Grammar School


Trinity Christian School uses the classical teaching model. Student learning follows three stages, called trivium, based on the development of the mind as students grow. “Grammar School” is named for the first stage. In this foundational stage, students acquire knowledge through memorization, experience, and language.


On a daily basis, in most subject areas, you will see some type of memory work happening in the classroom.


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Kindergarten Teacher

Peggy has lived almost her entire life in Arizona. She moved to the Prescott area three years ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She began her teaching career in Cottonwood, Arizona over 25 years ago.  She has taught 6th grade, 3rd grade, 2nd grade, kindergarten and was a reading specialist. Peggy graduated from Northern Arizona University. She has her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education, her master’s degree in Elementary Education, an Early Childhood endorsement and a Reading Endorsement. She is so excited to be a part of the Trinity Christian School family.


Kindergarten Teacher

Although not a native Prescottonian, Melanie has been in the Prescott area for over 30 years and considers it home. She graduated from Prescott High School and went on to Southwestern Bible College (now Arizona Christian University) where she graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies. After college, Melanie married Chad, who also teaches here at Trinity. Chad and Melanie enjoy coaching the High School Girl’s Volleyball team together. Melanie stayed home with their two children and homeschooled them both for kindergarten and first grade before re-entering the workplace teaching preschool. After teaching, she moved on to be the administrator of a successful preschool here in town. Melanie is blessed to be a part of the Trinity family, teaching and ministering in Kindergarten for over 5 years now.


1st Grade Teacher

Originally from Michigan, Christine moved to Arizona in 2011. She graduated from Siena Heights University in Michigan with a Bachelor’s degree in Child Development Education with a concentration in Psychology. She has been teaching for over fifteen years and is excited to be at Trinity! Christine is married to her husband, Paul, and has three grown daughters, Sarah, Abby and Ellie and two granddaughters, Aurora and Blair.


1st Grade Teacher

Mandy is a fourth generation Prescottonian. She grew up all over the state and graduated from Mayer High School in 1994. In college, Mandy attended Western New Mexico University in Silver City and studied Elementary Education. From an early age she knew she wanted to be a teacher and even received “teacher supplies” for birthdays and Christmas. She began teaching in southern California where she met her husband, Juan. They married in 2000 and had the opportunity to move to Ohio and teach! Mandy went on to get her Master’s degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction before having their two beautiful children. She is enjoying being back in the classroom after nine years of being a stay at home mom and homeschool teacher. Mandy has a passion for teaching children about Jesus and His lifesaving power! She’s excited for the opportunity to be at Trinity and looks forward to serving!


2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Mindy Collins graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education.  She enjoys the outdoors and spends her summers with her husband, James, and two kids, Lanie and Cooper, at their family farm in Missouri growing their grass-fed beef business. Mindy’s faith is her stronghold.  She has a deep love and curiosity for the numerous ways God continues to grow her and show Himself faithful in her life.


3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Hoglund is has been teaching at Trinity since 2017.  She loves to teach and to help students become lifelong learners. She is a graduate of Judson College with a major in Mathematics.  She later added classes in Elementary Education, realizing that teaching younger students was her passion. She taught second and third grade classes at Bethel Christian School in Lancaster, California for twelve years before coming to Trinity. Ms. Hoglund became a believer at a church camp in high school, and the Lord has continued to be her refuge and strength. Before settling in Arizona, she enjoyed the many adventures that accompanied traveling all over the world to support and raise her Air Force family.  She has four children and is now the proud grandma of twelve grandchildren. (One more is on the way!) With two of her children living overseas, one of her favorite activities is traveling to Japan and Vietnam.


3rd Grade Teacher

Olivia Lopez grew up in the Prescott Area and attended Trinity Christian School through Middle and High School. She began her bachelors degree in engineering at Purdue University but transferred home to complete her degree in Linguistics at Arizona State University. Some of the most influential years in her life were those that she spent at Trinity. This influence led her to teach Spanish for the elementary school at Scottsdale Christian Academy from 2013-2018. During her five years in Phoenix, she married her husband, Jesse. In 2018, Jesse and Olivia moved back to the Prescott area where Olivia joyfully accepted a position teaching 3rd grade at Trinity Christian School. Jesse and Olivia attend Heights Church where they enjoy serving in the coffee shop and the video production department. Olivia enjoys reading, singing, ballet, hiking, and exercise. She and Jesse also love living again in the same town as their parents, brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephew. Being back at Trinity is a dream realized for Olivia- she loves Jesus with her whole heart and longs for each of her students to know His great love for them personally, and to live a life of praise in response to Him! It is a joy for her to have been welcomed back to join the team of so many wonderful teachers, many of whom she had the privilege of studying under when she was a student at Trinity. Olivia is delighted to be able to serve in the Trinity community.


