Trina's Resume

Heter's Haven


Education Specialist at Heter’s Haven

Opened February 2014

Heter’s Haven is committed to the ideal of “learning beyond limits.”  As an Education Specialist I offer my services as a credentialed teacher, education consultant, homeschool coach, therapeutic tutor and tutor.


Teacher and Co-Administrator of Heter Haven Academy

August 1994 – 2014

My husband and I opened a small private school that offers a “homeschool” type of individualized education.  We also provide tutoring and consulting services.  We have had students graduate from Heter Haven Academy and continued on with a college educations at four year institutes.


Vendor – one2one – California Learning Foundation

1999 – 2000

I was a vendor for private music instruction.


Facilitator at Yuba County Charter School

1995 – 1996

I was one of the first teachers for independent study students in the county program.A


Teacher for Yuba City Unified School District

1992 – 1994 Albert Powell High School

1991 – 1992 Gray Avenue Middle School

1987 – 1991 Wilson High School

I taught English, creative writing, math, computer assisted instruction for the high schools.  I taught a variety of subjects for our self-contained sixth graders at Gray Avenue.  On special subject was Sign Language.   My sixth graders learned American Sign Language, then wrote and presented a bilingual (sign and English) dramatic presentations to the hearing impaired students at our school.

1999 summer school

I developed a cooking and nutrition class for 3rd to 6thgraders.


Teacher for Arcohe Unified School District

1985 – 1987

I taught 8th grade self-contained classes at Arcohe.  I taught pre-algebra, music, art, as well as the regular eighth grade curriculum. 


Preschool Teacher and Acting Director at New Hope Preschool

1981 – 1983

We had a preschool and after school program for children beginning a age two.  Activities included learning experiences with the alphabet, numbers, literature, art, music and other age appropriate topics.





Extension classes on the topic of Education Therapy

University of California, Riverside



Continuing Education as required by the California Department of Education

I continually participate in educational experiences that I believe will improve my ability to teach my students.

1986 – present


Multiple Subject Credential

California State University, Sacramento

May 1985


Child Development Degree (B.A.)

California State University, Sacramento

May 1984


Natural Science Degree (A.S.)

San Joaquin Delta College, Stockton

January 1982






Leader of L.I.G.H.T. (Learning in Godly Homes Together) Homeschool Support Association – 2011


Leader of H.I.S. (Home Instruction Support) Ministry at Loma Rica Community Church


Grow of Life (Sunday School) Superintendent


Foster Parent


Sunday School Teacher