Faculty & Staff

Elementary 2019-20

Grace Budwany teaches elementary Science and Foreign Language Exploratory. She is very passionate about faith-based teaching. Grace earned a bachelor’s in Elementary Education and joined the Trinity faculty in 2019 with six years of experience in teaching.




Jenny Cunningham is the fourth-grade teacher. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Kentucky and her master’s degree from North Carolina State University. Jenny joined the Trinity faculty in 2018.

Amanda Darby teaches fifth grade. Amanda received her Masters in Teaching from West Virginia University. She has a passion for integrating all subject matter and teaching from a Biblical Worldview. Amanda joined the Trinity faculty in 2017. 



Christopher Dickey came to Trinity in 2019 to teach Band. He holds a bachelors degree in Music Education from Fairmont State University and a Masters in Worship Studies and Ethnomusicology from Liberty University. Mr. Dickey has experience in directing Band, Show Choir, and Orchestra. He is also the Lead Pastor of Encounter Worship Center Church in Grafton, WV.

Patricia Garrity is the Pre K-4 teacher. She holds a B.S. degree from Ohio State University and an M.S. in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. Patricia brought over 12 years of experience in education when she joined the Trinity faculty in 2016.


Eszter Jarosi serves as a Pre-K3/4 classroom aide. Eszter holds a master’s degree from the University of Pecs in Hungary. She has 35 years of teaching experience, and started at Trinity in 2018.

Bethany Lohmann is a Pre-K3/4 teacher. She received a Bachelor of Science degree from Bethany College and a teaching certificate from Youngstown State University. Bethany joined the TCS staff in 2019.​ (Photo coming soon.)

Tammy McLaughlin joined the Trinity team in 2016. She serves as the Preschool K4 Aide. Tammy brings over 20 years of experience to her current role at Trinity, having previously served as a Youth/Children’s/VBS director and worked at a variety of Christian childcare facilities.




Sequoyah Moore is a third-grade teacher. Sequoyah holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Florida Atlantic University and a Master of Arts in Elementary Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. Sequoyah has over 15 years of teaching experience in various grades at the elementary level. She joined Trinity in 2019.

Mikail Perrine is a fifth-grade teacher. Mikail holds a B.S. in Elementary Education from Frostburg State University. He had experience teaching third and fourth grades prior to his arrival at Trinity in 2019.

Nettie Pollock teaches art. She attended Montgomery County Community College and Liberty University. She has over 20 years of experience in education, beginning her work at Trinity in 2004.


Kendra Sainato teachers Pre-K3. Prior to joining the Trinity staff in 2016, she had two years of experience working in a Christian Pre-K classroom. Kendra is currently working towards her B.A. in Early Childhood Development with an emphasis in both Pre-K and Curriculum Development.

Jodi Shoemaker is our Kindergarten teacher. She has a B.S. in Elementary Education from Waynesburg University. She has been teaching at Trinity since the fall of 2010.




Amy Shuba is the second-grade teacher. Amy graduated from Bowling Green State University with a B.S. in Education focusing on Child and Family Development. She has taught in both a preschool and an elementary setting. Amy joined the TCS faculty in 2019.



Andrea Steptoe is the Pre-K3 classroom aide. Andrea has a Bachelor of Science from Elon University. After years of volunteering at Trinity, Andrea joined the staff full-time in 2018.




Christy Stinoski teaches first grade. She attended West Liberty University and has a B.A. in Elementary Education. Christy has experience as a classroom teacher, an interventionist, and a reading tutor. She joined the Trinity faculty in 2019.

Courtney Stofcheck teaches third grade. She holds an Associate’s in Science from Penn State, a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education and a Master’s in Early Childhood from California University of Pennsylvania. Courtney joined the Trinity faculty in 2019.


JR Stricklen teaches Physical Education. JR graduated from West Virginia University in 2019 with a degree in Strategic Communications (emphasis in Public Relations) and Minored in Leadership Studies. JR serves on the Mission Staff with Younglife in Marion County.

Tiffany Swafford teaches Kindergarten. She has a B.S. in K-12 education from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colorado. Tiffany joined the faculty in 2018.




Tara Tennant is the first-grade teacher. Tara received her bachelor’s degree from Fairmont State College in Multi-subject Education K-8 and a Master’s degree from West Virginia University as a Reading Specialist. She joined the Trinity faculty in 2019.


Teresa White is the Supported Instruction teacher. She attended Southern Illinois University where she received a B.S. in Elementary and Early Childhood Education. Teresa started with Trinity in 2006 and has been involved in education for over 20 years.




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