This will be the last LS weekly email for 2017. You can expect the next LS weekly email when we return in January! I hope your family enjoys some rest, finds merriment in the traditions of the season, and creates some lasting family memories.

Upcoming Transitions

As you have read in communication from Trinity’s Board of Directors, there will be a few transitions in responsibilities associated with Dr. Littlejohn’s departure planned for the end of January.

I have been blessed to serve the Lower School faculty and families as the Head of Lower School for the past three years. I look forward to continuing to serve the Lower School, just in a new capacity for the remainder of this school year. Upon our return from Christmas break, I will begin to transition into the role of Interim Head of School. Simultaneously, Susan Hofer will begin the transition as Interim Head of Lower School. This will not be an abrupt transition; for at least the first several days in January my primary focus will be partnering with Mrs. Hofer helping her get up to speed with all things Lower School and she and I will remain in constant communication throughout the remainder of the academic year.

For those who do not know Mrs. Hofer, beyond her role as Director of Curriculum and Instruction, you can rest assured she is well qualified to serve Trinity in this new capacity. As a part of the Trinity community for over 17 years, Susan has served as a Lower School Faculty member (teaching Kindergarten, 5th and 6th grades), PATT President, and mom to two Trinity graduates (‘13, ‘16) and a current 11th grader (’19).  In her current role, she is regularly engaged with our Lower School faculty both in and out of the classroom. I have personally sought her wisdom and input and have benefitted from her years of varied experience. I am very excited for her to serve you, our Lower School families, and our faculty in the new year.

I realize that change can sometimes result in fear of the unknown. But, change also provides an opportunity for reflection that can lead to added confidence in our current methods and practices while also bringing to light areas for improvement and transformation. Thanks to the strong leadership of our Board, Dr. Littlejohn and our amazing faculty and staff, Trinity Academy is well positioned to navigate the future with our mission and vision secure.

Please join me in welcoming Mrs. Hofer back into the Lower School as she serves the students, faculty, and families of the Lower School in a different role!

Year End Giving Opportunities

Thank you for considering supporting Camp Trinity and our Annual Feed the Hunger meal-packing event. You can read more about both opportunities at

Mark Your Calendar

  • Wednesday, December 20th – All-School Christmas Chapel in Founders Hall, 8:15 AM; early release day (11:45 AM for LS)
  • Wednesday, January 3rd – School resumes for students
  • Monday, January 15th – No school


Matthew Breazeale
Lower School Head
Trinity Academy