Piper is a 1994 Graduate of Texas A&M University with a B.S. in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism Science. She has been teaching for 14 years, 9 of which have been spent at Trinity Episcopal School. Piper is excited about the growth of K3, and currently offers a morning and afternoon class.
Piper is married to Kyle Harrison, and the proud mother of three. Garrett is a freshman attending Our Lady of the Lake University on a baseball scholarship, Gunner is a senior at West High School, and Grace is a freshman at West High School as well. She is an avid sports fan, and spends her free time in the stands cheering on her kids.
- Bachelor's Texas A and M University (1994)
Paula has been an aide for K3 for the past 10 years along side Piper Harrison. Paula is married to Joe P. Zappe,II, and has two children- Colton (22) and Clara (14). Paula has been a member of Sandalphon, and is active in the Catholic Church. When she is not working she enjoys working out and spending time with her family.
Charlotte Bethke has been teaching young children for over 15 years and is so excited to be teaching K4 at Trinity.
Charlotte is a 1994 graduate of the University of Houston Victoria with a Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies. She has been married to Doye Bethke for 25 years and has 2 daughters; Kasi who is a senior at Texas State University and Emilee who is a senior at Industrial High School.
Charlotte is active in her church and is a 4-H adult leader. She enjoys gardening, canning, dancing, scrap booking, and outdoor activities.
|Bachelor's||University of Houston - Victoria||2005|
This is Claire's 13th year of teaching. She has taught K4 for five years and loves it! She was a 1st grade teacher for 7 years prior. Claire is passionate about educating young children while creating valuable learning experiences! She is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, and is proud of her Cajun heritage but has considered Victoria, Texas her home since 1996. In 2005 she graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria in Interdisciplinary studies. She is married to Daniel R. Goyen who manages their family business of 44 years, Goyen Electric. Their children are Avery Faith Goyen and Everett Daniel Goyen. Her passions include her faith and family!
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2005)
Courtney Duke was born and raised in Victoria, TX. She started working at Trinity Episcopal School as a K4 Aid in 2017. She has worked with children since 2010. She is attending UHV in hopes of graduating with her education degree to teach elementary.
Emily is a 2001 graduate from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She spent the past 13 years working in higher education and has completed her second year at Trinity, teaching computers K3-8th grade. While I thoroughly enjoyed my time teaching Technology, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to begin teaching Kindergarten this fall! I am excited to lead the next class of kindergarteners as they develop new skills, build relationships, and expand their love of learning about this world that God has created!
Emily also taught gymnastics while in college and is an active member of Northside Baptist church with her family.
Emily is married to Miles Harrison and they have two daughters.
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2001)
Suzan Talley is the K-5 assistant. This is her 14th year here at Trinity. She is the mother of a eighteen-year-old son who attended Trinity for seven years and is currently serving in the US Army. In her free time she enjoys cooking and reading.
Peggy Odem is a 1992 graduate of University of Houston- Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. During her 23 years of teaching, she taught 17 years in Kindergarten and 6 years in 2nd grade. Upon retiring from public schools, she long -termed substituted in Pre-K that then led to her becoming a teacher support for Rowland Elementary School. She worked with the new teachers on campus helping them with structure, organization, and refinement. Peggy is excited to be working with young children again. She feels very blessed to be a part of Trinity Episcopal School. Peggy has lived in Victoria all of her life. She has 2 grown sons and 4 grandchildren. She enjoys camping in her RV, decorating, landscaping, and spending quality time with her grandchildren. One of her passions is
working with the children in the Victoria Livestock Show. She is on the market hog committee and loves helping children with their 4H project.
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (1992)
In June, I married my best friend and together we have three beautiful children; Olivia 8, Mabry 7, and Evan 6. All three children have attended Trinity since K3. I am an alumni of Trinity and couldn't be happier to be teaching here. My family and I are also members of Trinity Episcopal Church.
