By Journalism student, Téa D. Class of 2021, Melissa Kalinoff, New Life Academy’s registrar, was inspired to become a teacher because she loved working with kids when she was younger, specifically “teaching” her younger brothers before they started school. Mrs. Kalinoff, now in her 12th year on … [Read more...] about Maximizing the Success of Every Student
Written by Riley M., Journalism student, Class of 2021 Mrs. Bach, teacher and theater director at New Life Academy, wasn’t always known for her fun and energetic qualities that she is known for today. In fact, she didn’t even know that she wanted to major in drama until … [Read more...] about Mrs. Bach Discovers Her Calling in Theater
Courtney Roe opens each of her classes with a devotional. She often focuses on teaching her students how to love other people better and uses Jesus as an example for how to do it. Then, she switches to teaching middle school math. It might come as a surprise that Mrs. Roe begins her class time … [Read more...] about What’s math got to do with it?
When Craig Butler completed his graduate degree in physics from the University of Virginia, he assumed he’d work in a research lab building lasers and analyzing quantum physics for the rest of his career. However, he soon realized interacting with only three or four people in a lab setting wasn’t … [Read more...] about Appreciation for the world around us
Music has always been a part of Rosalee Allard’s life as long as she can remember. Her mother was a piano teacher and an organ player, and she learned piano at a very young age. She knew she wanted to become a teacher as a young child, but it wasn’t until high school that she knew she should … [Read more...] about Encouraging a love of music
My New Life Story: Jon Atwell, Class of 2010 Jon Atwell is a photographer “focused on capturing the best of humanity. Working in mainly humanitarian settings, Jon aims to photograph people in the most positive and empowering light,” according to his website. “My goal … [Read more...] about An Eternal Impact: One Person at a Time
Mrs. Pamela Bravo has been teaching at New Life Academy for 16 years. She spent nine years teaching fourth grade and eventually moved into teaching third grade. “I never, ever regret having to get up in the morning and come to work,” says Mrs. Bravo about being a teacher. “Sometimes I wish … [Read more...] about Engaging in Learning & Discovering Possibilities
This is our final week in our series: Educating in the midst of a pandemic. Schools have been challenged in being able to deliver education safely in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. At New Life Academy, our small school community allowed us to prioritize in-person learning. We were committed to … [Read more...] about Education during a pandemic – faith foundation