Deborah Kivisalu
Junior Kindergarten - Deborah Kivisalu

A.A. in Educational Studies with a concentration in Early Childhood Studies, SUNY Empire State College, New York

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Ms. Kivisalu has been involved in childhood education for many years, beginning with service in children’s ministries as a teacher, and also a superintendent, and continuing with the home education of her children for fourteen years. Ms. Kivisalu worked for many years in a public library, an experience that deepened her love and appreciation of children’s literature. Ms. Kivisalu has been involved in preschool education for the last six years, serving as a teaching assistant and a lead teacher.

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Junior Kindergarten (3 day) - Rebekah Brown

Undergraduate Studies, Indiana University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Mrs. Brown is the mother of  a Trinitas graduate (2020) as well as a current Trinitas student. She homeschooled her three children for seventeen years. A few of her favorite things are reading aloud with her daughter, visiting her grown sons in the mountains of North Carolina, and going on bike rides with her husband Austin.

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Kindergarten - Sarah Hadley

B.A. in Interdisciplinary Social Science, University of West Florida

Joined Trinitas staff in 2018

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Sarah Hadley has been teaching for the last fifteen years. She has taught homeschool, preschool, Kindergarten, and Montessori classrooms both in the U.S. and abroad. She has also coached high school basketball. Mrs. Hadley worked hard building the Jr. Kindergarten curriculum at Trinitas to create a hands-on learning experience and to foster a love of learning and has moved to the kindergarten classroom to foster the same love of learning with those students. She and her husband Sean have four children who attend Trinitas.

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1st Grade – Misty Heifner

Undergraduate Studies, Southeast Missouri State


Joined Trinitas staff in 2016

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Mrs. Heifner is the mother of three Trinitas graduates (‘14, ‘16 and ‘18). She has been involved with classical Christian education for many years, serving as a volunteer, a teacher’s aide, and a substitute teacher at classical schools in Missouri and Florida. Among Mrs. Heifner’s greatest contributions to curriculum and instruction at Trinitas are the chants, songs, and jingles she has composed to help students learn grammar, Bible, and history.

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2nd Grade – Courtney Ammons

B.S. in Education, University of West Georgia

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Courtney Ammons teaches 2nd Grade at Trinitas. Upon graduating from a University in Georgia, she moved to Pensacola to reside near family and begin her teaching career. Courtney is an active member of the Cross Church, a Reformed Baptist congregation. Through God’s sovereignty and graciousness, Courtney has joined the Trinitas faculty where she is excited to begin her ministry in classical education.

Sharon Robson
3rd Grade – Sharon Robson

B.A. in Christian Education, Bethany Divinity College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2018

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Sharon Robson has thirty-seven years of experience in classical and Christian education in Georgia and Florida and several years of experience homeschooling her own children. She has experience teaching all subjects at grammar school and logic school levels, and she has taught music to students of all ages. Mrs. Robson has also directed dramatic productions and prepared students for fine arts competitions. As the wife of a retired minister, she has been deeply involved in church ministry for over thirty years.

Mrs. Robson and her husband remain actively involved in the lives of their four married children and twelve grandchildren. 

4th Grade – Wendy Phillips
4th Grade – Wendy Phillips

B.A. in Music Studies, Wayland Baptist University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2005

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Mrs. Phillips has been teaching children for thirty-five years. After homeschooling her four children for fifteen years, she taught in a classical school in Georgia before coming to Trinitas.  She has presented workshops at ACCS national and regional conferences, and is called upon frequently to present teacher training modules for Trinitas and other regional classical schools.

Mrs. Phillips is an accomplished musician who accompanies Morning Meeting and Trinitas choral performances. Her love for music fills her classroom and overflows into her students’ hearts.

Tim Robson
3rd/4th Grade Bible - Pastor Tim Robson

Graduate of Theology- Tennessee Temple University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Pastor Robson has been involved in ministry for over 40 years. His ministries included youth pastor, music director, Christian school administrator, weekly radio broadcast pastor, associate pastor, and senior pastor. He served as the Senior Pastor at Eastside Baptist Church in Thomasville, GA for over 30 years. He recently retired in 2018 and moved to Pensacola to be closer to his children.

Pastor Robson celebrated his 50th wedding anniversary in June 2021 and has been blessed with four children and 12 grandchildren.

