Meet Our Administrators
Brenda Russell - Head of School
Brenda joined the CTCS family in 2014 and serves as our Head of School. She graces our halls with a spirit of encouragement and an amazing capacity of love. Brenda has a passion for nature and the great state of Texas. She enjoys taking day trips, and is currently attempting to visit all the historical forts within the state. She considers herself a connoisseur of hamburger and indulges herself in local hamburger joints everywhere she travels. Brenda has also dreamed of traveling with her family to Ireland and Scotland. She and her husband of 39 years (Bob) have three grown children (Tamara, Tyler, and Rance) and one grand daughter (Harper Grace) and a grandson, Ridge Levi.
"Every morning I feel I need to pinch myself. I am overwhelmed with the blessing of knowing God has given me His mercy and grace and a new day to share His love with His children. Are you kidding? He chose me to work with His most precious creation - His children? What an honor and a great joy." - Brenda Russell
Favorite Scripture: "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. They are new every morning. Great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion, therefore I will wait for him.” Lamentations 3:22-24
Bill Diab - Assistant Principal
Nabil "Bill" Diab has been at CTCS for four years as a 5th grade teacher. He now serves the school as an Assistant Principal. Bill received his bachelor degree from Mary Harden Baylor, and his graduate degree from Tarleton State University.
Bill's is married to Denise and between them have six children and three grandchildren. Bill is originally from Lebanon and came to the United States thirty years ago. Lebanon is an amazing place for its beauty and its biblical connection throughout the Bible.
"I can’t express enough to you how blessed I am for the wonderful life I have received through our Lord and Savior. When I cried out for Him, He heard me. Always ready to share my testimony with you."
Favorite Scripture: "For with God nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37
Janet Blacklock - Preschool Director
Janet serves as our Preschool Director and has been at CTCS for 20 years. She and her husband, Lanny, have been married for 30 years and have four grown children (Cory, Sean, Amy, and Emily) two of which are proud CTCS Alumni. Janet loves CTCS and has poured many years of wisdom and passion into the school. Her smile is infectious and loved by not only the staff and faculty but every preschooler who adores her as well. Janet has always dreamed of going to Israel and hopes to go one day with her husband. When not at CTCS, she loves spending time with her family and friends, going to movies and dinner, and enjoys spoiling her two adorable grandsons, Seito and Meyes.
Favorite Scripture: "I can do all things through Christ who gives me the strength." Philippians 4:13
Karen Luckett - Dean of Students
Karen has been a part of the CTCS family since 1988 and serves as the Dean of Students, Cheerleader Sponsor, Retreats Administrator, and Speech & Academics Sponsor. She and her husband of 40 years (Bobby) have three children and seven grandchildren. Karen's commitment and love for CTCS is obvious as she dedicates herself to its missions and its families. When she does have down time, she enjoys watching movies, eating popcorn, relaxing by the pool, watching the stars, and playing with her grandchildren. She also hopes to explore the other side of the ocean and take a tour of Italy, Paris, England, Ireland, and Scotland.
Favorite Scripture: "Therefore, we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal."
2 Cor 4:16 - 18
Jeremy Calahan - Athletic Director / Head Football Coach
Coach Calahan joined the CTCS family for the 2015-2016 school year from Dallas, TX and serves as the Athletic Director and the Head Football Coach. He also was blessed to play college football at Rice University and went on to play professionally in the NFL for the St. Louis Rams. He is a Godly Christian man that seeks to glorify God by growing young men and women into young people of impact, for Christ, through the development of the best private Christian athl etic program in the state of Texas. Coach Calahan and his wife Hillary have two daughters, Landry (4) and Chloe (5 mos).
“Working in education allows me to witness and glorify God daily. I am blessed and honored to have this wonderful pedestal to impart Christ’s love to young people. We must train them up and send them out to multiply, just as we see in the book of Act’s. We must make disciples that know and have a fearful reverence for our God. I am amazed each and every day by God’s love. I am wildly aware that we cannot earn his love, and it still is hard to grasp how unconditional his love is for us." - Jeremy Calahan
Favorite Scripture: "The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" Psalm 27:1