Administration and Staff
Kristy Nelson has joined the faculty at Trinity Episcopal School as Interim Head of School . Ms. Nelson has a long history with the school, having served in multiple positions, including development director, teacher, trustee, past interim, and—most importantly—as a Trinity parent.
Ms. Nelson has worked in public and private education for 20 years as a teacher, administrator, and education consultant at two state Education Service Centers. She has an undergraduate degree from Texas Tech University and a graduate degree in educational leadership from Lamar University.
"I’m excited to return to the Trinity family as the interim head of school,” Nelson said. “I look forward to the opportunity to once again work at the school I love and that has meant so much to my own family.”
- Bachelor's Texas Tech University (1993)
- Master's Lamar University (2009)
Katherine has been with Trinity Episcopal School since 2011, starting as the school's Business Manager and later transitioning to the Admissions Director position in order to cultivate relationships with prospective and newly enrolled families. In 2016, Katherine became the Assistant Head of School to support our growing campus with a focus on our students' conduct and Christian behavior.
Katherine came to Texas after 15 years working for the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, most recently as Director of Operations at the campus Wellness Center. A lifelong athlete, Katherine played college basketball at South Dakota State University where she earned a degree in fitness and wellness. She later earned her MBA at Cardinal Stritch University.
Katherine is a proud mom of a Trinity alumni and current St. Joseph student.
- Bachelor's South Dakota State University (1997)
- Master's Cardinal Stritch University (2005)
Sasha Burns is originally from Oklahoma, but has called Victoria home since 2008. She received her Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Oklahoma State University in 1998. From there she worked for Intuit Inc. as a Tax Analyst/Software Developer. After more than 15 years with Intuit, Sasha decided on a career change and started working with Victoria Independent School District as a Teacher Intern. She began teaching 2nd Grade at Shields Elementary and moved to 4th Grade.
In her free time, Sasha enjoys being an active part of our Victoria community and sharing her time with friends and family. She is also the mother of former student Devin Burns. Sasha prides herself in the work she does and has an open door policy for those needing anything.
- Bachelor's Oklahoma State
Tanya was born in Hawaii, raised in Victoria, and attended Trinity Episcopal School as a child. She earned her B.A. in English literature from Rhodes College in Memphis, TN and her J.D. from University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband, Eddie, are proud parents of Penelope and Owen, who both attend Trinity Episcopal School.
Tanya is the past Program Director of the Children's Discovery Museum of the Golden Crescent, and the new Admissions Director at Trinity Episcopal School. She is responsible for the school's admissions activities. She enjoys her role of welcoming new and current families into each school year.
- Doctorate University of Houston Law Center
Cheryl grew up in Victoria, TX and graduated from Saint Joseph High School in 1999. She received a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Texas State University in 2004. Before moving back to Victoria, she spent 6 years as a sales manager for Tiffany & Co and brings a strong background of customer service and business operations experience.
Cheryl married Seth Brumley in April of 2006 and they are proud parents of Waylon, a current Trinity student. She is a member of Saint Francis Episcopal Church and helps with their 2nd Sunday game nights, coaches baseball and basketball, and is renovating a 100 year old farmhouse.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M- Corpus Christi
This is Sheryl's 20th year at Trinity, starting as a substitute and now serving as the Administrative Assistant. She has also provided private tutoring for more than 15 years and continues to do so. Sheryl attended Victoria College and has previously worked in business and finance.
Sheryl is married to Micheal Sevier, who is employed by Dow Chemical as an operator. They are members of Parkway Church and have two adult children and six grandchildren. In her rarely found "free time", Sheryl enjoys family, cooking, crafting, gardening, and road trips, but mostly spoiling grandchildren.