Trinity Episcopal School Staff
My name is Kellie Blankenship and I have been with Trinity Episcopal School since 2015 working as the Business Administrator. Although I do not get to interact with the children as much as I would like, I love seeing their bright shining faces every day. Through my time at Trinity, I have come to cherish every aspect of my job; to the happy faces of the children, the cheerful parents and the enthusiastic staff. I feel so blessed to be a part of this amazing school and I can’t imagine being anywhere else.
I have been married to my adoring husband Brian since 2001 and I have two wonderful college age and high school children. I enjoy going to Disney as much as I can, spending time with my family, playing with my fur babies, working out on my Peloton and reading when I have the time!
3 Year Old Teacher
My name is Darcy Blocker, and I have been a teacher at Trinity since 2002. I am also the three’s music teacher, and I have the opportunity to teach many of our amazing enrichment programs before and after school.
I received my Degree in Early Childhood Education from Texas Wesleyan University and have a passion for learning as well as teaching. I absolutely love my job and the incredible team that I work with. I feel very proud to be a part of Trinity Episcopal School, where we have incredible love and dedication for each individual child.
I’ve been married to my husband, Scott, for 8 years, and we have been blessed with 3 wonderful children.
PreK 4 Teacher
My name is Julia Cleveland. I was born and raised here in Fort Worth. I have been employed by Trinity
Episcopal School since 2002. I was an aide my first year, then became a Pre K teacher. Being in my classroom and watching my students grow and learn is my happy place!!
I have a BS in Education with an Early Childhood certification, and a concentration in Math from The University of Texas. I have been married to my husband Dan since 1981 and we have four children, daughter and son in law, and one grand baby. When I’m not teaching I enjoy being at our church, walking, cooking, and reading.
Classroom Aide & Toddler Teacher
Hi, my name is Jill Curtiss! I have been at Trinity Episcopal School as an Aide since 2019 and as a Toddler teacher since 2022. I graduated with a degree in General studies in 2019 and have worked at Trinity Episcopal School ever since. I absolutely adore working with children and consider my co-workers family!
I am from Fort Worth and am close with my family who still lives here as well. I spend my spare time as a nanny for a family I adore, restaurant hopping and I also love traveling to the mountains!
Faith House Aide
My name is Paloma Delgadillo and this is my first year at Trinity Episcopal School (2022). I work with the two year olds as the teacher’s aide. I’ve had a great first year here, watching the children grow and learn is such a joy. I look forward to many more years and memories here at Trinity.
I have been a nanny for many years. The children I have Nannied attended TES, but now that they are older,
why not revisit and work for such a lovely school. I love helping and working with children, and I also helped at CASA of Tarrant County for three years. In my free time I enjoy long walks with my fur baby Beau, spending time with family and reading.
2 Year Old Teacher
I have been affiliated with Trinity Episcopal Preschool since 2005 when my oldest child had Ms. Blocker in her Two’s class. Prior to working at TES, I graduated with a Master’s in Education from Texas Christian University. I taught grades 1st-4th in local school districts and even worked as a director at a Christian daycare. This opportunity made me realize I had a passion for early childhood education and development, and I missed the personal experience of having my own class to teach. I was blessed to find a job teaching a Bridge class in 2008. I have not left since!
My passions include children’s art, math and science education. My teaching philosophy is that children learn through hands-on experience and play. A child can’t imagine a letter represents a sound if they aren’t given the opportunity to pretend a stick is a magic wand or a block is a house. TES allows me the freedom to create a curriculum that fosters all aspects of each child’s development in a meaningful way. TES has a special place in my heart, and I am blessed to be a part of it.
PE/Science & School Nurse
I am Mandi Hornsby, Enrichment Teacher at Trinity Episcopal School, and have been on staff since Spring of
2012. In my unique position, I work with each class twice a week for P.E. (Music & Movement) and a variety of Sensory & Science topics. I am passionate about working with children and their families to ensure they are meeting developmental milestones. Nurturing their growth and development while at Trinity Episcopal School, through love and play, is my priority as their teacher.
