Grammar School Faculty
Renee brings over a decade of dedicated experience to her role as a Kindergarten teacher at Trinity, where she has skillfully nurtured the minds and hearts of young learners. Prior to her tenure at Trinity, she made a lasting impact at Stratford Classical Christian Academy.
With a genuine passion for fostering early literacy skills, Renee delights in guiding her students through the wonderful journey of learning to read. Her commitment extends beyond academics, as she finds immense joy in instilling a love for Jesus in the hearts of the little ones under her care.
Beyond the classroom, Miss Hart is an active member of Immanuel Orthodox Presbyterian Church in Medford, where her faith and commitment to spiritual growth align seamlessly with the values upheld at Trinity Preparatory. Renee’s compassionate approach and unwavering dedication make her an invaluable asset to both her students and the school community, embodying the spirit of excellence in classical Christian education.
First Grade Teacher
Julia brings a wealth of experience and a deep commitment to education to her role as a first-grade teacher at Trinity. Holding a B.S. in Health Service Administration from Drexel University, Julia spent the past decade immersed in primary care and population health settings. Her professional journey took an intentional turn when she chose to work remotely to be present for her children, actively engaging in their homeschooling journey. This experience led her to a hybrid university model school in North Carolina, where she continued to foster a love for classical Christian education.
Upon returning to New Jersey, Julia was drawn to Trinity, driven by her unwavering desire to see her own children thrive in a Classical Christian Education program, particularly one with a hybrid approach. The McMichael family joined the Trinity community in 2022, and Julia now joyfully serves as a first-grade teacher.
Julia and her husband Rob, proud parents of four children, are not only dedicated to their family but also actively involved members of Pennsauken Gospel Hall in Pennsauken, New Jersey. Julia’s passion for nurturing young minds within the framework of classical Christian values makes her an invaluable asset to the Trinity community. Through her diverse experiences and steadfast faith, Julia is poised to inspire and guide the next generation of learners on their educational journey.
Second Grade Teacher
Corina, a dedicated educator, brings a wealth of experience and a passion for fostering early childhood development to her role as a second-grade teacher at Trinity. Holding an associates degree in Early Childhood Education, she is currently pursuing a dual bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood and Special Education at Grand Canyon University.
With over fifteen years of comprehensive experience in both classroom settings and administrative roles within early childhood education, Corina brings a seasoned perspective to her teaching. Her expertise extends beyond the traditional academic realm, as she also imparts knowledge in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) to preschool and early elementary students during the summer and after school.
Beyond her role at Trinity, Corina serves as the youth director for the AME Church in the Trenton Area, showcasing her dedication to community involvement and spiritual leadership. Alongside her husband and son, she actively participates in the vibrant community at Grant Chapel AME Church in Trenton, NJ. Corina’s multifaceted contributions to education, STEAM instruction, and community service make her an exceptional asset to both the school and the broader community, embodying the principles of classical Christian education in every aspect of her work.
Fourth Grade Teacher
Megan is a dedicated and well-qualified fourth-grade teacher at Trinity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts with an emphasis on Religion & Sociology from Concordia University Texas, highlighting her commitment to a comprehensive and values-driven education. Additionally, Megan earned a Masters of Science in Teaching from SUNY Potsdam, further enriching her pedagogical expertise.
Over the past decade, Megan has passionately contributed to various educational roles. As a stay-at-home mom, she cultivated a nurturing environment for her own children, instilling a love for learning from an early age. Her commitment to spiritual education is evident through her role as a Sunday School teacher, where she shared her values with young minds in a faith-based setting. Megan’s experience extends to preschool education, where she fine-tuned her skills in creating an engaging and developmentally appropriate learning atmosphere.
Megan has proudly served as a fourth-grade teacher for three years, bringing her diverse educational background and passion for teaching to the classroom. Alongside her husband, she is a devoted parent to three children, providing her with valuable insights into the needs and dynamics of families.
