Headmaster – Mr. Ron Gilley
B.A. in English with an emphasis in writing, University of West Florida
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2011
Mr. Gilley has been a Trinitas parent since 2002. After retiring from business, he served in various capacities on the Board of Governors for nine years. He is an elder in his church and has been married to his wife, Janice, for over twenty-five years. They have two Trinitas educated sons: the eldest attends Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia, and his younger son is in the Fellows Program at Samford University. Mr. Gilley is committed to cultivating at Trinitas both a learning community that is committed to classical content and pedagogy, and a culture that exudes the preeminence of Christ in all things.
Director of Development – James Cowart
M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of West Florida
B.S. in Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2014
Formerly the administrator at a classical school in Tennessee, Mr. Cowart and his wife Joy (who is a former Trinitas teacher and is currently serving as our assistant volleyball coach) have five children, four of whom attend Trinitas. Mr. Cowart is our Director of Development, but he is often referred to as “in the clutch Cowart” because of his proficiency on the basketball court. During his first year at Trinitas, he sank the winning basket for the faculty and staff in the last second of the game.
Office Manager – Kristie Johnson
B.S. in Psychology, University of Florida
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2006
Ms. Johnson joined Trinitas as a substitute teacher and has since taught kindergarten art, music, fourth and fifth grade science, first grade, Pre-Algebra, and has helped lead the Dutiful Daughters and Lost Arts clubs. She manages Trinitas special events and the office. Ms. Johnson has one daughter who attends Trinitas and is an ardent volleyball and baseball supporter and fan.
School Secretary – Rebecca Peterson
A.A. Pensacola State College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2012
Mrs. Peterson returned to Trinitas in 2016 after a brief sabbatical. She and her husband, Sam, are parents to three sons and one daughter. Mrs. Peterson loves reading mysteries and thrillers, and with three boys you can imagine she also loves sports and the outdoors.
Librarian- Mrs. Heather Johnson
Mrs. Johnson is a Trinitas alumna and holds an AA from New Saint Andrews College.
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2018
She is a voracious reader both on her own and also with local book clubs where she discusses great literature with others who share her passion for good books. As an intellectual and a lover of literature, as well as a mother of young children who also devour good books, Mrs. Johnson is uniquely suited to be the next Trinitas librarian.
Bookkeeper – Theresa Howell
Mrs. Howell works tirelessly to help the administration and students in countless ways but concentrates on Trinitas income and expenses. Originally from Texas, Mrs. Howell has called Pensacola home for over 20 years. She and her husband Curtis were original Trinitas parents with two children, one of whom is a Trinitas graduate. Mrs. Howell’s granddaughters are our first Trinitas legacies. She whistles while she works and was the proud owner of our Trinitas mascot, Beauregard, a parakeet who used to mimic her whistle, cough, and even her laugh.
School Nurse – Emily Hunter
B.S. Nursing-Auburn University 1995
Joined Trinitas Staff 2016
Mrs. Hunter graduated in nursing from Auburn University in 1995 and has worked in cardiac care and dermatology. After being a homemaker for 14 years and rearing three children, she came back to work wearing several different hats. Emily works only part time in the school office and loves passing her son in the hallway who is currently in the 10th grade . Her two older children graduated from Trinitas in 2016 and 2018.
Academic Dean/Chaplain – Justin Hughes