Grammar School Faculty

Renee Hart

Kindergarten Teacher

Renee has skillfully served as a preschool and Kindergarten teacher here at Trinity and previously at Stratford Classical Christian Academy for over ten years. She loves teaching young children to read and to love Jesus. Miss Hart is a member of Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Medford.

Kassidy McDevitt

First Grade Teacher

Kassidy graduated from The College of New Jersey in 2018 with a Masters Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education. Additionally, she has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and a Specialization in English Language Arts. Before working at Trinity, she taught middle school in a public education setting. She is thankful God has blessed her with the opportunity to teach first graders at Trinity and loves teaching them all subjects, but especially about Jesus. Kassidy and her husband are active members of Christ Community Church in Lindenwold, where she teaches kids during Sunday School and during their Wednesday Night Ministries.

Corina Gadson

Second Grade Teacher

Corina has an associates degree in Early Childhood Education and is completing a dual bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education at Grand Canyon University. She has been working in early childhood education for over fifteen years both in the classroom and as an administrator. Corina also teaches STEAM to preschool and early elementary students during the summer and after school. She is also the youth director for the AME Church in the Trenton Area. Corina along with her husband and son attend Grant Chapel AME Church, in Trenton, NJ.

Shaun Snethen

Third Grade Teacher

Shaun earned a bachelors degree in psychology from Belhaven University in Jackson, MS. Shaun is returning as our third grade teacher for her second year.  Prior to that, she homeschooled her two boys for five years while also teaching many homeschool co-op classes. Shaun and her husband Aaron are members of Grace Presbyterian Church in Mt. Laurel.

Megan Byer

Fourth Grade Teacher

Megan has a B.A. in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Religion & Sociology from Concordia University Texas and a Masters of Science in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam. Over the last ten years, she has been a stay at home mom, Sunday School teacher, and preschool teacher. Megan and her husband have three children and are active members of Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blackwood.

Barbara Soffer

Humanities Teacher

Barbara has a B.S. in Elementary Education from State University of NY, Oneonta, and an MBA from Pace University in New York City.  She is a certified teacher in NJ and has 3 years of experience teaching in the public schools.  In addition, Barbara has homeschooled her 3 children for the past 22 years including her twin sons who have autism.  During those years, she has served actively as a teacher for homeschool co-op classes from preschool to the upper high school level. She has a great love for IEW and writing and loves to share this with her students. As director, she initiated and developed a Classical Conversations community for three years.  During that time she instructed grammar and logic level students.  Barbara lives with her husband Lou, her 3 children, and the family dog, Maisie.  She is an active member at Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton where she enjoys teaching Sunday School.

Amy Voorhis

Grammar Science Teacher

Amy has a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Messiah University in Grantham, PA. Amy spent 15+ years working as an engineer, mostly writing software for record and replay systems and air traffic control applications. After having children, she spent seven years working part-time as a technical writer in engineering.  Her love for STEM and excitement to share how amazing, creative, and purposeful God created the world, led Amy to step into a teaching role at Trinity five years ago. Amy and her husband are members at Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia, PA, and have two children that have attended Trinity Prep since the school started in 2015.

Michelle O'Brien

Math Teacher

Michelle has a B.S. in Elementary Education and Bible with a minor in Early Childhood from Cairn University. She taught second grade for three years in Texas where she was also a math and reading support teacher for Spanish speaking students. She also taught ESL classes for parents.  Then, Michelle homeschooled her children for nine years and also tutored for Classical Conversations. Math has always been her favorite subject. Michelle grew up in Bolivia as a missionary kid.  After marriage, her family served as missionaries in Mexico and Spain for eight years. Michelle and her family currently are members of Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton.

Hope Coughlin

Physical Education

After growing up in Huntington, NY, Hope graduated from the University of Tennessee with a bachelor’s degree in health and physical education. While raising four sons, Hope initially taught part-time in Christian schools. She later transitioned and became a full-time teacher in Medford Lakes where she taught for thirty years, retiring last year. In addition to teaching, she coached field hockey, cheerleading and lacrosse.  Hope joined Trinity in 2022 and brings a lot of enthusiasm and fun to the school.  When not at school, she enjoys spending time with her fifteen grandchildren!

