Grammar Faculty


Kindergarten 5 – Patty Sarrell

B.S. in General Studies with a minor in Bible, Clearwater Christian College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2013

Mrs. Sarrell is a reading specialist who loves to write stories for beginning readers which she uses in her class. She is a mother to four (whom she homeschooled for eighteen years), grandmother to eight, an avid swimmer, biker, and is a certified rescue scuba diver. She loves handmade creations, is a past member of the Asheville, NC quilt guild, and once sold handmade craft creations to Pottery Barn. Mrs. Sarrell loves the kindergarten mind, especially this age group’s sense of humor.


1st Grade – Amy Worshek

B.S. in Elementary Education, University of Hawaii
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2012

Mrs. Amy Worshek is a loving mother of two beautiful children, one of which is a new Trinitas student in kindergarten. Lord willing, she will be giving birth to a third child in December, 2015. She is very active in her church family with youth and worship ministries where her husband Aaron is a minister. They enjoy going on mission trips together.


2nd Grade – Danielle Poorman

B.S. in Elementary Education, Pensacola Christian College
M.Ed. Teaching & Learning in Administrative Leadership, Liberty University
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2014

Mrs. Poorman is an avid reader and writer having articles published in Appleseeds well as Christian Home and School magazines. Her love of reading is infectious; her students enjoy hearing snippets of the latest adventure which are often fantasy; she loves the Wizard of Oz. Mrs. Poorman is always up for something crazy like eating seaweed at teacher training or visiting caves in every state.


3rd Grade – Wendy Phillips

B.A. in music studies, Wayland Baptist University
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2005

Mrs. Wendy Phillips is beloved by all students and parents. She is an expert in “feasting,” so the third and seventh grades always anticipate the annual Greek Feast. So gifted is Mrs. Phillips in this area of classical education that she once presented an ACCS workshop entitled, “Thou Shalt Keep the Feast.”   She is also called upon frequently to present teacher training modules for Trinitas and other local classical schools. Mrs. Phillips is so organized she has more binders than students. She has lived in Hawaii and Mexico and has 10 grandbabies, all of whom enjoy Camp GrammaMimi each summer. Her favorite authors are James Herriott, Jane Austin, and Agatha Christie, and her favorite animal is a goat (she used to raise them). Mrs. Phillips is also a concert pianist, which really comes in handy at Trinitas where we love to sing!


4th Grade – Chad Poorman

M.Div. in Pastoral Ministries, Pensacola Theological Seminary
B.A. in Biblical Languages, Pensacola Christian College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2014

Disguised as Martin Luther one day, sharing a chocolate feast in celebration of finishing Charlie and the Chocolate Factory the next, Mr. Poorman’s love of medieval times and teaching is pervasive in his classroom. A self-described “foodie,” he is a chef of epic proportions, whose enthusiasm for Eggs Benedict is quite happily contagious, as is his joie de vivre. Mr. Poorman is actively involved in the Micah 6:8 ministry whose mission is to seek the welfare of the city of Pensacola in accordance with Jeremiah 29 and to live out the Cultural Mandate of Genesis 1 to be image bearers of God in the midst of His creation with Justice, Mercy, and Humility.

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5th Grade – Bobby McGee



6th Grade – Charity Robson

M.S. Curriculum and Instruction, Secondary Specialization, Pensacola Christian College
B.S. Secondary Education with a major in Music and minor in Speech Communication, Pensacola Christian College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2015

Not everyone has the opportunity of a lifetime like Miss Charity Robson who lived in Hawaii and starred in an adaptation of her favorite book, Little Women. She studied under our own Mr. Ed Varela in college who instilled in her a love of playing the piano and all things music. She enjoys traveling, swimming, and hosting events.

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Grammar Aide – Misty Heifner

Undergraduate classes in Social Work, Southeast Missouri State
Licensed Cosmetologist in Missouri
Joined the Trinitas staff again in 2016

Mrs. Misty Heifner is the mother of two Trinitas graduates (2014, 2016) and a junior. She has been involved with classical education for many years, including serving as an aide and substitute at Trinitas and volunteering at a classical school in St. Louis.  Her great love for children and training young ladies specifically, is partially evidenced in her co-founding and chairing the Dutiful Daughters club here at Trinitas.  Mrs. Heifner is best known in our community for writing the best jingles.


1st Grade Aide – Anna Knighten

B.S. in Elementary Education, Bryan College
Joined the Trinitas staff in 2015

Miss Anna Broderick grew up in a military family spending much of her childhood living in Europe. She loves reading, art, photography, and sports and recently spent a summer working with Operation Mobilisation (OM) as a mission intern in Ireland. Her favorite books are Wuthering Heights, The Great Gatsby, To Kill a Mockingbird, and The Giving Tree.