Meet our Adminstration
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 four spunky children, Sadie, Jackson, Bonnie and Ruth. Mrs. Hay loves theater, movies and books, is addicted to spotify, karaoke, memes and could eat Mexican food everyday...especially enchiladas. The Hays attend South Burleson Baptist Church.
Dan Hay, Director of Family Ministries
Mr. Hay coordinates all student and family character programs, the upper school House System. He also coordinates the annual England Team Trip.
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 4 kids: Sadie, Jackson, Bonnie and Ruth.
Mr. Hay loves spending time in God's Word, hanging out with the family and watching movies. He attends South Burleson Baptist Church and helps out by leading worship. 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 35 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.
Rachel Canady, Registrar and Textbook Coordinator
Ms. Canady earned her Bachelor of Science in Math Education with a minor in Library Science from Louisiana Tech University.
Ms. Canady is the high school math teacher at CLPS and has taught here for 13 years. She was a public school math teacher for four years, and a school librarian for five years before coming to CLPS. The mixture of being able to teach and being able to stay home with her children while working here was a God-given blessing to her.
Ms. Canady grew up in Louisiana, has three children, and attends McKinney Bible Church. She enjoys reading, cooking, and traveling.
Kristin Gustafson, Learning Specialist
Academic Success Center
Mrs. Gustafson graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelors of Arts in Psychology in 2002. She also obtained her Education Specialist degree in School Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2005.
Mrs. Gustafson worked as a School Psychologist in Minnesota for 10 years with special education students with unique learning and behavioral challenges. She began her time as a CLPS parent in 2015. She began her job as a Learning Specialist in the Academic Success Center at CLPS in 2018. She also teaches English online to students in China and teaches her 3 kids at home.
Mrs. Gustafson is married to Nate and they have 5 children. They attend Doxology Bible Church. They are preparing to plant a church in June of 2021 with the Salt Network. Their church will focus on the next generation (college students) and the community in a city that very much needs a Gospel-centered church.
Kaycie Wallace, Learning Lab Coordinator
Mrs. Wallace joined CLPS in 2017. She earned her B.S. in Biology from UTA. After earning her degree she worked in the Oil and Gas industry for 10 years primarily in Environmental Health and Safety.
Mrs. Wallace enjoys coffee, reading, finding new places to eat in Ft. Worth, and weekends with family and friends. She attends Hulen Street Church. Her 2 children, Parker and Conner will be joining the CLPS family in Fall 2020. She feels blessed to be part of this loving community that allows her more time with her kids.
Mrs. Wallace teaches 6th grade Life Science and High School Biology and is the Advisor for NHS And Ten Boom House.
Yvette Wardlaw, Lunch & Calendar Coordinator
Elizabeth Ware, Academic Advisor
Tara Hobbs, Office Manager
Tara Hobbs is a parent at CLPS who serves as the Front Office Manager. When you call the school, you will most likely hear her voice when she picks up the phone. She can help with all general activities of the school or direct you to the staff member in charge.
Her office hours are during regular operation of the school: School Year: Monday through Friday, 8:15 am- 4:30 pm
Summer: Monday through Thursday, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm
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.