Jessica Libasci

Kindergarten Teacher

jessica.libasci@trimont-academy.org

"I work at TCA because I LOVE JESUS! I love children. I love teaching children about Jesus."


Schooling/Degree: AAS in School Age Education, ECE Certificate, NCECC, NCECAC

Years with TCA: 17 (3 as Kdg teacher)

Favorite Bible Story: The Parable of the Sower

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:26

Favorite Place to Eat: El Charro

Favorite Place to Shop: Walmart, Michaels

Favorite Food: Hummus, Feta, and Cucumber wraps

Favorite Snack/Candy: Milk Chocolate (Hershey)

Hobbies: Gardening, Crafting, Being a mommy to a foster child

Joyce Ballew

Kindergarten Assistant/Resource

"It is my belief in Christian Education that led me to TCA. I love seeing young minds getting excited about learing."


Schooling/Degree: BA in Elem. Education; MA in Early Childhood Education

Years with TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: Esther

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 1:7

Favorite Place to Eat: Panera Bread and Fat Buddies

Favorite Place to Shop: Hobby Lobby

Favorite Food: Fresh baked bread

Favorite Snack/Candy: Any kind of chips, snack crackers, and Whoppers candy

Hobbies: Quilting and Reading (Historical Fiction)

Ana Paine

1st Grade Teacher

ana.paine@trimont-academy.org

"I wholeheartedly love children and TCA gives me the opportunity to share the love of Jesus with them. It's awesome to work with a team that shares the same values and ideas as I do. TCA is a vehicle for helping families in need and supporting families in our community."  


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Interdisciplinary Studies (Liberty University); Bilingual

Years with TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: Jesus and Mary Magdalene

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 23

Favorite Place to Eat: Sakura, Thai Paradise, Root & Barrel

Favorite Place to Shop: Anthropologie

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Snack/Candy: Smart Pop

Hobbies: Being with my family, Hiking


Mary LaFlamm

2nd Grade Interim Teacher

mary.laflamm@trimont-academy.org

"I work at TCA because of Jesus. I love being able to talk about and share about Him. The benefit of small class size in addition to suppoortive parents and staff, make this an amazing environment to be in."


Schooling/Degree: BA in Sociology

Years with TCA: 9

Favorite Bible Story: Job

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Corinthians 13:8

Favorite Place to Eat: Lucios

Favorite Place to Shop: Old Navy

Favorite Food: Ice Cream

Favorite Snack/Candy: Chocolate

Hobbies: Cooking, Reading, Movies, Family

Sandra Magee

3rd Grade Teacher

sandra.magee@trimont-academy.org

"Christian education offers a foundation built on the Bible and a relationship with Jesus Christ. TCA offers this, thus giving students a solid foundation to prepare them for life."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Education

Years with TCA: 7 (5 from 2002-2007)

Favorite Bible Story: Paul and Silas

Favorite Bible Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:16-18

Favorite Place to Eat: Gondolas

Favorite Place to Shop: Small specialty shops

Favorite Food: Italian

Favorite Snack/Candy: Caramel M&Ms

Hobbies: Crocheting, Reading, Spending time with grandchildren

Kirstin Dodge

5th Grade Teacher

kirstin.dodge@trimont-academy.org

"My daughter started here when she was two-years-old. When a position opened up in 4th grade, I applied. I have a deep love for the school and the children."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Biology

Years with TCA: 7

Favorite Bible Story: The story of Ruth and Naomi

Favorite Bible Verse: Matthew 6:34

Favorite Place to Eat: The Boiler Room

Favorite Place to Shop: Kohls

Favorite Food to Eat: Seafood, Pizza

Favorite Snack/Candy: Grapes, Nerds

Hobbies: Reading, Exercising, Swimming

Jodie Rodewald

6th/7th/8th Grade Math/History Teacher

jodie.rodewald@trimont-academy.org

"I love teaching at TCA because I get to teach the Bible and Creation throughout my curriculum. I can pray with the students and help them on a level that I couldn't in a public school."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Education, Masters in Counseling

Years with TCA: 4

Favorite Bible Story: The story of Joseph and his brothers

Favorite Bible Verse: Psalm 29:11

Favorite Place to Eat: Sakura

Favorite Place to Shop: Target

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Snack/Candy: Dark Chocolate

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking

Joanna Parker

6th/7th/8th Bible/English/Study Hall Teacher

joanna.parker@trimont-academy.org

"I work at TCA because I believe in Christian Education. I also get to teach where my children attend school."


Schooling/Degree: Masters in Elementary Education (K-6)

Years with TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: The Christmas Story

Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 31:6

Favorite Place to Eat: Cafe' REL

Favorite Place to Shop: Cosco

Favorite Food: Mexican

Favorite Snack/Candy: Dark Chocolate

Hobbies: Reading, Hiking, Traveling

Mary Jackson

6th/7th/8th Reading/Science Teacher

mary.jackson@trimont-academy.org

"I enjoy the smaller class sizes and being able to form closer relationships with the students. I also love being able to teach the curriculum through a Christian perspective."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Criminal Justice/History, NC Teachers Certification

Years at TCA: 10

Favorite Bible Story: Jonah

Favorite Bible Verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Favorite Place to Eat: Indian

Favorite Place to Shop: Target, Amazon

Favorite Food: Carrots

Favorite Snack/Candy: Circus peanuts

Hobbies: Sewing, Reading, Painting, Gardening

Rebekah Lisk

PE /Computers/After Care Coordinator/Summer Camp Coordinator

rebekah.lisk@trimont-academy.org

"I work at TCA because I can share the love of Jesus with students and help them understand the importance of staying active."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Religion, Masters Div. (Duke)

Years with TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: Mary telling Elizabeth she is pregnant with Jesus

Favorite Bible Verse: 1 Timothy 4:12

Favorite Place to Eat: The Cowfish (Charlotte)

Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon

Favorite Food: Potatoes (anyway), Fried Okra

Favorite Snack/Candy: Oreos with peanut butter, Skittles

Hobbies: Crochet, Reading, Crossfit, Walks with my husband/dog, Playing with my nephews and niece, Drinking coffee

Nichole Bradford

Art Teacher

nichole.bradford@trimont-academy.org

"I work at TCA because of the family-like environment that promotes Christian values."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Art

Years at TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: Story of Esther, Jesus & the Children

Favorite Bible Verse: Ephesians 3:16-19

Favorite Place to Eat: Mela's

Favorite Place to Shop: Hobby Lobby

Favorite Food: Indian, Asian

Favorite Snack/Candy: Salty Snacks, Chocolate, Caramel

Hobbies: Pottery, Sewing, Crafts

Tami Zuiderveen

Spanish Teacher

tami.zuiderveen@trimont-academy.org

"The reason I teach at Trimont is because I love helping kids discover more about God's World."


Schooling/Degree: Bachelors in Elementary Education w/ a minor in Reading

Years at TCA: 2

Favorite Bible Story: Daniel, Esther, Elijah, Paul....Too hard to pick one!

Favorite Bible Verse: Deuteronomy 6:4-9 and Psalm 46:10

Favorite Place to Eat: Sakura

Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon

Favorite Food: Sushi

Favorite Snack/Candy: Dark Chocolate

Hobbies: Traveling, Reading, Scrapbooking, Activities w/ family: camping, boating, Jeeping)