Faculty & Staff

Elementary

Marnie Ballentine is a second-grade teacher. She received her bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education and her Masters in Reading Education from Ohio University. Marnie joined the Trinity staff in 2020.

 

 


Grace Budwany teaches foreign language exploratory (FLEX). She is very passionate about faith-based teaching. Grace earned a bachelor’s degree 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 elementary FOSS (Full Option Science System). Amanda received her master’s degree 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.

 

 


Brian Golden teaches physical education. Prior to joining the staff full-time in the summer of 2020,  he served in a variety of positions including coach, substitute teacher, and Summer Camp Director. Brian holds a B.A. degree in Psychology from Cleveland State University and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Coaching and Performance Science at WVU.

 

 


Ashley Murdock teaches music. Ashley holds a B.A. degree in Communications Studies from West Virginia University. After numerous years of volunteering at Trinity in a variety of roles, Ashley joined the staff in 2017.


Sharon Parsons is the third-grade teacher. She joins Trinity with over 25 years of teaching experience, both public and private schools. She received her B.S. in Elementary Education from California University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, she earned an Instructional Coaching Endorsement from Wilkes University of Pennsylvania as she is very passionate about mentoring new teachers! She has also served as the Director of Education for a Sylvan Learning Center.


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.

 

 


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

 

 

 


Amy Shuba is a 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.

 

 


Christy Stinoski is an Elementary Virtual School teacher. 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.

 

 

 


Maria Talley teaches first-grade. She received her bachelor’s degree from Wheeling Jesuit University and her master’s degree from the California University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining the staff full-time in 2020, Maria served as a substitute teacher at Trinity.


Tara Tennant is the Supported Instruction Program (SIP) Interventionist. 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.


Isaac Viars teaches band. He received his B.A. in Music from West Virginia Wesleyan College and his M.M. in Jazz Studies from North Carolina Central University. Isaac has taught in various forms over the last 5 years as well as performed as a professional trombonist in West Virginia and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


David Westfall is a first-grade teacher. He received his Bachelor’s degree from West Virginia University and his Master’s degree in teaching from Trevecca Nazarene University. He is also working on his Master’s in Organizational Leadership and will begin his Doctor of Education degree in January 2021. He has 5 years of collegiate tutoring experience and 2 years as a full-time teacher. He joined the Trinity faculty in 2020.

 

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