School Staff

Jill Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jill Brown; jbrown@trinitymarysville.org;

Jill is our outstanding Pre-School teacher. She has been in education for eight years! Out of those eight years she has been with Trinity for over two years. Before joining the Trinity family she married her husband Chris, earned a Master’s Degree and was blessed with her eldest daughter, Hannah. After having her first child, she decided she wanted to stay home and raise her family. During this time she and her husband had three more children, Maddie, Evan and Henry. After her youngest turned school age she decided it was time for her to go back to teaching. She has the experience to teach your children the fundamentals they need to know when attending school. She loves being a teacher and working with children. Jill also enjoys teaching at Trinity because it allows her to share the love she has for Jesus Christ. It provides an amazing back drop to teach morals and values as her students learn to navigate in a school setting. The families are amazingly kind and supportive, which makes for a wonderful teaching/learning environment. Parents and teachers work hand-in-hand to give each student an individualized education. The class sizes allow the teachers to personalize each student’s education to best meet his/her educational needs. She feels like teaching is what she was born to do.

Jill has many hobbies but her favorite is attending her children’s activities. These activities include: show choir, plays, volleyball, cross country, basketball, baseball and soccer. With such a busy family, when they get to spend time together they appreciate every second!

~Life is meant to be enjoyed and God has provided and continues to provide us with lots of opportunities to laugh and smile. Trinity is a special place and all the students and staff are like family.

Janice Freudenberg is our Pre-School Assistant.

Janice is our pre-school assistant. She and her husband John  have been married for 36 years. He is a Packaging Engineer and is self employed. They have 3 wonderful daughters: Elizabeth, Meredith and Lydia. The 2 older girls are married and live in the Dayton area.  Meredith and her husband blessed them with their first grandchild, a little girl named Harlow, who was born in March of 2016.  Lydia graduated from OSU in 2018. They have lived in Marysville since 1997. Janice has been with Trinity since 2012.

“I love being around the kids all day. I enjoy their laughter and their hugs. When I’m not at Trinity I enjoy buying and selling antiques. I also love to gardening.”

Kim Harvey

Kim Harvey; kharvey@trinitymarysville.org;

Kim is one of our outstanding Pre-Kindergarten teachers. She has been in education for many years and employed at Trinity for five of those years! Kim’s passion is to watch her kiddos learn new things. Being with Trinity is like being with family. We are a tight knit staff and all work together to get our students what they need to be successful. Kim and her family also attend Trinity Church.

Kim’s TidBits– Some of Kim’s favorite hobbies are being outdoors, watching her children play sports and she also enjoys fitness.

 

 

 

Stephanie Cook:

Mrs. Cook (Mrs. C) is our Pre-K traditional aide. She retired from Memorial Hospital several years ago. Deciding she wanted to stay busy, she came to Trinity. Living in Marysville most of her life, she knows the community. She enjoys working with the children, especially getting hugs and smiles. Mrs. C has two adult children and 4 grandchildren. Reading, doing crafts, being outside and enjoying her family are a few of the things she likes to do.

Stacie Stillion

 

 

Stacie Stillion; sstillion@trinitymarysville.org;

Stacie is another one of our outstanding Pre-Kindergarten teachers! She teaches our 5 day a week program. She is an individual that uses the talents that God has given her to help others learn, love and grow into the people they are meant to be. The fulfillment of knowing that she has helped a child along their path in life by inspiring and motivating them in a positive way makes teaching such a passion. Mrs. Stillion believes Trinity Christian Day School is a family-oriented setting. The education process for children is all about God, the parents/family unit and educators/school working together as a united team and Trinity is a reflection of this for certain!

Stacie’s TidBits: Stacie has a great love and compassion for children and animals. Some of her favorite hobbies are spending time with her husband and seven children. She previously lived in Meadville, PA until she moved to Marysville, Ohio four years ago. Mrs. Stillion is a big Steelers fan! She also loves decorating, organizing, being outdoors and working with others. She is also a coordinator and coach for Weight Watchers and a Zumba instructor.

