Upper School Science & Technology Teacher
"Trinity offers one of the best environments for students to explore science and technology."
A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.
– Jackie Robinson
Thomas LaFarelle began his career at Trinity School as an Upper School Mathematics teacher and baseball coach in 2009. Over the past ten years, he has had the opportunity to serve Trinity School in several different roles. He has taken the opportunity to participate in several conferences that help him to grow professionally.
From 2015 - 2018, he served as the Upper School Dean of Students. In 2014, he began a strength and conditioning program at Trinity School, which allowed varsity players and students to get stronger and become more athletic. Thomas served as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach, and he eventually became a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (C.S.C.S). In his tenure at Trinity School, Thomas has been Head of the Upper School Math Department, Head Baseball Coach, and served on multiple committees with interests ranging from school accreditation to diversity. The 2020-2021 school year will see him teach physics and computer science. Thomas believes that knowledge in the STEM fields is important for success in our students’ future. It is becoming more and more likely that being scientifically literate will be a significant tool for our students as they enter post-secondary education and their future careers. He believes that Trinity offers one of the best environments for students to explore science and technology and become well versed in the subjects.
A native Midlander, Thomas enjoys reading, coaching his son, Charlie’s, travel baseball team, cheering on his daughters, Alice and Leila, on the volleyball court, and spending time with his wife, Beth.