Trivium School has a faculty of six full-time and eight part-time tutors. Most of the faculty have been teaching for at least five years and the average amount of teaching experience is more than ten years.
Headmaster: William M. Schmitt
Dr. 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.T.D.) from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute. He studied and taught in Rome under the patronage of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger, now Pope 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.
Philip A. Scheurer joined the faculty in 1997 and currently is a tutor in Chemistry, United States History, Apologetics, and Geometry. Mr. Scheurer graduated from Assumption College with a degree in Political Philosophy. He has extensive experience in product/sales management in the computer graphics industry and has spent many years in home renovation work. He met his wife, Michelle (Towne), at Trivium, and they have eight children.
Ingrid Mitchell, a graduate of Trivium School, received a B.A. degree in Liberal Arts from Thomas Aquinas College. Prior to working at Trivium she worked for the teacher-assisted program at Mother of Divine Grace School. She was an administrative assistant working for non-profit organizations in Washington, D.C. She is tutoring Biology, Latin 3, and Earth/Life Science. She is also assisting with drama and sports.
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 seven years, most recently at St. Vincent College. He currently tutors European History, Algebra, Intellectual History, and Theology of the Sacraments. John and his wife, Heather, have three sons, John III, Lawrence, and Thomas.
Paul Jernberg, a graduate of DePaul University, has for the past thirty years worked as an educator and musician in the United States and Europe. Mr. Jernberg is making a joyful return to Trivium, having been a Tutor and Choir Director here from 1995-2000. He has also taught in Chicago's inner city, has been Headmaster and Music Director at a British boarding school in France, and since 2005 is the Founding Director of Magnificat Academy, which has just moved from Warren to New Braintree, Massachusetts.
Therese R. Cross has been involved with Catholic education for the past twenty-five years. She taught and was acting principal at Our Lady of the Angels School in Wisconsin; organized and taught summer school in Manangogh, West Virginia; was junior high coordinator and teacher at Seton School, Manassas, Virginia; was the art teacher for St. Charles Borromeo, Bloomington, Indiana; and taught CCD in various parishes throughout these years. She holds a B.S. in Education from the University of Wisconsin. Mrs. Cross is married and has five children whom she has home-schooled over the past fourteen years. Mrs. Cross tutors 7th grade theology.
William E. Engler received a BS in Economics and Political Science from the State University of New York at Binghamton and an MBA – Finance from Baruch College, The City University of New York. He is currently working on his Master of Arts in Teaching. Mr. Engler has an extensive previous career in the high-tech industry in product/engineering management, business development, and general management. He also served four years in the US Army. At Trivium, Mr. Engler teaches Precalculus and Calculus. He is passionate about mathematics, current affairs, career counseling for young people, and ice hockey. Mr. Engler and his wife, Lisa, have five children.
Dr. Peter Feudo, his wife, and children relocated to Lancaster in 2007 so that their eldest daughter could attend Trivium School. A second daughter (of four) has matriculated since then. In thanksgiving for the birth of their first child, Dr. Feudo left full-time college teaching and administration and, thereafter, accepted a call to serve as Catholic chaplain at Williams College, where the Feudo family served for over ten years. The first Director of Clinical Services for the Speech and Hearing Division of Brigham & Women's Hospital, Dr. Feudo served as Distinguished Clinical Professor at Arizona State University and as Professor and Chairman at Marywood College, where he was blessed to advise the Class of 1996. Dr. Feudo is a perpetually professed tertiary Franciscan currently living by the rule of the Primitive Observance.