TLA Leadership

Headmaster & Director

Barry Clingan

Headmaster and Senior Pastor of the Church at Trophy Lakes

Pastor Barry is a licensed and ordained to the Gospel Ministry at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. He graduated from Bryan College with a BA in Religious Education, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity, as well as doctoral seminars at New Orleans Seminary and the University of Tennessee.
He served in churches throughout Tennessee and Mississippi before being called in 1988 as the Preaching Associate for Dr. Ron Phillips at Central Baptist Church in Hixson, TN. He also served on the North American Mission Board of the SBC.

Pastor Barry and his wife Amy have four adult children. 

Terri Thompson

Director and School Principal

Ms. Terri leads the Academy and Preschool and is life long educator, serving in both public schools and Christian Academies. She also has over 25 years of experience in Children's and Youth Ministry. Terri is the mother of two and GiGi of two.

Terri has a Bachelor of Science in Education for the teaching fields of Business and Dance from Texas Tech University and two Master's Degrees of Education specializing in Principal and Superintendent studies.  

Meet the team.

Administration Team

Callie Schritter

Office Administration

Tracy Mitchell


Academy Instruction

Kerri Turner

Intermediate & Middle School
(5th-8th Grades)

Jeanette Smith


Cindy Nelson

3rd - 4th Grades

Preschool Instruction

Christina Chavez

PreK Team

Sheila Giles

PreK Team

Megan McSweeney

PreK Team

Francheska Cisneros

PreK Team

Michelle Salazar

3 Year Olds

Sylvia Ortega

3 Year Olds

Val Nunez

3 Year Olds

Marisella Ortiz

2 Year Olds

Arianne Mortimer

2 Year Olds

Brittany Neeley

15-18 Months
Jamie Carter
Sydney Dees
18-24 Months

Classroom Aides

Robin Dees

Classroom Aide

Torie Burkett

Classroom Aide

Trudia Agenbag

Classroom Aide