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Staff

  • Elementary
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    Mrs. D Santa
    Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
    Graduate of the University of North Florida with a B.A. in Education
    Mrs. Santa has been teaching for 17 years at Blessed Trinity, 29 years total experience

    Mrs. J. Pardo
    Kindergarten Teacher
    Graduate of the University of North Florida with a B.A. in Elementary Education.
    Masters in Educational Leadership and Administration from George Washington University

    IBCCES Certification in Autism

    Mrs. Pardo is in her third year of teaching at Blessed Trinity


    Mrs. D. Golino
    First Grade Teacher
    Graduate of University of North Florida with a B.A. in Education
    Mrs. Golino has been teaching for 18 years at Blessed Trinity, 25 total years of experience 

    Ms. J. Praxedes
    Second Grade Teacher
    Graduate of Nova Southeastern University with a B.S. in Education
    Ms. Praxedes has been teaching for 4 years at Blessed Trinity

    Mrs. S. Hinson
    Third Grade Teacher
    Graduate of University of West Florida with a B.A. in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Certification

    Mrs. Hinson has been teaching for 13 years at Blessed Trinity, 27 total years experience


    Mrs. D. Gunning
    Fourth Grade Teacher
    Graduate of St. John’s University with a B.S. Business Management
    Graduate of the University of North Florida with Certification in Education

    IBCCES Certification in Autism
    Mrs. Gunning has been teaching for 13 1/2 years at Blessed Trinity

    Ms. M. Burgess
    Fifth Grade Teacher
    Graduate of St. Leo University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education 

    Masters in Educational Leadership from Barry University
    Ms. Burgess is in her first year at Blessed Trinity, 12 years of educational experience 

  • Middle School
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    Mrs. S. Haynes
    Sixth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math & Science
    Graduate of the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, PA with a B.S. in Education

    IBCCES Certification in Autism

    Mrs. Haynes has been teaching 11 years at Blessed Trinity, 23 total years of experience

    Mr. L. Papet
    Seventh Grade Homeroom, Middle School Math and Social Studies
    Graduate of U.S. Naval Academy with a B.S. in Political Science
    Graduate of U.S Naval Postgraduate School with an M.S. in Information Technology Management

    Graduate of Liberty University with an M.Ed in Education and Ed S. in Curriculum and Instruction

    Currently pursuing an M.A. in Theology at Catholic Distance University

    Mr. Papet is in his first year at Blessed Trinity

     

    Mr. R. Tarsitano
    Eighth Grade Homeroom, Middle School Language Arts Teacher
    Graduate of University of North Florida with a B.A. in Secondary English Education
    Mr. Tarsitano is in his third year at Blessed Trinity

    Mrs.  P. Langone
    Middle School Religion Teacher
    Graduate of University of North Florida with a B.A. in Education

    IBCCES Certification in Autism

    Mrs. Langone has been teaching 15 years at Blessed Trinity, 24 years total experience

  • Enrichment Teachers
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    Mrs. K. Strandes
    Art Teacher
    Graduate of Jacksonville University with a Bachelor of Fine Arts
    Mrs. Strandes has been teaching for 4 ½ years at Blessed Trinity

    Mrs. V. Bolado
    Spanish Teacher

    Graduate of UADE UCA in Buenos Aires, Argentina with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications
    Graduate of the University of North Florida with a Master's Degree in Education
    Mrs. Bolado is in her second year of teaching at Blessed Trinity and has 4 years of teaching experience

     

    Mrs. C. Atkinson
    Media Specialist 
    Graduate of Texas A & M University with a B.S. in Business
    Graduate of University of North Florida with Certification in Education
    Mrs. Atkinson has been teaching for 13 years at Blessed Trinity, 14 total years of experience

    Mrs. D. Slater
    Technologist
    Graduate of Jacksonville University with B.G.S. in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Management and Psychology
    Apple Certified Support Professional

    Microsoft Certified Master Instructor
    Mrs. Slater is in her third year at Blessed Trinity;19+ years technical instruction and tech support experience


    Mrs. A. McGuire
    Physical Education Teacher
    Graduate of Slippery Rock University with a B.S. in Physical Education
    Mrs. McGuire has been teaching for 6 years at Blessed Trinity

    Mr. S. Lightfoot
    Music Teacher
    Studied Music at East Carolina University; Graduate of University of North Florida with a B.S. in Communications
    Mr. Lightfoot has been teaching for 4 years at Blessed Trinity


