Headmaster – James Cowart
Headmaster – James Cowart

M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of West Florida
B.S. in Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2014

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Before coming to Trinitas, Mr. Cowart served as Head of School at a classical Christian school in Tennessee. Mr. Cowart and his wife Joy have five children, all of whom attend Trinitas. The Cowarts are members of Providence Church in Pensacola.

​Director of Admissions – Kristie Johnson

B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida

Joined Trinitas staff in 2006

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Ms. Johnson brings a wealth of business management and organization skills to Trinitas where she manages the administrative office and oversees admissions. Ms. Johnson has one daughter who graduated from Trinitas with the class of 2019. They are members of Providence Church in Pensacola.

Carl Warmouth
Grammar School Principal - Carl Warmouth

B.A. in Psychology, Tennessee Wesleyan University

Joined the Trinitas staff in 2023

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Mr. Warmouth has a long history in the world of classical Christian education that has spread through his entire family. He has served as Upper-School Principal and Headmaster at Trinity Christian School in Opelika, Alabama, and also has worn a number of hats at The Ambrose School in Boise, Idaho, including Grammar School Dean and Head of School.

He has two children who received classical Christian educations, including a daughter who graduated from New Saint Andrews College and went on to become an upper-school Latin Teacher. He and his wife Janine have spoken to audiences around the country about classical Christian education and have written several articles featured in The Classical Difference magazine. He is passionate about spreading Christ’s kingdom on earth through partnering with parents in raising children who love God, honor their parents, and serve their neighbors. 

Theresa Howell
​Front Office – Theresa Howell


Joined Trinitas staff in 1999

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Mrs. Howell has worked at Trinitas since the school’s first year. She works tirelessly to help the administration and students in countless ways but concentrates on bookkeeping.  She and her husband Curtis were original Trinitas parents with two children, one of whom was an early Trinitas graduate. Now the Howells also have nine grandchildren.  


Deborah Kivisalu
Junior Kindergarten (5 day) - 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.

Leah Poole
Junior Kindergarten (3 day) - Leah Poole

A.A. in Business, A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and an A.S. in Culinary Management, Pensacola State College

Joined Trinitas staff in 2023

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Mrs. Poole is a Trinitas Legacy parent. She graduated from Trinitas Christian School in 2008 and has four children enrolled ranging from Jr. Kindergarten to 5th grade. Although she has been a part of the Trinitas family for many years, this will be her first year teaching in the classroom.

Mrs. Poole enjoys swimming and riding bikes with her husband Julian and the kids. She also loves cooking for family and friends and has recently taken up gardening as a hobby.

Janine Warmouth
Kindergarten - Janine Warmouth

B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga

Joined Trinitas staff in 2023

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Mrs. Warmouth's first introduction to classical Christian education came in 1999 as she and her husband were investigating educational options for their children. They found a wonderful school in our hometown and immediately thought “I wish I would have gotten this kind of education.” That same year she attended her first ACCS conference and started teaching kindergarten.

Over the last 23 years, she has taught kindergarten, second grade, and third grade in well-established classical schools. The opportunity to be involved in the classical movement has been one of the greatest gifts of her life. She is grateful to the Lord for the things she has learned and for the many children she has been allowed to spend time with.

In addition to teaching in the classroom, she has had the opportunity to present faculty and parent education classes in several classical, Christian schools around the country. She also has two children who have both been blessed with receiving a K-12 classical, Christian education and her daughter has gone on to pursue Latin at New Saint Andrews College.

Mrs. Warmouth considers it a privilege and blessing to now have the opportunity to love and serve families at Trinitas Christian School.

Misty Hiefner-1
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.

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. 

Wendy Philips
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.

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, all 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 have made Pensacola their place of permanent retirement.

Caleb Smith
6th Grade - Caleb Smith

B.A. in Ministry Studies, Baptist College of Florida; M.Litt in Classical Protestantism, Davenant Institute (in progress)

Joined Trinitas staff in 2023

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Caleb Smith has loved school and learning from childhood. After graduating from college, he began searching for a chance to join the project of classical Christian education which he had recently discovered with delight and interest. By long and winding providence, this search finally led him to Trinitas. With his wife Ashley and their seven children, he dwells blessed in Milton, Florida.

Maths & Sciences - Lynn Dosh
B.S. in Mathematics Education, Appalachian State University
Joined Trinitas staff in 2022
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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.

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.

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 over seventeen years and joined the Trinitas staff in 2013. 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. In July, 2022, Mr. Varela completed Kodaly Music Certification from New Saint Andrews Conservatory of Music which is a three year summer program totaling 225 hours of class time. He and his wife Miranda have three children at Trinitas.

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.

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. 

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.

Ethan Lafont
Humane Letters - Ethan Lafont

B.S. History, University of Mobile 

Joined Trinitas staff in 2023

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After college, Mr. Lafont began a journey of seminary education and continues to pursue ordination. This has been driven by a passion to love God and others in all settings, including the opportunities presented at Trinitas. He and his wife have two children, Ezra and Eleanor. They are members of Providence Church, where Ethan is the pastoral intern.

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. 

Rev.  Randy Blankschaen
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.

