PREP Management

Dave and Jennifer Golden, Owner

Dave Golden earned a B.S in Criminal Justice, a Masters Degree in Public Affairs and was selected to attend the Department of Homeland Security Senior Leadership Development Program, with courses held at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. As a Dallas area Police Officer, he was awarded the Life Saving Medal and promoted to the rank of Deputy Chief of Investigations. In this role, Dave was responsible for all agency Investigations, including the Division which investigates all Crimes Against Children. After the 9-11 attacks, Dave was recruited by the United States Department of Homeland Security and retired to be appointed as the Senior Intelligence Officer for North Texas and Oklahoma. The importance of education has always been a big part of Dave’s life, inspired early by his father’s service as President of the local School Board. Dave has served as an instructor in 4 different Police Academies, as Adjunct Faculty in the Graduate School at the University of Texas at Dallas, as lecturer in the Federal Security Director’s Academy in Washington D.C. and he is currently an instructor at the Center for American and International Law. As a volunteer, Dave founded, and for 4 years served as Curriculum Chair, of a Youth Leadership Development Program targeting High School Juniors who demonstrated unrealized leadership potential. Dave served as a Big Brother for 5 years and also established a volunteer program for Police Officers to have lunch weekly and mentor at-risk elementary students.

Jennifer Golden is the Founder and President of Golden Construction Services, Inc. with projects spanning the South Central United States since 2001.  Prior to this Jennifer was Director of Business Development for a nationally recognized firm which provides investigative support and psychological services to Public Safety agencies.  Jennifer also served as the Executive Director of the Humane Society of Texas. During her tenure the Humane Society transitioned from an all- volunteer service organization to an agency which served over 250,000 Collin residents, provided thru over 20 municipal and county contracts. She was awarded the Business Woman of the Year for Collin County by the American Business Women’s Association.

Jennifer’s most memorable achievement is the design and construction of the Therapeutic Gardens at the Returning Heroes Home on Brooke Army Medical Center at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.  Constructed entirely through donated funds, this 10 acre site includes a therapy garden, fitness trail and amphitheater and provides Wounded Warriors and their families with a place to recuperate while the Service Member is in care.

She and her husband, Dave, have a daughter, Brittany Lannen, and a son, Ben Golden. Brittany is a graduate of Texas A&M School of Finance and Wesleyan Law School. She is a former prosecutor and now owns her own general law firm. She and her husband Clint are the parents of Jennifer and Dave’s two grandchildren, McKenna and Brighton. Ben served in the Corps of Cadets and is also a graduate of Texas A&M in the School of Business. He is currently employed in the energy industry as an International sales executive and is pursuing his Masters of Business Administration degree. Prior to having children, Jennifer and Dave provided a home to 18 Foster Children and were honored as the Collin County Foster Parents of the Year.


 Jerry Huffman, Owner

Jerry and Martha Huffman have been married for 36 years, have two daughters and two grand children.  Both daughters attended private catholic schools, graduating high school from Ursuline Academy.  Both daughters obtained under graduate degrees from Baylor University.  Madeleine obtained her law degree from Vanderbilt and Alexandra obtained her Masters degree from University of Texas.

Madeleine is in private practice and is married to Gray Harrison, they have two children, Keegan and Audrey.

Alexandra is the program director for the ”Gilda Radner” Cancer Support Communities.

Martha has an Elementary Education degree from Texas Tech University and is a retired schoolteacher. Martha taught elementary education for more than 20 years. Her passion for education is very evident in the accomplishments of her children

Jerry, a graduate of Texas Tech University, is CEO of Huffman Builders.  Huffman Builders specializes in building medical buildings and have built over 400 medical buildings in the last 35 years.


Tim Huffman, Owner

Tim graduated from Texas A&M in 1987, soon after married Karen and has been happily married for 26 years. They have 2 children Austin 17 and Ashley 15. Austin is active playing for the Wakeland High School Tennis Team and Ashley keeps busy with the Wakeland Drill Team squad. Austin and Ashley both belong to the National Honor Society.

Family is very important to the Huffman’s, Tim and his brother Jerry work together at The Huffman Group, which specializes in the Medical Real Estate Development and Construction industry. Tim has over 10 years of experience in the commercial real estate development and construction field. Tim specializes in Doctors’ Offices, Surgery Centers, Dialysis Clinics, Emergency Rooms, Veterinary Hospitals, IVF Facilities and Dental Facilities. His focus is on real estate locations, sales, development designs, building designs and procuring the financing for the clients and construction.

The PREP Difference

The PREP School is not your ordinary preschool. We are an innovative, private preschool-meaning we focus on being unique and customized.

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Health and Safety

At The PREP School, we know that good health, safety, and security for your child is just as important as our curriculum.

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Parenting Tips

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