Upper School


The Trinity Mathematics Department realizes all students progress through levels of cognition and maturity. The Trinity Mathematics Department accurately assesses entering students and provide developmentally appropriate mathematics courses at every level. The teacher’s role is to identify a student’s individual strengths and weaknesses and to provide a challenging environment that promotes growth and development, meeting students at their level of competency. Students are regularly assessed to ensure progress and readiness for subsequent coursework at Trinity School or in college. The Math Department works toward the following “big picture” goals for every student:
  • As a college preparatory community, we want our students to graduate with the skills and confidence to be successful at any university in any discipline.
  • Students need to finish each course with a strong foundation in both knowledge and skills that prepares them for the following course.
    • Math courses flowchart

Faculty spotlight: Mrs. Carly Vollet

Carly Vollet, Math Dept. Chair
Carly has a deep love of mathematics that started at an early age. Math was always a favorite subject in elementary and middle school. In high school, she had a few amazing math teachers who sparked an interest in teaching. Although she entered college as a physical therapy major, she changed to a mathematics major before the end of her first semester. She sees mathematics applications everywhere she looks–while chopping carrots, tending to an aquarium, or figuring out how long to cook a turkey at Thanksgiving. 

Carly attended Boise State University and then transferred to Portland State University where she majored in mathematics and minored in Business Administration. While living in Portland, she was a member of various scooter (Vespa) clubs  and developed her love of all things DIY. When she finished with her bachelors degree, she decided she was not done learning and pursued a master’s degree in mathematics. 

Carly has dedicated 17 years to teaching– in Portland at Portland State University and Portland Community College, in Dallas at Jesuit School of Dallas, and in Odessa at UTPB STEM Academy. Currently, she is in her third year at Trinity School of Midland. Carly enjoys baking, sewing, woodworking, and lifting weights. She is married to Dr. Justin Vollet, an Assistant Professor of Psychology at UTPB. They have a son, Colin who also attends Trinity. 

As an educator, Carly finds the most gratifying aspect of teaching at Trinity School is the relationships that naturally develop with and between students. The small school and class sizes allow for more time for students to share their interests and participate in a variety of activities. The nurturing environment helps fulfill our mission to enrich the mind, strengthen the body, enliven the soul, and inspire servant leadership. 

Upper School Math Faculty

List of 4 members.

  • Photo of Natalia Duenas

    Natalia Duenas 

    Upper School Math and Science Teacher
    (432) 685-4500
    Joined Trinity August 2021
    University of Texas of the Permian Basin - B.S. Computer Science
  • Photo of Francis Shipley

    Francis Shipley 

    Middle and Upper School Math Teacher
    432-697-3281 x 373
    Joined Trinity 2017
    University of Texas-Permian Basin - B.S.
    University of Texas-Permian Basin - M.A.
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  • Photo of Carly Vollet

    Carly Vollet 

    Upper School Mathematics Teacher/Department Head
    Joined Trinity August 2021
    Portland State University - B.S. Mathematics, Minor in Business Administration
    Portland State University - M.S. Mathematics
  • Photo of Linda Wheeler

    Linda Wheeler 

    Upper School Math Teacher
    432-697-3281 x 377
    Joined Trinity 2006
    Hardin Simmons University - B.S.
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