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Twenty-seven years in three independent schools have instilled in me that executing an authentic, values-based mission with the student experience at its core, enables Trinity Prep to help your child grow to be a fantastic learner and an incredible human being. Our chapel program provides spiritual growth to persons of all faiths or none at all, our athletics program will prepare you for life-long fitness or the Olympic trials, and our fine arts program may lead you to Broadway if performing fills you up. Most importantly, Trinity Prep prepares you to engage the world deeply, thoughtfully, and intellectually in every academic discipline with a goal of preparing you for the best collegiate experience for you that the world has to offer.

Students take so many cues from teachers that the job of teaching is and has always been a public leadership exercise. “Hire the best people the market will allow, learn to trust them, verify their excellence, and applaud their efforts.”  My most important responsibility is to hire the best teachers and coaches I can, and to give them the tools to be their best selves with the students they lead. My mission is to believe in people whose best selves may forever be just around the corner. 

Our teachers have had such a great impact on the lives of our students and graduates, and I’m privileged to work on teams that create learning and work environments where everyone pursues and often achieves excellence in every way. Our faculty cultivate a sense of wonder, and help students on their path to clarity. And, with regular and substantive professional development, up-to-date teaching tools, and contact with parents, colleges and universities, you can understand why our alumni, parents, and foundations have supported us through our fifty years history. I can’t imagine a better professional life.

I love schools. My growth path has taken me all over the world searching for best practices in leading a learning institution. From undergraduate work at the University of Chicago to graduate work at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, with academic presentations from Boston to Tel Aviv with many stops in-between, I’ve learned that great schools commonly refer to teachers as leaders, present challenges to students and support them as they work to meet those goals, and place a premium on physical, mental, and spiritual wellness for all.

When all of the energy, thought, and concern culminates in a graduate, we know that a student has been appropriately and developmentally challenged in mind, body and spirit. We also know that each student has been cared for in such a way that their memories of 5700 Trinity Prep Lane are full of victories and defeats, smiles and laughter, and the clear understanding that we can’t wait to hear about the next chapter of their lives.

My Best and Godspeed,

Byron M. Lawson Jr.
Head of School

Byron M. Lawson Jr.

Board of Trustees
Chair: Judith Burnett Manning
Vice Chair: Andrew Asher '91
Secretary: Sam Stark
Treasurer: Don Wordell

Steve Alch
Johannah Brown
Casey Cooper '84
Catherine Davey
Carina Borkon '04
Bridget Hawley
Ora-Monet Hughes '04
Blair Hull
Bradley James
Robert Johnson '73
Mike Kovaleski '99
Mark Martin
Steve Saxon '73
Patty Sherman
Jonathan Taylor
Eileen Tongson
Corey Whiting '03
to be named, Bishop’s rep

Ex-officio Trustees
Byron Lawson (Head of School)
Mary Ranson (TPO President)
Derek Gregg (Athletic Boosters)
Eileen Tongson (Patrons of the Arts)
Carina Borkon '04 (Alumni Advisory Board)
Stefani Wood, Faculty rep

Trustees Emeriti
The Rev. Canon A. Rees Hay (d)
Jack D. Holloway (d)
Frank M. Hubbard (d)
John H. Quinn (d)
Jack H. Zimmer (d)