Caring, Engaging, & Inspiring...meet our educators

Mrs. Patricia KolbeckK4

“What excites me most about teaching K4 students is their absolute love of learning. To see smiling faces each day is heartwarming. Four year olds are eager to learn and when the “light bulb” goes on you know they are on their journey.” ...read Mrs. Kolbeck's biography

Mrs. Karen O’LearyKindergarten

"I love to watch my students grow in reading confidence. The students have great ability at an early age." ...read Mrs. O'Leary's biography

Mrs. Marie Akre1st Grade

"I love seeing the excitement in my student's eyes as they begin to learn and master math, spelling, and phonics skills. I also love reading classic literature stories to my students." ...read Mrs. Akre's biography

Mrs. Kris Baudek2nd Grade

"In teaching I try to plant a seed of knowledge and curiosity in my students every day. Often when these seeds are planted the results are not immediate. But eventually the light bulb goes on and I see the joy in my student's eyes. That's why I teach. The job is challenging, joyful, and exhausting, and I love it." ...read Mrs. Baudek's biography

Mrs. Danielle Hart3rd Grade

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Mr. Christopher Warner4th Grade

"I love to observe how the outstanding literature we read in class molds the character of my students." ...read Mr. Warner's biography

Miss Abigail Schreiber5th Grade

"I enjoy sharing my love of history with my students and appreciate the opportunity to introduce them to the story of the founding of Western Civilization." ...read Miss Schreiber's biography

Mrs. Susan Mitchell, M.A.Middle School English

"I am passionate about teaching students both literature and religion, and I believe students, even very young students, are capable of great competence in studying and understanding their faith as well as learning how to read serious pieces of literature. I find students filled with joy and goodness, eager to be challenged, and capable of great maturity and kindness. Our middle school forensics students sweep most competitions they enter, and they do so by being well trained, happy, and respectful. Working with them literally fills me with joy. In today’s world, there is so much to be done to serve youth, educate them well, and love them. I thank our Lord that He has given me the opportunity to do all of the above. We offer our work at Trinity Academy to Mary the Mother of God, and beg her assistance in all that we do."...read Mrs. Mitchell's biography

English Faculty:

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MAMiddle School Religion

"I most enjoy handing on the Catholic faith to my students, and seeing how our Lord grows the seeds that have been planted, in the wonderful, profound and mysterious way that He alone can do. This is sometimes manifested in Question and Answer sessions, when the students apparently begin to love the Lord, in a paragraph on the final exam, or shared personally with me." ...read Fr. Don's biography

Religion Faculty:

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MAMathematics Middle School

"I'm delighted to be working with students in Trinity's nurturing, carding community. I have always loved math. I want my students to feel that same enthusiasm. I enjoy sharing the beauty, structure and diversity of math with the students. Math illustrates for us that we can use multiple different paths to reach the same correct solution. It shows us patterns not just in numbers and shapes but in the world around us. It challenges us to be detectives to solve stimulating problems and puzzles and then provides the personal satisfaction of following a problem to its completion. We see math all around us in art, music, science and nature. Math gives us a special way to enjoy the beauty in God's world." ...read Mrs. Engle's biography

Mathematics Faculty:

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MA
Mr. William Erickson, BA ...

Captain John Kolbeck, MSMiddle School Science

"I enjoy the challenge of presenting new ideas about the physical world and catalyzing a desire to learn more about God’s brilliant design of the universe." ...read Captain Kolbeck's biography

Science Faculty:

Dr. John Puchner, MD
Captain John Kolbeck, MS ...

Mr. Peter Hermanson, MAMiddle School History

"I enjoy teaching the students about their rich history as Americans, as well as the unique history and structure of their government. I firmly believes that knowledge of one’s history is the first step in becoming an informed citizen." ...read Mr. Hermanson's biography

History Faculty:

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.
Dr. John Puchner, MD
Mr. Peter Hermanson, MA ...

Mr. William Erickson, BAMiddle School Languages

"In the Latin classroom, I love everything about the language – not at all a dead one – from first training my sixth-graders in grammar, to mining through plays and letters for authentic Latin idioms, to re-reading Vergil’s Aeneid each year with my new AP students." read Mr. Erickson's biography

Languages Faculty:

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D. (Italian)
Mr. William Erickson, BA (Latin)
Dr. John Puchner, MD (Latin)
Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA (German)
Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D. (French) ...

