Dr. Marc Evans

Head of School  |  ext. 1005

Dr. Evans was named Head of School in August of 2012. Dr. Evans’ diverse professional background uniquely qualified him to be the one charged with the responsibility of leading Grace Prep in continued excellence as the premiere University Model School.

Dr. Evans holds a doctorate in Higher Education Administration from the University of North Texas, an MS in education from Slippery Rock University, and a BA in administrative studies from the University of California at Riverside. As we continue to advance and focus on Academic Excellence, Spiritual and Leadership Development and Institutional Integrity, our Grace Prep families are assured that their children are receiving the best Christ-centered education they can receive.

Dr. Evans has been instrumental in leading numerous initiatives that have been recognized nationally.  Families and faculty and staff of Grace Prep are now enjoying a technological infrastructure that has been greatly enhanced.  An addition of the Grace Prep Activity Center has allowed for enhanced opportunities in academics, athletics, socialization and community.  Campus Security has also been magnified to a level where parents, faculty, staff and students alike enjoy a secure home away from home to live and to learn.  Transformational initiatives such as a tuition structure that encompasses all that a student needs to fully enjoy the education, environment and experiences of being a member of the Lion Nation Community has eased the financial and decisional burdens that many families normally face when they attend private schools.

Dr. Evans firmly believes that excellence begins in the home, continues through a stable church home, and is confirmed within the walls of our Academy. As such, he is committed to advancing our reach within the community so that all of us who know and love Grace Prep can share that experience with other families that the Lord calls to our hallways. Additionally, he will continue to stress strong business management and integrity in all of our processes as such concentrations are vital to the growth and success of our school.

Dr. Evans is married to Tammy, who works and coaches within the Academy. His oldest son Brad is married to Shelly; they are blessed with two daughters – Nora and Sloan. Brad serves as the manager of advertising and promotions for Bass Performance Hall and McDavid Studios in Fort Worth. His second son Brett is a successful contractor in Oklahoma. His daughter Taylor teaches 5th grade within the Fort Worth ISD, and his son Mason is an airman within the US Air Force.

Richie Alfred

Dean of Athletics  |  ext. 1009

Coach Alfred is a graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington and has spent 35 years in education. His teams have won over 550 games and made 16 playoff appearances including two trips to the TAPPS Final Four. Coach Alfred has been named Coach of the year on 10 different occasions and was selected to coach in the 2011 Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All Star Game. Over 50 former players have gone on to compete collegiately. He and his wife Christie have two daughters, Amanda and Ashley.
“Grace Prep is a unique opportunity to coach the game I love and use it as a tool to teach the many valuable life lessons that can be learned through athletics from an eternal perspective.”

Susan Crosier

Dean of Academics  |  ext. 1012

Susan joined the Grace Prep family as the Dean of Academics in June 2016.

Her passion for The Lord and the desire to make a difference in the lives of students makes Grace Prep the perfect place for her. Susan finds that the opportunity to partner with parents in developing college worthy, character witnesses for Christ an honor and blessing. After fourteen years as a classroom teacher in Arlington ISD, she became an Instructional Coach for the district. With many years of experience in education, she came to us with knowledge in a variety of areas and special programs. Susan enjoys building relationships and encouraging students, teachers, staff and parents, while walking alongside them as a thinking partner and advocate for education.

Susan has a BA in English, and a M.ED. Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, with Principal Certification, from the University of Texas Arlington. Susan, and her husband Scott, have two children. Emma is a 2016 graduate of Grace Prep and a junior at The University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. Nate is a Grace Prep senior and is headed to Baylor University in the fall.

“What a blessing it is to educate young people while strengthening their spiritual foundation, and relationship with the Lord, in a community of fellow believers. I love the fact that we partner with parents, as they fulfill their roles as primary faith trainers for their children. God continues to bless us with a school family who shares a passion for Christian education. Together, we are creating a generation of college-worthy, character witnesses for Christ. What a Blessing!”

Chris Harper

Dean of Advancement  |  ext. 1006

Chris Harper joined our Grace Prep team in August of 2016. Chris’ diverse professional background includes serving as an administrator in both public and privates schools as well as pastoring and planting local churches. Chris holds a Masters Degree from the University of Louisville and is an ordained minister.

Chris’ philosophy of education begins in the home. Chris holds to the biblical principle that dad and mom are the first and foremost teachers, disciple makers, and magistrates in the life of their child(ren). Chris believes that University Model Schools best advance this philosophy as they give time and authority back to parents so that they can “train up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord” (Eph 6:4).

Chris is married to Allyson and they have three children; Scarlett, Malachi, and Calvin.

“What I appreciate most about Grace Prep is that it is a place where I can share and live out my faith. And this is important because I’ve learned that children have never been very good at listening to adults, but they have never failed to imitate them.”

Phil Smith

Dean of Student & Family Ministries  |  ext. 1013

Phil joined our Grace Prep administration team in 2013. Phil graduated from Texas Tech in 1985 with a BA in speech communication and then went on to pursue a master’s degree in theology, graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1991. Phil combines over twenty years of secular work experience with twenty-five years of pastoral ministry. Since 2010, he has been pastoring Living Hope Church in southeast Arlington. Phil also served with a short-term missions organization (Global Missions Fellowship which is now known as E3 Ministries). He has been on 23 missions trips (most of which he has led) to places such as Peru, Uganda, Panama, Ecuador, Mexico, New Orleans, and Oklahoma City. Phil also pastored a church in Nebraska from 2003-2010.

