Faculty & Staff

Christian Life Academy functions with deep conviction that the Lord himself desires that we place Godly men and women in our student’s lives to disciple them as an extension of their parents in all areas of their lives as mentioned in Deuteronomy 6:6-9.

“These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts.  Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.  Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.  Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.”

Administration

Aaron Quaintance

Aaron Quaintance

Principal - aquaintance@clawarriors.com

Mr. Quaintance was born in Fairview Ohio and his family moved to Cape Coral when he was 9. He graduated from Webber International University with a Bachelors degree in General Business Studies with a minor in Computer Information Systems in 2006. Mr. Quaintance served in many different roles while working for the Lee County School District for 12 years. He and his wife, Lisa, have 3 children together, ages 1, 6, and 7. He also serves as an elder at Christian Life Fellowship. Mr. Quaintance enjoys sports, reading, and spending time with his family and friends. He is passionate about meeting student’s diverse needs based on their learning styles and is looking forward to being a part of God’s plan for CLA as we raise up well-rounded children who live Christ-centered lives.Email

Kimmarie Eads

Kimmarie Eads

Finance Director/Middle School Teacher - keads@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Eads was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and earned her Florida DCF Childcare Director Credential. Kim has over 35 years of teaching experience with students from all ages and has had the opportunity to work in many different school settings. Kim has played an integral role at CLA dating back to 2009 when she was a partner in opening CLA preschool. After the preschool continued to grow under her leadership, the Lord led her to open CLA Elementary in 2014 with 6 students. Kim and her husband, Dave, have been married for over 37 years and have four children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, and traveling. Kim has a passion for raising up the next generation for Christ. She says, “I have always loved working with children. It is fascinating to see how God created each one differently.”

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Liz Peers

Liz Peers

Office Manager - lpeers@clawarriors.com

Liz grew up in Cape Coral, FL and graduated from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Management. She has been part of the CLA family since its inception in 2014.  Liz loves working with children, she states, “I was longing for an environment with children, as well as use my business degree. I hit the jackpot by being able to do both!”  She and her husband, Ryan have been married since 2013 and have 2 beautiful boys. Liz enjoys being outdoors whether it’s on the boat, at the beach, or playing baseball in the backyard.

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Brittany Eads

Brittany Eads

Office Assistant - beads@clawarriors.com

Brittany was born and raised in Fort Myers, FL where she met her husband, David, in high school. Brittany and David have been married since 2013 and have a wonderful son. She holds the Florida Child Care Professional Credential and has taught at our CLA preschool as well as worked in other office settings. Brittany is passionate about fulfilling the Lord’s calling for her to work with children, she states, “I knew that working with kids was where He was leading me”. Brittany loves spending time with her family while camping, riding bikes, fishing, or making trips to the beach.

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Kim Jeleniowski

Kim Jeleniowski

Instructional Coach - kjeleniowski@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Jeleniowski was born in Annapolis and grew up in Southern Maryland. She graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and has 15 years of experience in many different roles in education.  She holds a Professional Florida Teaching Certificate in Elementary Education K-6/General Science 5-9 and is National Board Certified. Mrs. Jeleniowski and her husband have 3 girls, 2 that attend CLA plus a new addition. Her heart is for the next generation as she has been serving for over 4 years with VOX, the high school youth ministry at Christian Life Fellowship.  She says, “Thessalonians tells us, “Encourage one another and build each other up”. Teaching, coaching, and encouraging are my passions! Using a new strategy or method of teaching excites me and I enjoy sharing what I’ve learned with colleagues. I love helping others grow in their profession.Email

TEACHERS

Christian Cathey

Christian Cathey

Kindergarten Teacher - ccathey@clawarriors.com

Mr. Cathey was born in Coral Springs, FL and grew up in Cape Coral, FL. He graduated from Florida Gulf Coast University with a Bachelors in Elementary Education.  Mr. Cathey began his teaching career in 2016 and holds a Professional Florida Teaching Certificate in K – 6th grade as well as ESOL and reading endorsements. He also serves on the prayer team and as a life group leader at his church. Mr. Cathey and his wife were married in 2017 and enjoy the Florida outdoors, whether it be fishing or hiking. He loves working with children and helping them grow academically and spiritually. Mr. Cathey states, “I believe that it is my responsibility to help students discover their giftings and talents, and then equip them with the tools they need to thrive.”

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Lisa Quaintance

Lisa Quaintance

First Grade Teacher - lquaintance@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Quaintance was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and grew up in Cape Coral. She has been teaching for 5 years and earned her Bachelors in Healthcare Administration. Mrs. Quaintance also holds a Professional Florida Teaching Certificate in K – 3rd grade.  She has served in children’s ministry at her church for over 13 years and has been on many mission trips and local community outreaches in Lee County. Regarding her passion for teaching, she says, “I feel that all children deserve the best educational experience possible. All students learn in many different ways. Students should be able to learn and grow through real life experiences.”

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Montana Wilson

Montana Wilson

Second Grade Teacher - mhonc@clawarriors.com

Ms. Honc grew up in Bokeelia, FL and graduated from Appalachian State University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education. She has been teaching for over 7 years now and recently became engaged. Some of her hobbies include fishing, diving, antiquing, photography, and blogging. She also volunteers at the Cape Coral library and on her church’s missions team. Regarding her philosophy on education, Ms. Honc states, “Benjamin Franklin once said, ‘Tell me and I forget. Teach me and I remember. Involve me and I learn.’ I believe that a positive and productive learning environment can foster and promote the academic potential and social well being of all students.”

