- Bachelor's Texas A and M University (1994)
My name is Charlotte Bethke and this is my 3rd year as the K4 Teacher at Trinity Episcopal School. I have taught for over 20 years, and I am so excited to be teaching here at Trinity. I graduated from University of Houston-Victoria with my Bachelor's Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies specializing in Reading and Early Childhood Education. I have been married to my husband, Doye, for 27 years and together we have two daughters; Kasi a senior at Texas State University and Emilee a sophomore at Texas A&M University in College Station. I enjoy outdoor activities such as; gardening, camping, scrapbooking and canning. I am an active member of my church-St Joseph Catholic Church- Inez ,Texas and community organizations such as the Victoria Livestock Show and Victoria County Aggie Moms Club.
Nancy came to Trinity in February 2007. She worked as a Substitute Teacher until becoming a K4 Aide in August 2012. She currently works in Mrs. Bethke's K4 class.
Nancy is married and has a son, Tyler, who is in graduate school at Texas A&M.
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.
Esme has worked with young children for the past 23 years. She came to Trinity 2008 and has served as the extended care director or co-director since that time.
Esme is married and has two children and seven grandchildren. In her spare time Esme enjoys reading, gardening, and cooking, but her greatest enjoyment is spending time with her family.
Sarah Turner is excited to be one of your Kindergarten teachers for the 2020-2021 school year. She began teaching in August 2010 after graduating from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor’s of Science Degree. Throughout her education career, Mrs. Turner has taught both second and third grade. She has been married to her husband, Aaron, since 2008. They have two children, Belle and Adam, who are also Trinity students. While at home, when she isn’t busy chasing kids and dogs around, you can find Mrs. Turner outside working in her garden or sitting on the back porch drinking coffee.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M
- Texas A&M
Suzan Talley is the K5 assistant. She first worked here from 1998-2001 as K4 assistant and now has been with Trinity since 2007. She is the mother of a 20-year-old son who attended Trinity for seven years and is currently serving in the U. S. Army. In her free time, she enjoys baking and learning new things.
- Bachelor's Southwest Texas State University
Claire is passionate about educating young children in developmentally appropriate ways while creating valuable and exciting learning experiences! She began her teaching career at Chandler Elementary in 2005. Then, in 2012 became part of the Trinity Episcopal School family. She is a native of New Iberia, Louisiana, and is proud of her Cajun heritage but has considered Victoria, Texas her home since 1996. Claire is married to Daniel R. Goyen who manages their family business which began in 1972, Goyen Electric. Their children are Avery Faith and Everett Daniel. Her passions also include her faith and family!
- Bachelor's University of Houston-Victoria (2005)
Kristine King is excited to be teaching first grade at Trinity Episcopal School. Mrs. King taught at Rowland Elementary for five years before moving to La Vernia where she then returned to her hometown of Victoria and joined our staff here at Trinity in 2019. Kristine has taught 5th grade and 1st grade.
She and her husband, John, have been married for 12 years and are the proud parents of Lillian and Carter. Kristine enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, reading, and being outdoors. She has a passion for teaching and is excited to get to know all of her new students as well as love on her previous ones.
- Bachelor's UHV
Hello! My name is Jenny Turner, my husband Jeff and I just recently moved to Victoria from Bastrop Texas. I have been teaching and working with children for over 28 years. I am thrilled to be joining the staff of Trinity Episcopal School for the upcoming year as the PALS Coordinator. For the last 6 years, I was the Assistant Head of School for Calvary Episcopal School in Bastrop. I deeply appreciated the education and values that the Episcopal Schools instill in their students and faculty.
In my spare time, I love to travel, camping and working in the yard and garden. I enjoy volunteering in church and attending bible studies. I am looking forward to meeting students, parents and working with the fabulous staff of Trinity this year.
Susie Mozisek is thrilled to once again be teaching 2nd Grade for the 2020-2021 school year. She began her teaching career in 1992 as a third grade public school teacher, and she continued to teach at that level for five years. After a fifteen year break of staying home to raise her children, Mrs. Mozisek began teaching again at Trinity in 2011. She first taught K4, and the next year took the 4th grade position which she held for the next two years. She loved every minute of it, but was excited to go back to her first love of 3rd grade for the next four years. Mrs. Mozisek moved to 2nd grade in the fall of 2018, and found her new favorite grade level to teach. She is dedicated to preparing the students academically, socially, and spiritually for the years to come. Trinity has become her second family over the last nine years, and she has been blessed by all the families she has met. 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 Skip Mozisek for 28 years and is blessed with 3 amazing kids. Her daughter, Annie, is a Trinity alumni and a junior at Texas A&M University. Mrs.Mozisek is also a member of Fellowship of the Crossroads Church where her husband is the Creative Arts Pastor. She enjoys vacationing in Colorado, reading, going to the movies, and spending time with family and friends.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M University (1991)
- 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 10 years. Rachel has taught Pre-K3, Pre-K4, and 3rd Grade.
Teaching at Trinity has been a giant blessing. She enjoys going to Chapel and praising God for all his blessings, daily. She loves having her son on campus with her and loves that he feels right at home, here.
Rachel loves to camp, bake, cook, read, cheer on the Longhorns, and be outdoors with her husband, Brandon, and son Kyle. Rachel is also an active member at Grace Lutheran Church.