 

Arin Streng- PreK 5 Assistant

After a 10 year hiatus, I am happy to be back working at Trinity.  I am married to Luke Streng and have attended Trinity since we met, however I  was raised as a Lutheran all my life being a pastor’s kid. Since then, we have three kids; Myranda, Kirra and Silas.  I graduated from Capital University where I had an emphasis studying psychology, sociology and education. After graduating; I have served in Trinity‘s latchkey program, as a maternity leave substitute for the preschool program and then as a Kindergarten enrichment teacher at the YMCA.  I love working with kids and when we had our own, I was fortunate to remain at home with them. Now that they are all grown and in school, I’m excited to have an opportunity to serve in the Trinity family again working with other kids. When not at work, my time is split shuttling children to and from gymnastics and soccer.   If there is any free time left, I try squeezing in workouts for myself.

 

Amanda Williams

Amanda Williams; awilliams@trinitymarysville.org;

Amanda is one of Trinity’s Alternative Kindergarten Teachers. She has been in education for five years and one of those years has been with Trinity. What she loves most about her career is watching the children grow from the first day of school to the last day of the school. Being able to see the kid’s smile when they succeed at something makes everything educators do worth it. Trinity has small classes and a small staff. This makes working for this establishment so intimate. The feeling of everyone working together on the kid’s journey to know and love Jesus Christ is indescribable.

Amanda’s Fun Facts: Mrs. Williams hobbies are following her four children and watching them play ball, participate in plays and sing in the choir. Amanda loves nothing more than being a mother and a teacher.

Barb Wolfe

Barb Wolfe; bwolfe@trinitymarysville.org;

Barb is also one of our kindergarten teachers. She has been in education and with Trinity for 34 years! She is an individual that loves the energy that young kids bring to the classroom every day. Watching them grow and become the best that they can be is why she is in education. The student’s faith helps all the staff’s faith grow. Trinity has such a small and intimate setting, all the staff are like family. The sixth graders know the kindergartners and greet them in the halls.

Barb’s TidBits: Mrs. Wolfe is such a family orientated individual that she would do anything for her two daughters. She also loves reading, hiking, biking and working with her roses in the garden.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ashley Mason; amason@trinitymarysville.org;

My name is Ashley Mason and I am so excited to be teaching first-grade at Trinity Lutheran School. I am originally from Pittsburgh, PA and over my life I have lived in eight different states (PA, FL, SC, CO, NV, MO, AZ, and now OH). My family and I are so excited to be back in the mid-west. My family and I moved to Ohio from Arizona over Memorial Day weekend 2016 and we recently moved into our forever home here in Marysville. I am beyond delighted and blessed to be joining the teaching staff at Trinity Lutheran School. I am licensed teacher in the state of Ohio and hold a Master’s Degree in Education from Regis University. I have taught in private, public, and charter schools in Nevada, Arizona, and Ohio. I have seven years teaching experience including kindergarten and first grade, as well as being a special education teacher for grades kindergarten through sixth grade. I am married to my husband of nine years, Matthew Mason. We have three adorable children. We also have an awesome 13-year- old Great Dane/Lab Mix dog named Emma and a two-year- old Russian Blue cat named Belle. When my house is quiet, I love to read. But for all the other times, I enjoy baking, coloring, gardening, and creating fun and messy science experiments with my kids.

 

Michelle Rice

Michelle Rice; mrice@trinitymarysville.org;

Michelle is our second grade teacher. She has been in education for ten years and out of those ten years she has been with Trinity for seven! Michelle enjoys helping students discover and enhance their God-given talents. The caring hearts of the students and the feeling that the student body is one big happy family keeps her coming back. Everyone including students and staff know each other, pray for each other and are very understanding of each other.

Michelle TidBits: Mrs. Rice earned her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Music at Ohio University (Go Bobcats!) and Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with a concentration in Talent Development from Ashland University. Michelle and her husband Josh have two children, Thomas and Shannon. She enjoys music of all kinds and loves attending concerts, flexing her creative muscles from time to time through scrapbooking and other projects. She loves playing games (board games, cards, etc.) with family. Michelle also spends a lot of time caring for and walking their two dogs, Summer and Peanut.

Cindy White

 

Cindy White; cwhite@trinitymarysville.org;

Cindy is our third grade teacher. She has been in education at Trinity for thirty four years! She shares her love of learning and reading with Trinity students and watching them grow throughout the school year.

