K-12 Private Christian School in Northwest Houston, TX

Secondary (Grades 6-12)

High School Principal, Dr. Ryan Berens

Dr. Berens brings 17 years of educational experience to our school. He has previously held roles as Coordinator of Innovative Learning and Instructional Technology for the Georgia Department of Education. He also formerly served as Coordinator of Instructional Learning for a private independent school in Louisiana, where he implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program. The past five years, Dr. Berens has served at Trinity Christian Academy in Addison, Texas, where he led faculty integration, supervised the Chapel and House System, led the e-learning program and served pedagogical/professional development roles with faculty all through his role as Assistant Middle School Principal. 

Dr. Berens lives as an example of Christian faith and brings an elite blend of pedagogical training, technological innovation and spiritual development with nearly two decades of leadership experience. His spiritual and professional calling overlap as shown in his mixed portfolio of educational leadership. Along with strong student, family and faculty guidance, Dr. Berens specializes in Christian growth and development for the whole community to better enable them to lead as the next generation of leaders.

  • Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Georgia
  • Master of Education from Kennesaw State University
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from Rhodes College


Middle School Principal, Iva Nell Rhea

Middle school principal, Mrs. Iva Nell Rhea has been affiliated with CCS in various roles since 1986. Mrs. Rhea has a special interest in and love for middle school students and enjoys seeing God work in them to produce young men and women of strong faith who can engage the world for Christ. Photo by G. Michael Photography

Her credentials and experience are as follows:

  • Bachelor of Science from Carson-Newman College, a Baptist liberal arts college in Tennessee
  • Master of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Seminary in Ft. Worth, TX
  • Master of Science in Reading Education from Prairie View A&M University in Prairie View, TX
  • ACSI Certification in English and Reading
  • CCS (1986-1994) - Taught Middle School English and History
  • CCS (1992-1994) - Administrative Position
  • West Houston Homeschool Co-op (1995-2003) - Taught various English classes
  • Twenty years teaching experience
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