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Mrs. Kim Lindemann

Mrs. Lindemann grew up in the Litchfield Hills of CT and graduated from New Milford High School.  She attended Mattatuck (now Naugatuck) Valley Community College in Waterbury, CT, with a concentration in Early Childhood Special Education and Community Bible Institute in Poughkeepsie, NY, where she completed her Biblical Studies Program.  She also holds a Dental Assistant Certificate.  

In addition to her many years of experience in the field of Special Education, Mrs. Lindemann has 20 (+) years of service in Children’s Ministry, Music Ministry and Church Leadership.  She counts it a blessing to be part of the CLA Family and enjoys working with young children.

She resides in New Preston, CT, with her husband, Lou, daughter, Avery, and dog, Sugar.  

Jill Oliveto

Jill Oliveto

Preschool (K3) Paraprofessional

Mrs. Oliveto grew up in Connecticut and attended New Fairfield Schools. She attended both Elim Bible Institute and Liberty Bible College. She previously worked in the Health Care field, working with the elderly and the developmentally disabled. She then realized her passion for teaching young children and made a career change. Her experience includes 16 years in the classroom and 28 years in children’s ministry. She has taught at Christian Life Academy since 2005. In her free time, Mrs. Oliveto enjoys bird watching, gardening, and walking and hiking with Dominic, her husband of 28 years. She and Dominic also volunteer together in the Royal Rangers children’s program at First Assembly of God Church in Brookfield, where they also worship. Mrs. Oliveto loves that Jesus comes first at CLA and is thankful for the children she teaches and their families.

Tracy Karolczuk

Tracy Karolczuk

Preschool (K4) Teacher

Miss Karolczuk grew up in Connecticut and attended Newtown Schools. She currently lives with her mom, brother, and two cats, and loves having other family members close by as well. She studied at both Western Connecticut State University and Naugatuck Valley Community College, earning her Head Teaching Certification in Early Education.  She is also working toward a degree in Early Childhood Education. Though Miss Karolczuk has only been teaching at Christian Life Academy since 2013, she has 12 years experience working with children. In her free time, she loves dancing, playing tennis, mini golf, taking walks, and painting. She also loves to sing and is active in the music ministry at Walnut Hill Community Church, where she worships. Miss Karolczuk loves the strong curriculum at CLA, and enjoys watching the children grow and learn to care for one another.

Kathy Re

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!