staff

Our amazing staff includes highly qualified, degreed teachers. Our teachers have a bachelor's degree in Elementary or Early Childhood Education, or have equivalent education and experience deemed acceptable by School Board.  All teachers attend professional conferences and workshops, are CPR/First Aid trained, and have undergone fingerprinting background checks. Staff in the building are also AMAT trained in order to care for students who may need emergency medications.

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Director​

Ali Scott

Ali Scott brings over ten years of experience working as a teacher and education specialist to our Preschool.  She grew up in Virginia Beach and is a member of the King's Grant community. She believes in helping students become lifelong learners and that play-based learning is crucial to the child development, especially in the early childhood years.  Ali believes that the preschool experience is a whole-family experience and looks forward to providing both students and their parents/guardians opportunities to grow and get involved. Ali loves working in a faith-based educational program where she gets to watch children grow and share Christ's love with others.

Ali holds a BA in Interdisciplinary Studies (Focus:PK-6 Education) from Virginia Tech and a MSEd in Special Education from Old Dominion University. She is a mother of two young children and married to Jeff.  She never misses an opportunity to get to the beach, enjoys hiking with her family, and has picked up painting as a new hobby. Her family attends Virginia Beach Community Chapel.

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Teacher, 4-year-olds

Hillary Levering

Mrs. Levering is new to Trinity Preschool this year, but brings over 10 years of teaching experience to our 4-Year-Old classroom.  She worked right down the street at King's Grant Elementary prior to accepting the teacher position at Trinity.  Mrs. Levering is a firm believer in Christ and takes a very compassionate and play-based approach to learning. Some of Hillary’s thoughts: “I feel so blessed and excited to be joining the Trinity Preschool family. I look forward to working with the 4-year-olds and I am already thinking of some engaging and creative lessons for next year.  I take a very hands-on approach when designing lessons for students to ensure true mastery and understanding of the skill. I cannot wait to create lasting relationships with your children and you as it is my belief that we must work as a community to help students be successful academically, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. 

assistant teacher

Chrissy Vacca

Ms. Chrissy came to us with eight years of Early Childhood School experience. Ms. Chrissy has been enrolled at Tidewater Community College pursuing her Associate's Degree in Early Childhood Development.  She has recently taken a break from her studies to care for her two children, however, she plans to resume her education at a later date. Ms. Chrissy gets to relish the experience of teaching at the preschool as well as being a preschool parent, since both children have attended the school. In her free time, she enjoys attending community events, reading, volunteering, traveling and spending time with her family.

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Creative Movement Teacher

Laura Faix

Laura brings years of dance training and teaching to our Fine Arts Day program "FAD." As a graduate of Shenandoah University, Laura completed her degree in dance education in which she was trained in how to teach all different styles of dance.  She has experience in both dance and early childhood education settings and is passionate about helping children find their creativity through movement. Laura is a Virginia Beach native and grew up in the King's Grant community, including KGPC where Trinity Preschool is located.

Trinity Board Members

Gay Aridas

Carol Bibbs

Vanessa Hubbard

Susan Kerr

Betsy Leonard

Lynne McCall

Marion Mitchell- Coordinator

Teacher, 3-year-olds

Cathy Graham

Mrs. Graham has worked in the preschool setting for many years. Prior to coming to Trinity Preschool, she was a Three-year-old teacher at another Christian preschool for four years. She is also the Director of Discipleship for Youth and Children at Thalia United Methodist Church.  

 

Mrs. Graham has resided in the King’s Grant community since 1998. She attended the University of Maine where she majored in both French and History. Mrs. Graham is delighted to be working at Trinity Preschool and in her spare time she loves to travel. 

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assistant teacher

Theangela Hinkle

Mrs. Hinkle is in her 3rd year at Trinity and has past work experience with childcare and preschool students. Mrs. Hinkle was a stay at home mom for many years and when returning to work she realized how much she enjoys working with children especially the pre-k age. She commented that they are sweet and funny and she enjoys getting to know each child personally.

Mrs. Hinkle likes spending time with her family, reading, refurbishing furniture, working on mixed media art projects, and exercising (sometimes).

Art

Denise LaSalle

Denise LaSalle is so excited to be teaching Art at Trinity Preschool!  She has been teaching art since 2018, but was a kindergarten teacher prior to teaching solely art.  Denise volunteers as a docent at the Chrysler Museum of Art and loves introducing children to art and the museum.  She loves that there are no “wrong” answers when looking at art and inspiring children to be creative!  In her class, students will learn about artists and their artwork for inspiration, look at the elements of art, and let our creativity run free with process art!  Denise and her husband have 3 grown children and 1 grandson with another grandchild on the way!  She recently adopted a sweet dog – Rosie!

Music

Jamily Trinidad

Jamily or "Ms. J" comes to us with experience as a preschool teacher and as a children's choir director.  This is her first year as a part of Trinity's teaching staff, but she is no stranger as both of her children attended Trinity Preschool and KGPC's King's Academy of Fine Arts (which is now our "FAD" Program- Fine Arts Day).