Upper School Faculty

Brett Page

Humanities Teacher

Brett teaches Greek and Omnibus for 11th & 12th grades. In his classes, Brett seeks to build students who will see and pursue the glory of God in all things. He has a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies from Wheaton College and a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.  He has served the local church for eight years in the areas of youth and young adult education and as a pastoral intern at Mercy Hill Presbyterian Church in Sewell.

Doreen DeLoach

Humanities Teacher

Doreen earned her Bachelor’s degree in Education from Rowan University, holds a minor in Child Drama and Speech, and is a certified Reading Specialist. Her experience includes working both in public and private Christian schools where she served as a middle school/high school English teacher, first-grade teacher, Public Speaking instructor and Reading Specialist. In addition to her classroom experience, Doreen served as a Standardized Testing Coordinator, Curriculum Writing Committee member, and a Homeschool Educator. Doreen, her husband, son, and daughter are all involved in their church, where they are part of the Worship Ministry. When not teaching, Doreen enjoys walking, singing, and educational research.

Chris Fischer

Science & Math Teacher

Chris received his Masters Degree in Microbiology from Thomas Jefferson University and has also been teaching biology courses as an adjunct professor at Rowan College South Jersey for over 10 years. Chris’ wife Jennifer also serves on the Trinity school board and their three sons attend Trinity Prep.

Kathy Francis

Math Teacher

Kathy has a B.A. in Business Administration from Cedarville University and extensive college coursework and educational enrichment in advanced mathematics. She has taught Algebra through AP Calculus courses at Christian schools for over ten years and even longer through private tutoring and in SAT prep work. She is an AP Calculus Reader with the College Board and a Senior Adjunct Math Instructor with Rowan College at Burlington County. She holds teacher certifications in the state of NJ and through the ACSI in Mathematics.

Christine Barden

Math Teacher

Christine is a math educator with 20 years of experience teaching mathematics in public schools, providing professional development, consulting with school districts throughout New Jersey, tutoring students K thru college and teaching at the university level.  She has her masters in Math Education and is a Math Education Lecturer at Rowan University for preservice elementary school teachers.  Her passion is for students to understand and gain a conceptual understanding of math as math is everywhere and created by God.

Pastor Andrew Kalvelage

Bible Teacher

Pastor Andrew earned his BA in Biblical Studies from Life Pacific College in San Dimas, CA. Andrew also serves as a pastor at Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton, NJ, where one of his responsibilities is to lead the parent/youth ministry. Most importantly, Andrew has a love for Christ, and for the Scriptures (in which Christ is the grand object). Along with this, he has a driving desire to see that learning is lived out in trust and obedience to Christ in everyday life.

Michael Mall

Personal Finance Teacher

Mike has been counseling individuals and families on wise financial decision-making for over twenty years. He started in the Financial Services Industry in 1999 and began his own independent financial planning firm, Mall Retirement Group, in 2010. He is passionate about helping people make great financial decisions. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER and member of the Financial Planning Association of New Jersey.  Mike’s four daughters attend Trinity and his family are members of Sovereign Grace Church.

Michele McQuoid

Humanities Teacher

Michele has a Bachelor of Arts in History and Secondary Education from Messiah College. She taught at a private Christian school until she started her family and began homeschooling. In addition to homeschooling her three children, Michele has been very involved in the community teaching co-op classes as well as leading and volunteering in various youth and children’s ministries. In the classroom, her goal is to create a creative, interactive, nurturing environment where the material comes to life.

Music & Art Faculty

Matthew Byrd

Bible, Math, Music & Latin Teacher

Matthew has a B.S. in Music Education from The College of New Jersey. His music teaching experience includes private guitar, voice and beginner piano lessons, and local church music and choir for younger children.  His broader teaching experience includes 6th Grade core subjects at Inheritance Christian Academy in Brooklyn. He is a lover of language and has taught ESL in a variety of contexts to students of all ages.  He loves leading others in exploring God’s world and helping them see and know the glory of Christ, the One by whom and for whom all things were created.

