​​​​​​Ms. LaToya Thompson is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and a graduate of South Hills High School.  In 2004 she enrolled at Jarvis Christian College, she received the opportunity to student-teach graduated in May, 2008 with a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education.  She is currently working on her Master's Degree at Walden University to become a Reading Specialist.  LaToya is dedicated to becoming one of the best teachers in the city of Fort Worth.  She is a proud member of The Rockstar Church. 

Miss Katelyn Vietti, our Science, Computers, Math and History Instructor, is a native of Arizona.  She is a proud graduate of Southwest Christian School and a recent graduate of Midwestern State University with a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies.  Miss V, as she is affectionately known, began her career with ITOPCA in 2018. She is currently working to complete her Master's Degree at Midwestern State University. 

Ms. Edwina Smith, Reading/Writing Instructor,  is a native of Fort Worth, TX.  She is a proud graduate of Eastern Hills High School, class of 1989.  After graduating from high school, Edwina attended Huston-Tillotson College in Austin, TX.  She completed her Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies, also minoring in Special Education.  She has taught for 13 years in a number of different areas: public school, private school, charter school, as well as substituting for ITOP Christian Academy for the past two years.  Ms. Edwina is a proud parent of two daughters, a business owner and a member of The Bethany Church under the leadership of Bishop J. L. and Prophetess A'Besa Hodge.

Classroom Instructors

Academy Headmaster

Pastor Daryl Randle Davis, II., a native of Fort Worth, is a product of the Fort Worth Independent School District, graduating from the High School for Finance and Communications @ Polytechnic. Pastor Davis attended Texas Wesleyan University in Fort Worth for several years before enrolling at the University of Phoenix, graduating with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management.  He received his Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University in 2015.  Pastor Daryl also currently serves as the Executive Pastor at the Inspiring Temple of Praise Church, under the leadership of Bishop Reginald D. Jordan.  Pastor Davis is not only a faithful servant in the Gospel Ministry, but he is also an accomplished professional. He has been employed with several of the nation’s largest financial institutions as well as fortune 500 companies.  Throughout his tenure in the professional sector, he has continuously received numerous awards and recognitions.  He serves on the Board of BRIDGE Fort Worth as the Chief Financial Officer, The McDonald Southeast YMCA, the Presbyterian Night Shelter and a member of the Overseer R. E. West Promise Scholarship Committee.  Although Daryl is an accomplished professional, the greatest reward of his life is being the husband of Lady LaToya Davis and the father of Taylor Simone and Gavin Alexander Davis.

Staff Directory

Ms. Haley Shumate was born and raised in Arlington Texas. She graduated High School in 2008 from Grace Preparatory Academy in Arlington, Texas. After High School she played volleyball at North Lake College in Irving, Texas for 1 year. She then transferred to Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tennessee to play volleyball. She graduated in 2012 with a Bachelor in Sports management with a minor in Coaching/Recreation. After her first meeting with Pastor Davis she said “I knew this is where God wanted me.” She is married to Chris Shumate. She is under the leadership of Pastor is Mr. Scott Oldenburgh at The Church on Rush Creek-Mansfield West location.

Ms. Shatara Warner, Office Assistant, is a native of Hammond, Louisiana.  "Ms. Shae" as she is affectionately known, relocated to Fort Worth, TX as a result of Hurricane Katrina and is a graduate of Saginaw High School.  Upon her graduation, Shatara attended Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge.  She is a 2017 graduate of LSU, receiving her Bachelor of Science Degree in Marketing, with a minor in Entrepreneurship.  She is a proud member of the Inspiring Temple of Praise Church, under the leadership of Bishop Reginald D. Jordan.

Ms. Sarahy Cruz is a native of Fort Worth, Texas and a graduate of Green B. Trimble Technical High School.  Upon her graduation from Trimble Tech, Ms. Cruz attended Tarrant County College, where she received her Associate of Arts Degree.  She then attended Texas Wesleyan University where she received an Associate's Degree in Bilingual Education.  She is currently working to attain her Bachelor's Degree in Bilingual Education.  She is a proud member of the Valor y Fe Church and the Owner and Operator of Cruz Creations.

Office Assistant