The couple is actively involved in Luther Memorial Lutheran Church in Blackwood, exemplifying their commitment to community and shared values. With Megan’s blend of academic qualifications, teaching experience, and dedication to family and community, our fourth-grade students are in the capable hands of an educator who prioritizes both academic excellence and character development.
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.
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 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.
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!
Humanities & Science
Upper School Faculty
Jacob has a BA in Philosophy and Biblical & Religious Studies with a minor in classical Christian education from Grove City College. He teaches 9th & 10th grade Omnibus, Senior Thesis, and 7th Grade New Testament. After attending a hybrid model high school, and studying classical Christian education at Grove City, he was ecstatic to find a school that combined these elements. Jacob is passionate about teaching in a way that illustrates Christ’s Lordship over all of creation.
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.
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.
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 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 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
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.
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.
Music & Art Faculty
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.
Upper School Music & Choir Teacher
Brooke graduated from King University in 2013 with a double major in Psychology and Youth Ministry. Upon graduation, she and her husband Jacob moved to Camden, NJ where she directed summer and afterschool programs at Urban Promise. After having their first child in 2018 Brooke continued to work at Urban Promise part-time as the Elementary and High School Art Teacher until their 2nd son was born in 2020. Art has always been an outlet and passion for Brooke and she loves being able to share that with students at Trinity. Brooke and her family attend Accelerate Church in Cherry Hill, NJ where she serves as the Community Life Director.
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 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!”
Pastor Ron Burrows
Interim Head Master
Ron, a native of Lindenwold, brings a wealth of experience and dedication to his role as the interim headmaster of Trinity. With a strong foundation in Christian ministry, Ron has faithfully served as a bi-vocational pastor at Garden Lake Bible Church for an impressive forty-four years, demonstrating his passion for shepherding God’s people and teaching the Bible.
In addition to his extensive pastoral experience, Ron has a distinguished thirty-year career as a retired Lieutenant from the Cherry Hill Police Department. His commitment to public service is further evidenced by his active involvement in the community, where he has contributed his leadership to various roles, including the town council, Land Use Board, Environmental Commission, and the Police-Faith Leaders Coalition.
Ron pursued his education at Florida Bible College and Liberty University, laying the academic groundwork for his multifaceted career. Throughout his journey, he has been a devoted husband to his wife Terry and a dedicated father, successfully raising four children.
A long-standing supporter of Trinity Preparatory School since its inception, Ron is enthusiastic about his role in encouraging both students and staff to encounter God in their lives. With a deep commitment to classical Christian education, Ron’s leadership promises to inspire the entire Trinity Preparatory School community towards academic excellence, spiritual growth, and a lasting impact on the world around them.
Associate Head of School
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, our School Administrative Assistant at Trinity, brings a diverse and purpose-driven background to our administrative team. Holding a Bachelor of Science degree in Missions from Nyack College, Chrissy embarked on a journey of service and ministry upon graduation.
For several years, Chrissy devoted her time to High School Evangelism Fellowship and Touch the World Ministries, where she played a key role in leading Bible study discipleship groups. Her contributions extended to developing curriculum and leading summer ministry teams both nationally and abroad, showcasing her commitment to global outreach and discipleship.
In her capacity as a home educator for a decade, Chrissy not only imparted knowledge but also demonstrated leadership within various co-ops. From general education to music education and even knitting classes, Chrissy’s versatility in teaching reflects her dedication to fostering a well-rounded education for students.
Beyond the academic realm, Chrissy actively engaged in community outreach programs, particularly in women’s and youth ministry. Her involvement in these initiatives underscores her genuine passion for building meaningful connections and fostering spiritual growth.
Chrissy’s heart’s desire is evident in her commitment to honoring God with the gifts and talents He has bestowed upon her. Her ultimate goal is to draw others to a saving knowledge of Christ and to support individuals in growing in their relationship with the Lord. As our School Administrative Assistant, Chrissy brings a wealth of experience, a heart for ministry, and a dedication to supporting the mission and vision of Trinity Preparatory School.
Student Life Coordinator