I am excited and honored to be teaching kindergarten this year at Holy Trinity Day School. I have lived in Auburn for 18 years. My husband, PJ, and I have been married for 12 years and we have 3 girls - Sarah Atchley (10), Caroline (9), and Emma (6).
I received my bachelor and masters degree from Auburn University in Special Education. I have worked in the early childhood field either teaching, consulting, or coaching around the state for 9 years. I also worked as the Early Childhood Ministry Coordinator for my church, Cornerstone here in Auburn. I have had the priviledge of spending 2 years home with my girls. Teaching young children is my passion and I am very excited about stepping back into the classroom. I look forward to an amazing year learning together and making the best memories for your child!
It is such a privilege to be teaching at Holy Trinity again this year. I have been an Auburn resident for seventeen years. My husband, Joe, works at the University, and we have two children — Ella (10) and Raleigh (8). After graduating from Auburn University with a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Elementary Education, I taught public kindergarten in Opelika and also in Oxford, Alabama. Once I had Ella, I decided to put my teaching career on hold and stay home with her. Coming back to teaching Kindergarten was a wonderful choice! We are going to have so much fun learning together upstairs as I begin my 5th year teaching here!
My name is Karen Yendle. I have been married to my best friend, Simon, for almost 26 years and we have three daughters, Hayden (23), Meghan (20), and Lauren (17). We moved to Auburn in 2014 from Birmingham, Alabama after Simon accepted a position at Auburn University. I received my Bachelor’s degree in Interior Design through the School of Architecture at Auburn University in 1993. While staying home to help raise our family, God gave me a desire to teach children about the love of Christ. Soon afterwards, a door was opened for me to become the Elementary Children’s Director at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Homewood, Alabama. There, I was able to use my design background to create fun and engaging environments for children to learn and grow in their relationship with Christ. For twelve years, I have been blessed with the opportunity to teach children and I am thrilled to be back at Holy Trinity for my fifth year as a Pre-K teacher.
I am looking forward to another wonderful year at Holy Trinity! My husband, Rob, and I have been married for 14 years. We live in Beauregard with our son Asher (9) and Autumn (our dog). I grew up in Auburn, but decided to try living in a bigger city for college. I majored in Speech Pathology and Audiology at the University of South Alabama. I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a Bachelor’s degree in Education of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I taught special education and worked at Early Head Start before I had our son. I stayed home with him for a year, but missed teaching. I joined the Holy Trinity family in 2010 and have loved having the opportunity to be a mom and a teacher! I am excited to begin my 10th year at Holy Trinity doing what I love at my favorite school!
Having first come to Auburn as a student at Auburn University, I’ve been a resident for 19 years. I met my husband, Chris, here and we’ve been blessed with four girls - Caroline (11), Kate (10), Molly (8), and Helen (6). I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Early Education as well as a Master’s in K-12 Administration. I taught fourth grade for five years locally before heeding the call to stay at home with my girls. All of my children attended HTEDS, and I enjoyed being closely connected to the school as the parent representative on the day school board for four years as well as serving as the Interim Director during the 2016-17 school year. As my family is my first mission field, I’ve also served on the PTO Boards at both Dean Road Elementary and Wright’s Mill Road Elementary where my girls attend school. Serving as an advocate for education, children, and schools is a close second in terms of my passions and ministries; I look forward to getting to know you in this capacity and helping your children grow in their love of learning and Christ!