Faculty

Early Childhood

Skeeter Hutchins

Skeeter Hutchins

Pre-K 3 Teacher            hutchinssb@trinitysaints.org

Skeeter Hutchins is now in her 10th year as a Pre-K 3 teacher at Trinity; all in all, this is her 16th year of teaching.  She graduated Cum Laude from Mississippi State University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, and she is State Certified K-8. 

An active Trinity parent and volunteer, Skeeter has coached the JV Cheerleaders, the AYA Cheerleaders and “Little Angels and Little Cherubs” Dance Teams in years past.  Skeeter is married to Chris Hutchins and has a daughter, Kailey who attends Trinity. 

Felice Fortenberry

Felice Fortenberry

Pre-K 4 Teacher          fortenberryfb@trinitysaints.org

Felice Fortenberry is a life long citizen of Natchez.  After graduating from Trinity High School, she then continued her education through the University Of Southern Mississippi.  She was awarded a Bachelor's and Master's degree in elementary education.  She currently holds teaching certifications in Louisiana and Mississippi.  Her teaching background includes 28 years with the Natchez Public Schools and 12 years with Concordia Parish schools.  
Felice has one daughter and son in law, Jessica and Nathan Stubbs and two grandsons, Jack Henry 7 and Jordan who is 5.
Kirby Watts

Kirby Watts

Kindergarten Teacher  wattskd@trinitysaints.org

Kirby Watts was born, raised, and educated in Natchez.  After graduating from South Natchez High School, she attended Mississippi State University where she was awarded a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education.  She has an additional endorsement in Pre K-12, Mild to Moderate Disabilities.  Her teaching background includes 33 years with the Natchez Adams School District and 5 years at Cathedral Elementary

Kirby is married to Henry Watts.  They have two children, Weston and Mackenzie Watts.  

Lower School

Brandy Hall

Brandy Hall

First Grade Teacher    hallb@trinitysaints.org

Brandy is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal School.  She graduated from Alcorn State University in Elementary Education with an emphasis on English, Psychology and Special Education.  She has taught and coached for 2 years at Adams County Christian School.  Brandy believes that building self-confidence in a student can help him/her reach their personal potential.    

Sandy Hall

Sandy Hall

2nd Grade Teacher  hallsg@trinitysaints.org

Sandy is a graduate of Trinity Episcopal School.  She earned her Bachelor’s Degree in elementary Education from Alcorn State University.  Sandy has taught at Adams County Christian School.  She believes that a positive and organized classroom is vital in keeping students engaged and on task. 

       

Amanda Dill

Amanda Dill

2nd Grade Teacher    dillap@trinitysaints.org
Amanda Pintard Dill was born and raised in Natchez. After graduating from Trinity High School, she attended and graduated from University of Southern Mississippi with a BS and BA in Criminal Justice/Counseling and Paralegal. Later she attended William Carey and received a degree in Elementary Education.  Amanda has 10 years teaching experience beginning at Columbia Academy in Columbia,Mississippi.  Amanda then moved back to Natchez in 2012 where she taught at ACCS. She is very excited to be coming home to Trinity. Amanda has been married to her husband, Bubba, for 24 years. They have two children, Cage and Abbie.   
Becky Blair

Becky Blair

Third Grade Teacher    

Rebecca brings 18 years of experience in both public and private schools, having  taught kindergarten in a Lutheran school in Tampa, Florida and positions in Kentucky. She has taught Kindergarten and Trinity. Her husband Andy Blair is the pastor of Crosspoint Church.  They have two daughters, Betsy and Emily.

 

Nicole Gatson

Nicole Gatson

Fourth Grade Teacher    griffinnh@trinitysaints.org      

Nicole brings 14 years experience to the 4th Grade class room.  She was Teacher of the Year in Woodlands, TX.  Certifications include;  Gifted and Talented, Classroom Generalist & Reading, and ESL.  Nicole’s objective in the class room is to help students identify their unique strengths and guide them in developing lasting positive self-images as successful, literate thinkers who value themselves and their impact on the world. 
 
 
Susannah Heatherly

Susannah Heatherly

Art Teacher          heatherlysb@trinitysaints.org

A native of Natchez, Susannah Byrne Heatherly graduated from Trinity in 1988.  She received her BA from the University of Mississippi in Art History and Arts Administration in 1992.  She continued her Art History graduate studies at the University of Memphis from 1994-1996. She is currently completing her MA in Education at Alcorn State University.    

