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New Head of School for Trinity at Meadow View

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Story by Chris Meehan. Photo by Carrie Gonzalez. 

Dr. Kay Yohe (northern Virginia), a gifted teacher, administrator, writer, speaker and scholar of church history, is the new head of Trinity School at Meadow View in Falls Church, VA.

Former head Andrew Zwerneman (northern Virginia) is leaving the school after 17 years to launch Cana Academy, a nonprofit organization that will bring the benefits of classical education to the poor, the elderly and prisoners.

For many years Dr. Yohe has taught Scripture and Catholic doctrine at the Meadow View campus and served as director of admissions. She earned her Ph.D. in historical theology from Catholic University of America in 1992, writing a dissertation about the 12th-century British monk Aelred of Rievaulx. She holds both a master’s degree in systematic theology and a bachelor’s degree in social work from Notre Dame. Dr. Yohe taught at LaSalle University in Philadelphia and Catholic University of America before coming to the Meadow View campus. She has published ten scholarly articles in academic journals, several book chapters and numerous pieces in New Heaven/New Earth and Vine & Branches, two magazines published by the People of Praise.

Dr. Yohe has a lifelong passion for learning. “Between being a student and holding a wide variety of teaching jobs, I haven’t completely left school since I started as a kindergartner 52 years ago,” she says.

“Kay has been a staunch supporter of the Trinity vision of education from the beginning,” said Dr. Kerry Koller, president of Trinity Schools. “In addition to being a master teacher for Scripture and doctrine, she has a wonderful gift of working with our students—each of whom she knows from her service as director of admissions. I am looking forward to the impact of her scholarship, vision and leadership on Trinity School at Meadow View.”

Andrew added, “Dr. Yohe has been a font of intelligence and kindness. In her capacity as director of admissions, she has been an early and highly effective contact for every family. As the leader of our Scripture and doctrine curricula, she has been central to the ecumenical development of our school.”

Dr. Yohe grew up in Bay Village, OH, a western suburb of Cleveland. (She notes that she will be cheering for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA finals.) Her husband Mike is the principal at Falls Church High School, part of the Fairfax County Public Schools District. Their son, Gabe, 20, a student at the University of Virginia, is a 2013 graduate of Meadow View. All three are members of the northern Virginia branch.

Dr. Yohe is Meadow View’s third head of school, following Andrew and Kerry.



  1. Bruce Brand says:

    Yea Kay!

  2. Christine Ziegler says:

    congratulations Kay! what wonderful news!

  3. Rich Was says:

    Congratulations Kay and thank you!

  4. Eric Shreves says:

    Hilary and I were thrilled to hear about this. Both the new chapter for Trinity and Andrew's project sound amazing. Rooting for you from Portland.

  5. Carolyn Hornbuckle says:

    Congratulations Kay. You have been a strong advocate for education for many years! Thanks for all you have done and responding to God's new call on your life.

  6. Rus J Lyons says:

    Praying for you! Glory!

  7. Karen Heintzelman says:

    I'm sure that Meadowville is honored to have you as their Head of School, Kay. You are a gift to all of us! May God bless you in the years to come.

  8. Bill Denton says:

    This will be the beginning of many great things. Congratulations Kay !!!

  9. Mary Lou Carey says:

    Many blessings and congratulations, Kay. And thanks to Andrew and blessings on the new endeavor.

  10. Liz Adams says:

    As parents of a rising 7th grader, we are overjoyed! Congratulations!!

  11. Bob Badham says:

    Congratulations to you, Kay! Great decision based on your familiarity of the school, your own education, your successes as a Trinity teacher and administrator, your investment in the school with your own children and, of course, your membership in POP. The best to/for you! Aloha!

  12. Tom Caneff says:

    Glory be to the Lord. Thanks for agreeing to serve Him in this unique and wonderful way. Grace will abound I'm certain!

  13. Francis Potts says:

    Congratulations Kay! Your brothers and sisters in Corvallis, OR are praying for you. " Go Cav's! "

  14. jeff brummer says:

    Kay, the position sounds like a good fit for you. God bless you. I have been following Golden State this year and think you should consider switching your allegiance. As a neighbor here in the Southside of Indy says, "those boys can hoop". That applies to both teams but a little more so to GS.

  15. Carmen Fraga says:

    Congratulations Kay! We are delighted you are taking on this service for Trinity at Meadowview. You are truly gifted! We will support you in our prayers-count on it! Much love to you! Carmen

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