Adam Strickler
Classical Languages - Adam Strickler

Studied Liberal Arts, New Saint Andrews College;  B.S. in Engineering,  University of West Florida (in progress)

Joined Trinitas staff in 2023

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Adam Strickler attended Trinitas from kindergarten to 12th grade, graduating in 2019. He moved to Idaho and studied liberal arts for three and a half years at New Saint Andrews College and now is pursuing an engineering degree from UWF. Adam is also an assistant coach of the soccer and baseball teams and is excited to be teaching Greek I this year.

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.

Librarian - Cathy Noland


Helped found Trinitas in 1999.

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 Mrs. Noland’s three children graduated from Trinitas. Their eldest, Rob, attended New Saint Andrews College after graduation and is now an attorney. Hannah is married and lives in Pensacola with three adorable children. Ben is in graduate school completing his doctorate in economics.

Cathy has been the librarian since 2000 when she went from room to room with a cart of books. She served in that role until 2016 when her first granddaughter was born and has been involved in the Trinitas library in various capacities ever since. 


Megan Andzulis
​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.

​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.

​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. 

Catherine Zepp
Grammar School Art - Catherine Zepp

B.A. in Art History, University of West Florida (in progress)

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Catherine graduated from Trinitas in 2021 and is pursuing a B.A. in Art History from the University of West Florida. The Zepp family is one of the original founding Trinitas families, and Catherine attended Trinitas since Junior Kindergarten.

Hannah McNeill
Front Office - Hannah McNeill

B.S. in Social Work, University of West Florida (in progress)

Joined Trinitas staff in 2021

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Hannah is a part of our front office administrative team. She graduated from Trinitas in 2020 and is in her third year on staff. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of West Florida. 
Mr. Ken McNeill

Elected member of the Trinitas Board of Governors. Currently serving as President.

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Ken McNeill retired from the US Navy in 2017 and is a pilot for American Airlines.

Ken and his family have been a part of Trinitas Christian School since 2016. He and his wife, Jenny, have seven children. Their oldest three daughters have graduated from Trinitas and their youngest two children are currently enrolled. The McNeills are members of Providence Church in Pensacola and are actively involved in foster care ministry.

Mr. Dave DeBlander

Permanent member of the Trinitas Board of Governors. Currently serving as Vice President.

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Dave DeBlander has been the owner of ProClean Restoration and MarbleLife of NW Florida for over years. 

Dave has been an ardent supporter of Trinitas for a very long time and has followed the growth of the school while loving and supporting Trinitas.  He now has two grandchildren Braeden and Maddie in 9th and 7th grades, respectively. Dave is an ordained Southern Baptist minister and regularly teaches Sunday School at Midway Baptist Church.


Pastor Jon Mark Olesky

Permanent member of the Trinitas Board of Governors. Currently serving as Treasurer.

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Pastor Olesky is an elder at The Cross Church, a Reformed Baptist congregation of which he is the founding and lead pastor since 2008. 

Jon Mark and his wife Priscila have three children; Noah, Cora, and Judah at Trinitas Christian School. They have been at the school for eight years.

Brent Hargett
Mr. Brent Hargett

Elected member of the Trinitas Board of Governors. Currently serving as Secretary. 

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Brent and his family have been a part of Trinitas Christian School since 2020. He and his wife, Kristin, have two children that are currently enrolled at Trinitas. The Hargetts are members of The Cross Church in Pensacola.

Mr. Wesley Todd
Mr. Wesley Todd

Permanent member of the Trinitas Board of Governors

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Wesley Todd has served three elected terms on the Trinitas Board of Governors and four years as President of the Board.

Wesley Todd and his wife Jennifer have three children; Jillian (c/o '19), Emma (c/o '21), and Whitney (4th grade). The Todds have been at Trinitas for twenty years and are members of Providence Church of Pensacola (CREC).

Mr. John Strickler

Permanent member of the Trinitas Board of Governors. Currently on sabbatical.

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During his 19 years at the school, John has served in various roles at Trinitas including soccer and volleyball coach, PE teacher, Director of Development, and board member.

John Strickler and his wife, Jill, have four children: Leah ('17), Adam ('19), Paul ('22), and Jack ('24). The Stricklers have been involved with the school since Leah was in Ms. Theresa Raus’ first-grade class and attend Providence Church of Pensacola (CREC). 

Robert Barnes
Mr. Robert Barnes

Emeritus Member of the Trinitas Board of Governors

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Robert Barnes has served on the Trinitas Board of Governors since 2006. 

Mr. Barnes is Owner/Operator of Chick-fil-A Nine Mile in Pensacola. Robert and his wife Connie are parents of three Trinitas alumni: Gary, Josh, and Bryce. The Barneses are members of McIlwain Presbyterian Church in Pensacola.

Dr. Ed Noland

Emeritus Member of the Trinitas Board of Governors

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Although a member of the founding Board of Governors, Dr. Noland has retired from regular board duties but continues to be an active supporter of the school. He has practiced dentistry in Pensacola for many years and continues to operate a thriving practice. Dr. Noland and his wife Cathy have three children—Rob, Hannah, and Ben—who are all Trinitas alumni and 5 grandchildren, one who now attends Trinitas. The Nolands are faithful members of Providence Church in Pensacola.

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