Meet the Staff

The New Life Christian Day School staff is made up of dedicated Christian educators. We seek to treat each student with kindness and to share God's love with every family at our school. We educate to the highest possible academic standard. 


Meet the Staff

Scroll down to find out more about our family of educators.

Learn to Read

Patti Bainsky

Teacher: K, 1

I have been in Christian Education for 30 years. I have a passion for worship and dance. One of my favorite scriptures is Psalm 46:10 : "Be still and know that I am God."

Patti Misasi

Teacher: K, 1 TA

I love teaching at New Life Christian because I love knowing that I may have an eternal impact on a child's life. It's also exciting for me to see how much each child has grown and learned by the end of each school year. Proverbs 3:5-6 are favorite verses. 

Dora Stoll

Teacher: 2nd & 3rd

Mrs. Stoll brings an abundance of love, patience and kindness to the classroom.

Miss Michelle

2nd & 3rd TA

A true example of having the joy of the lord, Miss Michelle always has a grateful heart and a big smile to encourage the children and the other teachers.

Jennifer Polarski

4th, 5th & 6th

Mrs. Polarski is the newest member of our teaching staff. We look forward to the joy she will bring to the school.

Priscilla Bonham

Teacher: 4th, 5th, & 6th TA

Mrs. Bonham is a caring member of our teaching team.

Tonya Jacobs

Teacher: Music, 4th, 5th, & 6th TA

Mrs. Jacobs prepares the students in instrumental and choral music. She can be found helping students make a joyful noise!

Shelley Whitley

Teacher: 7th & 8th

Mrs. Whitley is the founder of the school and the school's director. She is a teacher as well as the school's principal.


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