“Let the little children come to Me and do not keep them away, for the kingdom of heaven is made up of such as these.” – Matthew 19:14
The mission of Trinity Hope Online Learning Center is to provide a Christian environment and curriculum, taught in a Lutheran context, for the young people of our congregation and community. As members of Trinity Lutheran Church, we believe that we should play an active role in the spiritual, educational, and social development of children. We believe that particularly young children need thoughtful care and guidance. A viable early childhood learning center benefits young children at a time when meaningful instruction will foster the development of Christian faith and values in their lives.
Miss Gwen Marshall
Gwen Marshall has served as early childhood director and preschool teacher at Trinity since 1993. She has 35 years of experience working with young children. Before coming to Trinity, she served as preschool teacher at First Lutheran School in Ponca City, Oklahoma, kindergarten teacher at Tulsa Lutheran School, preschool teacher at Children’s World in Loveland, Colorado, and director/teacher at Mt. Zion Lutheran School in Boulder.
She has a BS in Elementary Education from St. John’s College in Winfield, Kansas. Her Master’s Degree is in Early Childhood Education from the University of Northern Colorado.
Miss Marshall is very active in the early childhood and Lutheran education communities. She regularly attends meetings and trainings with the Denver Early Childhood Council, Denver Preschool Program and other local groups. She serves as the Early Childhood Consultant for the Rocky Mountain District of the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, working with Lutheran early childhood programs in Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. She leads a group called DALECA (Denver Area Lutheran Early Childhood Administrators), planning regular meetings and training events. She is a trained captain and consultant for National Lutheran School Accreditation and tries to serve on at least one accreditation team each school year.
Gwen grew up in Western Nebraska, but has lived in Colorado since 1985. Her mother, siblings and several other extended family members live in Loveland. Gwen loves sports teams and is a Rockies’ season ticket holder. She is also very fond of cats and cooking.
The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod.
The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod is the second largest parochial school system in the United States.