Trinity Academy’s Board of Directors is delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Timothy Bridges as Head of School, effective August 1, 2018. Dr. Bridges will join us from The Paideia School of Tampa Bay where he has served as Headmaster since 2014. We are confident that his training in the fundamentals of classical education, combined with his willingness to embrace the ideals and the aspirations that we hold dear, make him a perfect fit to lead Trinity Academy into the future that God holds for us. Read the Board’s full introductory letter here.
Prior to joining The Paideia School, Dr. Bridges served as a Senior Pastor for Calvary Baptist Church in St. John’s, Newfoundland from 2011-2014. Dr. Bridges graduated with a Bachelor’s of Music Education from Stetson University and holds a Master’s of Divinity with Biblical Languages from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He also holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Divinity (Ecclesiastical History) from The University of Edinburgh.
In sharing his enthusiasm about joining Trinity Academy, Dr. Bridges commented, “Schools like Trinity Academy are training grounds where future researchers, government officials, business leaders and families are learning to integrate their biblical convictions with their aspirations. I’m excited to join a school that equips young people to be lifelong learners who can evaluate life with precision, because they live with conviction. In partnership with parents, students, faculty, and churches, we will deliver the very best education possible: a classical, Christian education that highlights the true, the good, and the beautiful.” Dr. Bridges along with his wife and four children will be a welcome addition to the Trinity community of faith and learning.
Read an in-depth explanation of our approach to Innovative Classical Learning here and discover how authentic faith and a Christian world-view are woven into everything we do. Or, schedule a visit and encounter it first-hand in our classrooms.
There will upcoming opportunities to meet Dr. Bridges this summer. Check back here for dates, times, and locations.
Mr. Breazeale began serving as Interim Head of School in January 2018. He will serve as acting Head of School until Dr. Bridges takes up responsibilities on August 1, 2018. Mr. Breazeale joined Trinity in 2014 as an Upper School Humanities teacher and then spent the last three years as the Head of Lower School. Prior to joining Trinity, Mr. Breazeale taught middle school in various North Carolina counties and later served as an assistant principal in Wake County. He earned his undergraduate degree and his Masters in School Administration from UNC-Chapel Hill. Mr. Breazeale is enrolled in a doctoral program at Drexel University. Matthew is married to a Trinity graduate (’05) and they have one son, Everett
Wisdom and Eloquence by Robert Littlejohn and Charles T. Evans
Trinity Academy was blessed by the leadership of Dr. Robert Littlejohn from 2005-2018. Dr. Littlejohn co-authored Wisdom and Eloquence which is one of the more influential books within the classical, Christian education movement. If you wish to learn more about classical, Christian education we highly recommend his book. His vision and leadership have been instrumental in Trinity’s development as a leader in Classical, Christian education. We will miss him as he transitions to Texas to be closer to family.