Renee Rose: Principal
Renee has a strong passion and love for people. She carries with her the joy of the Lord and loves to encourage others in their pursuit for God. She is passionate about children and youth and believes that people of all ages and backgrounds can experience the transformational power of God in their lives. Renee is a licensed and ordained minister through Kingdom Covenant Church in Lake Forest, California.
In 1995, Renee moved from law enforcement to a career in education. In 2009, the Lord called Renee and her husband George to start a K-8th-grade Christian school Kingdom Life Academy. The mission of the school is to partner with families to academically educate the whole child in a God-centered, Holy Spirit led environment where students are equipped, prepared, and activated to advance the Kingdom of God. They have a passion to see the family unit strengthened through the power of the Holy Spirit. Together they highly value children and believe that God is calling children to make an impact to advance God’s Kingdom now as young people.
Her passion and desire is for all people of all ages to truly know and experience the joy of the Lord and His transformational power in their lives. She is a frequent speaker at women’s meetings, retreats, and seminars.
Mrs. McCosh: Assistant Principal
Mrs. Wallace: Admissions Counselor
Heather Wallace is the Admissions Counselor at Kingdom Life Academy. She loves the opportunity to come alongside families in the important decision of what educational environment is the best for their children. She also teaches art, facilitates fundraisers, coordinates school communication, and assists with marketing.
Heather received her Masters Degree in Communications from California State University Fullerton. Her 8 years working as a Speech and Language Pathologist, gave her the opportunity to serving children of all ages, socioeconomic backgrounds, and ability levels. Heather has experience in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders from toddler to adult. Heather is passionate about helping children overcome difficulties and seeing themselves as Christ sees them. She also served as a leadership team member with Orange County Dept of Education ACCESS program. Before working as a Speech Therapist, Heather worked as a Special Events Logistics Specialist with the Disneyland Resort and helped coordinate the Grand Opening events for Disney’s California Adventure.
Heather has a heart for encouraging others to see how much God loves them. She has had the opportunity to travel to Brazil, Jamaica and Mexico to help build church buildings and minister to the local community. Heather has also served as a youth pastor at Children of the Shepherd Church that ministers to a primarily homeless population in downtown Hollywood. Heather is trained for critical incident and disaster emergency response through ICISF (International Incident Stress Foundation) and the CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) with the city of Tustin. Art has always been a passion of hers and she has received formal training in oil painting, drawing and sketching, pottery, and charcoal drawing through Mt San Antonio College and CSUF.
Heather’s favorite thing to do is to spend time with her husband, John and 2 daughters. She is thankful to God for each new day and the more chances to “be joyful always, pray continually and give thanks in all circumstances.” (I Thess 5:16-18)
Ms. Vance: TK Teacher
Mrs. Kluczynski: Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Cortez: 1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Hafeman: 2nd Grade Teacher
Mrs. Spady: 3rd-4th Grade Teacher
Mr. Creighton: 5th-7th Grade Teacher
Mr. Freer: Music Teacher
Mrs. Cortez: Spanish Teacher
Melissa Cortez has been a teacher at Kingdom Life Academy since 2011. Melissa graduated from Vanguard University of Southern California in 2006 with a Bachelor’s degree in…