Cindy Fun Facts: Mrs. White and her husband Chuck have five children. They have two sons: Greg who lives in Dayton area and Daniel who lives in Delaware. They also have three daughters: Jennie, Kate and Elizabeth. Cindy has a sweet tooth and enjoys baking. She is also an avid reader and museum visitor.

 

 

 

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown; abrown@triniytmarysville.org;

Aaron is one of our 4th grade teachers. He loves teaching because of the students.  Aaron enjoys being able to introduce new ideas and concepts to his students that they haven’t known or seen before. He knows that teaching young minds each days is unpredictable; one day is never the same as another! This is a great thing for a teacher and helps create the relationship between students and staff. With Trinity being such an intimate setting, Aaron is able to see former students grow into the young men and women he knows that they can be. He can also take pride that maybe he was part of this transition. He truly feels that teaching young minds is the best job in the world! He even finds it hard to put into words everything that he loves about teaching at Trinity. One of the best things is that Trinity is a Christ-centered atmosphere. Teachers are able to cherish being able to teach students about God through stories, bible verses, weekly chapel and daily God moments that happen. Students pray before meals, tests and whenever they need to. It brings delight to him to hear five and six year olds discussing bible stories, what they know and have learned.

Being able to see all age groups working together is truly inspiring. The older students will walk kindergartners to class. This is the type of atmosphere at the amazing school of Trinity. This is a school full of helpful, kind, God loving, happy kids! The staff is the same way; they are always working together to make sure that everyone is taken care of. There is no segregation of teachers per grade. We are a staff that all have a common goal and only together will we reach that goal.

Mr. Brown’s Fun Facts: He was born and raised in Marysville. Aaron even attended Trinity for Pre-Kindergarten. When he is not working, he is an individual that loves golfing, coaching basketball and spending time watching any type of sporting event. With being the only male teacher, he meets up with the fourth, fifth and sixth grade boys for lunch each week to talk about how their week is going and how they might have seen Jesus at work in their lives.

Ashley Gruenbaum agruenbaum@trinitymarysville.org

I was lucky enough as a kid to be apart of the Plain City and Trinity Church community. Growing up in the area I was involved in soccer, softball and basketball. Three sports that have made me into the person I am today. I played for two different soccer clubs as well as for Fairbanks High School. I was fortunate that the sport I loved helped me to earn a spot on THE Ohio State Women’s Soccer Team. Playing for 4 years as a scholar athlete was one of the greatest experiences I could have asked for. I earned my Degree in Early and Middle Childhood Studies and then went on to earn my teaching license at Otterbein University in their post baccalaureate program. Otterbein offered me an unbelievable student teaching experience that spurred me into this past year where I was fortunate to be a long term sub for two different schools. I started out as an intervention specialist and then moved into a 1st grade classroom at Fairbanks. I finished up the year teaching 5th grade math at Creekview. Alongside teaching, I helped coach the Fairbanks boys JV and Varsity soccer teams to get back into the sport I love as well as give back to the community that gave me so much growing up. I am very excited to use those experiences to help me be successful in a classroom of my own. Not only do I love sports and teaching, but I love my family and friends. I have grown up with a very close family and I thank God everyday for giving me the support group that has helped me in every aspect of my life. I’m extremely excited for what this year has to offer. I hope to not only teach these young students the academics they need but make them into accomplished well rounded individuals. Go Tigers!

Kailynne Tangeman ktangeman@trinitymarysville.org

I  grew up in Marysville as part of a large family. My unbridled passion for math and kids led me to study Mathematics Education at Indiana Wesleyan where I earned my bachelor’s degree in 2015. I have  since spent time in Houston, TX living in urban community and in Northeast India as a nanny & teacher. I love to see kids’ excitement as they discover new things and grow as children of our King. I also likes to bake, watch thunderstorms, travel to new places, and love on my neighbors. I am excited to be back in Marysville and especially to be part of the Trinity family!

Rebecca Wever

Rebecca Wever; bwever@trinitymarysville.org;

Rebecca is our 5th and 6th grade Language Arts teacher. She has been in education for three years at Trinity. Three of her favorite things are kids, reading and books! This is why she loves what she does; she wants to grow readers. Seeing students succeed in any capacity is the most humbling and rewarding thing about education.

Rebecca TidBits: Mrs. Wever is a Michigan State graduate and a huge Spartans fan! She has been married nineteen years and has two children: Nick (8th grader) and Luke (6th grader).

