Rachel Peters :: Director
I am the mother of three boys in grades 4th, 8th, and 12th. We moved to Keller in 2004 and enjoy all that it and the surrounding areas have to offer. When not at Trinity, I enjoy going to the movies, reading, working out, and supporting my boys’ activities — I have two percussionists and one athlete.
I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in Applied Learning and Development, and also grew a desire for ministry through various leadership roles in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I spent seven years in the Texas public school system as a teacher at the intermediate and middle school levels, while also taking some time off to be a stay-at-home mom. Almost eight years ago, I took a position on staff at Trinity Presbyterian as the Director of Christian Education and added the Director of Trinity Private Preschool to my title at the beginning of the 2013 school year after obtaining my director’s certification from TxDFPS. My sole focus is now the preschool. Getting to combine my love for the Lord with children, education, and directing an organization has been an amazing blessing!
Ms. Rachel serves as the director of the preschool, as well as the Chapel leader.
School Year Staff
Linda Coleman :: PreK Lead Teacher
I live in North Fort Worth, within walking distance of the famous Buc-ee’s and Texas Motor Speedway! I am the mother of two adult daughters and one son-in-law. In addition, I have a precious 20 month old granddaughter, who is a blessing to all! After living in Missouri most of my life, I decided to try something different. I moved to North Texas to be near immediate family members. Over the past eleven years, I have had no regrets!
I graduated from Southeast Missouri State University with a degree in Elementary Education. Shortly after, I furthered my education by obtaining a Masters Degree in Education from Southwest Baptist University, Boliver, MO. I taught elementary education (mostly second grade) for sixteen years. Following that, I became specialized in gifted education, and served the next ten years in middle school and high school as a gifted education resource teacher. Having been too young and energetic to stop “playing” with children, I immediately began substitute teaching after moving to Texas. While worshiping at Trinity Presbyterian Church, I discovered this quaint, delightful preschool with wonderful children and parents. I have taught at Trinity at least nine years (I lose track) and hope to be here a while longer!
Ms. Linda is the lead teacher of the Proud Pups.
Monica Albritton :: PreK Assistant Teacher
My husband, Kyle, and I have six amazing grandchildren from our wonderful three sons and daughters-in-law. My family is my inspiration! We moved to Texas four years ago to be closer to the grandchildren. We love to hike and be out in nature. I also love to read and just hang out.
I was an elementary teacher for thirty years in Louisiana, and LOVED my career. After we joined Trinity Presbyterian Church, I began to substitute in the preschool. The program, leadership, and staff really impressed me. I’m so excited to be part of this staff, and to teach and love the children.
Ms. Monica is the assistant teacher of the Proud Pups.
Amanda Seiller :: PreK Lead Teacher
I am originally from Tennessee, but have lived in Texas for six years now. I am mom to Maddie, Noah, Levi, and Jonah. Some of our favorite things to do together as a family are travel, take our bikes to the trail, and cook. Some personal hobbies I have are photography, hiking, and boxing.
I started my education at Crown College in Early Childhood Education. I have been a preK assistant teacher, home-schooled my own children, and ran an in-home preschool. I love the environment here at Trinity and look forward to my third year as a lead teacher.
Ms. Amanda is the lead teacher of the Busy Bees.
Peggy Torpey :: PreK Assistant Teacher
My husband, David, and I have been married thirty-four years. We have twenty-three year old fraternal twin sons, Jake and Brad. We moved to Keller in 2005 due to my husband’s promotion. In July, Brad got married, giving me a wonderful daughter-in-law, Ashley. On my days off, I enjoy sitting on my back porch, listening to music, working in the yard, cooling off in the pool, date nights with my hubby, watching Aggie, Army and Cowboys football, going on family cruises, and traveling to Georgia to visit Brad and Ashley.
When the twins were two, I enrolled them in a preschool at our church in Austin where I worked as an assistant and lead teacher for ages two to five. In the summers during the week of VBS, I taught Bible Story/Verse. During the school year, I taught Religious Education. Once the boys were in regular school, I was able to stay at home, but decided to get back into the early childhood education field once they graduated from high school. I have been working at Trinity Private Preschool for five years now. I have worked as an assistant, lead teacher, floater, and even sub at different times in all the classes.
