Faculty

 

 

  • Trivium School has a faculty of six full-time and nine part-time tutors.

Headmaster Dr. William M. Schmitt, a graduate of the first class of Trivium (1980), received his baccalaureate in history from the University of Dallas, a baccalaureate and a license in theology (S.T.B. and S.T.L.) from the Pontifical Gregorian University, and a doctorate in sacred theology (S.Th.D.) from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. He studied and taught in Rome under the patronage of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI. Upon returning to the United States, Dr. Schmitt was the Managing Editor of Communio: International Catholic Review from 1996 to 1998. He has been the headmaster at Trivium since 1999 and tutors Latin 3, U.S. History, and Theology 12.

 

 

 

Dean of Faculty John Russell received a B.A. in philosophy from Gordon College, an M.A. in philosophy from Gonzaga University, and has completed course work toward a Ph.D in philosophy from Duquesne University. He taught philosophy at several colleges and universities for the last fifteen years.  He currently tutors European History, Intellectual History,  Theology 11 and is the school’s athletic director. John and his wife, Heather, have seven children.

 

 

 

 

Clarke Mitchell is an alumnus of Trivium, class of 2007 and has been teaching at Trivium since 2012. He graduated from Thomas Aquinas College in 2011. He is currently pursuing his Masters in Philosophy at Boston College focusing on Metaphysics and Epistemology. He currently tutors Latin I and Geometry, as well as Music and Drama.

 

 

 

 

 

Will Engler presently lives in Harvard, Massachusetts with his lovely wife and children, five of whom attended Trivium.  He began his undergrad pursuits while serving in the Army in the Republic of Korea, ultimately receiving his BS from Binghamton University, his MBA from Baruch College – City University of New York, and his M. Ed. from American International College.  He spent 25 years in business, working as a manager in high-tech companies in New York and New Jersey.  About ten years ago, Divine Providence brought him and his family to Massachusetts, where he began his career in education.  He teaches algebra, pre-calculus, calculus, and physics (and tutors ambitious seniors that want to get a 4 or 5 on their AP exams).  In his free time, Will enjoys reading (everything), fixing things around his house, and helping his high-school and college-aged children with their math homework.

 

Kerry Sullivan received her B.A. from Framingham State College and  M.A.T. in English and Secondary Education from Boston College. Kerry taught at North Quincy High School, Medfield High, and Millis High School and Middle School. She has tutored students for over twenty years, both privately and for the Hopkinton and Holliston Public Schools. She currently tutors Composition and Literature 8, Composition and Literature 9, Grammar,  Theology 10, and directs P.E. for the girls. She lives in Lancaster with her husband Patrick and her three sons. Kerry enjoys cooking and water color painting.

 

Lucy Iacoviello has a B.S. in biology from Bates College and a Ph.D. in cellular and molecular biology from McGill University, Montreal. She is currently tutoring Biology, Chemistry, and Physical Science. Lucy and her husband, Vince, have five children, four of whom are either Trivium graduates or students.  She enjoys growing vegetables in the summer and skiing in the winter. 

 

 

 

 

Bridget Kaulbach graduated from the University of Dallas in 2012 with a B.A. degree in English Literature. After tutoring full-time at Trivium for four years, Mrs. Kaulbach now tutors Composition/Literature 10 and Math 7. She lives in nearby Harvard with her husband, Sam, and son, Thomas.

 

 

 

 

 

Ann Turner received a B.A. in psychology from the University of Missouri at Kansas City and an M.A. in Literature from the University of Dallas.  She currently tutors AP English Literature and Composition. Ann and her husband Ted have 8 children, 7 of whom are graduates of Trivium School. 

 

 

 

 

Sophia Iacoviello graduated from Trivium in 2014 and earned a Bachelor of Arts from Thomas Aquinas College in 2018. She tutors Latin II, Roman History, and is Dr. Schmitt’s administrative assistant. She lives with her family and in her spare time she enjoys the outdoors, music, and reading.

 

 

 

 

Ellen Warila received her B.S. from the University of Rhode Island College
of Pharmacy. She is a registered pharmacist in the state of Massachusetts
where she worked in the retail setting for several years. She currently
tutors grades 7 and 8 Life Science. Ellen and her husband Bruce have four
children, three of whom have attended Trivium.

 

 

 

 

Brendan Enwright has a BFA and MFA in drawing and painting from the Mass College of Art and Design in Boston, MA. Besides having a number of private students over the years, he also taught at Mariamante Academy and Magnificat Academy. At Trivium, Mr. Enwright currently tutors art for all grade levels. His interests cover a wide spectrum of the visual arts from sculpture to printmaking. He is also a playwright and has a strong interest in theatre and set design. Brendan and his wife Ame reside in Leominster, have two children, both of whom have attended Trivium.

 

Nicholas Kottenstette has a BME in Mechanical Engineering from the Catholic University of America, an MS in Mechanical Engineering from MIT, and a PhD in Electrical Engineering from the University of Notre Dame.  Since graduating he has done various work including research for University of Notre Dame and Vanderbilt University. Currently he is the R. & D. Fellow at Corindus Vascular Robotics and teaches Algebra 2 at Trivium. He lives in Sterling with his wife and children, two of whom attend Trivium. 

 

Elizabeth Schroeder is the oldest of 11 children, 8 of whom have attended Trivium. She graduated from Trivium in 2002, and received her B.A. from the University of Notre Dame in 2007. She is licensed to teach literature and composition for 8-12th grades in the state of Massachusetts. She taught at Trivium from 2007-2011, after which she spent several years as a full time foster parent. She began teaching at Trivium full time again in 2018, and is currently teaching Composition/Literature 7 and 11, Theology 7/8, and Pre-Algebra. She coaches the girls’ soccer team and helps out with Chorus. She lives with her husband in Winchendon in an old house that is full of books.

 

 

Molly Smillie has a B.A. in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College.  She has been the periodic Choral Director and Director of Musical Productions at Trivium since 2003 and Cantor and Director of Children’s Choir at St. John the Guardian Of Our Lady parish since 2002.  She is a homeschooling mother of 9, grandmother of 4, 5 children having graduated from Trivium.