Maximizing Power and Grace in YOUth!!!


2 Corinthians 12:9 (ESV)

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weakness, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Power And Grace Preparatory Academy (PGPA), is a newly established Christian school in Clarksville, Tennessee. Our doors opened to classes in August of 2016. PGPA is committed to a unique mission of preparing youth for life by building character and academic excellence with an emphasis on Jesus Christ and leadership.

During our first year, we accepted students from Pre-K 4, kindergarten, and first grade. In our current school year, we have Pre-K 3, 2nd grade, 3rd grade, 4th grade, 5th grade, and 6th grade. We hope to expand to higher grades in the coming years. We are an ACSI member (Association of Christian Schools International) and will apply for AdvancED National Accreditation after the required two years of academic performance. Power and Grace is not associated with any particular church and welcomes anyone of the Christian faith to join us.

Power and Grace highly encourages the participation of parents as we believe your involvement will help to catapult your child to success. It is our belief that the partnership of teachers and parents can assist our mutual goal of providing a quality Christian education. Children learn, grow, and excel through your participation.

PGPA’s vision is to serve the community as a catalyst known for helping to launch the lives of young people into the stratosphere of success. With the motto of “Maximizing Power and Grace in YOUth,” PGPA will build character by continuously espousing the principle of P.O.W.E.R., which is the “Positive Outlook Wills Extraordinary Results” for life in Jesus Christ. Recognizing that all youth are potentially gifted, PGPA will emphasize G.R.A.C.E., meaning students are noted as “Gifted for Remarkable Academic Competence toward Excellence.” Because “power and grace” are needed metaphorically to take and sustain flight toward success as future leaders, students blessed to attend PGPA will be uniquely known as Positively Identified Leaders Of Tomorrow or P.I.L.O.T.s.

Interview with Principal Stallworth

Mrs. Katobwa B. Stallworth, M.Ed.

Mrs. Stallworth is the leading educator at Power and Grace Preparatory Academy. She is an experienced educator that has served in multiple areas in the educational field. As a firm believer in building relationships with students, families, and the community, she finds unique ways to bring us all together. Her goal includes connecting with community resources that provide enrichment opportunities for all children. These are opportunities that with engaging learning experiences will help students achieve at high levels while still maintaining a safe and welcoming learning environment.

Interview with our Vice-Principal
Mrs. Mary Lander

Mrs. Mary Lander 

Mary Lander started teaching in 1973 at Trigg County Head Start which was where her love for teaching began.. In 1983 she started teaching at Trigg County Elementary. In 1996 she was hired as Assistant Principal at Trigg County Elementary. In 1998 she was blessed again and was hired as Principal of Trigg County Elementary. In 2001 she joined the Trigg County Public School Central Office as District Instructional Supervisor. In 2004 she was promoted to Assistant Superintendent of Instruction. In 2007 she was hired as Education Coordinator at Murray State University’s Hopkinsville Campus. Next she was hired as Curriculum Coordinator at Tabernacle Christian School in 2012. In 2016 she began as an Assistant Principal at Power and Grace Preparatory Academy til the present. She credits it All of this because of GOD!!! Thank You, Mrs. Lander.


The AdvanceED Protocol is a performance-based model that requires engagement and gathering of data. With using a set of rigorous research-based standards and evidence-based criteria, AdvanceED Performance Accreditation examines the whole institution: the policies, programs, practices, learning conditions, and cultural context are used to determine how well the parts work together to carry out the institution’s vision and meet the needs of every learner.

While our expertise is grounded in more than 100 years of experience, AdvanceED Performance Accreditation is not about earning a label for a one-time evaluation. Rather, it recognizes those institutions that have sustained an exemplary commitment to continuous improvement and learner outcomes.

Furthermore, we are a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that is nationally accredited through AdvancED/Cognia for our Pre-Kindergarten Program along with Kindergarten through 6th Grade. We attained a Certificate of Accreditation valid  March 2020-2025. 

Our Journey


Staff Members

Katobwa Stallworth


Mary Lander

Assistant Principal

Mary Scott

Tuition Manager,

Robin Oliver

Dean of Student Life Social Development

Tristien Gibbs

Pre-Kindergarten 4yrs Teacher tgibbs@

Gail Irving

Cafeteria Director

Jamie Kramer

Elementary Director, Kindergarten Teacher jamiekramer@

Betty Parks

3rd-4th Grade Teacher bettyparks@

Inez Sims

Pre-kindergarten and 4th grade teacher inezsims@

Wendell Crump

2nd Grade Teacher

Anita Ferris


Myranda Harrison

Social Media Manager

5th-6th Grade Teacher

Hannah Brown

Pre-K-3 Teacher

Scott Sanborne

5th-6th Grade Teacher

1st Grade

The members of the Power and Grace Preparatory Academy Board of Directors do not take our mission statement lightly. Board members, PGPA Administration, and staff intentionally pray for, equip, and send Christ-centered, passionate leaders to change the world beginning with our youngest students in Pre-Kindergarten. Preparing tomorrow’s leaders with a Christian worldview is one of the most important of callings. Our every decision and action is weighed against our honorable mission.

Please know that our Principal and staff are here to help you through the process of bringing your students to PGPA. We encourage you to contact us should you need further assistance. May the Lord bless you as you seek the best education and future for your students. Power And Grace Preparatory Academy Board of Directors.

Board Members

Mrs. Katobwa Stallworth


Mrs. Mary Lander

Assistant Principal

Dr. Gregory Stallworth

Co- Founder & Board Chairman

Mrs. Robin Oliver

Dean of Student Life Social Development

Mrs. Carol Pettway

Board Director

Dr. Chester Crump

Board Member

Dr. Shalonda Slater

Staff Board Member

Dr. Di’Net Sintim-Amoah

Board Member

Ret. Lieutenant General Ronald L. Bailey

Board Member

Mrs. Anii Burns

Board Member

Dr. Mike Carrigan

Board Member

Mr. Joseph Kendrick,Esq.

Board Member

Mr. Kevin Toon

Board Member