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Kathrin Smith



Tara Payne

High School Counselor & Registrar

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Susan Murphy

Program Director


Keary DeVico

Classes Director

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Dara Murphy

Program Director

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Anna Dean

Staff Assistant

Kathrin Smith has been principal since 2013 and a board member since 2015. She and her husband graduated their four children through TPCS. Kathrin especially enjoys the opportunity to mentor moms as she serves the families in TPCS.

Susan Murphy is one of the five founders of TPCS. She enjoys serving as a high school counselor, program director and board member. Her children graduated from TPCS and have pursued careers in law and finance. Susan is passionate about Christian education.

Dara Murphy is a TPCS alumna and has worked as a program director since 2013. She loves being involved with the TPCS mock trial program, which she has helped run since 2009. Dara and her husband (also a TPCS graduate) have two children.

Tara Payne is a homeschooling mother of 3 and joined the TPCS staff in 2023. Prior to her role with TPCS Tara was an Academic Counselor in Higher Education, assisting students in their journey through college and beyond. She earned her Masters in Counseling and Guidance and is grateful for the opportunity to serve Trinity families.

Keary DeVico is a mom of 3 who has homeschooled her children for the last 19 years. She was Class Director for Group Solutions Oxnard Co-Op classes for 10 years and has also taught multiple classes for Trinity and other organizations. She has been a business owner in Southern California for the last 15 years, but her heart has always been in teaching and encouraging families. Keary has a BA in Communications from Cal State University, Long Beach.

Anna Dean has seen two generations of her family graduate from TPCS--two children in the 1990s and two grandsons in 2017 and 2018. Anna volunteered at TPCS for several years before she was hired as a staff assistant, a role she has held for over 20 years. She loves TPCS families!

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