She teaches high school Art 1 and 2 at Trinity.  Susannah is married to Wade Heatherly and has 3 children.

Leslie Hurst

Leslie Hurst

Spanish Teacher          hurstla@trinitysaints.org

Leslie Tew Hurst was born in Natchez and raised in Russellville, Arkansas,  After graduating with Highest Honors from Russellville High School she attended Arkansas Tech University.  When moving back to Natchez she graduated from Alcorn State University and received a Master's of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in Spanish and Science.  Leslie has two children, Madyson is 17 and Peyton is 12.

Middle School

Millicent Burke

Millicent Burke

History Teacher          burkemc@trinitysaints.org

Millicent Burke teaches 5th- 8th grade Social Studies.  She graduated with honors from the University of Southern Mississippi with a B.S. in Secondary Education--certification in 7-12 Social Studies. 

She is a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher of American History Award from the Colonial Dames, a recipient of a William and Harriet Vance Memorial Fellowship--awarded by the Natchez Literary and Cinema Celebration to selected outstanding teachers, and the recipient of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Award for Teachers.

Robbie Lanehart

Robbie Lanehart

Science Teacher          lanehartnr@trinitysaints.org

Robbie has taught Math and Science in Natchez for 35 years.  28 of those years were in the Natchez-Adams District; 8 have been at Trinity.  Her B.S. degree from USM is in Elementary Education (Grades 4-8) with a certification in Science (grades 7-12). 

Robbie is one of the first teachers in Mississippi to reach the highly qualified status in 7-8th grade Math. Robbie is the Middle School Team Leader and is the proud sponsor the Trinity relay for life team.

 

Alexis Lassetter

Alexis Lassetter

English and Reading          lassetterap@trinitysaints.org

Alexis Lassetter teaches 5th-8th grade Reading and English. Alexis is from California and moved to Natchez in 2010. She graduated from California State University Channel Islands with her Bachelor’s degree in liberal studies and is currently working on her master’s degree. Alexis is certified in secondary education.

 

 

Erin Bandy

Erin Bandy

Resource and Math Teacher          bandyes@trinitysaints.org

Erin is married to Scott Bandy and ha sa son, Sam, who attends Trinity. She has taught in regular classrooms, special education departments, and is certified in gifted education.  She will be full-time to enable Trinity to provide support to those students with learning differences.  Erin's class room will be in the middle school. She is also oversees the production of the Yearbook.

 

Vicki Worthy

Vicki Worthy

Science Teacher      

Vicki has taught science for most of her 14 years as an educator.  She graduated Cum Laude and with Honors from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Physical Science. Classes she has taught include; 7th & 8th grade science, chemistry, physics, physical science, biology, and A&P. 

 

 

High School

Linda Rodriguez

Linda Rodriguez

English and History Teacher - Global Studies Director          rodriguezlf@trinitysaints.org

Linda is a graduate of the University of Kansas receiving a BA in Classical Antiquities and a Master's Degree in Educational Policy:  Global Studies from the University of Illinois.  She has taught history and Latin for Trinity since 2000. 
Linda is the Junior Class sponsor and sponsors the field Experience Washington, DC, Puerto Rico, and Europe. Linda also serves as the Advanced Placement History College Board Advisor.  Linda is married to Dr. Jack Rodriguez and has two students at Trinity and two Trinity graduates. 
Courtney Taylor

Courtney Taylor

Chaplain - Teaches  Senior Religion   taylorcs@trinitysaints.org  

Courtney Taylor is a Natchez native and graduated from Trinity in 1977. Her class was the first to attend Trinity Episcopal Day School from pre-school through the 12th grade. After studying art and theatre at Millsaps College, she left to pursue culinary arts and became a certified chef. As a freelance food and lifestyle journalist of 27 years, she has written for major magazines such as Bon Appetite, Women's Magazine, and Metropolitan Home, published two national award winning cookbooks, achieved national syndication, and appeared on the Today Show. She has studied cooking in Besancon, France, Parma and Modena, Italy. In addition to writing, Mrs. Taylor worked at Natchez Pilgrimage Tours and The Adams County Sheriff's Office in public relations. Currently, Mrs. Taylor is a candidate for ordination in the holy order of the Episcopal Deaconate. She in the final stage of the canonical process and education leading to ordination as an Episcopal deacon, and will be ordained in the summer of 2017.    

