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Gwen Daniels

Teacher

Gwen has been on staff at GraceLife Academy since 2011. Having a passion to teach children, Gwen is also on staff at Pineville Elementary. She has a told of 28 years experience of teaching children. She has her North Carolina Early Childhood Credentials I and II. Gwen’s daily scripture is Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding.


Carmen McLean

Teacher

Carmen joined the staff of GraceLife Academy in August of 2016. Born and raised in the Manila Philippines, Carmen is proud to be an American Citizen. Having a passion to serve the children of God, teach them about the Lord and having fun, she has worked in childcare for over 12 years. Carmen and her family attend GraceLife Church.


Elaine Rocan

Teacher

Elaine joined the staff of GraceLife Academy in 2014. Prior to GLA, she taught in the public school system for 29 years. Elaine has always been involved in children’s ministry and served in many areas, including directing Vacation Bible School and teaching Sunday School. Elaine feels that her love for working with children have been a gift from her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Elaine and her husband John are members of GraceLife Church.


Willette “Hazel” Beaufort

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Hazel joined the staff of GraceLife Academy in 2016. Married with 4 children and 6 grandchildren, Hazel knows she was made for this environment. Having raising her own children in a Christian environment, she loves being able to help spiritual shape the babies in her care. Hazel pays close attention to the wants and needs of each child and loves getting hugs daily. Hazel is blessed to be able to do what she loves!


Deana Harler

Teacher

Deana Harler has worked in child care for over 25 years and has been at GraceLife Academy since 1996. Deana enjoys teaching here because she loves the children and believes this is where God has placed her. Deana's favorite aspect of teaching is spreading God’s love to the children and getting lots of hugs.


Adriana Atehortua

Teacher

Adriana is from Colombia, S.A. and has lived in the USA for 15 years. Adriana is currently studying to take the test to become a US Citizen. She feels that the best part of living in this country is to have the opportunity to meet and share with people from many parts of the world. Adriana joined the staff of GraceLife Academy in May of 2016, but has been apart of our GLA family for many years, as her daughter has been a student at GLA for several years.


Ashley White

Teacher

In August 2015, Ashley made a big move from a small town in Vermont to Charlotte, NC. Ashley has a bachelors degree in Criminal Justice and Spanish. Knowing God has a plan for her, and with 10 years of experience working with children from infant through school age, Ashley feels blessed to have been able to join the team at GraceLife Academy. She loves trying new resturants, reading, exploring parks, traveling, and spending time with her family and her cat Rusty.


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