Here is a link to Mrs. Wever’s Symbaloo page:

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Katie Evans kevans@trinitymarysville.org

Katie is our Cub & Tiger Care Director. She has been in education for eight years and out of those eight years, three of those have been with Trinity. She loves being a part of the Trinity family and feels it is such a wonderful place to work!

Katie Fun Facts: Mrs. Evans has a daughter and she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Lisa Guenther

 

 

Lisa Guenther lguenther@rocketmail.com

Lisa is one of our Cub Care teachers. She has been with Trinity for just over a year and loves being a part of the Trinity family. She enjoys challenging her students to see how they rise to their own potential. Lisa knows Trinity is a school where kids stand up for one another and love one another despite their differences. And of course she loves being able to lead the kids to God, and watch their faith grow.

Lisa TidBits: Mrs. Guenther is a compulsive reader, reading anything that she can get her hands on! Lisa has three wonderful kids, with the youngest a  fourth grader at Trinity. She feels her family has been so blessed to be a part of Trinity, as parents, a teacher and student. The kids and staff here are amazing!

 

 

 

Kristen Mosier

Kristen is one of our Cub Care teachers. She has been apart of the staff for a year at Trinity. Having the opportunity to see things through the children’s eyes and being able to witness their enthusiasm for life and the ways they share God’s love with one another is why she loves her position at Trinity. Since the first day her daughter began preschool here several years ago, Kristen has known Trinity was special and says, “love fills the hallways and radiates from the teachers and staff.” As a parent and as a Latchkey teacher, she feels blessed to be a part of this school.

Kristen FunFacts: She enjoys reading, camping, practicing yoga and spending time with the family.

Jackie Nelson

Jackie Nelson;

Jackie is one of our Cub Care teachers and she has been in education for seven years. Four of those years have been with Trinity. She enjoys getting to know her students and seeing their faces when they find something that they love to do.

Jackie Facts: Mrs. Nelson and her husband have lived in Marysville since 1997. They have two gadult children. Jackie also attends Jazzercise and has two cats.

Rita Rinehart

Rita Rinehart; RitaRinehart@gmail.com;

Rita is one of our Tiger Care teachers and has been the field of education for eleven years. Out of those eleven years two of them have been with Trinity. Rita loves working with children of all ages, from preschool through middle school. Mrs. Rinehart sees the students at Trinity to be extremely caring toward one another and well-adjusted. They are fun loving and easy to work with.

Rita TidBits: Mrs. Rinehart has been married to her husband Steve for thirty years and they have two granddaughters. Steve and Rita live in Chuckery, Ohio. She worked as a computer programmer/web designer for over twenty years, most of those years were part-time as she raised her children. After retiring from programming she decided that she wanted to become a teacher’s aide and Latchkey Director at St. Paul Lutheran School until their closing. Rita’s hobbies include baking, reading, and hiking with her husband.

Art

Katy Sanford ksanford@trinitymarysville.org 

I’m an artist, painter, designer, and lover of art history!  I am a graduate of Bowling Green State University with several years of experience teaching art and history to all ages, infants to adults!
​I live in Marysville with my husband and two children who are artists in the making.  They are my inspiration for everything I create.  I have a special interest in helping small children develop themselves artistically and I thrive in the chaos of creating!

Marilyn Quest

Marilyn Quist; mquist@trinitymarysville.org;

Marilyn is the music educator and has been in education for thirty nine years, two of those years have been with Trinity. Seeing children grow and learn to understand and love through music, dance, playing singing games and instruments and performing for others is what makes her love what she does.

Marilyn Facts: Mrs. Quist has been married for thirty five years and has been blessed with two adult children and now has a grandchild. Marilyn loves to sew, quilt and do things with her hands. She also likes to play the French horn with the Dublin Wind Symphony and loves all types of music!

Barbara Cingle

Barbara Cingle; bcingle@trinitymarysville.org;

Barbara is Trinity’s Enrichment teacher and has been with the school for over ten years. What is an enrichment teacher you ask? It is Barb’s job to enhance the student body’s education they are already receiving. The best part about her job is seeing the reaction when a child meets and conquers a challenge she has given them, allowing them to gain confidence in their abilities.

