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. 

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Our Faculty

Offering the Support that Students Need

We have a fantastic team of caring and supportive instructors. All New Life Christian Day School staff are passionate about making a difference in students lives, through their tireless dedication and drive to shape the human mind. Get to know our committed team and their role in continuing our tradition of academic excellence.

Patti Misasi

Teacher: K, 1

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. 


Michelle Flaherty

K-1 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.


Dora Stoll

Teacher: 2nd & 4th

Mrs. Stoll has been teaching at New Life for over 30 years. She loves her students and works very hard to make sure each child masters the necessary skills needed for promotion.

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Michelle Theodore

Teacher: 3rd

Michelle has been a wonderful addition to our full-time staff. With her cheerful and fun disposition, she makes learning an enjoyable experience for her students.

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Jennifer Polarski

Teacher: 5th & 6th

Mrs. Polarski is the newest member of our teaching staff. Besides being a fantastic educator, she brings joy and kindness that radiates throughout the school.

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Nic Knapp

Teacher: 7th & 8th

Nic is the newest member of our teaching staff. He brings with him a great love of history, science and God's Word (Nic is also the new Associate Pastor of New Life Christian Fellowship).

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Shelley Whitley

Teacher: 4th

Mrs. Whitley is the founder of the school and the school's director and principal. Mrs. Whiltley has been sharing her knowledge of not only school subjects but of the scriptures for over 30 years. She is the glue that holds our school together

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Carole Montanye

Teacher: Spanish 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th

Carole has been teaching our older students Spanish for many years now. We are thrilled to have her on staff blessing our students with her knowledge of the Spanish language.

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Priscilla Bonham


Mrs. Bonham has been an educator for over 40 years. We have been blessed to have Mrs. Bonham come out of retirement to share her knowledge and love for the Lord with our students for more than a decade now

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Tonya Jacobs

Teacher: Music, TA

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

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