PreSchool

Denise Kessman

K4 Lead Teacher

CDA, Child Development Associate Degree


When asked why she has chosen to work at CLA, Mrs. Kessman said, “I’ve taught at many different schools, none of which were Christian, and I instantly felt a peace at CLA from the staff, children and parents.  I support Christian education, because our children need a strong belief and upbringing in faith to prosper and succeed in God’s will for their lives!


Favorite Scripture: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Lean not to your own understanding, but in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.”  Proverbs 3: 5-6

Kathy Re

Preschool (K4) Paraprofessional

Mrs. Re grew up in New Fairfield and graduated from Danbury High School. She has over 20 years experience working with children, and joined Christian Life Academy in 1993.  In her free time, Mrs. Re enjoys walking, swimming, crafting, shopping, playing tennis, and spending time with her family. Mrs. Re has been married to her husband Carlo for 38 years. They have 4 grown children and 3 grandchildren. They are long time members of Brookfield First Assembly of God. Mrs. Re enjoys working with young children, especially in a Christian environment!

 

Kristy Pfeiffer

Kindergarten, Preschool Team Leader

B.A. in early Childhood Education, Fayetteville State University

ACSI Certified, Education & Bible Studies through 2025


When asked why she has chosen to work at CLA, Mrs. Pfeiffer said, “I believe that the entire process of Christian education is a means used by the Holy Spirit to bring the student into fellowship with God. It is to develop the Christian mind in him and to train him in Godly living, so that he can fulfill God’s purpose for his life personally and vocationally. After teaching in the public schools, I decided that I was only doing half my job. I was teaching and presenting a role model for the students but I was not able to develop the Christian mind.  I chose to work at Christian Life Academy so I could help my students discover Jesus, love Him and impact others with the knowledge of Him.  After all, this is God’s purpose for all His children.”

Favorite Scripture: “Hold fast and follow the pattern of wholesome and sound teaching which you have heard from me, in the faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.” 2 timothy 1:13

 

Carina Stefanko

Kindergarten Paraprofessional

Mrs. Stefanko grew up in Danbury and has attended Brookfield First Assembly of God since she was a child.  She has been married to her husband for 39 years and has 3 grown children, Christopher, Emily , and Elizabeth—who have blessed her with 7 wonderful grandchildren! Mrs. Stefanko was a stay-at-home mother for 17 years before she began working at CLA in 2002. She has worked in K4, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, and now Kindergarten for the past 6 years. She loves working with children and encouraging their own creativity. She has volunteered at First Assembly with the Missionettes girls’ ministries, the youth group, Vacation Bible School, and Children’s Church.  Mrs. Stefanko says she loves “the opportunity to pour God’s love into our students,” and considers CLA to be a mission field for the community.