Faculty & Staff
Principal - firstname.lastname@example.orgMr. 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.
Instructional Coach - email@example.comMrs. 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.
Kindergarten Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. Altland grew up in Fort Myers, FL and graduated from Penn View Bible Institute with a Bachelors in Elementary Education. She also has hold a CDA in Early Childhood, and has now been teaching for over 20 years. She and her husband of 17 years have cared for multiple foster children together. She also serves on the worship team at her church. Mrs. Altland says, “I have always known, even from a young age, that teaching is what I wanted to do in life. It’s an experience you can never truly put into words. Teachers have the opportunity and responsibility to influence and shape lives for the good, and I am blessed to have a small part in that.”
First Grade Teacher - email@example.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.”
Second Grade Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.orgMs. 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.”
Third Grade Teacher - email@example.comMrs. 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.”
Ann Marie Collard
Fourth/Fifth Grade Teacher - firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. 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.
Middle School Teacher - email@example.comMrs. 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.”
Primary Spanish - firstname.lastname@example.orgMrs. 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.”
Advanced Spanish/Biblical Character Development/After School Coordinator - email@example.comMr. 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’.”
Physical Education Director - firstname.lastname@example.orgCoach Ruth grew up in Cape Coral, FL and graduated from Averett University with a Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine and Wellness. He went on to earn a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership. He also has his Professional Florida Teaching Certificate in both Physical Education and ESE for K-12 and Elementary Education. Coach Ruth has taught for over 7 years now and has recently opened up his own gym, Dynamic Athletic Performance. HIs goal is “to create a positive learning environment that will challenge all learners”, he says. He has been married for 10 years and has 2 daughters who also attend the school and 1 newborn son. He enjoys running with his oldest daughter, spending time with his family, and watching football.
Music Teacher - email@example.comMrs. 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.”
Class Hours 8:15am – 3pm Before Care 7:00am – 8:15am After Care 3pm – 6pm
1150 SW 20th Ave
Cape Coral, FL 33991