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


Ms Bartz

Ms. Lucy Bartz

Elementary Teacher
Valerie Pardo

Mrs. Valerie Pardo

Middle School Teacher / Art Teacher
Lauren Lynch

Miss Lauren Lynch

Assistant Teacher
Kelsey Wendling

Miss Kelsey Wendling

4-Day VPK Lead Teacher
Gail Middleton

Ms. Gail Middleton

Middle School Math and Language Arts Teacher/ Intervention Specialist
David Shilling

Mr. David Shilling

Staff Minister of Education and Evangelism
Bryan Thompson

Mr. Bryan Thompson

VPK Assistant Teacher/PE Teacher
Risa Fellers

Ms. Risa Fellers

Elementary Teacher
Laura Shilling

​Mrs. Laura Shilling

Principal / Preschool Director
Rachel Mikovich

Mrs. Rachel Mikovich

​Vice Principal and Kindergarten Teacher
Patty Lynch

Mrs. Patty Lynch

Preschool Lead Teacher
Kaitlin Lynch
Ive Piper (Office Administrator Spanish Teacher)

Mrs. Ive Piper

Office Administrator