Ivy Cole

Upper School Music & Choir Teacher

Ivy has a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University, a Certification in Kodaly Pedagogy from The Potomac Arts Academy of George Mason University, and a Master of Music and Worship Studies from Liberty University. Her work includes experiences in musical theatre, opera, concerts, comedy and drama, as well as various film projects that have earned her several nominations, awards, and honors. As an educator, Ivy has been a Performing Arts Director for K-12 schools teaching music and drama. She has also taught various musical and acting workshops within the arts community. Ivy has been a worship leader for her church, and is currently attending Fellowship Community Church, with her family. She has been teaching for over 25 years coaching many individuals and groups within multiple organizations and age levels and loves every minute she spends with her students helping them to bring out and nurture God’s gifts.

Tim Carroll

Instrumental Music Teacher

Tim has a B.A. in Music Education and an earned degree in violin performance from Temple University.  At TPS, and three other Christian schools, he teaches strings (violin, viola, cello, & double bass), keyboard, and piano, and leads its three ensembles (beginner, junior, and senior groups). He has over a decade of experience playing violin, fiddle, and viola in many settings throughout the Tri-State area, including weddings, funerals, concerts, square dances, parties, restaurants, and more.

Nicole Blank

Art Teacher

Nicole has a Bachelor of Fine Arts with a double concentration in Graphic Design & Book Illustration from Monmouth University. With an ever-present hunger to dive deeper into her skill, specifically oil portraiture & figure studies, Nicole continues to grow her skills in several classical fine art programs in Philly, including Studio Incamminati, Fleisher Art Memorial & The Philadelphia Sketch Club. Following her ten years as a Graphic Artist, Nicole taught for many years at Kaizar School of Art. It was there that she discovered her love and talent for teaching. In 2012, Nicole founded The Blank Canvas Splattered, a traveling & home art studio, where she instructs students of all ages & skill levels in fine art mediums. Along with teaching her studio classes, Nicole has taught for several years at HIS Homeschool Co-op & feels immensely blessed to grow with new students who will find great new things within themselves all while creating something new. “Some people are simply born with such an intense desire to paint or create that if it goes undone, they will simply burst out from within. I am one of those persons. May this desire from deep within me never cease to be fed by our Mighty Creator God!”

Administration

Pastor Ron Burrows

Principal

Ron was born and raised in Lindenwold and has served as a bi-vocational pastor at Garden Lake Bible church for forty-four years. He is also a retired Lieutenant serving on the Cherry Hill Police Department for thirty years. Though he loves shepherding God’s people and teaching the Bible, he is also active in his community where he has served on the town council, Land Use Board, Environmental Commission, and Police-Faith Leaders Coalition. Ron attended Florida Bible College and Liberty University. He is married to his wife Terry and has raised four children. Ron has supported Trinity Preparatory School since its founding and is excited to encourage students and staff to encounter God in their lives.

Melanie Machowski

Curriculum Director

Melanie has a B.S. in Music Education from West Chester University, is a certified teacher in NJ and PA, and has six years of experience teaching in public schools. Melanie also spent nine years homeschooling her children and taught fourth grade at Trinity for four years. She currently serves as Trinity’s curriculum director, overseeing much of the academics of the school. She and her husband have three children, including one Trinity graduate, and are members of Sovereign Grace Church in Marlton.

 

Chrissy Revell

Administrative Assistant

Chrissy has a BS in Missions from Nyack College. Upon graduation, Chrissy spent several years serving with High School Evangelism Fellowship and Touch the World Ministries leading Bible study discipleship groups, developing curriculum and leading summer ministry teams nationally and abroad. As a home educator of 10 years, Chrissy led and taught in several co-ops including general education, music education and knitting classes. She also led and served in community outreach programs including women’s and youth ministry. Chrissy’s heart’s desire seeks to honor God with the gifts and talents He has given to draw others to a saving knowledge of Christ and to grow in their relationship with the Lord.