Ms. Peggy is the assistant teacher of the Busy Bees.
Jo Moore :: Older Threes Lead Teacher
I am the mother of three terrific sons. My husband and best friend, Kevin, is an engineer for an oil company. We began a new adventure when we were transferred to Texas seven years ago from our home in Oregon. I love home projects, re-purposing things, sewing, gardening, reading, exercise, going for walks, teaching, living rural, and most of all, spending time with my family.
I went to school in Long Beach California, graduating with a degree in Early Childhood Education with a certification in Preschool. I taught preschool as a lead teacher in preK and threes in California before having my family, then was blessed to be able to be home with my children. For two years I taught in Special Education in the public schools in Oregon. I have been teaching in the early childhood education field for the past twelve years from Mommy and Me to preK ages. Additionally, I taught Kindermusik at an Arts based preschool in Oregon integrating activities with music, literacy, listening, movement, language, sensory, motor and cognitive skills. This is my sixth year at Trinity as a lead threes teacher. I love teaching preschool and feel so fortunate to be able to pursue that passion each day here at Trinity.
Ms. Jo is the lead teacher of the Marvelous Monkeys classroom.
Deirdre Malkowski :: Older Threes Assistant Teacher
I grew up in Tucson, AZ where I married my high school sweetheart. We moved to Keller in 2005, back to Arizona in 2013, then back to Keller in 2015. We love it here! We have three kids — 5th and 11th grade and a freshman in college. Outside of Trinity you will find me at spending time with my family or working out with my favorite trainers at Camp Gladiator.
My junior and senior years of high school were spent working in our church nursery and as an assistant at La Petite Academy. Throughout college I worked my way up as a lead one year old teacher and assistant evening director at Mini Skool Preschool in Tucson. Just prior to Trinity, I had been the lead Sunday School teacher for our infant-three year olds at The Crossing Church in NRH. I have been apart of the Trinity family since February 2017, first subbing, then as assistant teacher in the threes.
Ms. Deirdre is the assistant teacher of the Marvelous Monkeys. She is also our Science Lab teacher, and serves as the fill-in director if Rachel is not on site.
Maria Hale :: Younger Threes Lead Teacher
My husband and I are parents of two wonderful children. Our 21 year old son, Trystan, graduated from Keller Central in 2016. He attended Art Institute of Dallas, and has started his path to join the Air Force. Our daughter, Essie, currently attends Keller Central and is a junior. She is a phenomenal artist (painting, drawing, pottery) and also enjoys Theater. Our family relocated to Texas in July of 2012 from Durango, Colorado to be closer to family. I enjoy cooking, scrapbooking, and making crafts in general.
I started my education while in the military, and received my Associates from Clovis Community College in 2000. In 2003, while our family was stationed in Alaska, I found a love and passion for teaching children. Since then I have been fortunate to work with an after school program, elementary reading program, and have done home childcare. I also taught Kindergarten through eighth grade in Spanish before our move from Colorado. Shortly after our arrival in Texas, my family began our fellowship with Trinity Presbyterian Church, and in 2015, I joined the nursery staff and Trinity Private Preschool.
Ms. Maria is the lead teacher of the Kind Koalas, as well as our Spanish teacher.
Meghan Ort :: Younger Threes Assistant Teacher
I am a mother of three kids ages seven, five, and two, all of which have attended Trinity Private Preschool. My husband and I moved to Southlake five years ago from Dallas. I have a passion for children’s literature, graphic design, cooking, and running.
I graduated from UTSA with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies . Before kids, I taught 2nd grade, but spent the majority of my career teaching preK through 5th grade technology and computers. For the last six years, I have been a full time mom.
Ms. Meghan is the assistant teacher of the Kind Koalas.
Angela Kito :: Older Twos Lead Teacher
I have been married to Brian for over ten years. I have an nineteen year old sophomore at Texas A&M, Zachary, a ten year old 5th grader, Thomas, and a nine year old 3rd grader, Mackenzie.
