About Our School

We are happy that you are visiting with us.  Please explore our school through our website.  We would love to connect and hear from you.  Enjoy!

Our Mission

What We Stand For

To provide an academically sound, emotionally balanced, physically challenging, and morally strong education.

Our Belief System

      • Children have a right to learn in a Christ-centered atmosphere that is structured and environmentally safe.   
      • We must pay careful attention to how each child learns best.  
      • We must partner with parents/caregivers to help each child maximize their highest potential.  
      • We believe that children are special gifts from GOD.
      • We believe in creating a more peaceful society by practicing daily Christian values of kindness and respect for ourselves and others
Our Vision

Our Foundation Scripture

“Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old, he will not turn from it.”   Proverbs 22:6

Learn about

Our History

From a vision given to Elder Dr. Kenneth A. Duke, came the birth of the Abundant Life Christian Learning Center, Inc.  Elder Dr. Duke’s vision began to evolve in August 2001 with the opening of the Safe Haven Child Development Center.  Safe Haven preschool serves children ages 2-5 years old.  In August 2003, New Jerusalem Christian Academy opened as a Christian elementary school serving children in Kindergarten to 5th Grade.   Both schools started with humble beginning with 1 and 8 students, respectively.  Each school has seen great growth through the years.

our leadership

Our Board of Directors

Mrs. Johnnie Lowery


Elder Dr. Kenneth A. Duke


Mrs. Jessica Jackson


Mrs. Nexcy De La Rosa-Monroe, Esq.

Board Member

Staff & Administration

Our Teachers

Nancy Peterson

Nancy Peterson

Preschool Director

Mayola Conner

Mayola Conner

School Administrator

Katrina Pelote,

Preschool Teacher

Eddrea Goodmond, 

Kindergarten Teacher


Kerline Lazarre, 

1st Grade Teacher


Alethea Walcott,

2nd Grade Teacher


Kendra Anderson,

3rd Grade Teacher

Ta’Lesha Moore, 

4th Grade Teacher


Raymond Bennett, 

5th Grade Teacher



Jamilla Burgess, 

Office Manager