 

George Jenkins

George Jenkins

Math Teacher     jenkinsge@trinitysaints.org  

George Edward Jenkins III was a life long citizen of Charleston, South Carolina until he relocated and made Natchez his home in 2014.  After graduating from Burke High School, he continued his education at Johnson C. Smith University where he was awarded a Bachelor's of Science degree in Physical education/ Sports Management in May 2000.   He also holds a Master of Business administration Degree from Webster University and a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification From Midland Technical College.
 His teaching background includes 1 year with the Natchez Public Schools.  
George is married to Veronica Harris Jenkins and has four daughters and one son. 
Kristen Stokes

Kristen Stokes

History Teacher          stokeske@trinitysaints.org

Kristen Stokes received a BA from the University of Southern Mississippi in 2007 and a MS in Political Science in 2009.  This is her third year at Trinity.  She is also the Student Council sponsor and helps coach the JV Cheer squad.  Kristen is married to Jase Stokes and has a toddler, Caroline.

 

 

Lilith Andersen

Lilith Andersen

Spanish Enrichment          andersenlp@trinitysaints.org

Mrs. Andersen was born in Zagreb, Croatia. She graduated from the Classical High School and the University of Zagreb with a B.A in Romance Languages (French and Spanish). During her summer studies abroad, Mrs. Andersen studied at St. Giles School in London (under auspices of Cambridge University), University of Vienna (Austria), University of Perugia (Italy), Sorbonne (Paris, France), and University of Barcelona (Spain).
Mrs. Andersen and her husband worked for the U.S. Department of State and served at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in Zagreb (Croatia), Mumbai (India), Freetown (Sierra Leone), Valletta (Malta) and Skopje (Macedonia). She also taught Croatian language to American diplomats at the Foreign Service Institute, Washington, D.C.
After returning to the U.S., Mrs. Andersen taught French at Worcester Academy, Worcester, MA and Spanish and Latin at Chesapeake Academy, Irvington, VA. She is married to the Rev. Paul John Andersen, a retired Foreign Service Officer and Episcopal priest. Their son Alexander is a college senior.
Susannah Heatherly

Susannah Heatherly

Art Teacher          heatherlysb@trinitysaints.org

A native of Natchez, Susannah Byrne Heatherly graduated from Trinity in 1988.  She received her BA from the University of Mississippi in Art History and Arts Administration in 1992.  She continued her Art History graduate studies at the University of Memphis from 1994-1996. She is currently completing her MA in Education at Alcorn State University.    

She teaches high school Art 1 and 2 at Trinity.  Susannah is married to Wade Heatherly and has 3 children.

Vicki Worthy

Vicki Worthy

Science Teacher      

Vicki has taught science for most of her 14 years as an educator.  She graduated Cum Laude and with Honors from Mississippi University for Women with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology/Physical Science. Classes she has taught include; 7th & 8th grade science, chemistry, physics, physical science, biology, and A&P. 

 

 

Leslie Hurst

Leslie Hurst

Spanish Teacher          hurstla@trinitysaints.org

Leslie Tew Hurst was born in Natchez and raised in Russellville, Arkansas,  After graduating with Highest Honors from Russellville High School she attended Arkansas Tech University.  When moving back to Natchez she graduated from Alcorn State University and received a Master's of Arts in Teaching with emphasis in Spanish and Science.  Leslie has two children, Madyson is 17 and Peyton is 12.

Layne Taylor

Layne Taylor

Layne Taylor - Performing Arts

Layne is Natchez Little Theatre’s Artistic & Executive Director, a position he has held since 2004.  Heis a graduate of Millsaps College, where he received his BA in Theatre.  In Birmingham, AL, Layne was the Artist in Residence and Associate Producer/Director of the UAB Town & Gown Theatre.  In New York City, he was an Associate Producer with Briar Patch Productions of two Tony Award-winning shows: Strange Interlude starring Glenda Jackson, Aren’t We All starring Claudette Colbert, Rex Harrison & Lynn Redgrave and the Academy Award nominated film The Thin Red Line as well as Assistant Director of Play Development at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. At NLT, Layne has directed nearly 90 productions, winning numerous Directing and Acting Awards. He created NLT’s Standing Ovation Awards and Summer Youth Workshops back in 2005.  Layne won NLT’s 2010 Life-Time Achievement Award and serves on the Natchez Literary & Cinema Celebration Advisory Board. He has served as an adjudicator for the Mississippi Arts Commission, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Mississippi Theater Association.  This is Layne’s first year teaching Middle School and High School Theatre at Trinity.  He has been an adjunct professor of Theatre at Copiah-Lincoln Community College, Natchez Campus for 9 years. 

 

 

 

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