Meet Our Staff...

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In September 2019 I became the Director at Trinity Lutheran Preschool. I began un 2016 at Trinity as a Teacher Assistant. I received my certification from CCRI in the spring of 2011. I love my job and getting to meet all the students and families. Working with children has always been my dream and I am so blessed that I get to do just that! I live in Ashaway and have since 2005 with my husband Howie, my 10 year old daughter Isabella (a 2016 Trinity graduate!) and our two yorkies, Piper and Ginger. I love spending time with my family, shopping, Netflix series and ALL things Disney! My newest passion is creating gifts and personalized items on my Cricut machine!

Kelly Mills

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I have been fortunate and blessed to have the opportunity to live my life long passion of working with young children. I graduated from UR with a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood Education and hold the RI Early Childhood Education certification. I have taught for 38 years including 25 of those at Trinity as a Director, Education Coordinator and classroom teacher. Two years ago I stepped down as Director to spend more time in the classroom. I live with my husband and two yorkies in Charlestown, We have three great and successful grown children, Christopher, Timothy and Allison. In my spare time I enjoy traveling to see two of our children that live out of state, hiking, yoga and long walks daily with Beau and Sadie, my sidekicks! 

Lori Calcagni 

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Hi! My. name is Lori Antoch and I have been a teacher here at Trinity for 22 years! I discovered my love for children early on as a camp counselor and summer recreation director. I graduated from URI with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education and began my teaching career in Westerly as the Literacy teacher and first grade teacher. I live in Ashaway with my husband and I am the proud mom of two grown children...Corey and Caitlin who are both graduates of Trinity, Chariho and URI...Go Rhody! As empty nesters my hubby and I enjoy camping, golfing and hiking together. My proudest hiking accomplishment is climbing to the summit of Mount Washington this past July!.

Lori Antoch

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Hi, I am Valerie Hammond I live in Ashaway with my husband (and High School sweetheart). We raised three wonderful sons, and now have four beautiful grandsons! My boys attended TLP starting with my oldest son 33 years ago. They were followed by my oldest grandson 2 years ago. I started working here when my youngest son started Kindergarten 24 years ago. Every year I have taken early childhood development classes. I have felt truly blessed to be working with children and families at TLP. When I am not here, I enjoy camping and family time with my family and my four legged babies, Bella, Zoey and Bailey. 

Valerie Hammond

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Hi! My name is Kim Tonn, and I am thrilled to be the newest member of Trinity's team of teachers! I have a degree in elementary education, but I have discovered that teaching is my passion! I especially love to help little ones learn about God and His love for them! My husband Dave, our three children and I live in Charlestown with our four cats and chickens. In my free time I enjoy spending time at the beach and hiking with my family, reading and traveling,. 

Kim Tonn