I hold a Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing from University of Texas in Arlington, and worked as a Labor &
Delivery nurse prior to starting my own family. I have been married to my best friend and husband, Josh since 2000, and we have been blessed with three beautiful children. In my free time I enjoy exploring nature, food, music and being physically active.
Hi, my name is Andrea Lakey. I have taught at Trinity Episcopal School since 2011. I teach two year olds and I love this age because I get to watch them grow and blossom. I am married and blessed with two wonderful girls. My girls attended TES when they were little and loved this amazing and unique school so much.
Outside of school I love spending quality time with my family and friends. I am excited for many more great years at TES!
My name is Melissa Pannell and I have been the Director of Trinity Episcopal School (TES) since October of
2011. I hold both a BS from Texas A&M University and a Master’s Degree from University of North Texas Health Science Center- School of Public Health in Community Education with an emphasis in Community Health. I also hold a Master’s level Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES) credential. Prior to coming to TES, I worked for the City of Fort Worth as a Community Health Educator and at All Saints Episcopal School teaching Godly Play to their K-2nd graders. I have found that my unique background has been a perfect fit for my work here at Trinity.
I have been married to my handsome husband, Colton since 2000 and have two beautiful children who are Lifetime Saints at All Saints’ Episcopal School. I am a member of All Saints’ Episcopal Church and love having the opportunity to be a part of two amazing Episcopal Church communities. Outside of school, I love to spend time with family and especially enjoy attending live theater.
My name is Angelina Pena. I started working at Trinity Episcopal in January of 2022 as a two year old/toddler aide. I love getting to do what I do and watch the kids learn and grow every day!
I also work with the youth group at my church while I study at Dallas Baptist University as a Theology Major. I love to read, watch movies, play board games and spend time with my family and friends!
3 & 2 Year Old Teacher
My name is Kimberly Peña. I have been with TES since 2011. I have taught 2 year olds, 3 year olds, and Pre-K here at Trinity! I also teach the Spanish class for Bridge and Spanish Enrichment class. I absolutely LOVE my job!
My husband and I have three grown children and three grandchildren! We love spending time with them! They are our pride and joy! We also love traveling to Mexico and exploring that beautiful country in our spare time. I love to read, cook, and go to the beach as much as I can!
PreK 3 teacher
I have been a teacher at Trinity Episcopal School since August 2002. I am a three year old teacher, after school enrichment instructor, and a substitute teacher when needed.
I hold a child development associate credential from National Association of Education of Young Children (NAEYC). I am a 200 hour registered yoga teacher (RYT) with the Yoga Alliance. I am also a certified children’s yoga with “Kidding Around Yoga”. I am certified in “Parenting with Love and Logic” by Dr. Charles Fay, a consequence based behavior program.
I have an incredible love for teaching early childhood education. Watching the world of wonder through the eyes of a child is a true blessing. I feel proud to be able to facilitate and guide these beautiful young minds and hearts. I love to learn and grow and feel honored to pass this on to these sweet young souls.
I have been married to my husband for 20 years. He has been a first responder for over 30 years and is currently with the Fort Worth Fire Department. We have 5 amazing kids together. And are eagerly waiting for grandchildren.
4 Year Old Teacher
My name is Jackie Stone. I have been at Trinity Episcopal School since 2016. I originally taught the three year old class and switched to fours in 2018. It is the most fun age to teach! We enjoy learning together. I have a BA in Human Learning and Development. I am certified to teach early childhood – 6th grade.
I have lived in Fort Worth most of my life. I have been married since 2002. We have one child and two dogs. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends.
Hi, my name is Denise Wilson and I am a toddler teacher! I have been at TES since August of 2007. Before TES, I was at Oakwood Academy in Weatherford for 5 years where I taught 4 year olds. I really enjoy working with preschool age children!
I have been married to my husband Robert since May 1984. We met at Six Flags over Texas in 1979 and
started dating! Not High School Sweethearts but Six Flags over Texas Sweethearts! We have two grown
daughters, our oldest Rachael Mae is a Registered Nurse in Weatherford where she lives with her husband.
Our youngest daughter Danielle is in the Navy and is stationed in Florida. I enjoy being at the lake and fishing. I love to travel but don’t really enjoy flying that much. I love to garden. And I love my four legged babies!