Faculty – Jr. & Sr. High

Cindy Garrisi

Classroom Aide, Consumer Math Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in English and B.A. in Communication Studies, Cum Laude, from Westmont College

Experience:

  • Substitute teacher prior to CCS
  • Associated with CCS since 2013

Martha Bryant

Classroom Aide

Education:

  • B.A. in Social Work from Murray State University

Experience:

  • Retired HR Director for the U.S. Attorney’s Office
  • Associated with CCS since 2012

Kate Uttinger

7th Grade Homeroom Teacher, Geometry Teacher

Education:

  • A.A., Liberal Studies, Sierra College
  • B.A., English, CSUS, Summa Cum Laude

Experience:

  • In Christian education since 1995
  • Staff writer for Leben magazine

Joan Pollard

8th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.A., Elementary Education, Western Baptist Bible College

Experience:

  • 14 years teaching experience in Christian education prior to CCS
  • At CCS since 2011

Maya Clark

Junior High Team Teacher, Ladies P.E. teacher, yping Teacher

Experience:

  • 5th Grade homeroom teacher at CCS 2011-2016
  • Junior High & High School teacher at CCS 2019-current
  • Taught homeschool for 12 years

John Kane

Jr. & Sr. High Team Teacher

Education:

  • B.A., Pastoral Theology, International Baptist College and Seminary
  • M.A., Theology, in progress

Experience:

  • 30+ years teaching Bible in local churches
  • 22+ years in pastoral ministry
  • At CCS since 2019

Rachel Wills

High School Teacher, High School Counselor

Education:

  • B.A. in Political Science and French from Grove City College
  • M.A. in Government with a Certification in Mid-East Politics from Regent University

Experience:

  • CCS Alumnus and Valedictorian
  • Teaching at CCS since 2012

Tim French

High School Teacher, Choir & Praise Band Director

Education:

  • B.S. in Biology with Chemistry Minor, Bob Jones University

Experience:

  • Taught outside of Cornerstone for 2 years
  • At CCS since 2005

Greg Uttinger

High School Teacher, Bible Oversight

Education:

  • A.A., Physics & Philosophy, Shasta College
  • B.A., Secondary Education- Physics & Mathematics, Dordt College

Experience:

  • 30+ years of teaching experience in Christian education
  • At CCS since 1995

Ryan Sisneros

Jr. & Sr. High PE teacher; High School Leadership

Melissa Keller

Jr. & Sr. High School Art Teacher

Education:

  • BA in Fine Art from College of Charleston, South Carolina

Experience:

  • 10 years in graphic design
  • Associated with CCS since 2014 as a parent and Helping Hand Volunteer
  • Homeschooled for 4 years

Kathy Rose

Drama Teacher, On Stage

Education:

  • SJ Delta College, Music Major

Experience:

  • Drama Assistant at CCS since 1998
  • Directed numerous children’s choirs
  • Lifetime of performances: Singing groups, public speaking, community theater, worship teams

Cayla Elliot

BASS, classroom aide

Education:

  • Valedictorian Diploma from Cornerstone Christian High School

Experience:

  • At CCS since 2012

Gail Begin

Music Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in Liberal Arts from California Lutheran University
  • K-8 Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Experience:

  • 25 year member of Music Teachers Association of California (MTAC)
  • Private instructor of piano, clarinet, and violin
  • At CCS since 2016