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Our Team

  • Want to Volunteer

    We welcome anyone interested to contact us about volunteering in our classroom. If you like to have fun, get messy, and want to become inspired by our wonderful group of future community leader friends, please reach out to Miss Jen at

    We are very thankful to have students from all over the world who speak different languages and have many family traditions. If you would like to share stories, a book or food regarding your traditions, please contact Miss Jen at or Miss Rachael at

  • Rich Stokes LSW

    is an active Preschool classroom volunteer and serves as Co-Chair of the Steering Committee. He is a graduate of Penn State Harrisburg and the Widener University School of Social Work. Before becoming a Licensed Social Worker, he taught Middle School Civics in the Harrisburg School District.

  • Shirley Marks

    also volunteers with the Preschool and serves as Secretary of the Steering Committee. She has been a community advocate and volunteer in the Harrisburg community for many years. She was in the core group of individuals when the Preschool began in 2015 and was a co-teacher in the Spring 2016 semester. She continues to be an active volunteer in the classroom and the Summer Enrichment Program, and particularly enjoys watching the students grow in both their social and academic skills. Shirley has a business background.

  • Ellen Smith

    Dr. Ellen Smith retired from a 30-year career in Family Medicine in Harrisburg. She volunteers at Trinity Preschool and helps our work using a trauma informed approach. Miss Ellen’s love for our team and our friends (students) is great, and she particularly enjoys seeing the children grow and develop. She feels “kids deserve the right to think that they can change the world.” ~ Lois Lowry

  • Carol Lopus

    Interacting with children and watching them show interest and wonder is a huge pleasure for Carol. She retired from St. Stephen’s Episcopal School after over 30 years of involvement as a parent, board member, teacher and Head of School. She is in the classrooms and gives assistance to the teachers, if needed. Reading to the children and helping them with projects is what she enjoys the most.

  • Ramona French

    Ms. Ramona French is a retired government employee and the founder of Wings of Hope Coaching and Consulting LLC, where she delivers interactive presentations, workshops and one-on-one coaching to clients. Ramona serves as volunteer HEAL PA Co-Chair of the Racial and Communal Trauma Action Team and with Resilient PA as the Community Conversation moderator. Ramona has an Integrative Somatic Trauma Therapy Certificate; along with Lakeside Global Institute Trauma Sensitive Certification. Ramona engages with the preschool children through a fun character education curriculum called Integrity Time. Using quick definitions, games, fun puppets and creative songs, Ramona goes through the ABCs on the importance of choosing what is true and good and right.

  • Mike Behney

    Mike recently moved to Loveland, Colorado but continues to help with updating information on the Trinity Preschool website. Mike also serves as the President of the Camp Curtin Learning Community, a 501 (c ) (3) non profit corporation that acts as the fiscal agent for the Trinity Preschool.

  • Rachel Rochet

    Rachel is a Musical Theater major taking early childhood education classes at Messiah College. Rachel is interested in getting more hands on experience in working with kids, and knowledge on the day-to-day strategies that are used in classroom management, addressing children’s individual needs and interests, and the various approaches teachers may take to learning. She plans to volunteer at the Preschool through December 2019.