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RICHARD SCHIENBEIN

PRINCIPAL & SUPERINTENDENT

Richard Schienbein is the Principal of Trinity Christian School, and the Superintendent of the Trinity Christian School Association.

Richard graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Education from Concordia University in 1967; he then attended the University of Alberta from which he graduated from in 1972.

After first teaching at Blue Quills in Saint Paul, he and his wife Margaret traveled to Ecuador with the Summer Institute of Linguistics. He taught first in Quito and then at Limoncocha in the Amazon.

Shortly after his return to Canada, Richard was hired by the Department of National Defence’s Medley School District, for whom he taught Protestant Religious Studies and various other subjects. When the Department of National Defence divested itself of education, he taught with Northern Lights School Division for several years.

In 1994 he started Trinity Christian School and in 1995 WISDOM Homeschooling was created.

KENNETH NOSTER

ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL & ASSOCIATE SUPERINTENDENT

Ken is the Associate Superintendent of Trinity Christian School Association, Associate Principal of the school and administrator of our WISDOM program.

Ken received his Bachelor of Education Degree from the University of Alberta in 1974, with majors in Drama and English. Ken was an elected member of the board of directors of the Vermilion Health Care Complex for 10 years, serving as chairman of both this board and a regional board serving five hospitals. As an elected member of the executive of the Alberta Federation of Rural Electrification Associations, he conducted research and provided training and advocacy to local associations.

In 1989, Ken and his wife Marlane began home schooling their children, and soon they found themselves called upon to serve local and provincial organizations, including the executive of the Alberta Home Education Association. In 1992, Ken was approached by East Central Catholic School Division to help organize their home education administration program.

Three years later, Ken joined Trinity to become administrator of our WISDOM program.

MICHAEL HRAB

TEACHER

Mike teaches Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math to our High-School students.
Mike began teaching with Northern Lights School Division in 1970. For most of his 30 years in the public education system he taught high school Biology. In 2000 he became a teacher for Trinity Christian School.

AMANDA FORSTER

TEACHER

Amanda teaches elementary and middle-school courses to our younger students and oversees our teaching assistants.
Amanda began teaching with Trinity and then moved to the public system. In 2016 she returned to Trinity Christian School.

CHRISTINA SCHIENBEIN DUTHIE

SPECIAL NEEDS COORDINATOR

Christina is the Special Needs Coordinator for Trinity Christian as well as the head of our Mediated Learning Department. Christina is a Trainer in Instrumental Enrichment, Behavior Modification and Mediated Learning.
Christina is originally from Quito, Ecuador. She has an international education, having attended Pensacola College in Pensacola, Florida, Capernwray College in Cambridge, New Zealand, and Kings University in Edmonton, Alberta. Her three Mediated Learning and Instrumental Enrichment diplomas were obtained in Milan, Venice and Chicago.

 

ONLINE TUTORS

Our WISDOM Homeschooling department currently employs fourteen tutors for our on-line courses, chosen for their experience and abilities. WISDOM tutors have a solid understanding of Socratic Dialogue and see the wealth of knowledge to be found in the great books of civilization.

ADDITIONAL STAFF

IN-SCHOOL STAFF

Trinity Christian School currently has one full-time and two part-time in-school Teaching Assistants, as well as two administrators who may also assist in classes.

WISDOM PROGRAM STAFF

Our WISDOM program also has an administrator, sixteen office staff and twenty-eight Parent Advisory Council members.

HOMESCHOOL FACILITATORS

Our twelve certificated homeschool facilitators can be found here.

 

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