They Couldn't Stay Away

I came back because I really felt that God was calling me back to Trinity.

Dwight Hayes
Class of 2007

Sydney Shuler
Class of 2018

Katelynne Herring
Class of 2010

Karyn Sykes
Class of 2008

Fleming Saunders
Class of 2010

Amanda Smith 
Class of 2015



When I graduated from Trinity, I hadn't imagined that it was in God's plan for me to return nearly four years later as a teacher. But rising to this new challenge has already been one of the most rewarding experiences of my early adult life. To walk alongside many of my former teachers and collaborate with them, problem-solve with them, become a better teacher with them, and continue to learn from them is more than I could have asked for in my first job experience. Coming back to Trinity has given me a new appreciation for the heart and the dedication of each of our faculty and staff, and I am excited to be a part of a team that is transforming and equipping students daily for Christ and his kingdom.

Amanda Smith, Class of 2015
Upper School English Teacher

I came back because I really felt that God was calling me back to Trinity. I felt that it would be such an honor to be a part of the ministry that radically transformed my life by teaching me about my Savior and instilling a desire to be in relationship with Him. There would be no greater joy than to be a part of the Lord's work and instilling those same desires and knowledge in the next generations of children.

Karyn Sykes, Class of 2008
Third Grade Teacher


Since coming back to Trinity I have learned to appreciate the value of Christian education and the lessons learned while competing in a Christian environment.  Athletics is a huge mission field – a place to learn humility, sacrifice, dedication, and hard work. Sometimes in life our goals can become self-centered or be driven by worldly success. At Trinity, we have the privilege to teach and coach with a Christ-centered playbook.  Just as we compete for something greater than ourselves, we also live for Christ who is ultimately greater than everything we could ever accomplish. It’s a blessing to work in an environment like Trinity where we can both live and compete for the Lord!

Fleming Saunders, Class of 2010
Director of Athletics



I came back to teach at Trinity because my experience here as a student was very impactful in helping me understand that God is the creator of all things and that all truth is found in him. The teachers that I had in my time here faithfully planted seeds that would one day produce fruit. I am grateful for all of their hard work and their prayers over the years. It is enjoyable to come back to teach and thank some of them personally!

Dwight Hayes, Class of 2007
Physical Education Department Chair, P.E. Teacher, Coach


A 2019 National Blue Ribbon School

TCS graduations are just wonderful—so full of hope and promise. They remind me each year what we are all about as a community—working together to develop young people into godly young men and women.
Janet Gilroy, Parent of Trinity Alumni