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Principals' Biographies

Charles Gann, Principal

Charles Gann grew up in San Antonio, Texas. After high school, he played baseball for Tarleton State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree. Charles has coached many youth football and baseball teams and enjoys teaching the skills of the game while developing young leaders.

Professionally, Charles has spent the last 18 years in sales, marketing and management. He is looking forward to partnering with the parents and students of TLCA to create an innovative learning environment that promotes developing people while providing a quality education.

Charles and his wife Janice have been married for 18 years and are the parents of 2 energetic teenagers. During his free time, Charles enjoys hunting, cooking for people, spending time with his family and serving at Renew Life Church. After calling Midland home for the last 7 years, he is passionate about this community and considers it an honor to serve the families of TLCA Midland.

Wenda Christopher, Jr. High/High School Assistant Principal


I feel so privileged and honored to be the Secondary Assistant Principal at TLCA Midland! I love the professional atmosphere and the Leadership mission for the students and staff!


I received my Bachelor’s degree, Master’s degree and Mid-Management/Principal’s Certification from Texas Tech University and have worked in Education for almost 30 years as a teacher and an administrator.  I have been blessed to have a variety of wonderful experiences teaching Junior High School English and Reading, working as a Reading Specialist, Counselor, Jr. High and High School Assistant Principal, Elementary Principal, and Dean of Students at a K-12 Private School.  I also worked as an English Teacher Trainer with the U. S. Peace Corps in the Philippines, and as an IB English teacher at an American School in Brazil.


My interests include travel, writing, cooking, and adventure/exploration!  I truly look forward to getting to know the students and parents at TLCA Midland!


Lifelong learning is an empowering and adventurous journey!  Let's learn and explore together!



Holly Tveit, Elementary Assistant Principal


Ms. Tveit is a certified Principal and has been with TLCA five of the six years it has been open, serving as an Instructional Coach and a 1st Grade Teacher. 

She has been in the education field for 11 years and before coming to TLCA, She served as a Teacher at Goliad Elementary in Odessa, TX and at Kermit Elementary in Kermit, TX. She holds a Bachelor of Science from Sul Ross State University, and a Master of Library Science from Drexel University.

Ms. Tveit has no children, but does have a cat whom she loves dearly. She lives with her two sisters in Odessa. Children are her love and passion, books are her favorite, and she has a strange obsession with dragons.

Her mission statement is simple: Connect with those around you; Learn from your experiences; Persevere until you feel the job is done and you are satisfied.