Personal Bio: Mike Skaggs felt called to ministry as a teenager and has worked with kids as a youth pastor, teacher, and school administrator for over 25 years. He holds a bachelor's degree in English education from Tarleton State University, a Master's in Educational Leadership from Baylor University, and has done post-graduate work at Dallas Baptist University. Since 2003, the Skaggs family has made Hulen Street Church in Fort Worth their church home where Libby actively serves in children’s ministry and where Mike has served as an elder and adult Bible study teacher. Mike and Libby met as college students standing in line for a free sandwich lunch at the Tarleton State University Baptist Student Union and have been happily married since July 1993. Since then, the Skaggs family has grown to include son Carter (TCA ’14), daughter-in-law Allie, daughter Abby (TCA ’19), son Dillon, and son Hudson. Libby works as a registered nurse at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in downtown Fort Worth.
Role at TCA: Mr. Skaggs came to TCA as secondary principal in 2000, serving in that role until assuming the title of Head of School in January 2012. He sees his job as consisting of two primary roles. First and foremost, it his duty to maintain the school's vision and mission, keeping student discipleship and programmatic excellence at the heart of all areas of school life. Second, he works to equip the many wonderful people on staff at TCA with all they need to best fulfill their own roles.
Why is TCA a special place for you? "Simply put, it's the people that make up the TCA family. There just isn't another group of people like our students, parents, teachers and staff anywhere else. They love God and one another well, and it is a privilege to serve alongside them all. I'm grateful that the Lord has me here at this season in the life of this wonderful school."