Middle School

Silvia Picon

Middle School Math

B.S. in Computer Science, Cornell University

When asked why she chose to teach at CLA, Mrs. Picon said, “God put His great love in my heart for this school.  I believe in Christian education, because teachers and students together can discover, by the study of any subject in the classroom, God’s incredible love for us, because His Love is displayed in every aspect of His creation. Christian Education provides freedom to use God’s Word to renew the mind and transform people,  community and even the environment as those involved learn to worship the Creator and respect the creation we are commanded to steward.”

Favorite Scripture:  “Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” Psalm 23:6



Amanda Tornatore

Middle School Language Arts & Literature, Technology & Media Science, Middle School Team Lead

When asked why she has chosen to teach at CLA, Ms. Tornatore said, “I believe that a Christ-centered education offers even our littlest students the opportunity to seek Jesus as they pursue academic excellence.  Christian Life Academy strives in all areas to provide this education to its students, and in doing so fosters a strong sense of community among teachers, students, and CLA families.” 

B.A. English Language & Literature, Smith College

Masters of Arts in Teaching, Secondary English Education: English Language and Literature, Smith College

Favorite Scripture:  “Be wise in the way you act toward outsiders; make the most of every opportunity. Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.” Colossians 4:5-6