Trinity Episcopal Preschool Faculty

Trinity Episcopal Preschool is proud to have a nurturing and experienced faculty and staff.

Note: Click on name to learn more about the staff/teacher.

Amanda Dean - Director

Amanda Dean: Director

Ms. Amanda Dean
Director

Hello! My name is Amanda Dean and I am the Director of Trinity Episcopal Preschool. I have my Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Psychology, and my Master of Education degree in School Counseling. I hold an MSDE Level Six Early Childhood Credential and have my 90-Hour Preschool Certification. I have been in the early childhood field for over 15 years. I most recently come from directing the Towson Y Preschool in Towson MD, and I also directed St. James Preschool in Parkton, MD. I strongly believe that a preschool education should be fun, safe and nurturing for all children. Not only do I direct the preschool, I also teach a bi-weekly Science class for the three’s and Pre-K, and a bi-weekly Library class for the Pre-K. I taught at Trinity Episcopal Preschool in the three’s class from 2010-2015, and I have been back at Trinity since October 2018. I am looking forward to an exciting, fun-filled school year with our children, families and teachers!

CONTACT:
director@tecckids.org
Contact Director


Kathleen Capcara - Preschool Chaplain

Kathleen Capcara Chaplain

Kathleen Capcara
Preschool Chaplain

Kathleen was raised in Columbus, Ohio, where her summer job at age 15 was organizing a play group for neighborhood children. Kathleen studied Anthropology at the University of Cincinnati, and worked in nursing for several years, where she discovered at hospital bedsides how people draw strength from faith traditions and use the Bible to find meaning in their life challenges. Since then, Kathleen has spent 20 years in the field of Christian education for children, youth, and adults.

Kathleen believes the Bible has more than one interpretation, so she is passionate about helping children feel confident using Bible stories to make meaning of their own experiences. In addition to leading all the chapel services at TECC, Kathleen works at Trinity Church on weekdays and Sundays and is a national trainer for Godly Play, the method of Bible storytelling used at TECC.

In her non-existent spare time, Kathleen loves to cook, host parties, and sing!

CONTACT: kcapcara@tecckids.org





Faculty for The Two’s

Anni Braine: Two’s Co-Teacher

Anni Braine: Two’s Co-Teacher

Anni Braine
Two’s Co-Teacher

My name is Anni Braine and I am adopted from China. I have attended three years of college and hold a 90 Hour Certificate in Early Childhood Education. I have always loved working with children! I started as a mother’s helper at age 10! Ever since then, I have done babysitting and substituting. I was an Assistant Teacher at St. James Preschool in Monkton, Maryland prior to coming to Trinity. I have worked at Trinity now for 3 years in the younger two class. I also teach horseback riding to all age groups. I love animals, I own a horse and a dog.

CONTACT: abraine@tecckids.org

Lorraine Robertson: Two’s Co-Teacher

Lorraine Robertson: Two’s Co-Teacher

Lorraine Robertson
Two’s Co-Teacher

My name is Lora Robertson, and I’ve been working at Trinity Preschool for 18 years in the two-year-old class. I co-teach alongside Anni Braine. I was born in Greenville, North Carolina but I’ve lived in Baltimore my whole life. I started out my career with the Department of Social Services, where I spent 6 years before switching over to Early Childhood Education. I’ve worked with preschoolers for over 20 years now. I also assist with admissions at Trinity and love giving tours to prospective families! I love working at Trinity and blessing little hearts with my lessons and love. I wouldn’t have it any other way!

CONTACT: lrobertson@tecckids.org

Renee Brown: Two’s Lead Teacher

Renee Brown: Two’s Lead Teacher

Renee Brown
Two’s Lead Teacher

My name is Renee Brown and I was born raised in Towson, Maryland! I will be working as the lead teacher in the older two’s classroom alongside Katie Horneffer. This is my second school year here with the Trinity family! Most of my education is rooted in visual arts and early childhood development through the Art Education Degree program at Towson University. I’m currently finishing my program with the University of Maryland University College and will be working towards my Master’s in Education in 2020. In my spare time, I work as a commission artist and painter!

