Meet the Teachers
Kimberly Bove has been teaching since 1985, and she has been at Trinity since 2005. She has a bachelor's in Elementary Education from the University of North Texas. Ms. Bove says she loves teaching kindergartners because they make every day different, they keep her active, and they are unabashedly honest.
"I love the kids! I love their excitement, their joy of the little things, and their stories. They're sweet friends."
Kathleen Gallagher has been at Trinity since 2019. She has a bachelor's in Early Childhood Education from the University of Delaware and a master's in Literacy Education from New York University. Ms. Gallagher says her goal is to make her students comfortable and excited to learn because if she can do that at a young age, it can inspire them to be lifelong learners.
"I love the nurturing side of teaching and being supportive, whether it's academically or socially or emotionally."
Jordan Williams has been teaching since 2013, and she has been at Trinity since 2016. She has a bachelor's in Interdisciplinary Studies from Baylor University and a master's in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Ms. Williams says she loves teaching young children because their imaginative capacities are so open, creative, and collaborative.
"It's incredible to see how eagerly kindergarteners embrace new ideas and learning each day with a delightful sense of play. They are like poets in how they see the world, both the large and the small, with wonder and joy."
TJ Hendricks became Trinity’s Director of Athletics and Physical Education in summer of 2020. He joined the Trinity family in 2013, and has served a variety of roles including PE Teacher, PE Coordinator, Assistant Athletic Director, and coach (volleyball, basketball and baseball). Before Trinity, Coach Hendricks served at Fort Worth Country Day as a strength and conditioning coach, girl’s assistant varsity basketball coach, field hockey coach, boy’s volleyball coach and baseball coach.
Knowing the effect that music has, it brings me joy to teach this subject. Music is a part of all of our lives, but many people never learn anything more than a passing awareness. Because all of our students take music, I am excited to teach each and every child how to be aware of music, and how to appreciate it.
Dr. Pieter Crathorne, Lower School Music
Our teaching fellows are an integral part of our Lower School. They work closely with lead teachers to deliver the strongest education and experience for our students. Our teaching fellows vary in experience and range from first-year teachers to teachers with more than 10 years of experience. Their backgrounds are diverse and include degrees in education, art history, political science, philosophy and more.
Goals of Our Teaching Fellowship
- Help fellows effectively partner with lead teachers and other colleagues to best serve students.
- Provide fellows with a strong and nurturing mentorship experience that is rich with opportunities for professional development and guidance from passionate master teachers.
- Develop teachers by helping them learn about classroom management, effective communication and best practices in literacy and math instruction.
- Teach fellows about progressive teaching philosophies and provide exposure to life in an independent school setting.
"Everyone who remembers his own education remembers teachers, not methods and techniques. The teacher is the heart of the educational system."Sydney Hook, 20th-century philosopher
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