School Leadership

Trinity is led by three tightly connected groups. The Leadership Team (listed below) is a group of division heads and department leaders who guide day-to-day operations. The Board of Trustees is a collection of parents and community leaders in charge of the big-picture strategy and vision of the school. Last but certainly not least is Parent Council. We invite all parents to partner with us in nurturing our students. In fact, we depend on them!

Trinity is led by Head of School Jennifer Morgan, who started in 2000 as one of the school's first kindergarten teachers ever! Jennifer worked on the Admission Team and served as Head of Lower School before becoming Head of School in 2020.

Head of School

Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer has been Head of School since 2020, but her career with Trinity goes back to 2000 when she became our first kindergarten teacher. She then served as an admission officer and the Director of High School Placement, and she spent six years as Head of Lower School. Jennifer is a proud Vanderbilt University alumnae, earning her bachelor’s in Human and Organizational Development and Psychology and a Master of Education in Independent School Leadership from the Peabody School at Vanderbilt University.

Polly Williams

Head of Preschool

Polly Williams

Polly became Head of Preschool in the summer of 2023. She previously served as the Director of Admission for Trinity Episcopal School and Blue House Preschool for three years. She holds a B.A. from Emory University and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Georgia State University. Polly is certified in Educational Leadership, Early Childhood Education, and Instructional Supervision.

Head of Lower School

Shanna Prewitt-Hines

Shanna has overseen grades K–4 at Trinity Episcopal School of Austin since 2020. She has more than 20 years of experience working in independent schools between Southern California and Texas and wore various hats on K-8 campuses before joining Trinity. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from California State University - Northridge, a Master of Art in Educational Theatre from New York University, and earned her Master of Education in School Leadership from the University of North Texas.

Head of Middle School

Shanna Weiss

Shanna is a long-time Tornado — she joined the Trinity faculty as a Spanish teacher in 2003, the first year we opened the Middle School. She taught Spanish and English for several years before taking on her current role overseeing the Middle School division in 2010. She graduated from Texas Tech University with a bachelor’s in Spanish. She also earned her master’s in Independent School Leadership from the Klingenstein Institute at Columbia University.

Department Leaders

Preston Ashby
Director of Marketing & Communications

Cheray Ashwill
Director of High School Placement

Bryan Denney
Chief Financial Officer

Bethani Emery
Director of Admission

Kristi Katz
Chief Development Officer

TJ Hendricks
Director of Athletics

Martha Monreal
Director of Human Resources & Operations

Viji Panda
Director of Diversity & Inclusion

The Rev. Adam Varner

Board of Trustees

Like most independent schools, the Board of Trustees sets our big-picture goals and long-term vision. These volunteers — a mix of current parents, former parents, and community representatives — are "entrusted" with the safekeeping of Trinity's future. Trustees serve three-year terms.

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