“I love being a student at Trinity because of the wonderful faculty members. Each individual and unique class I take is paired with an equally individual and unique teacher. The passion they have for their subjects influences me every day. They inspire me to work harder and show me the beauty in all areas of study. Their enthusiasm for learning is contagious, and I am grateful for every single one of them!”Trinity Student
Featured Faculty Member
I teach at Trinity School at River Ridge because being faculty here is not primarily about teaching, but about participating in a community of learners, which forms the life of the school. In a liberal arts college, I fell in love with books, philosophical ones especially, and upon graduation I went abroad with Peace Corps to Moldova in Eastern Europe. This was an extraordinary experience, and it also allowed me plenty of leisure time to read as I liked. Before launching into a career I hoped to figure out how to integrate my newfound form of play with the matter of the “seriousness” of “real life.” Thankfully, I landed at Trinity School where I can both play and work. I teach two different humane letters seminars, and the fun for me consists largely in the surprising twists and turns each day and each year takes. I take delight whenever good conversation happens, and I have something new to think about. I also enjoy returning time and again to Kierkegaard’s playground of pseudonymous philosophy — my first love. If this were my whiteboard, I’d have these quotes up to introduce my love of play in the classroom: The peculiar phenomenon of conversation is a state of “seizure” or “being gripped”, in which the conversation has a life of its own. We cannot, of course, help being reminded here of the seizure experienced in play. – Wolfhart Pannenberg To reach an understanding in a dialogue is not merely a matter of putting oneself forward and successfully asserting one’s own point of view, but being transformed into a communion in which we do not remain what we were. – Hans-Georg Gadamer
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Dean of Boys
Dean of Girls
B.A. Music Education, Augsburg College, Minneapolis, 1984. Richfield Public Schools, 1987-1988; Morristown Public Schools, 1985-1987; Trinity School at River Ridge 2017-present.
Faculty and Associate Director of Admissions
B.A. Philosophy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2005. Northwest Passage, 2013-2015; Metro Schools, 2015-2016, Trinity School at River Ridge, 2016-present.
B.A. Liberal Arts, St. John's College, 2012. Grand Lake School, 2000-2004; Stirling School, 2004-2006; Central School, 2012-2014; Trinity School at River Ridge, 2015-present.
Faculty and Director of College Guidance
B.A. Catholic Studies and Philosophy, University of St. Thomas, 2002; Trinity School at River Ridge, 2002 - present.