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Trinity Featured in QCityMetro

August 23, 2023
By Chris Miller

The K-8 approach to education is unique among independent schools in the Charlotte area. In partnership with QCityMetro, Trinity was able to share with readers the advantages of a K-8 education, such as allowing students to find their own academic pace and letting 8th Grade students to become leaders and role models for younger students.

Trinity parent Dr. Jonisha Brown told QCityMetro the K-8 environment “allows (her children) to be younger longer, at least from a social exposure perspective.”

Michael Messele, a Trinity alumni who remains connected to Trinity through his work in Trinity Extended Day, said: "Trinity teaches and develops and molds people into the people that we want to see in our society — shaping them, building them into becoming leaders.”

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Welcome Back, Wildcats!

August 16, 2023
By Chris Miller

The 2023-24 school year is off to a great start at Trinity!

435 Wildcats made their way to campus on Aug. 16 to begin the new school year, including 82 new students from 64 new Trinity families. Our Kindergarten class represents 19 ZIP Codes in the Charlotte area. Twenty new staculty members joined us in Lower and Middle School and in staff positions, bringing with them amazing skills and dedication to children.

We invite you to be a part of this coming year, attending our chapel services and cultural festivals, or volunteering your time with the Parents' Association.

Stephanie Griffin, Sarah Barton Thomas Begin Roles at Trinity

July 03, 2023
By Chris Miller

Stephanie Griffin and Sarah Barton Thomas began their new roles as Assistant Head of School for Academics and Head of Lower School, respectively, on July 1.

Griffin was previously Middle School Academic Dean and Thomas comes to Trinity from Sandy Springs Friends School in Maryland where she served as Head of Lower School.

The two succeed Dr. Chris Weiss who served in both roles prior to her retirement in June.

Griffin has been a Trinity staculty member since August 2020 and brings more than a decade of classroom experience and academic leadership to her new role.

"As a staculty member and now a parent at Trinity, my passion for and commitment to the school's core values of creating scholars, nurturing spirituality, and embracing diversity are at the core of my professional and personal life," Griffin said.

Thomas brings more than 20 years of experience in student instruction and leadership at the lower school and middle school levels in independent and Episcopal schools.

"It was clear from my first moment on campus that Trinity is a place where children are known and loved," Thomas said. “The entire community exuded warmth, curiosity, and care.”

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Thanks to Retiring Staculty Members

June 12, 2023
By Chris Miller

Three Trinity staculty members celebrated their retirement from the school in June.

Dr. Chris Weiss
Assistant Head of School / Head of Lower School, 23 years

Through all the many chapters of the Trinity Episcopal School story, one constant presence has been that of Dr. Chris Weiss, first as a founding faculty member and ultimately as Assistant Head of School and Head of Lower School.

Dr. Weiss retired from Trinity after 23 years of service, during which she has impacted so many lives.

"What an incredible ride it has been to be part of an idea that began among church folks and then grew into the awe-inspiring community it is today," Dr. Weiss told the Trinity community. "I can't begin to tell you how lucky and blessed I feel to be part of this community and, at the same time, how excited I am for my next journey."

Dr. Weiss announced she would serve as an assistant professor at Ohio University's Patton College of Education.

We are thankful for and grateful to Dr. Weiss for her service to Trinity and the tireless work that has made this such a special place!


Grady Smith
Middle School Social Studies Teacher, 17 years

From reading picture books to Kindergarten students to coaching 8th Grade girls’ basketball teams to numerous victories, Mr. Smith has had a huge impact on the students, staff, and parents at Trinity.

A Gastonia neighbor and Davidson College alumna, Mr. Smith has been teaching for 27 years, beginning his career at Gaston Day School. Had a written historical record been kept of all the ways Mr. Smith has contributed to this community, the pages would spill out of Room 312 and down the stairwell all the way to the Kindergarten rooms.

Mr. Smith brought us the Geography Bee competition, a treasure trove of shark teeth and arrowheads from WOW Week, endless hours of fun on the Big Maps, and several Inauguration trips to Washington, D.C. His impact reaches far beyond the curriculum as he’s been an inspirational Koinonia leader, a mentor to new staculty members, and an invaluable friend to all.

Thank you, Mr. Smith, for all the ways you have served the Trinity community!


Jennifer Douglas
Accounting Manager, 9 Years

Mrs. Douglas has been much more than Accounting Manager, serving as expert in human resources and benefits. She has done a significant amount of work behind the scenes to help the continued growth and success of Trinity.

In her time at Trinity, Mrs. Douglas has done wonders for our business office. She has been the main lead in handling our HR and payroll items along with making sure all documentation is ready for our multiple audits each year. She has also brought vision in different areas to discover continued ways to improve the School’s controls and cost savings opportunities.

Thank you, Mrs. Douglas, for all you have done for Trinity and best wishes in retirement!

Trinity Celebrates the Class of 2023

June 05, 2023
By Chris Miller

The Trinity Episcopal School community gathered on June 5 to celebrate the 8th Grade Class of 2023 during the annual Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremony.

Forty-nine students marked the end of their time as a Trinity student and the beginning of their next chapters at 11 different schools.

“As you prepare to leave this special place, it is our prayer that you will take the Trinity spirit and love with you,” said Head of School Imana Sherrill. “Notice the good in others and yourselves. Be ‘ambassadors of God’s grace and everlasting love.’”

During the ceremony, the following student awards were given:

  • Community Builder: Jade Rojas 
  • Honor and Integrity: Hayes Bowman, Ryland Weintraub
  • Scholarship: Tessa Fulcher, Sebastian Rodríguez-Andahua
  • Spirituality: Austin Redmond, Ned Warren

In addition to recognizing the 8th Grade students, Ms. Sherrill presented Board of Trustees chair Amy Colaco with the Isaiah Award, which is designated for those who have made extraordinary contributions of time and talent for the advancement of Trinity Episcopal School. The award takes its name from Isaiah 6:8 - I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send?", and "Who will go for us?" Then I said, “Here I am, Send me.” - and is intended to honor those who demonstrate an exemplary willingness to not only advise and guide but also step up and do the hard work when needed.

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