As Trinitas celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, we are delighted to welcome a number of new faces to our school community. In addition to more than a dozen new families, we are welcoming several new faculty members and one new administrator to the Trinitas community. We thank God for his blessings on our school and are eager to introduce these fine folks to you.
Mrs. Leah Poole (Three-Day Junior Kindergarten)
A.A. in Business, A.S. in Hospitality and Tourism Management, and an A.S. in Culinary Management, Pensacola State College
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.
Mrs. Janine Warmouth (Kindergarten)
B.S., University of Tennessee, Knoxville; M.Ed. in Special Education, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
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.
Mr. Caleb Smith (6th Grade)
B.A. in Ministry Studies, Baptist College of Florida; M.Litt in Classical Protestantism, Davenant Institute (in progress)
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.
Mr. Adam Strickler (Greek I)
Studied Liberal Arts, New Saint Andrews College; B.S. in Engineering, University of West Florida (in progress)
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.
Mr. Ethan Lafont (Humane Letters)
B.S. History, University of Mobile
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.
Mr. Carl Warmouth (Grammar School Principal)
B.A. in Psychology, Tennessee Wesleyan University
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.