Our Staff

The education staff at GTA has over 125 years of combined experience in providing quality education to children. Not only do our teachers have early-childhood-development training, they also receive first-aid and child-safety training. They receive ongoing training in presenting the ABEKA and SRA Direct Instruction curriculum, classroom management and childhood development.

One of the prime ingredients for an effective school to function is a patient and loving staff committed to the care and education of students. Our staff works closely with local school districts as well as classroom teachers and parents to make sure that lessons and values taught during the school day are reinforced at home.

Mr. Paul A. Stoot, Sr. M.Th., Executive Director of GTA:
Has over 26 years of human social service practice and experience. He has worked relentlessly to respond to the needs of high-risk youth and families in the Everett community. He is the founder of the Learning Academy and has tirelessly worked to guide the school through the private school application process, securing speakers for fundraisers and guiding the administrative aspects of the school. He received Masters in Theology from Faith Evangelical Seminary with an emphasis in Family Services in 2007.

Mrs. Jayne Joyner, Educational Consultant

Has a M.A. in Adult Education and B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University. She has over 30 hours of ESL Certification, Reading Certification, Business Certification 6 – 12, Computer Science Certification K-12. She has over twenty years of experience in technical, business and educational environments. She has worked with youth from elementary school through community college. She is an instructor at Everett Community College and oversees the Greater Trinity Tutorial Program.

Ms. Anna Foldesi, Director:
Has over twenty years working with early childhood children, fourteen years as a classroom teacher. Ms. Anna has an Associates Degree in Early Childhood Education from Hesser College in New Hampshire and an Associates Degree in Para Education from Everett Community College. She is currently working on her BA in Early Childhood Education. Ms. Anna is certified with the Washington State Department of Early Learning.

Ms. Brooke, Kindergarten Teacher:
Has her Bachelor's of Arts degree & her Master's degree in Educational Leadership from St. Leo University of Florida. She has three years of teaching experience in an elementary classroom setting and four and a half years substituting experience in K-12 classrooms in both Florida and Washington State. She has served on SAEC, PTA, and other committees to help better serve schools. She has also helped organize yearly Science Night, Literacy Night, Book-It, Food Drives, and Math Fair. She is excited to be working at Greater Trinity Academy this year and has high hopes for her class. Ms. Brooke enjoys using music, art, and hands on learning techniques in her classroom to help better engage students.

Denise Randall is a Washington state certified K-8 education teacher with endorsements in Elementary Education, Early Childhood Education and Reading Specialist. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Central Washington University and has over 17 years of experience. Ms. Denise has worked successfully with students over the years as a teacher, tutor, and mentor. Recently, she has been a substitute teacher in the nearby school districts. In order to better serve schools, she has been on multiple school committees in addition to the PTA. Ms. Denise’s passion is to see the students be successful throughout their learning. She enjoys using multiple different learning styles to achieve this goal. Ms. Denise is looking forward to a great school year here at Greater Trinity Academy.

Ms. Ashleigh Anselment
Ms. Ashleigh is the newest member of the GTA Staff. She has a Bachelors of Arts degree from Central Washington University and a Masters Degree in Education and Guidance from City University. She has experience in counseling as well as a history of working with foster and homeless children in crisis situations conducting a wide variety of activities.

Ms. Ashleigh is working with the Operation Latchkey students and is looking forward to getting to know the students and parents better as they work through this school year. Ms. Ashleigh is also working to expand the communication between Operation Latchkey and the student’s public school teachers to help provide improved assistance with homework and other areas that may need additional attention.

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Letter from Executive Director
Selecting a School
Mission - Vision - Values
Our History
Board of Directors