Trinity Episcopal School Staff

Kellie Blankenship

Kellie Blankenship

Business Administrator

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!

Darcy Blocker

Darcy Blocker

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.

Julia Cleveland

Julia Cleveland

4 Year Old 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.

Jill Curtiss

Jill Curtiss

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!

Paloma Delgadillo

Paloma Delgadillo

Classroom Aide

My name is paloma delgadillo, 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 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, I helped at CASA of Tarrant County for three years but now on my free time I enjoy long walks with my fur baby beau, and spending time with family and reading.

Gretchen Dills

Gretchen Dills

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.

Mandi Hornsby

Mandi Hornsby

P.E./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 Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing, from University of Texas in Arlington, and worked as Labor & Delivery nurse prior to starting my own family. I have been married to my best friend & 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.

Melissa Kemp

Melissa Kemp

Classroom Aide

My name is, Melissa Kemp. I’ve been at TES since 2012. I started out as a 2yr old aide & have been working with the 4’s since 2013. I love that my job is different each day & I love working with the kids & seeing them learn.

I’ve been married to my husband, Justin, since 1992 & I have two adult daughters. I love to spend time with my family & fur baby, Bella. I also love to shop, read, go for walks & hang out at the beach.

Andrea Lakey

Andrea Lakey

2 Year Old Teacher

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!

Melissa Pannell

Melissa Pannell

Director

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 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.

Lori Peck

Lori Peck

4 Year Old teacher

I have been at TES since 2018. I have Elementary and Psychology degrees. I have taught third grade, been a school counselor at the Elementary level, and worked in Early Childhood. I love helping children grow academically and socially. Teaching is my happy place!!

I am a Fort Worth native. I have been married for 30 years and have 3 children and a precious dog. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and taking long walks.

Angelina Pena

Angelina Pena

Classroom Aide

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!

Kimberly Pena

Kimberly Pena

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!

Lindsay Petty

Lindsay Petty

Classroom Aide

My name is Lindsay Petty and I am a toddler aide. I have been at Trinity Episcopal since 2022. I am a Fort Worth native who attended All Saints Episcopal School and Trinity Valley. I went on to the University of Texas at Austin where I double majored in Economics and Psychology.

I have been married since 2013 to my amazing husband Dax. We have one eight year old son, Parker. Parker and I (if you can believe it) both attended Trinity Episcopal and I loved it so much I came back to work here after he finished Kindergarten.

Kelli Sims

Kelli Sims

3 Year Old 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.

Jackie Stone

Jackie Stone

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.

Denise Wilson

Denise Wilson

Toddler Teacher

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 too travel but don’t really enjoy flying that much. I love too garden. And I love my four legged babies!