Trinity Episcopal Preschool is proud to have a nurturing and experienced faculty and staff.
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- Amanda Dean - Director
Ms. Amanda Dean
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 also 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. I taught at Trinity Episcopal Preschool from 2010-2015, and I am so excited to return as the preschool director to continue the wonderful mission of our school!
- 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!
Faculty for The Two’s
- Christina Quinn - Two's Lead Teacher
My name is Christina Quinn and from Fallston, Maryland. I hold Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Salisbury University, as well as a CDA in Education. I knew I wanted to be teacher from the time I was young. I always enjoyed helping others! 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! I absolutely love teaching the twos here!
- Katie Horneffer - Two's Assistant Teacher
Two’s Assistant Teacher
My name is Katie Horneffer and I am from Reisterstown, Maryland. 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. I have been babysitting since age 13 and I get a thrill watching kids grow up and knowing that I am a big part of their lives!
- Anni Braine - Two's Lead Teacher
Two’s Assistant Teacher
My name is Anni Braine and I am 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 also teach horseback riding to children! I love animals and have a horse named Kizzie and a puppy named Ophelia.
- Lorraine Robertson - Two's Assistant Teacher
Two’s Assistant Teacher
Ms. Lorraine was born in North Carolina, but has spent the majority of her life in the Baltimore area. After high school she began working for the Department of Social Services as an emergency aid specialist. After six years with DSS, she decided to begin her career educating young children.
Lorraine has worked in a pre-school and childcare setting for more than 20 years and has been a part of the Trinity team for fourteen years teaching in the twos!
Faculty for The Three’s
- Kathy Tilmes - Three's Lead Teacher
Three’s Lead Teacher
Ms. Kathy has worked at Trinity Episcopal Preschool for 16 years and has been our most consistent threes teacher for the past 12 years. She is originally from the Baltimore area and attended high school at the Institute of Notre Dame. Kathy received her Associates Degree in Early Childhood from Essex Community College. Kathy has two children that both attended Trinity and a third “Trinity Tiger” currently enrolled!
- Ms. Linda Kerxton - Three's Lead Teacher
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!
- Shelly Covington - Three's Assistant Teacher
Three’s Assistant Teacher
Ms. Shelley has been working with children for over 20 years and has her 90 hours certification in early childhood education. She worked at Day Spring Christian Academy for 10 years running the aftercare program, as well as assisting in their preschool program with threes and fours.
Ms. Shelley has been working as part of the Trinity Staff for three years as an Assistant Teacher in the Threes, as well as substituting in other classrooms as needed. She also helps run the morning carpool program with Ms. Lisa!
Faculty for Pre-K
- Tressa Andrews - Pre-K Lead Teacher
Ms. Tressa Andrews
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 14 years’ experience in education, 10 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 senior at Hollins University in Roanoke, Virgina. I am a master swimmer as well. I enjoy photograph and painting when I get the chance to do so!
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!
- Megan Sevidal- Pre-K Lead Teacher / Art Teacher
Ms. Megan Sevidal
My name is Megan Sevidal and I am from Lemoore, California. I was born on a naval base there. I studied Art History at Towson University and have worked in preschools for the past 7 years. I live in Towson in the Rogers Forge Community. My husband and I have two daughters. Deirdre is 14 and Nora is 12. When they were in preschool, I would sometimes volunteer at their school and teach the children about famous artists. The Director liked the lessons so much, she asked me if I would come on board and teach full time! So I did! I found that I really loved teaching art to the children and eventually I added being a classroom teacher as well! I have taught in the twos, threes and fours. I really love this age group! It is amazing how much they are like little sponges and soak up everything you teach them! It is so important to give our children a solid base to their education and I am happy to be a part of that journey!
- Renee Brown - Pre-K Assistant Teacher
Pre-K Assistant Teacher
My name is Renee Brown and I was born raised in Towson, Maryland! While the 2018-2019 school year has been my first year here at Trinity, this is my 5th year teaching. This year I am working as the assistant teacher in the Pre-K room. 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 the Fall of 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 do the same with my new students here at Trinity and the many that will follow.
Faculty for Specials
- Molly Schaeren - Music Teacher & Spanish Teacher
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!