Get to Know Us
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Dr. Katherine Cobb is a recognized influential leader in Brevard County, with an extensive background in educational leadership. Following her graduation from Stetson University, she received a Juris Doctorate from Stetson College of Law. She practiced law for a number of years before joining Brevard Community College, now Eastern Florida State College. She served in many capacities for the college prior to becoming provost and associate vice president for academic programs in 2014. Dr. Cobb served as a member of the school’s board of trustees from 1989-1993, 2003-2009, and 2012-2014.
Head of Lower School
Dr. Jessica Kelce oversees day to day operations of the Parish Campus. She earned a Doctorate in Education from the University of Central Florida, a M.S. in Education from Walden University and a B.S. in Middle Childhood Education (math and science) from Cleveland State University.
Head of Junior High
Mrs. Kathy Peters oversees students, faculty and curriculum for junior high, grades 7 and 8. She served as director of junior high academics and advising from 2016 to 2019, and taught junior high from 2000 to 2016. Mrs. Peters earned a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida and a Bachelor of Arts in Exceptional Education from Florida Atlantic University.
Head of Senior High
Mrs. Cyndi Buist is responsible for the daily operations of grades 9 through 12. She most recently served as director of high school academics and professional development coordinator, a role she held since 2009. Mrs. Buist has been with Holy Trinity since 2004, first as a high school math teacher, then as director of studies. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Bucknell University in Pennsylvania and earned a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from the University of Central Florida.
Chief Financial Officer
Ms. Michelle Durrett came to Holy Trinity with 14 years of experience as director of business affairs and CFO at a private independent school in Atlanta. There, she oversaw multiple areas of operations including human resources, security, risk management, food service, technology and maintenance. She has more than 25 years of experience as a financial manager, with previous roles in capital and technology ventures and in the hotel industry. She earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Belmont University and is a Certified Public Accountant.
Chaplain Jared Jones oversees the chapel program and spiritual needs of Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy’s Upper and Lower Schools. He comes to Holy Trinity from Orangewood Church and Christian School in Maitland, Fla., where he served for four years as director of student ministries. Over the years, he has held several roles as a teaching assistant and student ministry assistant at various Georgia and Central Florida churches. He earned a master’s degree in Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary and earned a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from Liberty University. He is currently pursuing ordination with the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida.
Director of Enrollment Management and International Students
Mrs. Patricia Craig has been at Holy Trinity for more than 20 years and in admissions for 15. She has received training in international education and admits all international students. She also oversees all admissions.
Director of Advancement
Mrs. Colleen Middlebrooks served as assistant administrator for Melbourne Terrace Rehab Center prior to joining Holy Trinity. Earlier in her career, she spent five years as director of external relations for The Scott Center for Autism Treatment, managing the center’s marketing and fundraising efforts. She attended HT during her elementary and middle school years, then began her professional career here as a teacher and coach. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Education from Georgia Southern University.
Mr. James Phillipsis responsible for overseeing the athletic department, coaches, and student-athletes and acts as administrator on duty at home athletic events. Phillips has been with Holy Trinity since 2006 and has more than 20 years’ experience coaching at the youth, high school and collegiate levels. Phillips holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
Director of Strategic Initiatives
Mrs. Alison Bellis responsible for evaluating and implementing programs identified by the strategic plan and assisting the President in executing the school’s mission of preparing students for college and lifelong learning. She oversees accreditation activities as well as professional development of faculty and staff, leads special projects, and ensures that Holy Trinity remains on the forefront of outcome-based teaching innovation and emerging curriculum. Mrs. Bell works with a limited number of students in grades 10, 11 and 12 as a College Advisor. She joined Holy Trinity in 1999 to establish the college counseling program with the first graduating class at the new Upper School. She previously worked at Emory University as an admission counselor and as a middle school teacher for Brevard County Public Schools. She earned a Bachelor of Arts in History from Emory University and a Master of Arts degree in School Counseling from Rollins College.
Dean of Students
Mr. Steve Henderson serves as dean of students and oversees security and safety for the Upper School. He also serves as head boys basketball coach. He has coached and worked with students for more than 20 years. Mr. Henderson earned a degree in Criminology and Criminal Justice from Florida State University.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Mrs. Michelle Salyer oversees all communications and marketing efforts for Holy Trinity. She brings to the role 25 years of experience in the advertising, public relations and journalism industries for companies including Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex/Delaware North, Visit Orlando, Eddie Bauer Worldwide and Edelman Seattle. Mrs. Salyer earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of South Carolina.
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