Ryan Mullins currently serves as the headmaster of Great Hearts Prairie View. Located in northern Tarrant County, Great Hearts Prairie View is the fourth Great Hearts Academy in North Texas. As the founding headmaster, Mr. Mullins leads the development and launch of the Prairie View campus.
Previously, Mr. Mullins served at Claremore Christian School for 20 years. He was a teaching head of school and was the head football coach for 15 years.
Mr. Mullins is married to Mindi Mullins and they have 5 children, 1 son-in-law and 2 grandchildren. Ryan Mullins lives in Irving with his wife and one remaining at home daughter. He received a Bachelor’s of Science degree from Oklahoma State University, a Master’s of Arts in Educational Leadership from Southern Nazarene University and an Ed.S from Oral Roberts University.
Scott Carpenter will be serving as the Assistant Headmaster for Great Hearts Prairie View.
Mr. Carpenter answered the calling of becoming an educator as a student at Dallas Baptist University in the Fall of 2009. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Biblical Studies, Mr. Carpenter started as a Special Education teacher in a dropout recovery high school in Dallas prior to serving in the same role and also as a coach in Denton, TX. He was able to win two state titles in football during his time as a coach and teacher in Denton.
His desire to spend quality time with his family (Wife of 12 years, Katie/ Daughter- Kylie, 8/ Son-Noah, 5) led him to pursue school administration, and he graduated from the University of North Texas in December 2014 with his Master’s in Educational Leadership. After graduation, Mr. Carpenter served in various school administration roles including Special Educational Leader, Assistant Headmaster of Founders Classical Academy, and Principal of a STEM school. Mr. Carpenter feels blessed and excited to be a part of the Great Hearts Prairie View family!
David LaPointe serves as the Director of Campus Operations for Great Hearts Prairie View. As Director of Operations, Mr. LaPointe works to drive school enrollment and attendance, manage the operational campus staff as well as help to promote a stronger community environment within our Prairie View family.
Mr. LaPointe comes to Great Hearts after 8 years of work with the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth, having worked all over the United States as well as with many communities in the greater Fort Worth area.
A local Fort Worther, Mr. LaPointe has a passion for service. He received his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy and attained his master’s degree in Theology.
Krista Bowman serves as the campus registrar for Great Hearts Prairie View. As the campus registrar, Ms. Bowman manages and maintains the student information databases in relation to daily attendance reports, enrollment of students, and student files.
Ms. Bowman is wrapping up her Journalism degree with minors in Music, Philosophy, Business and Science from the University of North Texas. In addition to the Mean Green family, she has also attended Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX where she served as an active philanthropy member for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals with Phi Mu, and dedicated her free time to volunteering as a campus tour guide.
Ms. Bowman is a native to the Ft. Worth area, and enjoys her off days by photographing with her camera, journaling, reading, and spending time with her 1 year old daughter, Olivia.
Anne Miller was born and raised in Lewisville, Texas, and currently lives in Grapevine, where her and her husband enjoy an active lifestyle. She recently graduated from Scarborough College, a private school in Ft. Worth, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Humanities. She is newly married to Jack, her high school sweetheart, and enjoys drinking coffee, reading good books, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Miller is excited to make the transition from teaching early childhood education, to being a teacher at Great Hearts Prairie View!
Katherine Kalinowski will be serving as the Fine Arts-Music Teacher at Great Hearts Prairie View.
Miss Kalinowski graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor’s Degree in Clarinet Performance. Her love of teaching began when she taught private clarinet, saxophone, and piano lessons after graduation. Miss Kalinowski joined the U.S. Navy as an active duty musician and has over 11 years of experience performing and traveling in Navy Bands to locations including Italy, Vietnam, Papua New Guinea, and Hawaii. As part of her role as a Navy Musician, she was a frequent guest clinician in schools, where she got to instruct all levels of students. She enjoys painting in watercolors and acrylics and has participated in art shows in Chicago.
Miss Kalinowski is originally from St. Charles, Missouri and is excited to be in Texas to teach at Great Hearts Prairie View!
Leah Pittsinger serves as a teacher at Great Hearts Prairie View. She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Educational Leadership and Policies Studies at the University of Texas, Arlington. Mrs. Pittsinger’s experience includes teaching all grade levels (K-12) and creating and directing campus-wide extracurricular programs. She is dedicated to serving in love, valuing the uniqueness of each child, and challenging the students within her influence to rise to their full potential.
Mrs. Pittsinger is a native North Texan. She and her husband, Carey, have been married for 12 years and have three sons: Joseph (10), Daniel (8), and Zeke (3). She enjoys serving and helping others, playing piano, reading, and writing. Mrs. Pittsinger is thrilled to be part of the Prairie View team!
Timothy McDonald will be serving as a 3rd grade instructor this coming school year. This will be his second-year teaching. He will be joining the Prairie View team after spending last school year with an Arizona Great Hearts school, Trivium Prep. At Trivium, he taught 11th and 12th grade Humane Letters.
Mr. McDonald was born and raised in a rustic Kentucky railroad-town fifteen minutes from Cincinnati, Ohio. Thanks to this, he has an odd combination of southern, midwestern, and northern tendencies. After graduating with a B.A. in Philosophy, he moved to northern Georgia and spent some time taking care of memory care patients as a CNA before taking a job as an office manager for a physical therapy clinic. While he took these jobs after graduating, Mr. McDonald knew all along that he wanted to teach. Given this, Mr. McDonald and his wife Sarah packed up their things and made the cross-country trip to Arizona. Since joining the Great Heart’s community, they have welcomed their first child, Rosemary Dianne (4/13/22). Joining the Prairie View team will allow the McDonalds to move closer to family with the excitement of furthering the school’s mission of forming virtuous and great-hearted citizens.
Mikaya Grant will assume the role as a teacher for Great Hearts Prairie View.
Mrs. Grant is originally for Shreveport, LA, but moved to San Antonio, TX when she was in the 6th grade. She ended up marrying her high school sweet heart, and has three beautiful babies. Mrs. Grant is new to Tarrant County, but has an extensive repertoire in working with children in both education and outside of the classroom. She began her journey at the YMCA of Greater San Antonio as a Summer Camp Counselor, moved her way to Childwatch Attendent & Lead, then transferred to IDEA Public Schools where she was a Pre-K & Kinder Co-Teacher, a 2nd Grade ELA Teacher, and a 3 – 6 ELA Interventionist. Mrs. Grant is so excited to take on this classical education experience with your scholars.