I developed a skill and love for visual art through the magnet programs I participated in while attending art schools in Baltimore County. The teachers I had while going to these schools sparked my passion for education and sharing art with others. They took the time to get to know me, understand what I thought was important, develop my talents, and show me that I could apply myself to any aspiration that I could think of. I hope to continue this with my students this year and the many that will follow.

CONTACT: reneebreese@gmail.com


Katie Horneffer: Two's Assistant Teacher

Katie Horneffer: Two’s Assistant Teacher

Katie Horneffer
Two’s Assistant Teacher

My name is Katie Horneffer and I am from Reisterstown, MD but currently reside in Towson.
I hold a bachelor’s degree from Bethany College in interdisciplinary education and
psychology. I also have my 90 hours Certification in Early Childhood Development.
I have wanted to be a teacher since high school, and I have been babysitting since age
13. I enjoy teaching and watching the kids grow and learn throughout the year. This is my
4th school year at Trinity Preschool, and I am so excited to be working with Ms. Renee in the
Older Two’s Class!

CONTACT: khorneffer@tecckids.org

 




Faculty for The Three’s

Kathy Tilmes: Three's Lead Teacher

Kathy Tilmes: Three’s Lead Teacher

Kathy Tilmes
Three’s Lead Teacher

My name is Ms. Kathy and I was born and raised in Baltimore. I received my Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education as well as my 90-Hour Certification from Essex Community College. I continued to take Psychology and Early Childhood classes at Towson University. I have worked at Trinity Episcopal Preschool for 20 years and have been a three’s teacher for 16 years. Prior to Trinity, I worked as a Pre-K teacher for 2 years. I have a passion for music and theater and love to share that with the children. I am honored to be a part of building a foundation in these children at such an early age.

I have three boys of my own and they have all been part of the Trinity family as well. Justin (20) goes to UMBC, Sam (18) goes to Eastern Technical High School, and Joey is in 1st grade at Fullerton Elementary. As a parent I can honestly say that Trinity Preschool has given my children a wonderful start towards their academic successes!

CONTACT: ktilmes@tecckids.org


Christina Joseph: Three's Lead Teacher

Christina Joseph: Three’s Co-Teacher

Christina Quinn
Three’s Co-Teacher

My name is Christina Joseph I hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salisbury University, a CDA in infants and toddler education and my 90 hour preschool certificate. I knew I wanted to be a teacher from the time I was young. I always enjoyed helping others and the sheer gratification of teaching someone something new! My journey into teaching started when I became a personal nanny shortly after I graduated from college. The joy of teaching solidified when I graduated from college and moved to Washington, D.C. where I
began teaching in a two’s program. From there, I found my way to Trinity and started working in our Two’s program. This year marks the fifth year working at Trinity and I could not be more excited to be working and teaching the Three’s class this year!

CONTACT: cquinn@tecckids.org

 


Ms. Linda Kerxton - Three's Lead Teacher

Linda Kerxton

Ms. Linda Kerxton
Three’s Lead Teacher

Ms. Linda grew up in Parkville and graduated from Towson University with a B.S. in Early Childhood Education. She joined the Trinity Staff in October, 2014 as a substitute and was hired to teach the threes as a lead teacher in September, 2015. Her favorite part of the job is watching children learn and grow each day!

CONTACT: lkerxton@tecckids.org

 


Dominique Brown: Three’s Assistant Teacher

Dominique Brown: Three’s Assistant Teacher

Dominique Brown
Three’s Assistant Teacher

Hello! My name is Dominique Brown and I am from Baltimore, MD. More specifically Towson! I grew up right here in the Towson area and loved every moment of it. While this 2019-2020 school year will be my first here at Trinity, this will be my 5th year teaching. I have been with Children for as long as I can remember. I started with babysitting and my love for children grew from there. I have worked in multiple school settings in a before and after care program for school age, and most recently as a Pre-K teacher at The Goddard School. I started my schooling at CCBC pursing my AA in Early Childhood and now I am currently enrolled at Towson University and in process of obtaining my BA in Early Childhood Education. My passion is teaching and when I’m not teaching in my spare time I love to paint. I look forward to my career here at Trinity and hope to learn from the children as much as they learn from me.




