Influencer of the Week: David Villasenor, Central Florida Christian Academy

David Villasenor is a school resource officer at Central Florida Christian Academy.

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As Central Florida Christian Academy’s school resource officer, David Villasenor’s job is to preserve the lives and safety of every individual who steps foot on the CFCA campus. That entails protecting the school and the individuals from any negative activity or any criminal mischief such as vandalism or theft.

“Officer David has made a tremendous impact on our campus this year,” CFCA Head of School Dr. Hal Stewart said. “He is a humble man who is faithful, honorable and cares for the well-being of students and staff. He is the consummate teammate on our staff who is dependable and exudes love of God and people. He’s been a great blessing to us this year.”

What brought you to your school?

I asked God to give me a job that will bring me challenges, and He brought me to CFCA.

What do you love most about your school?

The humbleness and the fact that we can serve the Lord freely.

What is the most rewarding part of your job?

Being able to impact each student in a positive way.

What would you be if you weren’t in this profession?

Flight medic.

Who influences you?

My wife pushes me to strive to be better in life.

Who was your favorite teacher when you were in school? Why?

Ms. Dorothy. She was my fourth-grade teacher. She always wanted the best for me and saw potential in me.

What is your favorite children’s book and why?

“The Berenstain Bears,” because Mama Bear was always encouraging the baby bears to enjoy the outside instead of watching TV all the time. 

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love riding my motorcycle and enjoy working on my custom car.

If you could dine with any famous person, past or present, who would it be and why?

Erik Estrada, because I loved TV cop shows and the uniform.

If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?

Control people’s minds — to control negative activities.

If you could only listen to two bands or artists, who would they be and why?

One is Barak, a Hispanic Christian band. Their music has had so much spiritual influence on my life. The other would be Stevie B’s freestyle music, because it is soft-spoken.

What was your go-to lunch and favorite snack as an elementary student?

Hamburgers, tater tots and oatmeal raisin cookies.

What is your favorite holiday and why?

Christmas, because it feels so positive and it is very exciting to exchange gifts.

Who was your best friend when you were in school and why? Are you still in touch?

Eric Balegas, because he always had my back and I had his. Unfortunately, he passed away.



Sam Albuquerque

A native of João Pessoa, Brazil, Sam Albuquerque moved in 1997 to Central Florida as a kid. After earning a communications degree in 2016 from the University of Central Florida, he started his career covering sports as a producer for a local radio station, ESPN 580 Orlando. He went on to earn a master’s degree in editorial journalism from Northwestern University, before moving to South Carolina to cover local sports for the USA Today Network’s Spartanburg Herald-Journal. When he’s not working, you can find him spending time with his lovely wife, Sarah, newborn son, Noah, and dog named Skulí.

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