Meet the K-8 Staff of Trinity Lutheran School

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Mrs. McKinnon

Kindergarten  
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.

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6

BMckinnon@trinitydowntown.com

Mrs. Green

First Grade
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.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

PGreen@TrinityDowntown.com

Miss Jones

Second Grade  
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.

Crystal.Jones@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Tesch

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.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11

Kathleen.Tesch@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Brockberg

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.

“Be still and know that I am God.”  Ps. 46:10

SBrockberg@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Strohschein

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. As a graduate of Hong Kong International School, Mrs. Strohschein loves to learn about different cultures and share this knowledge with her students. 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.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

Mrs. Lehenbauer

KG Teachers’ Aide / Extended Care

Mrs. Becky Lehenbauer graduated from Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska with a BA in Education and a minor in Physical Education.  She has 24 years of teaching experience: 22 years in Lutheran schools working with 4th-6th grades and as a computer technician as well as two years with homeschool groups. She has a wonderful husband, Steve, and three amazing children and one awesome daughter-in-law.

Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. 9 Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. Philippians 4:8-9

BLehenbauer@Trinitydowntown.com

Mrs. Struhs

Extended Care & Summer 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. April also works as swim instructor to help keep children (and adults) safe in the water.

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105

ADonati@TrinityDowntown.com

Mr. Howard

K-8 Music Teacher

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.” Colossians 3:16

TJ.Howard@TrinityDowntown.com

Dr. Brockberg

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.

“May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.” Jude 2

KBrockberg@TrinityDowntown.com
407-488-1919 ext. 115

Mr. Miessler

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.  He serves on the Youth Council for the FL/GA District and on the Board of Directors for LiveUCF.

Michael.Miessler@TrinityDowntown.com
407-488-1919

Miss Banks

Livingston Main Office Reception Desk – Afternoons

TrinityFrontDesk@TrinityDowntown.com
407-488-1919 ext. 100

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