I attended the teaching program at Texas State University and graduated from The University of Houston-Victoria. I was employed by VISD where I continued to grow as an educator for 5 years. During this time, I served as a Reading and Math interventionist as well as taught 1st grade and 3rd grade. In January I moved over to Trinity and to teach 4th grade.
Aside from teaching, I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, attending any live music events, being crafty, and reading. I LOVE getting lost in a book.
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria
- Bachelor's University of Houston/Texas State
- Bachelor's University of Houston/Texas State
Lisa has been a part of the Trinity family since 2010. Her son Tres and her daughter Bailee both graduated from Trinity. After working in the Victoria school system for
years, Lisa began working for Trinity as the Librarian in 2011. During that time she obtained her Bachelors Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies Early Childhood-6th
grade from the University of Houston-Victoria. She loves teaching 2nd grade and considers herself very blessed to be a part of the Trinity family. When she’s not at school, Lisa enjoys the outdoors, landscaping and home decor projects, and movie nights with her family.
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2013)
Susie Mozisek is thrilled to be teaching 2nd Grade for the 2018-2019 school year. She began her teaching career 26 years ago as a third grade teacher and continued to teach at that level for five years. After a 15 year break of staying home to raise her children, Mrs. Mozisek began teaching again at Trinity. She first taught K4 when another teacher had to leave in the middle of the year, and the next year took the 4th grade position for the next two years. She loved every minute of it, but was excited to go back to her first love of 3rd grade four years ago. Mrs. Mozisek knows the expectations for the 2nd grade students having had experience with 3rd and 4th grade. She will continue to give 100% to fulfill her duties in preparing the students academically, socially and spiritually. Trinity has become her second family over the last 7 years. It truly feels like home, and Susie is looking forward to many more wonderful years teaching at Trinity Episcopal School.
Susie has been married to Pastor Skip Mozisek for 26 years and is blessed with 3 amazing kids. Her daughter, Ashley, is a certified doula and spends her days as a nanny. Her son, Seth, is a full time student at VC. Her daughter, Annie, is a Trinity alumni entering Texas A&M University this fall. Mrs. Mozisek is also very involved in serving in her church as a Sunday school teacher. She enjoys vacationing in Colorado, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.
- Bachelor's Texas A and M University (1991)
Rachel Bush is originally from California, but made it to Texas as fast as she could! She graduated from Concordia University of Texas, at Austin, from the College of Education in 2009 and has taught for 7 years.
Rachel, her husband, and their 2 year old son moved from Houston in October where she taught Pre-K4 and then 3rd Grade at Lutheran South Academy.
She is so excited to be at Trinity and be back in the classroom after a year’s break.
When she is not chasing her 2 year old, Kyle, around, Rachel loves to bake, cook, read, and be outdoors with her family and their two dogs.
I attended Texas A&M University in College Station and graduated in 2007 with a Bachelorette in Fine Arts majoring in English and a minor in History. After completing my first year teaching I decided to further my education and go back to school receiving my Masters in Curriculum and Instruction. Over the course of the last eight years I have taught both second grade (four years) and third grade (four years). I have a passion for reading and greatly enjoy sharing my passion with my students. I am truly excited to be joining the Trinity family! My family includes my husband Hunter, one-year-old son Luke, Molly (Schnauzer), & Rylee (Yellow Lab). We are avid bow hunters and love to spend all of our free time outside as a family enjoying nature. As a family, dogs included, we often take Ranger rides around our home enjoying the wildlife. My personal hobbies include: reading, scrapbooking, crafting, watching movies, and cooking.
- Master's University of Phoenix
- Bachelor's Texas A and M University (2007)
- Master's Univeristy of Phoenix Online (2012)
Jamie Biles is a 1993 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. During her 23 year teaching career, she has taught all grade levels from PreK to 5th grade. This year she will be the 4th grade ELAR and Social Studies teacher. She is excited about exploring literature and diving into Texas History this year with her students!