Faculty for Pre-K

Tressa Andrews - Pre-K Lead Teacher

Tressa Andrews: Pre-K Lead Teacher

Ms. Tressa Andrews
Pre-K Teacher

My name is Ms. Tressa and I am from Harford County and hold a B.A. in Early and Elementary Education from Notre Dame of Maryland University. I have 17 years’ experience in education, 13 of those years in Pre-K! I am not only a teacher, but a parent, which I
believe gives a different perspective as an educator. My daughter, Sara, is a graduate of Hollins University in Roanoke, Virgina. I am a master swimmer as well. I enjoy photography and painting when I get the chance to do so! I also support the Special Olympics by being a Super Plunger for my fifth year in a row. This event involves plunging into the cold waters of the Chesapeake Bay at the end of January 24 times in 24 hrs. It is a challenge, but the Special Olympians inspire me to be as brave as they are when they compete.
I chose to become a teacher because my first teachers taught me the importance of curiosity and to explore my surroundings. They instilled the importance of community and giving back to others. My first teachers were the backbone of my beliefs. They are my Mom
and Dad! I am blessed to be a part of the Trinity family for my fourth year!

CONTACT: tandrews@tecckids.org

Megan Sevidal- Pre-K Lead Teacher / Art Teacher

Megan Sevidal : Pre-K Lead Teacher

Ms. Megan Sevidal
Pre-K Teacher
Art Teacher

My name is Megan Sevidal, I am a lead Pre-K teacher here at Trinity and also the Art Teacher. I have been teaching preschool for 10 years, and this is my 4th school year at Trinity. I have taught in the 2’s, 3’s and Pre-K classes, but Pre-K is where I feel most at home. I studied as an Art History major at Towson University and I love being able to bring this knowledge to the children. I feel that Early Childhood Education is such an important foundation to our children’s academic education as well as their social needs. I feel privileged to be part of their journey!

CONTACT: msevidal@tecckids.org

Rita Davenport: Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Rita Davenport: Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Rita Davenport
Pre-K Assistant Teacher

“Hi all! My name is Rita Davenport. I am from Baltimore and have always loved it here! I obtained my Bachelors Degree from the University of Baltimore in May of 2018.I am currently a graduate student student at the University of Maryland Global Campus and will have my Masters in 2020! This is my second year here at Trinity and I’ve never felt more at home. Overall, I’ve had about five years of teaching experience, two of those in early childhood.

My finace, David, and I are getting married in a little over a year. In my spare time, I help him with his electrical business. We have two cats, Booger and Lamar who we absolutely adore. I chose to become a teacher so I can be for others what my teachers were for me. They changed my life for the better. They made me into the woman I am today.”


MaryLynne McBain: Pre-K Assistant Teacher

MaryLynne McBain: Pre-K Assistant Teacher

MaryLynne McBain
Pre-K Assistant Teacher

Hello, my name is MaryLynne McBain and this is my first year at Trinity! I grew up in Baltimore and currently reside in Harford County with my husband, son, daughter, and our new Golden Retriever puppy named “Skip”. I have a BFA degree in Visual Communications from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). I fell in love with art at a very young age and knew my journey would always be filled with creativity! I have worked for over 20 years in the Graphic Design/Printing field before making a career shift towards Education. Inspired by my own children’s teachers, I enrolled at Notre Dame of Maryland University to pursue a teaching certificate. Most recently, I have been teaching art in Harford County and Baltimore City Schools in Pre-K through 12th grade. I am looking forward to working with the students at Trinity, and I’m humbled to be part of their journey in education and life.




Faculty for Specials

Molly Schaeren - Music Teacher & Spanish Teacher

Molly Schaeren

Molly Schaeren
Music Teacher & Spanish Teacher

Hello! – ¡Buenos Días! My name is Molly Schaeren. Growing up in Baltimore County, music and languages were my favorite subjects in and out of school. After college (B.A. in Music) I went to Switzerland to further my studies in music, all the while speaking French and immersing myself in Swiss culture. I ended up staying for 25 years, teaching music in an international school and speaking French, German, Spanish – and a little English! I received an M.S. in Music Education from Towson University while on sabbatical. My Swiss husband and I returned to Maryland in 2003. Since then I have taught early childhood music, French and Spanish in the Baltimore area. I came to TECC in 2013 as the Spanish teacher and am thrilled to now be teaching music as well. It is such a joy to be part of the Trinity community!