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.

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

BMcKinnon@trinitydowntown.com

Mrs. Green

First Grade

Mrs. Peg Green holds a M.Ed. from George Mason University in Transformational Teaching and a BA from Concordia University.  Mrs. Green’s career encompasses over 25 years of experience in public and Lutheran Schools in economically and ethnically diverse communities.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

PGreen@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Tesch

Second & Third 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 19 years. Mrs. Tesch is a long standing member and school parent at Trinity.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Jeremiah 29:11  For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Kathleen.Tesch@TrinityDowntown.com

Miss Jones

Fourth 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.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Proverbs 3:5-6  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.

Crystal.Jones@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Brockberg

Grade 7 & 8 Homeroom, Middle School Science & Mathematics

Mrs. Susan Brockberg is a graduate of Valparaiso University, and completed her MA in Curriculum and Instruction at Concordia University.  Teaching Science is Mrs. Brockberg’s first love as it allows her to reveal the glory of Gods’ creation to her students, but Math runs a close second when she gets to see numbers making sense to kids.  Mrs. Brockberg believes middle schooler students are the best because they are discovering who they are and make every day a surprise.  Mrs. Brockberg loves to travel, cook and ride her bike.

Favorite Bible Verse:  Psalm 46:10  “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

SBrockberg@TrinityDowntown.com

Miss Kyria Kleckner

Grades 5 & 6 Homeroom, Middle School Language Arts

Miss Kyria Kleckner is a graduate of Concordia College in Wisconsin, with a double major in English and Political Science that has primed her for leading Middle School students in Humanities, Language Arts, and Social Studies. She is currently pursuing her Master of Arts in Education at the University of Michigan. Miss Kleckner looks forward to sharing the good news of Jesus with her students, and launching new Reading Workshops in the Middle School.

 

Kyria.Kelckner@TrinityDowntown.com

Mrs. Struhs

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  Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.

ADonati@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.

Favorite Bible Verse: Jude 2  May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.

KBrockberg@TrinityDowntown.com

407-488-1919 ext. 115

Ms. Packman

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.

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 John 3:18 Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.

Keri.Packman@TrinityDowntown.com

407-488-1919 ext. 104

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