She and her husband, Stephen, have been married 20 years and are the proud parents of Benjamin (18), Grant (14), and Lauren (2) Jamie enjoys watching her sons play soccer, run cross country, and play percussion in band. When she's not supporting her sons or keeping up with an active toddler, she enjoys painting and reading. Her family are members of Northside Baptist Church where she teaches in the youth department and plays in the church orchestra.
- Bachelor's Stephen F. Austin State University
- Stephen F. Austin State University
- Bachelor's Stephen F. Austin State University (1993)
Sarah Brandes is a 2006 graduate of Texas Lutheran University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology, and a 2009 graduate of the University of Houston-Victoria with a Master of Arts Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She holds a standard teaching certificate for pre-school through sixth grade as well as special education certification for all grade levels.
Her diverse background includes serving as a Youth and Family Minister, County Extension Agent (4-H & Youth Development), and fourth grade teacher. She feels that each of these career experiences has provided her with the tools necessary to create individual learning experiences for her students. Watching children succeed and develop life skills is one of her greatest joys.
Sarah and her husband, Carl, are blessed to raise three beautiful children together- Maely, Gunner and Kora. They enjoy spending time together as a family either at their cattle ranch or deer lease. Sarah also dedicates much of her free-time coordinating activities as the Youth Sponsor at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church.
Kelly Stimson is a 2004 graduate of University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Her certification includes pre-k through eighth grade. In her 14 years of teaching, she has taught fourth and fifth grade. Previously, she was a fourth grade teacher at Torres Elementary. She is excited to continue her sixth year at Trinity teaching fifth grade.
She and her husband, Daryl, are the proud parents of a daughter, Kyndal and son, Kaid. Both of their children attend Trinity. When she's not taking her children to extracurricular activities, Kelly enjoys reading, decorating, and spending time with family. She and her family are members of Northside Baptist Church.
- Bachelor's University of Houston - Victoria
- University of Houston-Victoria
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2004)
Diana Beran is a graduate of Southeastern Louisiana University with a Bachelor's Degree in Education, plus post graduate and graduate hours from Del Mar and Corpus Christi State University. She recently retired from public education where the bulk of her career has been teaching 6-8th grade science and social studies with 4 years as an Instructional Coach for those two subjects.
Diana is married, a mom, and proud grandmother. Her and her husband Douglas have 3 daughters, 1 son, and 4 grandchildren. Her passion outside of her family and the classroom is traveling through People to People International Travel Program where she has been an Active Delegation Leader, Area Director, and South Texas Mentor.
A transplanted Red Raider, Charlotte taught third grade at Trinity for thirteen years before moving into the language arts position for the middle school in 2013. Current teaching responsibilities include language arts and speech with middle school students; in addition, Charlotte serves as an academic liaison for students, parents, and faculty in instances of additional needs, and she is the faculty sponsor for the Trinity Student Council.
Charlotte is a 1987 graduate of Texas Tech University and has worked in the field of education and child advocacy for thirty years. She is blessed with five children and six grandchildren, which makes for a busy and happy life. She enjoys time with family and friends and loves to read, practice yoga, garden, and cook.
- Bachelor of Science Texas Tech University (1987)
Katrina Pogue graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. Katrina is honored to be teaching at Trinity. It has become a second family and home for her and her son.
Katrina and her husband Matthew are blessed with three beautiful children-Hunter, Jackson, and Isabella. Katrina loves to travel, especially to historical sites, and she enjoys working on her genealogy with her husband Matthew. She and her family also love the outdoors, especially at the beach. Katrina is extremely excited to be teaching at Trinity, and thankful that her son also attends Trinity.
- Bachelor's University Houston-Victoria (2009)
Jerl has over 40 years of experience teaching in public schools, including three years in Alaska. This is his fifth year at Trinity. Jerl has a Bachelor’s Degree from Southwest Texas State University and a Master’s Degree From the University of Houston at Victoria. He has Texas Professional Teacher’s Certificates in Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics, Counseling, and Special Education Counseling. His experiences include teaching the science courses and mathematics courses in High school and Middle School, as well as serving in schools as K to 12 Counselor.
