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Innovation in Academic, Spiritual and Emotional Growth


Dr. Darlage, Crown of Life Principal “Being Principal at Crown of Life Lutheran School is a dream come true! I started my education in a Lutheran school in rural, southern Indiana and graduated from the 8th grade as the valedictorian of my class. My dad always wanted me to go to college and hoped that I would end up in the Lutheran ministry. Well, after many years in higher education, I am finally able to grant his wish. I have worked with Crown of Life students on science experiments over the years, and now I will have the opportunity to help them excel on a daily basis by providing support for our outstanding teachers.”

-Dr. Larry Darlage, School Principal


Dr. Darlage received his B.A. degree from the University of Indianapolis and his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Iowa State University.  After two-years post-doc at the University of Florida, Dr. Darlage began his career in education at Pikeville College in Eastern Kentucky.  In 1978, he moved to Dallas to help begin Brookhaven College.   At Brookhaven, he was the Division Chair of Science and Mathematics and Vice President of Instruction.  In 1996, he became the President of Tarrant County College Northeast Campus in Hurst, TX.  In 2014, Dr. Darlage accepted the school principal position at Crown of Life Lutheran School.  Such a blessing to the COLLS family!

In addition to his new role at COLLS, Darlage serves on the following boards: The Colleyville Area Chamber of Commerce, the HEB Chamber, the Northeast Tarrant Chamber, the Northeast Leadership Forum, the Harris Methodist HEB Hospital, the HEB ISD Education Foundation, the North Texas Consortium of Colleges, the American Cancer Society, and the Northeast Leadership Forum Foundation. He is a past chair and cofounder of the Colleyville Executive Organization and the Heart of North Texas Business Conference Committees. He is active in the Southlake Executive Forum, and the Metroport Rotary Club, where he is past-president.

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