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Mrs. Brooke McKinnon earned BA and MA degrees from the University of Florida, with endorsements in Reading and English for Speakers of Other Languages. Mrs. McKinnon returned to Trinity, her home church since childhood, after teaching in the Florida public charter school system. She completed additional coursework in theology at Concordia University to become recognized as a Commissioned Minister of Religion at Trinity.
Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 22:6
Mrs. Peg Green holds a BA from Concordia University and an M.Ed. from George Mason University in Transformational Teaching. Mrs. Green’s career encompasses over 20 years of experience in public and Lutheran Schools in economically and ethnically diverse communities.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Miss Crystal Jones is a graduate of Concordia University with a major in Elementary Education and a minor in Theology. Endorsements in Math and Science align with her first BA in Pre-Medicine studies from Florida Southern College. Miss Jones is primed to energize Science and Math instruction at Trinity.
Third & Fourth Grade
Mrs. Kathleen Tesch earned a Bachelor of Science from Florida State University. She also has a Florida Teaching Certificate from the State of Florida. Mrs. Tesch has taught in Orange County Public Schools and Independent Christian Schools for 17 years. Mrs. Tesch is a long standing member and school parent at Trinity.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jeremiah 29:11
Middle School Science & Mathematics
Mrs. Susan Brockberg is a graduate of Valparaiso University, and completed her MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University. Mrs. Brockberg expounds Math as “insight,” and Science as “inquiry.” Mrs. Brockberg is also the Faculty Advisor to the Student Council.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 46:10
Middle School Language Arts
Mrs. Brittany Strohschein is a graduate of Concordia University, Nebraska. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education with endorsements in Social Studies and ELL (English Language Learners). She has experience teaching many different grade levels at a variety of schools in the United States and Asia. It is Mrs. Strohschein’s goal to instill in the minds of her students a curiosity and excitement for history, while opening the world to them through literature that explores different time periods, cultures, and perspectives.
Favorite Bible Verse:Proverbs 3:5-6
Extended Care & Camp Director, Art Teacher
Mrs. April Struhs (formerly Donati) is a diligent, hardworking, college student working to get a degree in Education. She absolutely loves working with children. April thinks that the minds of these “tiny humans” are amazing because they get excited about everything. The enthusiasm of the children she works with helps her stay creative, affectionate, and appreciative of all the little things in this world.
Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 119:105
K-8 Executive Director
Spanning public, private, and international schools in Early Childhood, K-12, and Higher Education, Kevin H. Brockberg holds a PhD in Educational Leadership from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Certified in the United States both as a classroom teacher and as a public school administrator, his wide variety of experiences range from inner city Detroit Public Schools, six Lutheran schools, and the Hong Kong International School. As a well-rounded educator and administrator, he aims to bracket policy-driven decisions with business models and educational best practices to bolster an inclusive community school at Trinity Lutheran School.
Favorite Bible Verse: Jude 2
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K-8 Athletics & Tech Support
Mike Miessler calls St. Pete his hometown, although he moved back to Orlando about three years ago to be closer to family. Mike has worked as a mechanic and as a crew chief with racing teams in the past and has just completed an Associates degree in Computer Networking.
K-8 School Admin Asst & Admissions
Keri Packman has been a part of the Trinity family for almost 10 years now. Ms. Packman served for nine years with the Child Development Center in a variety of roles before taking a year off to teach with OCPS. She is now back “home” and working in the K-8 school office. Her daughter has attended Trinity since she was one year old and is now headed in to 5th grade. Ms. Packman has a B.S. in Elementary Education from UCF, a professional teaching certificate in K-6 and PreK-3 with the State of Florida, and holds a DCF Director’s Credential. She loves to spend time with family and friends and feels blessed to have the opportunity to work with Trinity families and students.
1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.
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