I had the blessing of being a stay at home mom for a long time, and also worked for an after school care program. For the eight years before coming to Trinity, I took care of my grandmother who had Alzheimer’s disease until she passed away three years ago. I really enjoy working in the Lions class with Ms. Jennifer and cannot wait each day to work with the children.
Ms. Angela is the lead teacher of the Lions classroom.
Jennifer Mohon :: Older Twos Assistant Teacher
My husband, Kyle, and I have been married for 19 years. We have two wonderful children — Hannah is 14 and Preston is 11. We have lived in Southlake for more than ten years.
I enjoyed 13 wonderful years of being a stay-at-home mom before deciding to return to work. I was truly blessed to fine my new work home at Trinity Private Preschool. I am so excited to be with the children each day, watching them learn and grow!
Ms. Jennifer is the assistant teacher of the Lions classroom.
Shelby Garcia :: Younger Twos Lead Teacher
I was born in Tennessee, but moved to Texas at a couple of months old and it has been my home ever since. I share the same birthday with my sister who is two years older than me. Being an aunt to her two little girls has filled my heart! I spend most of my time working, but when I’m not I love to travel.
At the age of 19, I grew a passion to work with children. I was a teacher in another early childhood education and care program and then became a nanny. Through my nanny position, I found Trinity Private Preschool and love it! I love getting to meet new people and changing children’s lives.
Ms. Shelby is the lead teacher of the Adorable Owls.
Jennifer Yerkes :: Younger Twos Assistant Teacher
I am mom of Brooklyn and Bryce, ages five and three, and have been happily married for eight years to my husband Shawn . I graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a B.B.A. in Marketing. After moving to Arizona to work in the banking sector, I decided to return to school for my MBA. I worked as a Project Manager for several years until becoming a stay at home mom. When I am not chasing kids around I enjoy anything active. My workouts are a way to recharge and reconnect. Early morning alone time, whether it be ten minutes of yoga or going to the gym, has become my self care.
I discovered Trinity when we located from Northern California to Texas; both my children have attended or currently attend Trinity Private Preschool. I’ve worked as a substitute teacher for the past two years and have come to love the preschool. I am also a part-time swim instructor as well as a substitute Sunday school teacher in my children’s classes. I am excited to take on a new role in the twos class here at Trinity.
Ms. Jennifer is the assistant teacher of the Adorable Owls, as well as our Music teacher.
Lindsey Hall-Romahn :: Ones Lead Teacher
I was born and raised in Tampa, FL. My husband and I, with our daughter, moved to the great state of Texas eight years ago for my husband’s employer. We have one daughter, Taylor. She is eight and in third grade. We share our home with our Bubba Boy Nico, a 12 year old Siberian Husky, and three goldfish — Nemo, Spanky and Jasper.
I’ve had the privilege to work with children, infants to toddler, for eleven years now through preschools and nanny positions, and enjoy every moment of it. This is my seventh year at Trinity as the lead teacher of the Cubs class. I love our preschool and look forward to another fantastic year!
Ms. Lindsey is the lead teacher of the Cuddly Cubs.
Janell Gobea :: Ones Assistant Teacher
I am married to my sweet Joe. We were high school sweethearts and through God’s grace have built a beautiful life and family together. We are both originally from Lubbock, but Fort Worth has been home to us for 30 years. I am mom to Jewel (29), Chloe (28), Joe (24), and Cara (22). We have two business owners, two college graduates, one in the medical field, one professional photographer, one professional musician/songwriter, and one in Dublin, Ireland, studying for her Masters in Comparative Literature. I am grandma (aka Ita/Tita short for Abuelita) to Liam, Jose, Summer, and Zoe. I love my family and they are my complete happiness. I am a music lover so my husband and I go to a lot of shows and music festivals. We’ve been bit by the traveling bug and have recently visited Spain. I love to cook and bake, especially with my family and close friends. My husband and I both do Camp Gladiator and love the community and challenges we have in front of us doing CG.
I have been working with preschoolers for 17+ years. I started working at a church Mother’s Day Out program when my youngest started kindergarten. Since then, I have had classes with all ages of preschoolers. I absolutely love working with children! I worked with the preK class at Trinity this summer and look forward to getting to know and love my Cubs class this school year.
Ms. Janell is the assistant teacher of the Cuddly Cubs.