Rachel Gasaway
5th Grade - Rachel Gasaway

B.A. in Psychology, Chaminade University of Honolulu

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Mrs. Gasaway is a mother of three, two of whom are enrolled at Trinitas.  After retiring as a linguist in the US Navy in 2018, she homeschooled and tutored with a classical Christian co-op.  She and her husband James, a retired Naval Officer, attend The Cross and hope to make Pensacola their place of permanent retirement.

Branson Sanders
6th Grade - Branson Sanders

Master of Divinity, Covenant Baptist Theological Seminary; B. A. Christian Studies, Truett McConnell University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Branson Sanders served in ministry for the last few years. Most recently, he served as an associate pastor in the Florida Keys where he became acquainted with classical education when he and his wife began homeschooling their son Gad. His love for teaching and the gospel brought him to Trinitas where he can utilize both in the classroom. 

Mr. Sanders and his wife Hannah have three children one who is a current student and two littles who will join as soon as they can!

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Maths & Sciences - Lynn Dosh
B.S. in Mathematics Education, Appalachian State University
 
Joined Trinitas staff in 2019
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Lynn Dosh has been teaching for the last thirty-three years in homeschool, Christian School, and Classical Christian school She and her husband have enjoyed teaching 4&5 year old Sunday school over the years. They have seven children and five grandchildren.

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Math - Faith Heifner
B.S. in Mathematics,  University of West Florida
 
Joined Trinitas staff in 2021
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Faith Heifner attended Trinitas Christian School from 2nd - 12th grade. She joined the Trinitas faculty in December of 2021 and is looking forward to her first full year of teaching.

Mary Stout
Maths & Sciences – Mary Stout

B.A. in Business Administration, Belmont College; Pursuing M.S. in Mathematics, University of West Florida

Joined Trinitas staff in 2003

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​​Mrs. Mary Stout has taught various math and science classes from the fourth to twelfth grades including calculus, physics, chemistry, pre-calculus, geometry, logic, and Algebra I and II. She has also served as testing coordinator, yearbook advisor, and sound and lighting technician. Her husband, Alan, is associate pastor of Providence Church and they have four children (all Trinitas Graduates) and 12 grandchildren.

Stephen Kivisalu
Fine Arts & Physical Education - Stephen Kivisalu

M.A. in Studio Art & Illustration and 
B.S. in Graphic Design, Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2012

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As a professional artist, Stephen Kivisalu has had several solo and group exhibitions of his work, most recently displaying his work in the Celebration of Light exhibition at Quayside Gallery in downtown Pensacola. Outside the studio, Mr. Kivisalu is an athlete, regularly participating in team and individual sports such as baseball, basketball, tennis, hiking, and kayaking. In addition to his teaching duties at Trinitas, he serves as the athletic director, varsity baseball coach, and graphic designer for the school. Stephen married his lovely wife, Hannah in June of 2022.

Emily Hazewinkle
Physical Education - Emily Hazewinkel

B.S in Exercise Science, University of West Florida

Joined Trinitas staff in 2018

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Emily has taught Physical Education for Junior Kindergarten and Kindergarten as well as 7-10th grade girls. She has been teaching group fitness classes for 26 years and has a passion for helping others on their fitness and wellness journeys.  Emily is an avid reader and is a member of two book clubs. She and her husband Rob have four children, one Trinitas graduate and three who currently attend Trinitas.

Ed Varela
Musical Arts – Ed Varela

M.A. in Music (Choral Conducting) and 
B.A. in Church Music (piano), Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2013

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Ed Varela has been teaching music for sixteen years and is entering his ninth year at Trinitas. With a bachelor's and master's degree in music, he has taught on the college level all the way to preschoolers.  He serves as the chairman for the Pensacola Music Teachers Association Sonata Contest, serves on the Florida State Music Teacher Association Executive Board, and serves in his local church as a pianist. He and his wife Miranda have three children at Trinitas.

Academic Dean, Humane Letters – Sean Hadley
Academic Dean, Humane Letters – Sean Hadley

M.Div. Christian Thought, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary; B.A. Interdisciplinary Humanities, University of West Florida; Pursuing Ph.D. Humanities with Literature Emphasis, Faulkner University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2014

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Sean Hadley has taught in the classroom for over a decade, teaching in the Dominican Republic and various parts of Florida. In his current role at Trinitas, Mr. Hadley directs the senior thesis program, helps with curriculum development, and aids teachers through their certification process. He also teaches our school's Magna Traditio program, an integrated humanities course that begins in the seventh grade and carries on through the senior year. Mr. Hadley's love of Homer, Hemingway, and everything in-between helps him to draw students into the Great Conversation through close readings, as well as oral and written expressions. 

