What we believe about education

Crown of Life Christian Academy's mission is to ``know Christ and to make Christ known.`` This mission was laid upon the hearts of the congregation of Crown of Life Lutheran Church as they began to recognize a need for affordable Christian education within the Fort Myers community. In 2005, our school building was dedicated and our doors opened to the start of our preschool. Since then, we have grown each year, equipping young hearts and minds academically, socially, and spiritually from 2 year olds up through 5th grade!

We believe in a Christ-centered environment and education with affordable tuition for all students and utilize Step Up For Students scholarships for elementary students.

COLCA uses the best educational practices to provide the highest quality of instruction in a multi-grade classroom structure.

With a low student-to-teacher ratio that ensures individualized education and freedom to incorporate learning standards without high-stakes testing.


See our philosophy in education in action by clicking the button below and scheduling a private tour


Tracey Kangwa

Ms. Tracey Kangwa

Kindergarten Assistant Teacher
Kelly Woodman

Mrs. Kelly Woodman

First Grade Teacher
Lucy Bartz

Ms. Lucy Bartz

Third Grade Teacher
Valerie Pardo

Mrs. Valerie Pardo

Kindergarten Teacher
Lauren Lynch

Miss Lauren Lynch

Lead Preschool Teacher 3
Risa Fellers

Ms. Risa Fellers

Fourth & Fifth Grade Teacher
Rachel Mikovich

Mrs. Rachel Mikovich

Early Childhood Director & Interim Principal
Patty Lynch

Mrs. Patty Lynch

4 Day VPK & Pre-Kindergarten Teacher and Recruitment Director
Kaitlin Lynch

Ms. Kaitlin Lynch

5 Day VPK & Pre-Kindergarten Teacher
Ive Piper

Mrs. Ive Piper

Administrative Assistant and Spanish Teacher