Faculty and Staff



 Pastor Thad Todd - Head of School 


 Mrs. Stephanie Carver - Principal


 Stephanie Carver became a certified teacher through Texas A&M University-Texarkana in 2007 and received her Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Arkansas State University-Jonesboro in 2012.   She spent the first 8 years in public education teaching first grade and later middle school math.  She enrolled her son at TCS in 2014 and became the Director of Curriculum and Instruction for the campus. She is now serving as the K-12 Principal.  She considers herself greatly blessed to be apart of the TCS family where she can share the foundational Truth  that  “in Christ are hid all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge” (Colossians 2:3) and that all things were created by Christ and for Christ. She says, “God has placed within me a desire to educate children according to His standards, and it is an honor to be in a position where I can endeavour to ensure Christ and His Word is preeminent in all areas of our school. Not only have I been given the opportunity to pursue God’s will in my life at TCS, I consider myself privileged to serve Christ alongside people who share the same calling and desire. God has a wonderful plan and and has given Trinity Christian School a great responsibility.  I look forward to seeing His hand continue to work in the lives of our students, parents, and staff.  May all that we do, all that we say, and all that we are bring honor and glory to Him!”

Mrs. Mary Hollensworth - Preschool Director


Mary Hollensworth is delighted to be a member of the Trinity Christian School family, serving as the Preschool Director. She attended TCS from second grade until she graduated in 2003, and Trinity Baptist Church has always been her church home. Mary graduated from the University of Arkansas in 2007 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Sciences, concentration in Child Development. She has been married to Chris since 2008 and they have two daughters who attend Trinity Christian School. Mary says, “In Proverbs 22:6 we are called to ‘Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not depart from it.’ God has placed an amazing responsibility on our shoulders as educators and parents, and I take no greater joy than in partnering with families to aid in the growth of their child as a whole- spiritually, intellectually, morally, socially, and physically.”

 Harris, Elyse - Director of Learning Support


 Elyse Harris has her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with concentrations in Special Education and Early Childhood Development from Oral Roberts University and is  currently working on degrees in Administration and Curriculum and Instruction from ORU.  She and her husband Jacob have one daughter, Sophie.  Elyse enjoys enjoy spending time reading, traveling,cooking, going to the park, hanging out with the youth at her church where she and Jacob serve as the youth pastors, playing and loving on Sophia, and cuddling on the couch with her dogs Mia and Otis.  “I am at TCS because I believe that the first few years of a child's schooling shapes their entire educational mindset and love of learning, and at TCS that love of learning can be shaped by a christian worldview. If early on they can get a love for learning, the possibilities are endless for where God can take them in life!” 


 Teachers: Pre-K

Barnes, Saralyn - Toddler


  Saralyn is a native of Texarkana, graduated from Arkansas High, and attended SAU for two years. Saralyn and her husband Cody have two small children. Mrs. Barnes grew up attending Trinity Baptist    Church with her family. She loves spending time with little ones, and is eager to see what God will do through her at Trinity.



Daly, Megan - Toddler


Jeane, Jessica - Toddler


 With over 15 years’ experience as a preschool teacher, Jessica Jeane is a great addition to our toddler department. Mrs. Jeane has been married for 12 years, and she and her husband Brandon have two daughters who attend TCS. The Jeanes are members of Beech Street Baptist Church. Jessica is an avid Razorback fan, a successful Destination  Imagination coach, a (not crazy) dance mom, and a teacher who loves to share God's Word


Purtle, Holly -  Toddler


Sumner, Ashley - Preschool


 Ashley Sumner is from Texarkana and has studied at Texarkana College. She has been married since 2005 to her husband Chuck and they have one child who attends Trinity Christian School. Ashley is a member of First Assembly and is active in the children’s ministry there. She is excited to have the opportunity to instill God’s Word into a child’s mind, heart and life on a daily basis in the TCS Preschool, and believes that Christian education is an optimal way to follow the principles of Proverbs 22:6: “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.”


 Mullins, Joanie - Junior Kindergarten 


TCS is excited to have Joanie Mullins join our faculty this fall! Mrs. Mullins currently serves as the children's pastor at The Gospel Tabernacle in New Boston. She is a graduate of Texarkana College, and she and her husand Zac have three children. Joanie believes that showing the love of Christ to children is the ultimate privilege,and she cannot want to see what God will do for His Kingdom through TCS.



Andrews, Lindsey - Senior Kindergarten


 Lindsey Andrews was born and raised in Little Rock where she attended Central Arkansas Christian School. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and is certified to teach Pre-K through 4th grade. Lindsey and her husband Elliot have one young son. The Andrews' attend Trinity Baptist Church where Elliot is the Associate Worship Pastor. Lindsey is excited to teach at Trinity where she can show Christ’s love to her students through her example and by sharing God’s Word with them.