Phil has been married to Debbie for 35 years and they have three children. His son, Nathan, lives in Omaha, Nebraska. His two daughters are both graduates of Grace Prep. His youngest daughter, Katy, recently graduated from Dallas Baptist University and is now living in Dallas. Phil’s daughter, Hannah Gentry, graduated from UTA and is married. Hannah works for Grace Prep as the Registrar.

Phil likes sports and is a fan of the metroplex professional teams and Texas Tech. He likes to play games, such as “42”, Liverpool Rummy, and Wits & Wagers. Phil also endeavors into home improvement projects, having renovated a kitchen, a bathroom, and added another living area to his home.

Denise Webb

Dean of Educational Services  |  ext. 1017

Denise joined Grace Prep as a teacher in 2003. After teaching English at various grade levels for five years, she began serving in an administrative capacity as well and is currently our Dean of Educational Services. Denise’s responsibilities include oversight of the registrar and advising offices, student services, as well as offering academic support services in the areas of class scheduling, testing, and academic events such as awards ceremonies and graduations, medical screenings, and crisis management. Denise is a graduate of Texas Christian University with a BS in advertising and public relations and earned her master’s in Instructional Leadership from Sam Houston State. She has three beautiful girls: Melissa, a graduate of Texas A&M who is married and living in the Austin area; Emily, who graduated from Texas State and is working in Austin; and Elizabeth, who graduated from Texas State and is working as a kindergarten teacher in Austin.

“It is a privilege to partner with parents as we seek to develop family-centric, college-worthy, character witnesses for Christ.”

“It is a privilege to partner with parents as we seek to develop college-worthy, character witnesses for Christ.”


Denise Webb

Dean of Educational Services

Nicki Patterson

Elementary Enrollment Manager

Kathy Sigrist

Secondary Enrollment Manager



Susan Crosier

Dean of Academics

Misty Chase

Kindergarten, Teaching Leadership Team

Barb Curreri

2nd Grade

Angie North

1st Grade

Sherry Scott

1st Grade

Nicole Snyder


Heather Woolbright

2nd Grade


Susan Crosier

Dean of Academics

Elaine Chapman

6th English & Social Studies, Teaching Leadership Team

Emily Gordon


Angel Ingram

Library Aide

Stacy Jones

5th Math & Science, Parent Connect Leader

Sumer Jordan

Physical Education

Suzy Lindem


Donna MacKenzie

3rd English & Social Studies

Angie Marshall

4th Math & Science

Nancy Offutt

6th Math & Science, Teaching Leadership Team

Kathy Peck

5th English & Social Studies

Cindy Sangenito

Academic Language Therapist

Brandy Schmoker

4th English & Social Studies

Tami White

3rd Math & Science


Susan Crosier

Dean of Academics

Jonelle Beaird

Biology, Chemistry, Honors Chemistry

Kathy Blass

Physc, H Physc, College Prep Math, Athletic Liaison

Andrew Bobo

AP Government & Economics

Tamra Brudi

7th English

Marsha Bryan

Theatre (Junior High & High School)

Lisa Bullington

10th, & Pre-AP I0th English, Instructional Coach, Teaching Leadership Team

Manny Fernandez

Worldview Perspective

Carrie Foster

History 7, 8th English, Psychology

Erin Froehner

7th Science, 8th Science

Emily Gordon

Spanish I

Gretchen Graber

8th US History, Junior High Art

Stephanie Hall

Journalism, Yearbook

Amy Hedman

Geometry, Calculus (Pre-AP, AP)

Brandon Helm

US History

Rachel Hogan

11th & 12th English, AP US History

Charlotte Horner

Marine Biology

Suzy Lindem

Spanish II & III, Pottery, Art (HS I & II), Teaching Leadership Team

Patrick Lieto

JH Technology, Biblical Truths

David McDurham

Graphic Design

Nancy Offutt

Forensic Science, Pre-Algebra

Steve Reynolds

Algebra 2, Pre AP

Wendy Smith

Anatomy & Physiology

Bruce Strawn

Government & Economics

Sandra Walters

Senior English

Kurt Wetterling

9th English, World Studies, NHS, Teaching Leadership Team

Ryan White

Video Productions

Nicky Wilberding


Adrienne Wiles

Pre-Algebra, Algebra I

Martha Wilhelm

World Studies II, 7th Texas History


Denise Webb

Dean of Educational Services

Cindy Bradford

Educational Services

Hannah Gentry


Matt Michalski

Study Hall

Rhoda Morgan

Test Monitor

Darcy Page

Educational Services


Phil Smith

Dean of Student & Family Ministries

Tamra Brudi

Events & Activities Coordinator

Louis Lee

Asstistant to Dean of Student and Family Ministries

Melcon Jones

Ministries Coordinator, Study Hall


Stacie Bradley

Front Office

Ryan Chambers

Assistant to Dean of Athletics

Sharon Douglas

Front Office

Fran Eubanks

Front Office

Gary Puckett

Security Desk

Nikki Vassar

Front Office

Sandra Walters

Front Office

Robin Wetterling

Assistant to Head of School & Office Manager


Susan Steele

Director of Finance


Troy Chambers


Tammy Evans


Peyton Picou


Carmen Ramirez