Administration and Staff
Head of School Kristy Nelson has worked in K-12 education for 26 years and has been involved with Trinity in some way for the past 12 years, as the Board of Trustees President, development director, teacher, and past interim Head of School. But her most important role has been as a parent, tasked with ensuring her children had the best educational opportunities for success. All three of her children are graduates of Trinity and she considers this school a second home for her family. Ms. Nelson has worked at several public school districts as well as two different Education Service Centers in Texas. She currently serves as a member of the Southwestern Association of Episcopal Schools Board of Directors, Trinity’s parent organization. She also serves on several non-profit boards in the area. She has been married to Richard Nelson for 25 years.
BA in Broadcast Journalism: Texas Tech University 1993
Teacher Certification: University of Houston-Victoria 1997
M.Ed. in Education Administration: Lamar University 2008
Ed.D. in Education Leadership: Vanderbilt University 2021
- 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
After graduating from Southwest Texas State University with a degree in Nutrition, she spent 6 years as a sales manager for Tiffany & Co. in Austin and The Woodlands. Cheryl and her husband Seth decided to leave city life for the peace of country living and to raise their son Waylon amongst hometown family and friends.
She is passionate about Trinity Episcopal School and her role as Development Director. Building relationships with Trinity families, alumni, and students through special events, fundraising, school communication, and social media is her main priority in helping to showcase Trinity as the premiere private institution in the Crossroads.
- Bachelor's Texas State University
Kimberly Tomasek is a 2007 graduate of Texas A&M – Corpus Christi. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus in Mathematics. She has been teaching since 2007 in both public school and private school settings. She has taught everything from 5th grade mathematics through High School Geometry. Her current position is Curriculum and Instructional Director. Her experience in the classroom has involved working with students at all skill levels; from the intervention level through Pre-AP. It is with great excitement and expectation that she looks forward to the upcoming year.
She is the proud wife of Darrell Tomasek, Senior Pastor of Northside Baptist Church. They have been married since 1997. She has two great boys. Bryce is 18 years old and Braden who is 12years old.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M- Corpus Christi
- Texas A&M- Corpus Christi
Cara Martinez is a Registered Nurse who joined Trinity in 2019 as the School Nurse and Chapel Coordinator. She earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from Lamar University in Beaumont, Texas in 2005. The majority of her nursing career has been in the Emergency Department but also has experience in forensic nursing, case management, and primary care clinic.
Cara and her husband Jeff Martinez moved to Victoria in November 2015 when Jeff accepted a position with Performance Food Group. Cara and Jeff have two sons, Dane and Dominic who are both students at Trinity.
As a family, they enjoy fishing, hanging out at the beach, snowboarding, gardening, and spending time at home with their dogs Wyatt and Banana Peel.
- Bachelor's Lamar University
- Lamar University
Lucas Schuckenbrock is originally from Mission, Texas, but moved to Victoria in 2006 with his wife. They have two boys, Gunner and Austin, both at Trinity. The Schuckenbrock's have been involved with many activities around Trinity as their children have grown up there. Luke is a jack of all trades and has a thirst for knowledge. Friends call him Mr. Googles. He has a passion for cooking and catering. He has cooked many meals for the school over the past two years and looks forward to cooking in the Trinity Kitchen more in the upcoming year. Luke likes minibikes, BBQ/cooking competitions and building small projects in his spare time.
- Other Victoria College
- Other Victoria College