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Beth Levy

Beth Levy

Third Grade Teacher - blevy@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Levy grew up in Chambersburg, Pennsylvania and graduated from Indiana University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelors in Elementary Education in and has been teaching for over 22 years. She also has her Professional Florida Teaching Certificate and ACSI Teacher’s Certification. She is a wife of 35 years and has 2 sons and 2 grandkids. Mrs. Levy has been an ARC swimming instructor for 45 years and has poured into children and teens both spiritually and academically. She says, “My philosophy of education is to enable children to have a biblical view of life and integrating God’s Word into every subject. My goal is to incorporate a variety of approaches and cooperative learning strategies where students can discover learning that can last a lifetime. Partnering with the parents and the church in this educational process of academics and character development provides the opportunity to develop world changers for the glory of God.”

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Janet Marchany

Janet Marchany

Fourth Grade Teacher - jmarchany@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Marchany was born and raised in Puerto Rico and moved to Florida when she was 16.  She graduated from Hodges University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Biblical & Theological Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. Mrs. Marchany teaches Bible classes and is active in the prayer, missions and small group ministries at her church along with her husband who serves as an elder. They have been married for 11 years and have 1 daughter. She says, “My classroom is a safe laboratory in which ideas are exchanged, challenged, tested, and celebrated. Everyone who enters this learning environment is both a student and a teacher, simultaneously. Critical thinking and problem-solving skills are fostered, facilitating the acquisition of life-long learning skills.”

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Ann Marie Collard

Middle School Teacher - acollard@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Collard grew up in Johnston, Rhode Island and graduated from Johnson and Whales University with a Bachelors in Business Education. She went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Education Leadership from Nova Southeastern University. Mrs. Collard has served in many different roles during her 29 years in education, including as a teacher, lead teacher, and principal. Mrs. Collard has been married for 28 years and has 4 children and 3 grandchildren.

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Kimmarie Eads

Kimmarie Eads

Middle School Teacher/Finance Director - keads@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Eads was born and raised in Buffalo, New York. She has a degree in Early Childhood Education and earned her Florida DCF Childcare Director Credential. Kim has over 35 years of teaching experience with students from all ages and has had the opportunity to work in many different school settings. Kim has played an integral role at CLA dating back to 2009 when she was a partner in opening CLA preschool. After the preschool continued to grow under her leadership, the Lord led her to open CLA Elementary in 2014 with 6 students. Kim and her husband, Dave, have been married for over 37 years and have four children and eleven grandchildren. She enjoys spending time with her family, camping, hiking, and traveling. Kim has a passion for raising up the next generation for Christ. She says, “I have always loved working with children. It is fascinating to see how God created each one differently.”

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Greysis Aviles

Greysis Aviles

Primary Spanish - gaviles@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Aviles was born in El Salvador and grew up in New York. When she was 13, she began helping in her church’s Sunday school class where she developed a love and passion for teaching. She attended High School in New York and went on to earn her Florida Child Care Professional Credential. She is also CPR and First Aid Certified and has been teaching for over 5 years now. Greysis also volunteers with kids, preteens and teenagers along side her husband who serves as the Youth Director at their church. She has also attended several mission trips to Dominican Republic, El Salvador and Colombia. She has been married 17 years and has 3 amazing children. She says, “I believe God made children all unique individuals. They need a caring safe environment to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and spiritually. They have learned to grasp and understand God’s love and how to have compassion, share, and respect others.”

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Magdiel Hernandez

Magdiel Hernandez

Physical Education/Advanced Spanish/After School Coordinator - mhernandez@clawarriors.com

Mr. Hernandez grew up in Cape Coral, FL and graduated from Mariner High School in 1991. He went on to earn his Bachelors in Biblical Studies from Trinity International University in Miami in and has taught grades ranging from 4th through high school for over 13 years. Mr. Hernandez also served as a youth and college/career pastor for several years and currently teaches courses at his church’s ministry school. He enjoys sports, composing music, reading and going on mission trips. He says, “My Philosophy of Christian Education comes from Colossians 1:28 which says, ‘So we preach Christ to everyone. With all possible wisdom we warn and teach them in order to bring each one into God’s presence as a mature individual in union with Christ’.”

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Bri Curzio

Bri Curzio

Music Teacher - bcurzio@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Curzio was born in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, and grew up on a kids camp until her family moved to Florida when she was in 10th grade. After graduating from Mariner High School, she attended both Edison/FSW for education and Christ For The Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas for worship while minoring in voice. She started singing in nursing homes and at her church around the age of 6 and hasn’t quit. She currently serves on the Christian Life Fellowship worship team and helps to lead others. Mrs. Curzio has been married for 8 years and has 5 kids between the ages of 2 and 8 years old. She says, “Music is my passion and what I’m called to do. I love showing others what the Bible says about music and the power it has to transcend all types of personalities, learning abilities/disabilities and attitudes. I believe that music is a gift from God and a tool that can be used in everyday situations to help overcome, learn, and grow both in the natural and spiritual.”

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Malia Johansen

Malia Johansen

Art Teacher - mjohansen@clawarriors.com

Mrs. Johansen was born in southern California and lived in Oahu, Hawaii, but she has lived in Cape Coral for the majority of her life. In fact, her name means “calm waters” in Hawaiian. She married her high school sweetheart, Erik, of 15 years, and she has 2 boys in 2nd grade & preschool. Although she’s our Art teacher, she also taught dance for 10 years. She loves music, the beach, watching sunrise & sunsets, kids, her 15 year old Shiba Inu pup, Buddy, and getting to know others’ life stories. Mrs. Johansen says, “Art opens our eyes to the beauty God has created all around us” and is excited about teaching at CLA this year.Email

School hours

Class Hours
8:15am – 3pm

Before Care
7:30am – 8:15am

After Care
3pm – 6pm

Contact Us

1150 SW 20th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33991

Office: 239-283-1022
Fax: 239-283-3430

info@clawarriors.com