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Trinity Christian School Grammar School Christmas Program



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.

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The Grammar Stage

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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Ms. Peggy Long

Kindergarten Teacher

Peggy has lived almost her entire life in Arizona. She moved to the Prescott area eight years ago to be closer to her grandchildren. She began her teaching career in Cottonwood, Arizona 29 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. This is her sixth year here at Trinity and she loves being a part of the Trinity Christian School family.

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Mrs. Melanie Shelabarger

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 Varsity 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 12 years now.

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Mrs. Christine Molyneux

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.

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Ms. Mandy Peña

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 and later moved to Ohio to teach. Mandy went on to get her Master’s degree in Elementary Curriculum and Instruction. She is enjoying being back in the classroom after nine years of being a stay at home mom and homeschool teacher to her two beautiful children. 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!

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Mrs. Mindy Collins

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. 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.

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Mrs. Amy Edwards

2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Amy Edwards grew up in Tucson, AZ, and earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Northern Arizona University in 2016. She taught 5th grade in Tucson for 1 year and married her husband the following summer. She moved to Bremerton, WA, where her husband was stationed at the time (Navy), and taught 1st grade for 2 years. Their 2nd year in WA she had their son, Cole, and later that summer they were stationed in Charleston, SC. While there, she was blessed with the opportunity to be a stay at home mom. During this time her faith and relationship with God grew exponentially and continues to grow everyday. After 9 and a half years of being in the military, her husband has decided to pursue his dream of becoming a pilot, which is what brought them back to Arizona. Amy knew that when she stepped back into the classroom she wanted it to be in a Christ-centered environment where she could share the love and knowledge of God. She’s excited for the opportunity to do so at Trinity Christian School.

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Mrs. Andrea Elston

3rd Grade Teacher

Andrea Elston grew up in the Pacific Northwest and graduated from Northwest University with a Bachelors of Arts in Elementary Education. She taught at a private school in Bothell, Washington, from 1999-2019, after which she and her husband, Chris, moved to Prescott. They love the area and are thankful the Lord has called them here for such a time as this.

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Ms. Charlene Hoglund

3rd Grade Teacher

Ms. Hoglund 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 fourteen grandchildren and loves to visit all of them.  

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Mrs. Cheyenne Morrow

3rd Grade Teacher

Cheyenne Morrow grew up in a Christian home and attended Christian schools from fourth grade through college. She graduated from William Jessup University with a Bachelors of Arts in Multiple Subject Education and a Minor in Bible and Theology. She taught kindergarten for two years at a public school on Beale Air Force Base in Northern California. This past summer, she felt the Lord calling her to return to her Christian school roots. Wanting to be closer to her family, Cheyenne and her husband Cameron moved to Prescott. She loves all things outdoors and spending time with her family and puppy Koda.

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Mrs. Lindsay Bacon

4th Grade Teacher

Lindsay Bacon moved here last year with her family from California, where she had been teaching for ten years in the public school system. She grew up in a Christian home where she was able to establish a strong foundation in Jesus. She graduated from Azusa Pacific University with a Bachelor's degree in liberal studies; she then continued her education at San Jose State University receiving her multiple subject credential. She has always loved teaching and has a passion for helping students learn to love learning! Lindsay is excited to return to fourth grade for her second year at Trinity. In her free time Lindsay loves reading, listening to or playing music, and being with her husband, two daughters and her son.

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Mrs. Amy Walters

4th Grade Teacher

Growing up attending a Christian school as a daughter of two teachers allowed Amy to see both the value of a strong Christian education and the impact teachers can make on students' lives.  A Wisconsin native who attended a Christian University in South Carolina, she is now actively involved in her church, where her husband is the lead pastor.  Amy has served in children's and teen ministry for over 20 years and homeschooled her children for eight years before working as a long term substitute here at TCS. Amy is now excited to be fulfilling her passion to equip the hearts and minds of children here at Trinity.  In her free time, Amy enjoys reading, hiking, and biking with her family.

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Mrs. Ashley Evartt

5th Grade Teacher

Ashley is a third-generation Prescottonian who graduated from Prescott High School. After high school, she moved to Oklahoma and married her husband, who was stationed at Tinker Air Force Base. She received her English Associate in Arts with honors at Rose State College, then went to the University of Oklahoma and received her Bachelor of Arts in Administrative Leadership with distinction. Being away from "home" was hard, but military life experiences were a blessing that allowed them to grow and learn as a young family. She stayed home with all three of their children and planned to study law once all of their children were enrolled in elementary school. Proverbs 16:9 reminds, "the heart of man plans his way, but the LORD establishes his steps." God's plans are so much better than anything we could ever accomplish on our own, and she looks forward to seeing God work and move throughout the classroom as a parent and as a teacher.

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Mrs. Kayla McIntire

5th Grade Teacher

Although not native to Arizona, Kayla has lived in Prescott since 2006. She attended Fresno State, where she was a Division 1 athlete. In her past, she was an air traffic controller, a 911 dispatcher, and an admissions counselor at Embry-Riddle. In her spare time, Kayla enjoys hiking, camping, and being outdoors with her husband and two kids, Emma and Levi. She has ridden and shown horses her whole life and has two currently, along with a dog and a large flock of chickens.

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Mr. Jamie Anderson

6th Grade Teacher

During the fall of 1999, Jamie moved from Idaho to Arizona to answer God’s call by working with children as a Children’s Pastor at a local church. In 2007 God answered multiple prayers by opening a position at Trinity as the 2nd/3rd grade teacher. Since 2007, he has taught classes in 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th grades. While teaching 5th and 6th grade from 2008-2010, Jamie earned his Master’s Degree in Elementary Education and graduated from Northern Arizona University. After being around him, 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.

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Mr. Jared Shelton

6th Grade Teacher

Jared is an Arizona native and has lived in Yavapai County since 2005 after graduating with a B.S. in Christian Ministry from Southwestern College (now Arizona Christian University). He has spent several years in different ministry roles including, Children's Pastor, Youth Pastor, and Associate Pastor. When not teaching students here at Trinity, Jared enjoys working with his hands and can be found working on home construction projects, cars, trucks, and his sons' go-kart. He also enjoys playing music and can play guitar, bass, and keyboard. Jared and his wife Angela have been married since 2007 and are honored and blessed to have four children attending Trinity

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Mr. Dustin Shideler

P.E. Teacher

Dustin, an Arizona native, has lived in Prescott Valley for over 16 years with his wife Jacque and their three children, who are all attending Trinity.  Mr. Shideler comes to our school with 12 years of public teaching experience in Elementary P.E. and middle school sciences.  He is a 2006 graduate of Arizona State University with a B.A. in Elementary Education. Mr. Shideler has served in the U.S. Air Force/AZ Air National Guard, retiring last year with 20 years of service.  He is excited to begin his third year here to help shape and grow students for God’s glory.

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Mrs. Anni Maestri

Choir Teacher

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 a family. She currently teaches Grammar School choir and writes curriculum.

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Mrs. Lisa Lyons

Art Teacher

Originally from Texas, Lisa earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She also has a Pre-K-12th grade Art Education Certification and has been teaching high school art at a public school for the past 4 years. In children’s ministry, she has 15 years plus experience leading/teaching VBS, Girls in Action (mission studies), and children’s AM Bible study classes. She enjoys finding the perfect mountain lake, eating good BBQ, and admiring a beautiful sunset. Lisa is excited for the opportunity to teach elementary art at Trinity.

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