Boyd, Tena - Senior Kindergarten


Tena Boyd has a Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology and a Master’s Degree from Texas A & M in Curriculum and Instruction. She has also completed the Alternative Certification Program and is certified to teach Early Childhood through 6th grade. She and her husband Jack were married in 1979 and they have two adult sons. She is an active member of Heritage Church Texarkana. Tena is excited to be on staff at Trinity as a Kindergarten teacher and to have the opportunity to share her love for learning and her love for the Lord with her young students.


Epperson, Rebecca - 1st Grade


Rebecca Epperson oined the TCS faculty full-time in 2016 after being a full-time substitute and part -time teacher teacher on our campus.  Mrs. Epperson is a graduate of  Henderson State, and she and her husband Brandon have 2 daughers who attend TCS. The Eppersons attend Anchor Church. Rebecca has enjoyed her roles as TCS parent and substitute teacher, and is eager and honored to serve the Lord at TCS as a 1st grade teacher. 


Selby, Sami - 1st Grade


Mudford, Deanna - 2nd Grade   


 Deanna. Mudford has a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and a Master's Degree in School Counseling. She is certified to teach preschool through 4th grade and counsel children in preschool through 12th grade. She taught 7 years at Genoa Central Elementary, 2 years in 4th grade and 5 years in 3rd. She is a mother of two precious children and has been married to her husband for eleven years. “God wooed me to TCS through my children. It is my desire that they have a Christian education.”


Dovell, Callie - 3rd Grade


 Callie Dovell graduated from Texas A&M Texarkana with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies.  She began her teaching career in 2009 and began teaching 3rd grade at TCS in the fall of 2015. She and her husband Elijah were married in 2004 and they have one son who attends school at TCS.  She and her family attend church at New Covenant LIfe Fellowship in New Boston. She loves spending time with her family, reading, camping, and traveling.  She feels blessed to be at Trinity and looks forward to seeing how God works in the lives and hearts of her students.


Nelson, Holly - 4th Grade  


 Holly Nelson graduated Cum Laude from Henderson State University in 1991 with a B.S.E. in elementary education.  She holds Texas certification in Early Childhood, Elementary, and also in Middle School Social Studies.  She has been in the classroom for a total  of 10 years, with 7 of those at TCS.  She is married to Russ Nelson and has 3 children: Hannah, a 2014 graduated of TCS who is in her junior year at UCA on a full academic scholarship; Halah, a senior at TCS who runs and plays basketball; and Rhett, a 9th grader who also runs, pole vaults, and plays basketball.  She enjoys cooking and reading and looks forward to the yearly family trip to the beach.  She chooses to be at TCS because she loves getting to give God the glory during her teaching day for all his creation: the beauty of language, the orderliness of  mathematics and the complexity of His world.  It's also very handy when one of her darling children have forgotten to get something signed. :)

Pete, Wendy - Library/Art


Wendy Pete has her Undergraduate Degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southwestern Louisiana. She also has her Master's Degree from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. She is certified in grades 1 through 8, and has been teaching for over 20 years. She and her husband Bob, who serves as a Chaplain at FCI Texarkana, have one son who attends TCS. Mrs. Pete loves reading, music, camping, and crocheting blankets. She is here at TCS because she loves teaching at the same school where her son attends and Christ is proclaimed.                                                                                                            

Price, Caleb - 5th, 6th Math, Science


Caleb Price graduated from SAU in Magnolia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration and a minor in Political Science. He began teaching at TCS in the fall of 2014. Caleb and his wife were married in 2012 and attend Faith Assembly of God Church with their young son Ashton.  Caleb loves teaching at TCS because of the vision that God has placed in the hearts of the staff and administration to better the kingdom of God and to educate our students in God’s creation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Stewart, Marlyse - 5th, 6th ELA, Social Studies


Marlyse Stewart  graduated from East Texas State University in 1983 with a BS in education and a minor in English, as well as Kindergarten and Early Childhood endorsements.  Before coming to Trinity in the fall of 2015, she had 30 years experience teaching 4th Grade and 6th Grade Language Arts in the Liberty-Eylau ISD. She is  married to Garry Stewart, Sr. and their blended family consists of 4 grown sons, daughter-in-laws and 12 grandchildren. They worship at Trinity Baptist Church. Mrs. Stewart's most enjoyable times are spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and their numerous activities.  She is excited for the opportunity to join the staff and students of TCS and looks forward to sharing with her students.  "I truly believe it takes a village to raise our children, and I feel extremely blessed to be a part of the TCS family."