  • Administration
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    Ms. M. Davis
    Principal
    Graduate of Pennsylvania State University with B.S. in Rehabilitation Education
    Graduate of University of North Florida with Primary and Elementary Certification, Masters in Elementary Education and Educational Leadership Endorsement
    Florida Child Care and Education Program Director Credential – VPK Endorsed
    18 years as Principal of Blessed Trinity Catholic School
    Mrs. P. Langone
    Assistant Principal – Part-time
    Graduate of University of North Florida with a B.A. in Education

    IBCCES Certification in Autism

    15 years at Blessed Trinity, 24 years total
    Mrs. S. Solano

    School Counselor

    Graduate of University of Florida with a B.A. in Sociology

    Graduate of University of North Florida with a Masters in Education-School Counseling

    Mrs. Solano is in her third year at Blessed Trinity; 5 years total experience

    Mrs. D. Slater

    Technologist

    Graduate of Jacksonville University with B.G.S. in Liberal Arts with concentrations in Management and Psychology

    Apple Certified Support Professional

    Microsoft Certified Master Instructor

    Mrs. Slater is in her third year at Blessed Trinity; 19+ years technical instruction and tech support experience

     

     

     

  • Church Personnel
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    CLERGY
    Fr. Jhon Guarnizo, Pastor

     


    PARISH OFFICE STAFF

    Lorraine Montoto, Parish Business Administrator
    Email: lorrainemontoto@btccjax.org
    Phone: 904-641-1414

    Jeanna Ruschell, Secretary
    Email: jeannaruschell@btccjax.org
    Phone: 904-641-1414

    Aixa Feliciano, Director - Religious Education
    Email: prep@blessedtrinitycatholicschool.org
    Phone: 904-646-4320

History

Blessed Trinity Catholic School was established in fall 1999 in a newly constructed building. The facility provided space for administration offices, clinic, a temporary Media Center, and five classrooms. The initial enrollment consisted of 65 students in Pre-Kindergarten through Second Grade. The curriculum consisted of all the core subject areas as well as Music, Art, Physical Education, and Media.  Spanish was added as an enrichment class in fall 2000 and Technology in fall 2003.    

 

A new grade was added each school year until the fall of 2005, when the addition of Eighth grade completed our growth.  As we grew, the need for additional classroom space was satisfied when an addition to the original building was completed in fall 2002. The new addition provided students with a Media Center, Technology Lab, Art Room, Science Lab, Music Room, Cafeteria and five classrooms. The school reached its highest enrollment of 271 students in 2005-2006 and has since averaged an enrollment of 255 students per year.

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Curriculum

The curriculum guides set forth by the Diocese of St. Augustine are the basis for our school program. Textbooks and programs are chosen which will meet the students’ needs as set forth by the Diocesan Curriculum guides. These guides are updated and revised in accordance with sound educational and developmental research.

A complete copy of the Diocese of St. Augustine Education Syllabus may be viewed in the school office.

School Board

The Advisory Board shall assist the Pastor and Principal in the implementation of the policies governing operations of the school and insure that these policies follow the intent and spirit of the policies laid down for the schools in the diocese by the Office for Educational Services.
Its duties and functions are to:
1. Assist in supporting the goals of the institution, the Diocese of St. Augustine, and its accrediting agency.
2. Participate in communicating the purpose and programs of the school to the Diocesan Advisory Board on Education and the parish-at-large.
3. Assist in the preparation of the annual budget.
4. Act in a consultative capacity in hiring the school Principal.
5. Include the following standing committees: long-range planning, finances, maintenance, and other ad hoc committees as needed.
6. Develop positive public relations.
7. Assist the Pastor/Principal in the planning and building of new educational facilities.
8. Participate in the “new board training” offered annually by the Diocesan Advisory Board of Education.

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Mission Statement

Blessed Trinity Catholic School provides all students the opportunity to flourish in a Catholic Christian environment through inspired academics, spiritual growth and service to our community.

Philosophy

Following the Bishops’ pastoral “To Teach as Jesus Did”, Blessed Trinity Catholic School strives to assist all students, regardless of race, creed, or ethnic background, in the difficult task of maturing into well-rounded, capable citizens of this great country and followers of Jesus Christ.

As a Catholic School, Blessed Trinity is dedicated to integrating the teaching of God and Gospel values within the total curriculum. Blessed Trinity School develops social and emotional skills through positive guidance techniques set forth by the Parish Community.

We strive to view each child as a unique person with an individual pattern and timing of growth. We endeavor to instruct children in order for them to excel to their full potential.

Working together, the faculty and parents, who are the primary educators, create an atmosphere of love and understanding, in which all students are encouraged to use their God-given gifts and talents to the fullest extent of their potential.

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