Our Staff

At Trinity Preschool, the entire staff works closely together to build relationships with the children. We are here to guide each child’s unique developmental needs in a group-learning environment. At the same time, we provide engaging program activities that are intended to prepare each child for academic success, build social and emotional intelligence and to support their spiritual development.


Arianna Pacheco

Director

Arianna began working at Trinity Preschool just after graduating from Westmont College with her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She taught our three year olds who quickly became some of her favorite people in the world. Arianna always knew she wanted to work with children, but this first teaching experience solidified that fact. After a few years of teaching she became the director of a new preschool in her home town of Carpinteria. Now back at Trinity she is excited to carry on the traditions of gathering as a school to celebrate and grow. You can find her by listening for the music in the office or with her head buried in an organizing project.

“Coming back to Trinity was such an answered prayer as I asked the Lord what He had in store for my life. It is such an honor to meet with these students and learn from them just as much as they learn from us. I want every interaction with a student to leave them feeling like they are heard just as much as we want them to hear us. Doing so creates a community where everyone feels that their opinions and skills are being heard and used.” -Ms. Ari


Teachers

Harman Kalcut

Toddler Teacher

After graduating from UCSB as an Art major, Harman found a home at Trinity where she can combine her love for creativity, child development, and Jesus! Harman’s passion is to see children grow up as healthy and joyful as possible. She says “My desire for my students is for them to know how incredibly loved and valuable they are!” We couldn’t be happier to have Harman join the team this year and teach the Twos class, as she brings such light and life to every space and every face. When she is not teaching, she loves spending time with friends, rollerblading, running by the beach, cooking, baking, and being outdoors.


Kendra Barber

Preschool Teacher

Kendra is a breath of fresh air and the ultimate toddler teacher! She has had years of experience working with young children and came to Trinity to not just teach children but to help grow their minds and expand their knowledge of Jesus. Kendra is loving, kind, and connects well with students, and she is currently attending Santa Barbara City College for further Early Childhood Education. In her free time, you can find Kendra enjoying a good cup of coffee and reading.


Shannon Zamora

PreK Teacher

Shannon has graced Trinity with her gift of teaching over many years, including teaching our Toddler class 11 years ago! She is delighted to return to Trinity Preschool this year as the TK teacher, and we are just so thankful for the strong and loving person she is and all that she brings to the team here at Trinity. Shannon has a passion for teaching God’s Word and instilling in children how valuable they are to Him! She is so gifted in connecting with her students and creating a fun learning environment where every person feels welcome and safe!


Lisa Thompson

Transitional Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Lisa moved from Atlanta in July 2020 and is one of the newest members of the Trinity family. In 2005, she fell in love with teaching preschoolers and is continually amazing by what they discover! She always has an enthusiastic smile and contagious laugh that makes children feel loved and valued. During her down time, she enjoys cooking, running and exploring her new Santa Barbara hometown.