- Bachelor's Concordia University at Texas
I was born and raised in Victoria, TX. I attended Liberty Academy where I took dual credit classes and graduated with my Associates of Arts from Victoria College in 2017. In 2019, I graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with my Bachelor's of Arts in Psychology. I previously had the role of a Student Success Advocate at the University of Houston-Victoria for two years. I am excited to be joining the Trinity faculty this year and I look forward to working with everyone. In my spare time I enjoy working out, watching anime, and spending time with family and my dog.
Jamie Biles is a 1993 graduate of Stephen F. Austin State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. During her teaching career, she has taught students in all grades from PreK to 5th grade. She joined the Trinity staff in 2014 and is the 4th grade ELAR and Social Studies teacher. She looks forward to exploring different genres of literature and diving into Texas History this year with her students.
Jamie and her husband, Stephen, are the proud parents of Benjamin, Grant, and Lauren.
- Bachelor's Stephen F. Austin State University
- Stephen F. Austin State University
- Bachelor's Stephen F. Austin State University (1993)
Hi! My name is Bobbie Sala. I graduated from Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi with a bachelors degree in biomedical science. After graduation, I got my teaching certification and immediately became a math interventionist for a year, then began teaching. This will be my fourth year teaching math and science for 4th grade!
I absolutely love teaching and watching my students learn to love learning and grow each day!
When I’m not teaching, I love to read, spend time with my friends and family, and binge-watch tv shows.
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 and fifth 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.
- Master's University of Houston-Victoria
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. Since she began teaching in 2004, she has taught fourth and fifth grade in public school and then started her education journey at Trinity in 2013. She is excited to continue her seventh 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 have and currently attend Trinity. When she's not taking her children to extracurricular activities, Kelly enjoys reading, decorating, and spending time camping 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.
Katrina Pogue graduated from the University of Houston-Victoria with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, and currently holds a certificate in Social Studies for grades 4-8. Katrina’s seventh grade history students hold an annual Frontier Day at Trinity, and her eighth grade students have a mock trial at the Municipal Courthouse in downtown Victoria. She is also the coordinator for Outdoor Education for Trinity students in grades 4-8.
Katrina and her husband Matthew are blessed with three beautiful children-Hunter, Jackson, and Isabella. Katrina loves to travel, especially to historical sites. Every summer she applies for education scholarships to travel to places that she teaches about. Through those experiences, she has learned new and exciting stories, and has received different resources that she has brought back to her students and Trinity. She and her family also love camping and hiking in the great outdoors! Their goal is to visit all of the national parks in America. Katrina is honored to be teaching at Trinity. It has become a second family and home for her and her children.
- Bachelor's University of Victoria
- University Houston-Victoria
- Bachelor's University Houston-Victoria (2009)
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 27th year teaching Spanish at Trinity to students in fifth 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 Lieutenant Colonel USMC Romeo Paolo, a Naval Academy graduate stationed in Washington, D.C. and daughter Monique Bentley Ernst of Sugarland. Martha is a proud grandmother of eight grandchildren.
She is a member of Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church where she has been active in the Lectors Ministry for the last twenty-two years and is a member of the Catholic Daughters. She enjoys cooking, decorating, traveling and spending time with her family
- English Language Academy Lima-Peru
- Word Processing Secretary Texas Vocational Schools
- Universidad Particular Ricardo Palma
I have been the Trinity Episcopal School Librarian since 2016. Prior to coming to Trinity, I was an Early Childhood Educator in the public schools for several years, teaching Pre-Kindergarten, first and second grades. I am excited to begin my fifth year as a Librarian at Trinity and my second year as Co-Teacher in the Makespace. I have been given such a gift to combine two of my passions: literature and three-dimensional art.
When not at school, I am at home in the country with my husband and our menagerie of animals.
- Bachelor's Roanoke College
- Certified Early Childhood Education (2004)
- American Montessori Certification (2006)
LeAnn Jander received her Bachelor of Science Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies, with an emphasis in reading, from Texas A&M University in 1995. After five years in the classroom teaching second grade and kindergarten, she stayed at home to raise her children. LeAnn has served as a substitute teacher at Trinity, and also served as the Librarian for the 2014-2015 school year.
LeAnn and her husband of twenty-two years, Dwight, are the proud parents of Ella, a current Trinity eighth grader, Caden, a Trinity alumni and current sophomore at Texas A&M University and Cason, a Trinity alumni and current Junior at Cuero High School. LeAnn is excited about returning to the school setting assisting with the P. E. program.
When LeAnn isn’t attending her children’s extra-curricular activities and games, she is involved in volunteering within her children’s organizations such as Aggie Moms, Cuero FFA Booster Club, Cuero Varsity Football Moms, Cuero Athletic Booster Club and a Trinity Room Mom.
LeAnn also enjoys traveling, shopping, antiquing, canning and stock showing with her family as well as being active in her church, St. John Lutheran.
- Bachelor's Texas A&M University
- Texas A&M University
Erin Koehler is a 1999 graduate of Southwest Texas State with a Bachelor's Degree in Geography. She has worked for several churches serving as Youth Minister. Before moving to Victoria this summer, Erin spent 6 years as a Senior Dorm Parent for the Residential Life Program at TMI Episcopal School in San Antonio. Her husband, Michael, is serving as the new Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church. They are the proud parents of 3 sons, Kenny, Joseph, and Stephen, all of who will be attending Trinity. Erin enjoys digging in the dirt and reading if there ever is any free time.
- Bachelor's Southwest Texas State University
- Southwest Texas State University
- Master's University of Houston - Victoria
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 and their bunny Jet!
- Bachelor's Lamar University
- Lamar University
- Bachelor's University of Arkansas
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)