Head of School
Mr. Fitzgerald enjoys golf, spending time with his family and more golf. “Trinity Christian allows me to live out my two passions - working with kids and my faith in Jesus Christ. As the Head of School, I am challenged to continue to grow in my walk with the Lord as I try to lead humbly, but with conviction.” He received his BA in Economics from Stanford University, and his MA Ed in Educational Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix. He is certified as an Athletic Administrator through NIAAA and holds ACSI Teacher Certification. Prior to joining TCHS in 2011, he had 16 years in education as a Teacher, Principal and Athletic Director.
Mr. Dirkes enjoys flying aircraft, racing cars on his simulator, mountain biking, sports and watching racing. “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the TCHS family since I enjoy teaching, building into the lives of others and growing closer to God with them.” Prior to joining TCHS in 2022, he retired from the United States Marine Corps after 20 years as a Tank Officer, spent four years as a police officer, and was the Monterey ministry director for Cru Military for two years. He has a BA in History from California Baptist College, an MA in Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School, and is a Distinguished Graduate from the Naval War College Command and Staff Program.
Prep Program Teacher, Program Administrator
Mrs. Ayers loves to spend time with her family, playing games, taking long rides or sharing a meal together. When given the opportunity, she loves to travel to see the amazing world that God has created. “I count it as a privilege to work in a Christian School. I am honored to spend time with my students and to be able to help them gain knowledge in so many areas. I am so blessed that each day I can share the love of God with my students. When God’s love breaks through the heart of a student, and they finally see how much God loves, them nothing beats being a part of that!” Prior to joining TCHS in 2017, Mrs. Ayers taught for eight years in the classroom and nine years as a homeschool teacher. She holds a BA in Applied Communication from Point Loma Nazarene University and a Multi-Subject Credential and Master’s in Education from Liberty University. She is ACSI Certified.
Prep Program Teacher
“Ms. A” enjoys reading, hiking, traveling, and any form of adventure. She chooses to teach at a Christian school because “Christian education helps to inspire and mold the next generation of leaders, missionaries and world changers and I am excited to play even a small part in such a mission!” Ms. A joined the staff at TCHS in 2019 and has a BA in English from Regent University.
Prep Program Drama, Performing Arts
Mrs. Bouwens loves dancing, making jewelry and listening to music. “I chose this school for many reasons, the biggest being the freedom the share my love for God with the students. The school allows the students to be creative and they are able to participate in sports as well as the arts. We are more like a family here and seeing my own sons excel and love this school, shows me, every day, how truly wonderful that is.” Mrs. Bouwens holds a BFA in Theatre and Dance and AEA certification.
History of TCHS
Trinity Christian High School was founded to provide a high-quality, Christian education to the youth in Monterey Peninsula. TCHS has a sound educational program, rooted in God’s will and has recently been blessed with a site that will allow us to expand our student body. We believe we have been given the opportunity to transition into the inclusion of a middle school using a 6th-8th grade class model.