Jerl and his Wife, Patricia, have lived in Victoria 12 years. He has one daughter, one grandson, and three great-grand-children.
- Bachelor's Southwest Texas State University (1968)
- Master's University of Houston (1978)
The following group of educators work with students in multiple grades throughout the day.
A native Spanish speaker from Lima, Peru, this is Martha’s 24th year teaching Spanish at Trinity to students in fourth through 8th grade. Martha attended the Universidad Privada Ricardo Palma translation and interpretation program in Peru and worked for both the American Chamber of Commerce and Occidental Petroleum. In 1980, she moved to Texas with her late husband Charles Bentley.
She has two children-- Lt. Coronel Romeo Paolo, a Naval Academy graduate stationed in Bogota, Colombia at the US Embassy and daughter Monique Bentley Ernst married to Chris, reside in Victoria. Martha has five grandchildren- Caroline 13, Ashton 12, Cameron 9, Kaiden 10, and Leia 5. The last two attend Trinity.
She is a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church where she has been active in the Lectors Ministry for the last twenty years and is a member of the Catholic Daughters. She enjoys traveling and spending time with her family
- Other Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma
|Bachelor's||University of Houston - Victoria|
Linda is a graduate of UHV with a BBA in Business Administration and a Certification in Business Composite.
She taught at Bloomington ISD for nine years. She is teaching Spanish to students in K3 through 3rd grade.
Linda is married to Clem and has one son, Nicolas who is married and lives in Tucson, Arizona. A native Spanish speaker, Linda loves to read, teach 5th grade religious education, walk, and spend time with her family. Linda and her husband visit nursing homes with their certified Goldendoodle therapy dog.
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2005)
I am excited to be returning to library for my second year! I have fourteen years in education, thirteen of which were in the classroom. I am eager to bring even more to the library this year! I have a degree in Psychology, Early childhood education and ESL certified. I have also achieved 6-9 AMI certification in Montessori education.
I love my Trinity family. I am blessed to be also a member as well as having been married to my sweetheart in Trinity Episcopal Church.
My husband Cy and I live in the country with our many animals.
- Bachelor's Roanoke College
Amy currently serves as our chapel coordinator. She began her tenure at Trinity as a parent in 2000, moving into volunteer positions in Friends of Trinity PTO and then onto the Board of Directors as Treasurer. In 2009, Amy began working at Trinity, first as the Business Office Manager, then as a middle school math teacher. In 2013, Amy began organizing our daily chapel services.
Amy is married to Don Eastham and they have two daughters. Jenna attends St Joseph High School. Sarah is a Trinity alumna and is currently at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. Amy is a member of First United Methodist Church – Victoria and serves on the Crossroads District Committee on Trustees of the United Methodist Church. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Rice University and enjoys horseback riding and reading.
- Bachelor's Rice University (1984)
Fran Edwards graduated from Texas Tech University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and All-Level Art Education Certification. After graduating from college, her first teaching position was in Grand Prairie, Texas, teaching middle school students. After moving to Victoria and taking a break with young children, she began teaching at Trinity Episcopal School in1994. She is beginning her 21st year at Trinity this February.
Fran is married to David C. Edwards, the Business Banking Manager at Well Fargo Bank.She has two adult children that are alumni of Trinity. Her son graduated from Texas State University and is employed by 2Dialog in Dallas ,Texas, and her daughter graduated from Texas Tech University and is presently teaching third grade in the Klein School District in Houston, Texas. She and David are members of Trinity Episcopal Church.
- Bachelor's Texas Tech University (1982)
A native Kansan, Mary Lynn is thrilled to be at Trinity after teaching for 20 years in public schools and small colleges in both Kansas and Texas. She is a four time Telly Award winner for Four Fish Fly Free, a program teaching music fundamentals to preschool and elementary aged children. She has an associates degree in Church Music from Ozark Christian College in Joplin, Missouri, and received her teaching degree from Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kansas, in 1996.
