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Grades 5, 6 & 7


Caitlyn Smith




Fifth Grade

Caitlin Smith

Ph. 362-6952, Ext. 252
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Caity Smith is new to the Trinity staff this year, but has been a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, and a Trinity Lutheran School parent for two years. She received her teaching degree from the University of Iowa in December of 2013. Since graduating, she has been balancing her family and being a full-time substitute teacher in Cedar Rapids Community Schools.


Mrs. Smith grew up in Minnesota and attended Lutheran schools from kindergarten to her first year of college. She moved to Cedar Rapids in 2009 with her husband Antoine. They have two children, Adrianne and Lincoln.  

5th Grade Curriculum    5th Grade Class Page







Sixth Grade

Josie Hester

Ph. 362-6952, Ext. 247
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Josie Hester attended the University of Northern Iowa, where she received her BA in elementary education. She earned her Masters of Education in curriculum and instruction at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon.

Mrs. Hester taught at the Sylvan Learning Center. She taught fourth grade at Grace Christian School in Gladstone, Oregon, and sixth grade at North Clackamas Christian School in Oregon City, Oregon.


She has taught fourth and fifth grades here at Trinity Lutheran School, and is an alumnus of Trinity Lutheran School, and is now our assistant principal.

6th Grade Curriculum     6th Grade Class Page







Seventh Grade

Loren VanDenBerg

Ph. 362-6952, Ext. 249
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Miss VanDenBerg has been our 7th grade teacher since 2014. She previously taught for five years at Concordia Junior/Senior High School, in Omaha, Nebraska. She graduated from Concordia University - Wisconsin. Miss VanDenBerg also heads up our volleyball program. 

7th Grade Curriculum     7th Grade Class Page