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.High School English, Headmaster

"One of my greatest pleasures as Headmaster is to see the progress and achievements of our students at all levels of the school. Whether I am reading Winnie the Pooh in a Lower School classroom, greeting parents at a Presentation Day, or sharing conversation with our older students between classes, I know we have built a community of scholars and citizens who will make a difference in our local community and our nation." ...read Dr. Mitchell's biography

English Faculty:

Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mrs. Susan Mitchell, M.A.High School Religion

"I am passionate about teaching students both literature and religion, and I believe students, even very young students, are capable of great competence in studying and understanding their faith as well as learning how to read serious pieces of literature. I find students filled with joy and goodness, eager to be challenged, and capable of great maturity and kindness. Our middle school forensics students sweep most competitions they enter, and they do so by being well trained, happy, and respectful. Working with them literally fills me with joy. In today’s world, there is so much to be done to serve youth, educate them well, and love them. I thank our Lord that He has given me the opportunity to do all of the above. We offer our work at Trinity Academy to Mary the Mother of God, and beg her assistance in all that we do." ...read Mrs. Mitchell's biography

Religion Faculty:

Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA.
Mrs. Susan Mitchell, Ph.D. studies ...

Mr. William Erickson, BAHigh School Math

"I particularly enjoy introducing advanced high school students to the historical controversy and methods behind calculus in both AP levels. I also make it a goal to stretch my Algebra students’ perception of Mathematics and to lead them to discover the wider and often beautiful picture, from a college perspective, underlying subjects such as the complex number system and linear algebra." ...read Mr. Erickson's biography

Mathematics Faculty:

Mrs. Jensy Engle, MA
Mr. William Erickson, BA ...

Dr. John Puchner, MDHigh School Science

"I am most excited to see my students grow over the four years of high school, both in an academic sense and even more in a personal sense. As a College Prep school, we teach our students not only how to learn, but also why." ...read Dr. Puchner's biography

Science Faculty:

Dr. John Puchner, MD
Captain John Kolbeck, MS ...

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.High School History

"I always say that I teach my High School classes at Trinity at the same, or even a higher level, as the college courses I teach in the evenings. The students are already doing college-level work, and some even out score their college counterparts." ...read Dr. Hauser's biography

History Faculty:

Dr. Stephen Hauser, Ph.D.
Dr. John Puchner, MD
Mr. Peter Hermanson, MA ...

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D.High School Languages

"I am passionate about helping our students gain the self-confidence to share their personal gifts with those around them. Joy in learning is contagious and we have fun in the classroom every day! Whether we are exploring themes in George Eliot’s Silas Marner, or traveling through Dante’s Divine Comedy in Italian III, we learn together, and I make new discoveries through the students’ insights every day. A true gift!" ...read Dr. E's biography

Languages Faculty:

Dr. Elizabeth Mitchell, Ph.D. (Italian)
Mr. William Erickson, BA (Latin)
Dr. John Puchner, MD (Latin)
Fr. Donald Schmidt, MA (German)
Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D. (French) ...

Miss Amanda SchreiberArt

"What I love most about teaching Art is watching the development in my students, whether it is artistic abilities, faith, or simply maturity. It is fascinating to watch the students grow and a great privilege to be a part of that process." ...read Miss Schreiber's biography

Miss Hannah SchreiberGym

"Teaching students new games and sports as well as seeing their improved physical capabilities is what I enjoy the most. Equally important to me is instilling in my students the importance of being good team players and leaders." ...read Miss Schreiber's biography

Mrs. Karen O’LearyMusic

"Mrs. O’Leary is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Whitewater, with a Bachelor of Music, with a Vocal emphasis and a teaching certificate." ...ead Mrs. O’Leary's biography

Joseph SommersInformation Technology and Athletics

“I am very excited when I see students, in complete freedom, choosing to fully participate in all of the activities of the school. This includes classroom study, clubs, sports and dances as well as spiritual activities such as Reconciliation, Mass, and Adoration. I am passionate about our student athletes gaining the discipline and control over their bodies to become outstanding athletes” ...read Mr. Sommers' biography

Mrs. Valerie MascittiOffice Administrator

"I absolutely love my job and being a part of Trinity Academy. I am surrounded by good, kind, and wonderful people all working together to educate children to the highest standards with an amazing curriculum, and doing it in the Catholic tradition. This is a loving place." ...read Mrs. Mascitti's biography

Recent News & Events

  • Are you ready?Thu.May.2016

    The 2016 ACT TEST is being held on Sept 10, Oct 22, and Dec 10 and SAT TEST on Oct 1, Nov 5, and Dec 3. read more


Our Headmaster

  • Dr. Robin Mitchell, Ph.D.
    A solid education is one of the greatest gifts which can be given to a child. I invite you to visit our program through these pages and to learn more about our unique environment. I often tell the people I meet that Trinity Academy is a special place. We experience the joy of learning and the happiness of shared purpose and effort. At Trinity Academy every child matters, and excellence is at the heart of all we strive to accomplish. read more

A Saint A Day

  • St. LawrenceFeast Day: August 10
    Born: Unknown
    Died: 258

    The esteem in which the Church holds Lawrence is seen in the fact that today’s celebration ranks as a feast. We know very little about his life. He is one of those whose martyrdom made a deep and lasting impression on the early Church. Celebration of his feast day spread rapidly. read more

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