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Founder / Head of School / 12th grade Government class 1999Administration
With God’s grace and the help of many family members and friends, I founded Trinity Classical Academy in 2001.
While completing my Masters degree in education from the University of Southern California, I began to entertain the idea of someday starting a school.
Upon graduation, I embarked on a teaching career at the junior high level. Despite the best of intentions, I saw firsthand that the public schools were just not providing the kind of education or environment that I would someday want for my own children. There of course is an outright hostility toward Christianity in the government schools and I believe it resulted in a hopelessness and lack of passion in many of my students.
By the time I became a mother, I was convinced that there must be a better way to educate my own children. Beginning a school was occupying more and more of my thoughts until one day while listening to Focus on the Family, I heard Dr. Dobson interview Douglas Wilson, who had begun a classical, Christian school in Idaho. Mr. Wilson’s passion for his endeavor, coupled with his persuasive contention that a return to classical, Christian education is essential for producing exceptional, Godly young students hit me like a lightning bolt. I believe God gave me a big nudge that day and in the weeks and months to come, I read everything I could on classical, Christian education. It soon became clear to me that this method, used for centuries but abandoned at the advent of ‘modern’ education, was the best method to integrate deep faith and an incredible academic experience in students.
My husband and I wondered if perhaps others might have the same feelings about modern, government education – that it was sorely inadequate, lacking real challenge and certainly any spiritual aspect. We surveyed some people at our church, asking if they would be interested in a school that offered a challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the classical tradition, and we were amazed at the overwhelming response. We were on to something and a dream soon became reality.
From those humble beginnings, with God’s guidance and a handful of passionate and steadfast families, Trinity Classical Academy was born.
After two years of intense planning and prayer, we opened our doors in 2001 with 28 students in grades K-2. We soon became a fixture on the Santa Clarita education landscape and before long we were one of the fastest growing classical, Christian schools in the country. We now educate over 500 students, grades K-12 and are one of the largest classical, Christian schools in the country.
Our students are cultivating a love for God and a love of learning. They are learning how to think well, write well and speak well and their entire experience is wrapped around a Christian worldview.
I believe that God has blessed our efforts and I feel that we are indeed fulfilling our mission, which states:
The Mission of Trinity Classical Academy is to offer a
challenging education grounded in the Christian faith and the Classical tradition
to produce young men and women of virtue, wisdom, purpose, and courage.
I am as passionate now as I have ever been about Trinity Classical Academy. Our brightest days are certainly ahead of us and I can’t wait to see what incredible things God has in store for us in the years to come.
– BA, Business, Arizona State University
– MA, Education and Curriculum, USC
– Secondary History Credential
Artistry By Sheri
Artistry By SheriIndependent Artist Contact: Sheri Stimson
Sheri Stimson is an independent artist who specializes in landscapes, murals and photography-based oil paintings helping clients to both experience and share the gift of artistry in their lives and the lives of those they love.
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Barbara’s Best Impressions
Barbara’s Best ImpressionsPromotional Products Contact: Jennifer Potter
At Barbara’s Best Impressions, we offer promotional products for all businesses in every category. Keeping your name in your customers’ mind is the best way to increase your business’s sales and profits. We have everyday use products that will keep your logo where YOUR customer will see your logo everyday. From apparel to mugs to pens and technology and corporate gifts and more, we can put your logo on just about anything you can think of. If you are not sure what will work for your business, we know! Give me a call and let me find the right solution for you! Thank you for the opportunity to earn your business. All referrals from Trinity will result in a 5% of profit contribution back to the Trinity Fund. Thank you.
Cakes by Sandra
Cake Decorator Extraordinaire Cakes for all occasions
Sandra Oshiro has been baking and decorating cakes out of her house since the 80′s. She bakes for all occasions – birthdays, wedding showers, baby showers, weddings and for any other occasion you might like to celebrate. You can check out some of her more recent cakes on Pinterest (link above).
Her cakes are known for being not only beautiful, but also moist and delicious. She can copy almost anything you request or come up with a creative design at your direction. Prices are competitive with local professional bakeries. Sandra offers a 10% discount to Trinity families.
Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for a flavor list and price list.
Color Me Mine
Color Me Minepaint your own art studio Contact: Coral Waschak
Color Me Mine is a paint your own ceramics art studio. we pride ourselves on making your experience one where you can “express yourself”, in the most creative way.
our friendly and experienced staff will help you make a piece you will be happy to display in your home or give as a gift.
Birthday Parties are our specialty. You can reserve our party room, or the whole store. We will also bring the party to you!
At holiday time we have everything you need to decorate your home.
Nothing says “I love you”, like a personalized gift. Let us help you make the perfect gift.
for your school our fund raising ideas are tops.
for teacher appreciation gifts stop in and let us show you what we can do.
all trinity students and staff with a valid ID get half off your studio fee every time you visit. just show your ID at check out. that up to $5 off every time you visit.
Cannot combine with any other offer.
Creative Focus with Cindy
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As long as I can remember I’ve been passionate about photography and nurtured a desire to see life and the world around me through the perspective of a camera lens. I find joy and inspiration in bringing forth the beauty and uniqueness of my subjects, as well as the remarkable splendor of life and the natural beauty that surrounds us.
I look forward to creatively bringing your ideas to life and capturing those special moments through unique and distinctive photographs that will last a lifetime.
Thank you for the opportunity,
Danny Maimone Photography
Danny Maimone PhotographyPhotography Contact: Danny Maimone
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Julianne Gentry Photography / JAG-Photography
Julianne Gentry Photography / JAG-PhotographyPhotography: Personal & Corporate Contact: Julianne Gentry
Professional Photography: Head Shots, Website Photography, Senior Portraits, Family Portraits, Events & Fundraisers. Located in Valencia. Also serving businesses on the West Side and Greater Los Angeles Areas.
Trinity Classical Academy Family Discounts
Kimberlee Haag Design & Events
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Wedding & Event Planning & Coordination, Christmas Tree and Holiday Decor Design, Floral Arrangements and more. Contact me for details or to start planning your next event!
L.A. Exposure Photography
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Tom Mendoza is an award winning professional photographer with over 20 years of experience working as a staff photographer for the Los Angeles Daily News and private clients.
His work has appeared in numerous magazines including Life, Time, U.S. News and World Report, and Newsweek. His clients also include The Discovery Channel, Ronald Reagan & Mikhail Gorbachev and Scholastic.
Tom started doing Real Estate photography in 2004 and has worked for top producing listing agents in the Santa Clarita Valley, photographing million dollar homes and creating exciting listing publications which have had great impact for his clients.
He has photographed many celebrities and historical figures including seven U.S. Presidents. His portfolio also includes a wide variety of sports, ranging from little league soccer to the Super Bowl and just about everything in between.
Laurie Sachs Photography
Laurie Sachs Photographyphotographer Contact: Laurie Sachs
Northern Los Angeles County’s premiere, award winning, custom portrait photographer specializing in fine art newborn, maternity, child, and family photography.
Liz Gray Photography
Liz Gray PhotographyPhotography Contact: Liz Gray
Los Angeles and Santa Clarita photographer. Specializing in maternity, newborn, family, commercial and wedding portrait photography.
Sprinkled PinkCustom Cookies & Sweets Contact: Karen Lee
Order custom cookies or sweets for your next special occasion!
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