She has been married for 32 years, has 5 children and 4 grandchildren.
In addition to her teaching duties at Trinity, Mary Lynn is also the Music Director for Theatre Victoria.
Nelda has been with us at Trinity for nine years as the reading intervention teacher for grades K-5 through third. She is a language therapist, providing reading instruction for the dyslexic students, coordinator of ITBS assessments, and a member of the Admissions Committee. An educator for 43 years, Nelda has been a teacher in Victoria ISD, a reading instructor in the Academic Foundations Department at Victoria College, and an instructor for future teachers at the University of Houston – Victoria. A former officer in the Texas State Reading Association and a Project Manager for the Texas Reading First Initiative, reading has always been her professional focus.
Nelda is the wife of a psychologist in private practice and mom to a computer network manager in League City, Texas and a second year surgical resident in Wilmington, Delaware . She is a member of First United Methodist Church where she is a student in Disciple Bible Study, a member of the Worship Committee, plays handbells, serves as a Communion Steward and a lay reader for the traditional services. She enjoys working in her yard, dinner with friends, a good movie, a great book and trips to see her sons.
- Bachelor's Univesrity of Houston (1974)
- Master's University of Houston (1984)
Marie became a classroom teacher in 2014. Prior to teaching, she spent 6 years as the Education Specialist for the City of Victoria’s Environmental Department, held positions at Victoria College and UHV as Teaching Assistant, Peer Mentor, Tutor and Computer Lab Assistant, and worked for Dow Seadrift Operations as a Public Affairs Contractor. Marie began taking college courses at Evergreen State College in Olympia, WA, and completed her Bachelor’s in Biology Cum Laude at the University of Houston-Victoria summer of 2005. She received her Master’s degree from the University of Houston-Victoria in May 2008 as the Outstanding Arts and Sciences Graduate Student. She earned her teaching certificate in 2014. She is happily married to Stanley Lester, a Realtor with Remax and has four boys: Dean, Drew, Dayton and Devin.
- Master's University of Houston - Victoria
Stephanie Spears is a Victoria native that attended Nazareth Academy and St. Joseph High School. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication from Texas State University and is married to Aaron Spears. Their two children, Holden and Brigid, attend Trinity Episcopal School.
Before starting a family she was involved in a near fatal car accident with an 18-wheeler that changed her career choice from corporate sales to a vocation in alcohol and drug prevention. She worked in the Youth Department of Mid Coast Family Services for close to 6 years working closely with students both in a classroom setting, in small groups, and as a summer camp counselor.
The position of PE Aide is one she takes seriously as PE, lunch, and recess were her favorite subjects as a grade student.
- Bachelor's Southwest Texas State University
Renee was born in Goliad, Texas and graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Physical Education. After graduation from Texas A&M, Renee married Mark Stroman, a Marine officer, and then spent the next 23 years traveling the world.
In 2011, Renee became the Athletic Director, Physical Education teacher and coach at Trinity Episcopal School in Victoria. Renee's hobbies include, exercising, working in the yard and enjoying her many animals.
Mark and Renee are the proud parents of two boys - Caleb and Zachary Stroman
- Bachelor's Texas A and M University (1981)
Hello. My name is Jamie Lincke. I teach K5 at Trinity Episcopal School and my class is amazing! This is my fourth year of teaching and I am looking forward to the awesome progress my students will attain after the school year. I truly believe education is the key to absolutely any success in the world. I received my Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Education from Texas State University –San Marcos. I have professional experiences in education, healthcare, interior design, sales, and human resources. My passion is my students each and every year. They become mine! I love to travel and shop. I have been to some beautiful places around the world. I like to share my experiences with my students. My boyfriend, William Joost, has added so much to my life and has brought out the best in me personally in all aspects of life. I have three fur babies; Madden, Judson and Jansen. They bring a smile to my face each and every day. I cherish my family and my faith every single second of the day. Thanks for reading! Now let’s have a “Patriotic” year!