Zachary Henry, Head of School
Zachary Henry graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering. In 1997, he was ordained as a minister of the gospel by Christ-Life Church.
In August of 2002, he opened Christian Life Preparatory School with his wife and co-founder, Deborah Henry. He currently serves as the Head of School.
Zach and Deborah are parents of four children three of which have graduated from CLPS. They are members of Antioch Fort Worth and currently serve as interim administrators of Harvest Fields Bible College in Limuru, Kenya. Zach also serves as the administrator of Harvest Childcare and Enrichment Center in south Fort Worth.
Dr. Deborah Henry, Principal
Amy Hay, Vice Principal
Mrs. Hay has been at CLPS since 2007 where she has served as Office Manager, Assistant Administrator and now Vice Principal. She has taught Biology, AP Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, Life Science, Earth Science, Texas History, World Geography, Advising, and Drama.
Amy Hay graduated with a BA in Sociology with a History minor from the University of Oklahoma in 2006 and a Masters in Educational Administration from Texas Christian University in 2015.
CLPS is a family affair and a way of life. Mrs. Hay is married to CLPS Director of Family Ministries, Dan Hay. Together they have three spunky children, Sadie and Jackson and Bonnie. Mrs. Hay loves theater, movies and books, is addicted to spotify, karaoke, memes and could eat Mexican food everyday...especially enchiladas. The Hays attend Hulen Street Church in Fort Worth.
Dan Hay, Director of Family Ministries
Mr. Hay earned a BA in English from Arizona State University in 2002. He is a Certified Texas teacher Generalist 4-8, Science 4-8 and an ESL endorsement. He is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
He joined the team at CLPS in 2012 after teaching in FWISD. Before that he worked for an NSF Grant at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.
Before teaching, Mr. Hay spent ten years in collegiate ministry at Arizona State and then at the University of Oklahoma. He's married to Amy Hay, and they have 3 kids: Sadie, Jackson and Bonnie.
Mr. Hay loves spending time in God's Word, hanging out with the family and watching movies. He attends Hulen Street Church. He's also a gearhead and love anything with wheels. In his spare time Dan enjoys tinkering with old cars.
Dr. Mark Tarpley, Academic Specialist
Dr. Mark Tarpley joined CLPS in 2015. He currently serves as Academic Specialist and leads the upper school history and math departments. Dr. Tarpley has also taught Medieval history, logic, and Latin as well as led a literary society called The Little Inklings at CLPS.
Dr. Tarpley completed his doctoral work in Patristics and ethics at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, TX in 2009. He is a state-certified math 8-12 teacher in the state of Texas. He also previously served as Director of Education for a medical education company for five years and is the founder of a test prep company.
He and his wife Sophia have seven children and live in Ft. Worth, TX. Their children have attended CLPS since 2010.
Mollie Shaw, Learning Specialist & Academic Success Center
Mrs. Shaw received her B.S. in Education and Secondary Language Arts from Texas A&M University and later went on to earn her M. Ed in Educational Therapy from Southeastern University. She is a certified NILD Educational Therapist, a certified ESL teacher, and received her IDA certification in 2017.
Mrs. Shaw's journey at CLPS began in 2008. In 2009 she became the English Department Head and taught grades 9 through 12 until 2013. From 2013 to 2017 she was a private tutor, an English, History, and Math teacher, co-founded a school, was a private Educational Therapist, and started her own business. She now owns and operates Trinity Harbor Education in addition to holding her position at CLPS as the Learning Specialist.
Mrs. Shaw has been happily married for over 33 years and is a mother to six wonderful children. In her free time she enjoys riding and training horses as well as spending time with her family.
Elizabeth Ware, Academic Advisor
Rhonda Jones, Office Manager
Since 2010 Mrs. Jones has filled various roles such as study hall monitor, substitute, and even custodial care through the scholarship program. In 2016 she joined the staff as the office manager.
Mrs. Jones and her family moved from Maryland in 2008 for her husband, Quincy, to attend seminary. They have five children: Raquel, Rhema (Class of 2014) Quincy Jr., Quinton (Class of 2017), and Raven. She and Quincy are die hard Washington Redskin fans. She enjoys scrapbooking, watching good movies, going out to eat, and organizing, often taking on clients.
Shawna Daniel, Athletic Director
Mrs. Daniel earned a BA in Communications with a minor in Psychology from The University of Texas of the Permian Basin. She joined CLPS in 2013 as the Varsity Girls Basketball Coach.
Currently, she serves as the Athletic Director for both the lower and upper schools where she solidifies school spirit through sports participation and creative branding.
During her spare time, she enjoys singing, learning new things, riding bikes, and being active. Mrs. Daniel is married with three children, all of whom have attended CLPS. She and her husband attend Christian Center of Fort Worth where they both serve on the worship team with their oldest daughter.