 

Mr. Hadley and his wife Sarah, Trinitas’ Kindergarten teacher, have three young sons and one daughter who attend Trinitas. Mr. Hadley is in the final stages of his doctoral dissertation, connecting the Western Tradition to 20th-century literature.

Kent Langham
Humane Letters - Kent Langham

M.A. in English Literature, University of West Florida; B.A. in English Literature, University of West Florida; D.edMin. in Biblical Counseling, Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (in progress)

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Kent Langham teaches Rhetoric to sophomores. Before joining the Trinitas faculty, Mr. Langham taught English courses at both the high school and collegiate levels. In addition to teaching, he serves as the assistant pastor the Cross Church in Pensacola. Kent and his wife Molly have three delightful children, the oldest of whom is a student at Trinitas. 

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Humane Letters -Cate Price

B.A. in English, Union University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Cate Price attended Trinitas Christian School from K-4 to 12th  grade, graduating in 2018. She spent the summer after graduating from Union in Oxford, England, taking courses on Jane Austen and C.S. Lewis. She is excited to return to the Trinitas family as a faculty member.

Samuel Sadler
Humane Letters & Classical Languages - Samuel Sadler

B.A. in Philosophy, Union University

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Samuel Sadler attended Paideia Academy, an ACCS school in Knoxville, from K-12th grade. As a son to founding members of the school, Samuel was raised with heavy involvement in the school and a deep appreciation for classical, Christian education. He is excited to be a part of the Trinitas faculty.

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Classical Languages - Rev. Randy Blankschaen

M.Div. Historical Theology, Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, IN; B.A. in Theological Languages, Concordia University Wisconsin

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Rev. Randy Blankschaen is the pastor of Immanuel Lutheran Church in downtown Pensacola, where he has served since 2010. He loves Classical Christian Education, Ancient Greek, and the Greek of the New Testament. He teaches Greek I and II for 10th, 11th, and 12th grades. He is married to Lydia and has one son, Theodore, who attends Trinitas.

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Rhetoric - Dr. Jonny White

Ph.D. Historical Theology, The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary; M.Div., Beeson Divinity School; B.Th., Baptist College of Florida

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021 

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A native of Pensacola, Dr. White has pastored Redeeming Grace Church in Milton since 2012. In addition to his educational training and ministry experience, he and his wife, Marseilles, educated their three adult children at home. 

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​Private Music - Megan Andzulis

M.S. in Music Education and B.A. in Music Performance, Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Megan Andzulis has taught music both privately and communally to a variety of ages over the
last twelve years. She has had the opportunity to teach and perform not just in the United States
but internationally as well, including in Curacao, the Bahamas, and Quebec. Mrs. Andzulis
currently serves as the principal accompanist for the Pensacola Children’s Chorus and is an
adjunct music instructor at the University of West Florida. She and her husband have two
children, one of whom is a grammar school student at Trinitas Christian School.

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​Private Music - Michelle Hamilton

M.A. of Music Education- USF Tampa, B.S. in Music Education with violin proficiency, minor in Spanish- Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2022

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Michelle Hamilton has over fifteen years of combined teaching and administrative
experience in private schools and music studios. She has taught in New Mexico,
Hawaii, Guam, and Florida. Mrs. Hamilton has taught varying subjects, ranging from
secondary English and Spanish to Bible and home economics. She has directed school
orchestras, bands, and choirs, as well as prepared many private lesson students for
competitions and college auditions. As a musician, she plays violin and piano at her
church, as well as violin in the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra. She is excited to be back in the classroom after taking a hiatus to start a family. Michelle and her
husband Ted have two young girls, Evelyn and Rosalyn, the elder of whom is in kindergarten this fall at Trinitas. When not at school, they enjoy traveling, hiking, scuba
and surfing.

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​Private Music - Charity Usita

M.S. in Curriculum and Instruction and
B.S. in Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2015

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Charity Usita has over eleven years of experience in Christian and classical education. She has taught in schools in Georgia, Florida, and Hawaii. Mrs. Usita has experience teaching every subject area at the grammar stage and music to all ages.  After teaching sixth grade at Trinitas for three years, Charity now stays at home with her husband, Lev, and their two children. 

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