4th Grade Teacher

Mrs. Sachs graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. Her career began in Kingman, AZ where she taught 6th grade in public school for several years.  Building off that great experience, she received a teaching position at a private Christian school in Ohio, where she taught kindergarten, sixth grade, and wrote a gifted program.  With a heart for the mission field, Mrs. Sachs continued to pursue serving God with an opportunity to teach and administrate at an  elementary school in Ukraine with Campus Crusade for Christ.  This led to many international adventures for the Lord, including marrying an Israeli tour guide.  She became an Israeli citizen and has lived and raised her family of five children, since marrying in 2005.  While her children attended the only Christian Jew/Arab preschool and kindergarten school, Mrs. Sachs worked alongside the team to develop a dual language preschool/kindergarten program and served as a Master teacher.  She is now in the privileged position of teaching 4th grade at Trinity Christian School.  Alongside four of her children in attendance at Trinity, she is loving life at Trinity and in Prescott.


4th Grade Teacher

Amy Walters grew up in a Christian home and had the advantage of attending a Christian school from kindergarten all the way through high school.  She attended a Christian University in South Carolina and then went to work for the largest 3rd party health insurance company in the Southeast as an internal auditor.  She had the opportunity of homeschooling her three daughters for 8 years before enrolling them in Trinity Christian School.  She is actively involved in her church where her husband is the lead pastor. She has taught in children and youth ministry for over 20 years and was privileged to work as a substitute teacher at Trinity before coming on as a full-time teacher.  Amy loves to read, hike, and bike with her family.


5th Grade Teacher

Anne retired from the United States Air Force after 30 years. She has taught at Trinity Christian School since 2013. She has a Masters Degree in Education and has taught in the Air Force and at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Anne is married to Steve Smith, and they have a daughter, Deyla, who is in fifth grade here at Trinity Christian School. Anne loves baseball, reading, and camping.


6th Grade Teacher

Nineteen years ago, Jamie moved to Arizona from Idaho to become a Children’s Pastor at a local church. In November of 2007, God answered multiple prayers by opening a position at Trinity as the 2nd/3rd grade teacher. Since 2007, Jamie has taught 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th grades, as well as 7th grade science. In 2010, Jamie graduated from Northern Arizona University with a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education. After being around Jamie, you will know that he loves Jesus, watching his son play sports, soccer, The Ohio State Buckeye’s, John Deere tractors, and spending time outdoors.


Choir Teacher & Curriculum Writer

Mrs. Maestri is a native Arizonan and has been involved in Christian education all her life. She attended both Christian school and was home schooled, then graduated from Arizona Christian University with a degree in Christian Ministries and a minor in Bible and Counseling. After college, she started teaching at a small classical school where she met her best friend, Kyle. Anni helped start Trinity the following year, during which time she and Kyle got married. Having been involved with the Trinity community since day one, she has worn every hat possible, from van driver to play director. She taught grades K-8 before she took a hiatus to have four lovely girls. She currently teaches choir, assists with teacher training, and writes curriculum.


Instrumental Music Teacher

Mrs. Rudi was born and raised in Illinois until the age of 19 when she moved with her family to Anaheim, CA.  She started playing the flute in 7th grade and fell in love with practicing and performing music.  She majored in music at Cal State Fullerton where she earned a B.A. in Music Education and a Teaching Credential for K-12 Music.  During her time at Cal State Fullerton, Mrs. Rudi became proficient at the Flute, Clarinet, Trombone, Baritone and Guitar. She married Alan in 1986 at Hephatha Lutheran Church in Anaheim, CA where she was the choir director and he was a choir member.  Mrs. Rudi moved to Prescott in 2017 when she began to talk with Mrs. Blount about a music program at Trinity Christian School.  She has been truly blessed by being a part of Trinity Christian School and is excited to see where God is leading her in this next chapter of her life.


Art Teacher

Holly has taught art at Trinity since 2014.  She takes great joy in opening the minds of her students to the world of art and developing their abilities to create, enjoy and appreciate art.


Physical Education Teacher

Ryan is Florida native who loves his wife and son, serving at his church, the beach, playing basketball, and playing the drums. He and his wife, Migdalia Ester, moved from Florida to Arizona in 2009 by the leading of the Holy Spirit. He gave his life to Christ as a 17 year old young man, and ever since has lived to share the Gospel through outreaches, ministry roles, missions trips, and more. Ryan is excited to teach the students at Trinity once again this year!


K-12 Classical Christian Education

Partnering with parents to provide Christ-centered, biblically based classical education that nurtures the whole child since 2003.

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  • Association of Christian Schools, Int.

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Phone: 928-445-6306

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Excluding Holidays

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