great competence in studying and understanding their faith as well as learning how to read serious pieces of literature. I find students filled with joy and goodness, eager to be challenged, and capable of great maturity and kindness. Our middle school forensics students sweep most competitions they enter, and they do so by being well trained, happy, and respectful. Working with them literally fills me with joy. In today’s world, there is so much to be done to serve youth, educate them well, and love them. I thank our Lord that He has given me the opportunity to do all of the above. We offer our work at Trinity Academy to Mary the Mother of God, and beg her assistance in all that we do."...read Mrs. Mitchell's biography

English Faculty:

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MAMiddle School Religion

"I most enjoy handing on the Catholic faith to my students, and seeing how our Lord grows the seeds that have been planted, in the wonderful, profound and mysterious way that He alone can do. This is sometimes manifested in Question and Answer sessions, when the students apparently begin to love the Lord, in a paragraph on the final exam, or shared personally with me." ...read Fr. Don's biography

Religion Faculty:

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MAMathematics Middle School

"I'm delighted to be working with students in Trinity's nurturing, caring community. I have always loved math. I want my students to feel that same enthusiasm. I enjoy sharing the beauty, structure and diversity of math with the students. Math illustrates for us that we can use multiple different paths to reach the same correct solution. It shows us patterns not just in numbers and shapes but in the world around us. It challenges us to be detectives to solve stimulating problems and puzzles and then provides the personal satisfaction of following a problem to its completion. We see math all around us in art, music, science and nature. Math gives us a special way to enjoy the beauty in God's world." ...read Mrs. Engle's biography

Mathematics Faculty:

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MA
Mr. William Erickson, BA ...

Captain John Kolbeck, MSMiddle School Science

"I enjoy the challenge of presenting new ideas about the physical world and catalyzing a desire to learn more about God’s brilliant design of the universe." ...read Captain Kolbeck's biography

Science Faculty:

Dr. John Puchner, MD
Captain John Kolbeck, MS ...

Mr. Charles HartMiddle School History

“There has been a move in education away from reading original works to reading commentaries about those works. By studying the Latin language, students will progress toward being able to read works by the great writers of history – Julius Caesar, Virgil, Augustine of Hippo, and Thomas Aquinas, among many others. From there they will be able to consider the original words of these great thinkers, and not merely the translations of someone else.” ...read Mr. Hart's biography

History Faculty:

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.
Dr. John Puchner, MD
Mr. Charles Hart ...

Mr. William Erickson, BAMiddle School Languages

"In the Latin classroom, I love everything about the language – not at all a dead one – from first training my sixth-graders in grammar, to mining through plays and letters for authentic Latin idioms, to re-reading Vergil’s Aeneid each year with my new AP students." read Mr. Erickson's biography

Languages Faculty:

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D. (Italian)
Mr. William Erickson, BA (Latin)
Dr. John Puchner, MD (Latin)
Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA (German)
Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D. (French) ...

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.High School English, Headmaster

"One of my greatest pleasures as Headmaster is to see the progress and achievements of our students at all levels of the school. Whether I am reading Winnie the Pooh in a Lower School classroom, greeting parents at a Presentation Day, or sharing conversation with our older students between classes, I know we have built a community of scholars and citizens who will make a difference in our local community and our nation." ...read Dr. Mitchell's biography

English Faculty:

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mrs. Susan Mitchell, M.A.High School Religion

"I am passionate about teaching students both literature and religion, and I believe students, even very young students, are capable of great competence in studying and understanding their faith as well as learning how to read serious pieces of literature. I find students filled with joy and goodness, eager to be challenged, and capable of great maturity and kindness. Our middle school forensics students sweep most competitions they enter, and they do so by being well trained, happy, and respectful. Working with them literally fills me with joy. In today’s world, there is so much to be done to serve youth, educate them well, and love them. I thank our Lord that He has given me the opportunity to do all of the above. We offer our work at Trinity Academy to Mary the Mother of God, and beg her assistance in all that we do." ...read Mrs. Mitchell's biography

Religion Faculty:

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mr. William Erickson, BAHigh School Math

"I particularly enjoy introducing advanced high school students to the historical controversy and methods behind calculus in both AP levels. I also make it a goal to stretch my Algebra students’ perception of Mathematics and to lead them to discover the wider and often beautiful picture, from a college perspective, underlying subjects such as the complex number system and linear algebra." ...read Mr. Erickson's biography

Mathematics Faculty:

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MA
Mr. William Erickson, BA ...