Barb’s TidBits: She received her bachelor’s degree in education from Bowling Green State University in 1993. She has been married for almost twenty five years and has four sons, who keep her busy! Barb’s greatest weakness is a good book and a bowl of ice cream!

Maria Cross

Senora Maria G. Cross; mcross@trinitymarysville.org;

Senora Maria is Trinity’s Spanish teacher. She has been in education for sixteen years with half of those years being with Trinity. She loves to inspire students academically and personally. She is happy to share that she has the ability to help children achieve their best in learning a second language through reading, writing, listening and speaking. Being able to interact with students and share their enthusiasm in learning Spanish and the Latin culture is why she loves her job. “Trinity is a loving Christian environment” says Cross. She loves how Trinity works as a family in communication, assistance, support and encouragement. Her favorite verse is “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.”  Proverbs 22:6.

Fun Facts: Senora Maria was born and raised in Venezuela. She graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor’s of Science and Masters of Arts. She has a wonderful husband who is from Marysville and blessed her with four amazing children: William is going to be working full-time as a missionary with Campus Crusade for Christ at Texas A&M in Texas; Cristina will be teaching Math at Colorado Springs in Colorado; Joseph is a student at Cedarville University majoring in Business Management with a minor in Biblical Studies; and Angela will be a Senior at Marysville High School. Mrs. Cross also loves to read, travel, swim, spend time with family and enjoys God’s gifts.

Nancy Shrock

Nancy Schrock; nschrock@trinitymarysville.org;

Nancy is Trinity’s reading intervention teacher and librarian. She has worked in education for forty years; thirty five of those years have been with Trinity! Nancy loves the expression a child will give when they finally understand a difficult concept, and the look of a child witnessing about his/her faith in another child. At the heart of each day is the love of God flowing through the words and actions of each staff person. Nancy embraces the blessings they see each day as everyone works with each other.

Nancy Facts: Mrs. Schrock is surrounded by the love of her husband, children, grandchildren, and even her furry children! She loves to do crafts of all kinds, learn new things and loves to listen to children and staff worship in Chapel. The music is fantastic!  Nancy and her husband love to travel via their RV to new and old places. She truly believes the education offered here at Trinity rivals any offered anywhere. What makes this place special is the Christian Family atmosphere offered here along with the excellent academics. Her family (three generations) have seen this as the place to educate their children!

Cathy Kester-McNabb

Cathy Kester-McNabb cmcnabb@trinitymarysville.org;

Cathy is Trinity’s school counselor. She loves seeing the “ah-ha” moments that children will give when they understand how our guidance lessons apply to their lives, helping them to be better Christians, friends and classmates. Cathy loves how excited the students are when she have class guidance lessons and sees the relationships that all the class builds together. Because Trinity is such a small school, she feels that counseling services are easily accessible when needed and all the students feel comfortable to come to her when they have a concern.

Cathy Tidbits: Mrs. McNabb is married with two wonderful children: Jacob, who will be a senior at the University of Cincinnati, and Anna, who will be a junior at Heidelberg University. Her family enjoys sports, camping, gardening and just being outside together as a family. Both of her children attended Trinity school from Pre-K through 6th grade and continue to live by the values, morals and ethics taught to them through the partnership of parents and school staff.

“Trinity is truly a special place where God joins hands with teachers, parents, friends and family to engrave Himself on the hearts of HIS children.”

Heather Pepper

Heather Pepper; hpepper@trinitymarysville.org;

Heather is the school secretary.  She loves and appreciates being part of such a warm, caring group of people. The children are her sunshine!

Lori Poling; lpoling@trinitymarysville.org;

Lori is the principal of Trinity. She has been in education for 19 years and for eight of those years with Trinity. Every day at the school is different and she loves that she can walk into a classroom and see learning at its finest. Children are a blessing and she loves that she is able to interact with them every single day! At Trinity the staff is a family; they take care of each other and learn from one another every day. Her staff teaches the students to love the Lord, serve each other and nurture them to be leaders. The people at Trinity are the most dedicated, hard-working, passionate people she has ever had the privilege to know. The Trinity Staff makes this school the special, amazing and unique place that it is. There is no place else Lori would rather be!

Lori Facts: Mrs. Poling has the most supporting husband in the world, Dana. Together they have four children: Anna, Reese, Luke and Eve. She enjoys being in the sun, exercising, listening to audio books and watching youth sports!