Meet our wonderful teachers!

 

Julie Henthorne

Kindergarten

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 10 years and we have 3 girls - Sarah Atchley (7), Caroline (6), and Emma (3).

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 the last 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!

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Meg Carlson

Kindergarten

It is such a privilege to be teaching at Holy Trinity again this year. I have been an Auburn resident for fourteen years. My husband, Joe, works at the University, and we have two children — Ella (7) and Raleigh (5). 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 last year at Holy Trinity was a wonderful choice! We are going to have so much fun learning together upstairs
this year!


Karen Yendle

Pre-K

My name is Karen Yendle. I have been married to my best friend, Simon, for almost 23 years and we have three daughters, Hayden (20), Meghan (17) and Lauren (14). 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 second year as a Pre-K teacher.


Brooke Beddingfield

Pre-K

My name is Brooke Beddingfield. I am originally from Auburn. I went to the University of South Alabama and majored in speech pathology and audiology. I graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Deaf Education. I live in Opelika with my husband, Rob. We have been married for eleven years. Our son, Asher, is almost seven and loves baseball and Star Wars. My dog, Duke, is my shadow and has been my furbaby for twelve years. We have three chickens and eight acres of land in Lee County. This will be my 7th year at Holy Trinity and I am blessed to work at such a special place!


Katherine Israel

Director

I love working in the field of education and I am thrilled to serve the families of Holy Trinity Episcopal Day School. I feel like teaching and working with children is my calling and that a love of learning is the key to lifelong success. My family moved to Auburn in 2005 when my husband, Charles, took a job teaching history at Auburn University. We are members at  Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and I have loved my work the past 10 years as assistant director at a local preschool. My bachelor degree is in music and my masters degree is in counseling. I also hold three valid Alabama teacher certificates. Prior to our move to Auburn, I worked in Houston, Texas as a high school math teacher and then a counselor/department chair.  Outside of work, I enjoy time with my husband and children, John (13) and Anna (5). My family finds joy in being together whether exploring the outdoors, traveling, cooking or attending church. I look forward to being a part of the joy at Holy Trinity.