Each member of our staff at Word of Life Christian Academy believes teaching is more than a job, it is a ministry in which we can serve the Lord. Our preschool teachers have a degree and/or credentials in early childhood education or have extensive experience and training in the field. Our elementary teachers hold their degree in elementary education. Each one is dedicated to making WOLCA a program of academic excellence.

School Administrator- Carmen Durst  has her Masters in Educational leadership.


Office Coordinator-Christine Bissette

Events Coordinator-Tara Dullen


3 year old Preschool-Rebecca Woods

Assistant: Becky Mason

Half Day Begindergarten- Amie Reed

Assistant: Erin Kline

Full Day Begindergarten 1- Karen Levanti

Assistant: Cheri D’Elia

Full Day Begindergarten 2- Ernestine Offutt

Assistant: Shannon Wasulko

Kindergarten- Nicole Shirvani graduated from the University of Valley Forge with a Bachelors of Science in Early Childhood Education.  This is her 3rd year at WOLCA.

First Grade- Stacy Tooke has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Childhood and Special Education from SUNY Geneseo.  This is her first year teaching at WOLCA.

Assistant: Barb Salvagni

Second Grade-Bethany Anderson has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Visual Arts and Education from Roberts Wesleyan College.  This is her 4th year at WOLCA but first year teaching 2nd grade.

Third Grade-Karen Carr has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education and a Masters  in Literacy from Roberts Wesleyan College.  This is her 9th year at WOLCA.

Fourth Grade-Lindsey Salvage has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Cortland and is currently pursuing her Masters in Literacy. This is her 2nd year at WOLCA.

Assistant: Mary Meier

5&6 English & History- Rachelle Salmonsen has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education and is currently completing her Masters Degree in Literacy from SUNY Oswego.  This is her 6th year at WOLCA.

5&6 Math & Science-Sarah Aikens has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Inclusive Childhood Education from Houghton College. This is her first year at WOLCA.

Physical Education-Chrissy Primrose

Music & Art-Crystal Burns

Technology-Amie Reed

Violin-Kelly Carroccio  Mrs. Carroccio’s Website