Welcome from Praise Academy's Head of School

Welcome. We are honored by your interest in Praise Academy; which has become known for its family atmosphere and a place where faith inspires love, life, and learning. We are growing disciples to make disciples through Christian education (Matthew 28:19). Our philosophy is anchored by three distinct pillars: Christ (Colossians 2:3, 6-10), Self-Worth (Psalm 139:13-16; Jeremiah 29:11), and Academics (Colossians 2:3; Proverbs 4:5, 7; Proverbs 9:10). Our unflinching mission is to partner with Christian families by providing a Christ centered educational system where students can achieve academic excellence, a life long commitment to Christ, and a passion for success.

At Praise, you will find a commitment to high academic standards built on a foundation of biblical principles that have attracted both faculty and staff with a love for God and others, high academic credentials, and years of professional experience. Yet, we believe that you will find in them, above all else, not only people who were simply trained and prepared to teach, mentor and serve, but people who are called to this place, people who truly care about your children and their future.

Praise Academy has outstanding programs, wonderful facilities, and an exciting mission and vision, but it is our people who make us truly great. Our administration, teachers, and support staff provide an inviting and safe environment where students can grow spiritually, academically, and socially. It is a new day at Praise Academy because God grants each one of us the opportunity to serve Him and others every day.

I invite you to experience a new day at Praise Academy. We believe that each person should love God and love others... It is our goal at Praise Academy to demonstrate the love of God through a lifestyle of love and caring for each other. We believe in the family as the most important institution that God has created. It is our goal at Praise Academy to partner with our parents in the education of their children. We believe that the Bible is immutable, inerrant, and infallible. That all education should begin with God’s Word as its foundation. It is our goal to teach all subject matter from God’s point of view … a Biblical Worldview.

Daniel J. Youngblood, M.Ed

Head of School

Daniel Youngblood

Daniel J. Youngblood, M.Ed, is currently serving his fourth year as Praise Academy’s Head of School.  He brings with him over 20 years experience at Praise having served in numerous past positions including: Principal; Assistant Principal; Teacher; and Coach, making him uniquely qualified for this position.  Mr. Youngblood earned his bachelor's degree in Biblical Literature from Wesley College, and his Masters in Education Degree from Regent's University. He has been married to his wife Chandra for 23 years, and they have 3 children: Nicole, Haleigh and Logan.