 Middle/High School  

Baker, Jay - High School Math


Baker, Michelle - Spanish/Art


Fellers, Deann - Junior High English, College and Career


“English has always been a passion of mine, so no one was surprised when I became an English teacher!”  Mrs. Fellers graduated high school in 1989 and then completed her BS in English Language Arts at East Texas State University, now known as Texas A&M-Texarkana, in 1994.  She holds her Texas certification in 6th-12th English. After graduation, she briefly taught at a local public school until she was hired as the Junior High English teacher for TCS in 1995.  She worked for two years and then decided to stay home with her children until they were school age.  In 2004, she resumed teaching Junior High English at TCS which is the primary position she currently holds.  Mrs. Fellers is married to Ron Fellers, TCS Head of School, and they have two children, Reagan and Reid, who have grown up at TCS.  “I absolutely love teaching at TCS because I firmly believe God has called me to impact these future Christian leaders with a strong academic background in order for them to effectively engage the culture around them with the gospel of Christ.”

Glover, Gary - High School Bible


 Gary Glover has his BA in Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute and his MA in Biblical Studies from Trinity Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his PhD in Christian Philosophy & Apologetics, also from Trinity Theological Seminary. Mr. Glover has been teaching at TCS since 2009. He has been married to Shirley 35 years. They have two married children, Ashley and Jason, and three grandchildren. He and Shirley have been members of Trinity Baptist Church for over 30 years, where he has served as deacon and Bible study teacher. He enjoys reading, particularly  the Bible; watching sports, particularly Razorback football; and playing with his grandchildren.

 Huskey, Sharon - High School Math and Guidance Counselor 


Sharon Huskey received her BSE in mathematics from Arkansas State University in 1984 and MS in school counseling in 2004 from Texas A&M, Texarkana. She is certified in middle school and secondary math and in K-12 counseling. This is her 31st year in education, 12 years in public schools and the last 19 at Trinity Christian Schools. She has been married to Keith Huskey for 32 years. They have one child, Caleb, who attends TCS. They are active members of Northern Hills Baptist Church, where she gets to participate in one of her favorite activities, singing! She sings in the choir and solos as well. She loves to read, sing, and cook. She is at TCS because God opened a door many years ago to allow her to work in a Christian school. Mrs. Huskey believes He placed her here and this is her place of ministry. “My heart is here at TCS!”

Jones, Shane - History, Junior High Math, Sr. English


 Shane Jones is a 2004 graduate of Trinity Christian School where he was inspired to pursue a teaching degree and where he developed his passion for history. He began teaching at TCS in the fall of 2015 after teaching for several years at  College Hill Middle School. He has an Associate’s degree in Social Science Studies, a Bachelor’s degree in History and a Master’s in History/Education. He attends Cornerstone Baptist Church where he serves in the media ministry. He is very excited to have the opportunity to serve the Lord at TCS and to allow God to use his talents and his special passion for history and drama in the classroom.


 Dr. Rose, Craig - High School Science and Discipleship crose@trinitywarriors.org

Craig Rose has been teaching science at TCS since 2006, and has been involved in education since 1990. He earned a B.S. in Marine Biology from Eckerd College (St. Petersburg, FL), an M.S. in Botany from the University of South Florida, and a Ph.D. in Biology from Florida International University. He is a published researcher scientist in the field of nearshore marine ecology and has spoken at numerous science conferences. Dr. Rose is also a pastor at a local church (Calvary Chapel Texarkana), is a coach in the Texarkana Soccer Association, and has been heavily involved in missions. He takes several mission trips each year and currently leads our high school mission trips to Merida, Yucatan, Mexico, each March. He and his daughter Tanya have two teenage daughters. "I am here at TCS because I believe that when Jesus said to go make disciples, His intention for us is to make disciples wherever we are and in whatever we are doing. Teaching at a Christian school is a great opportunity to make disciples and see God's work being done."

Smith, Jonnie - Secondary History and Basketball Coach        


 Coach Smith began teaching at TCS in 2013.  Originally from Olathe, Kansas, Coach Smith spent 19 years coaching basketball at Olathe Christian School.  There he split his time between coaching the girls varsity and the boys.  He has also coached varsity volleyball, soccer, and 8-man football. Coach Smith has also been teaching social studies classes for the past 12 years.  He graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University with his bachelors and then complete his Master's at MNU as well. He is certified in 7th-12th Social Studies.


Support Staff

 Neeson, Jeff - Technology    


Breckweg, Kim - Office Manager     


Satterfield, Carmen - Admin. Assistant    


Amy Klar - Admin. Assistant


Gibbs, Cristy - Admin. Assistant and Cafeteria  


Anderson, Paul - Cafeteria/ Support Staff 

Sisemore, Kimberly - Cafeteria 








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