About CLS


Jamie Leach ~ Head of School, Secondary School Principal

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Jamie leads Covenant Life School in its mission of producing graduates who engage their world with hearts and minds forged by God's Word.  Jamie graduated from Carnegie-Mellon University in 1981, where he earned his B.S. degree in Economics.  In 1986 he earned his teaching certification and taught science at a public high school in Philadelphia.  The following year he accepted a position as a science teacher at Delaware County Christian School (DCCS), one of the most respected Christian schools in the country.  Jamie earned his Masters in Education from Temple University in 1993 and served on the DCCS faculty for 18 years.  In addition to teaching chemistry, math, and Bible, Jamie oversaw Student Activities, led the chapel committee, served on the Principal's leadership team, and coached varsity wrestling.

In 2005 Jamie resigned from his teaching position and returned to the classroom as a student at the Sovereign Grace Ministries Pastors College.  After completing his studies, Jamie entered a new phase of Christian ministry as a pastor at Covenant Fellowship Church near Philadelphia, leading the youth ministry.  After two years of fruitful ministry, Jamie felt called back to the environment he loves dearly, a vibrant Christian school community.  The families of Covenant Life School are grateful for the joyful, passionate leadership Jamie brings to our community.

Jamie and his wife Cindy have four adult children; the youngest daughter graduated from Covenant Life School in 2014.

Bob Schickler ~ Elementary Principal, Business Administrator

Bob Schickler came to Covenant Life School from leading a small Christian school in Western Pennsylvania in 1985.  After graduating from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981 with a B.S. in Natural Sciences and Mathematics, he went on to earn a Masters in Education Administration and Supervision from Regent University in 1988.  He serves as the Elementary Principal and school Business Administrator.

"It is hard to describe the thrill and joy of laboring for decades to build the kind of school community and program that I wish I could have participated in as a student.  At Covenant Life School, we enjoy a strong community experience that is uncommon.  The spiritual formation of students is a distinctive quality at Covenant Life School.  I particularly love to help students learn about God, become more aware of his goodness and grace, and experience his presence through chapels and when they face challenges."

Bob and his wife Alicia have six children and fourteen grandchildren.  Their youngest graduated from Covenant Life School in June, 2010, and they currently have five grandchildren attending Covenant Life School from 1st through 7th grade.

Teachers Dedicated to Student Success

"I would recommend CLS to another family strictly for the way the staff has the child's best interest at heart. The staff at this school is THE MOST dedicated that I have experienced thus far. They go the extra mile to assist in the achievement and success of their students." CLS Parent