Dr. John Puchner, MDHigh School Science

"I am most excited to see my students grow over the four years of high school, both in an academic sense and even more in a personal sense. As a College Prep school, we teach our students not only how to learn, but also why." ...read Dr. Puchner's biography

Science Faculty:

Dr. John Puchner, MD
Captain John Kolbeck, MS ...

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.High School History

"I always say that I teach my High School classes at Trinity at the same, or even a higher level, as the college courses I teach in the evenings. The students are already doing college-level work, and some even out score their college counterparts." ...read Dr. Hauser's biography

History Faculty:

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.
Dr. John Puchner, MD
Mr. Charles Hart ...

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.High School Languages

"I am passionate about helping our students gain the self-confidence to share their personal gifts with those around them. Joy in learning is contagious and we have fun in the classroom every day! Whether we are exploring themes in George Eliot’s Silas Marner, or traveling through Dante’s Divine Comedy in Italian III, we learn together, and I make new discoveries through the students’ insights every day. A true gift!" ...read Dr. E's biography

Languages Faculty:

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D. (Italian)
Mr. William Erickson, BA (Latin)
Dr. John Puchner, MD (Latin)
Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA (German)
Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D. (French)
Mr. Charles Hart (Latin) ...

Mrs. Therese ZignegoArt

“I love watching the personalities of all of the students shine through in their weekly art work. They are a true joy to spend time with and I feel very blessed to be able to do so.” ...read Mrs. Zignego's Biography

Mrs. Therese FierekGym

“I am blessed to have become part of the Trinity Academy family. My passion is found in the heart of teaching children. Teaching gym class at Trinity has been such a joy. My heart overflows with love as I watch the children run, play, and work together.” ...read Mrs. Fierek's biography

Mrs. Karen O’LearyMusic

"Mrs. O’Leary is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, with a Bachelor of Music, with a Vocal emphasis and a teaching certificate." ...ead Mrs. O’Leary's biography

Joseph SommersInformation Technology and Athletics

“I am very excited when I see students, in complete freedom, choosing to fully participate in all of the activities of the school. This includes classroom study, clubs, sports and dances as well as spiritual activities such as Reconciliation, Mass, and Adoration. I am passionate about our student athletes gaining the discipline and control over their bodies to become outstanding athletes” ...read Mr. Sommers' biography

Mrs. Valerie MascittiOffice Administrator

"I absolutely love my job and being a part of Trinity Academy. I am surrounded by good, kind, and wonderful people all working together to educate children to the highest standards with an amazing curriculum, and doing it in the Catholic tradition. This is a loving place." ...read Mrs. Mascitti's biography

Recent News & Events

  • March for Life in WASHINGTON D.C. JANUARY 17 – 21, 2018Tue.Dec.2017

    Our High School Pro-Life Club is raising money for our students to go to the March for Life in Washington D.C. read more

  • Dear Trinity Bakers!Tue.Dec.2017

    We hope you would be willing to bake or buy a dozen cookies, bars, or delicious treats of your choice to share read more

  • Trinity Academy Christmas ProgramTue.Dec.2017

    Thursday, December 14th at 7:30pm. Here's what you need to know read more

  • Our Annual Faith & Freedom Fall Dinner is this SaturdayWed.Nov.2017

    We need a Support Crew that calls for just a couple of hours of your time to make it all run like clockwork. read more


Our Headmaster

  • Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
    "A solid education is one of the greatest gifts which can be given to a child. I invite you to visit our program through these pages and to learn more about our unique environment. I often tell the people I meet that Trinity Academy is a special place. We experience the joy of learning and the happiness of shared purpose and effort. At Trinity Academy every child matters, and excellence is at the heart of all we strive to accomplish." read more

A Saint A Week

  • Saint NicholasFeast Day: December 6
    Born: March 15, 270 AD
    Died: December 6, 343 AD

    The great veneration with which St. Nicholas has been honored for many ages and the number of altars and churches all over the world that are dedicated in his memory are testimonials to his wonderful holiness and the glory he enjoys with God. read more

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