Personnel

Richard Batista

Headmaster

Education:

  • B.S. in Finance from California State University, Sacramento

Experience:

  • Board Member since 1995
  • Headmaster since 2009

Cathy Andrews

Instructional Supervisor, 6th Grade Team Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. Liberal Studies with English Concentration from California State University, Sacramento, Summa Cum Laude
  • ACSI Multiple Subject Certificate

Experience:

  • At CCS since 1999
  • Taught homeschool for 12 years

Susie Greenhouse

School Office Manager and Bookkeeper

Experience:

  • Associated with CCS since 1997
  • Employed by CCS since 2003

Jessica Conklin

Admissions Director, 4th Grade Team Teacher

Experience:

  • Associated with CCS since 2016
  • Worked as Children’s Director at church for last 10 years

Irina Drozd

Office Receptionist
Experience:
  • Office Receptionist for 3 years
  • Associated with CCS since 2014

Jeff Axtell

Board Member

Jeff Axtell is the lead pastor at New Hope Christian Fellowship and has been serving there since 2008. Prior to that, he was the owner of Axtell Brothers Construction. Jeff joined the CCS Board in 2016. He and his wife Jennifer have 3 children.

Douglas Broomell

Board Member

Douglas and his family have been a part of the Cornerstone family since 2005. Douglas joined the CCS Executive Board in 2011. He obtained his law license in 1995. Douglas and his wife, Colleen, are self-employed, practicing attorneys with four children attending Cornerstone.

Johnny Flotte

Board Member

Johnny and his family moved from Southern California to Roseville in 2004. They joined the Cornerstone family in 2008 and Johnny became a board member in 2011. His three children attend Cornerstone Christian School. Johnny owns his own forklift service business. He has a God given desire and ability to fix things so it’s not unusual to spot him from time to time repairing or building something on campus. Johnny loves music and playing sports, especially if his children are involved. Johnny and his wife Marty  live in Roseville and have been members of Reformation Fellowship since 2005 where Johnny serves as a Deacon.

Ray Greenhouse

Chairman

Ray and his family have been a part of Cornerstone Christian School (CCS) since 1997, and he joined the CCS Executive Board in 2005. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from California State University, Fresno, and is presently the Director over the Information Technology Customer Services and Support organization for the California State Teachers’ Retirement System. He enjoys reading and sports but is mostly interested in fostering Christian leadership among Christian men, young and old. Ray and his wife Susie have four children, and reside in Rocklin.

Patrick Manley

Board Member

A native of Wisconsin, Patrick Manley moved to California at the age of 12. He majored in Physical Education at Sacramento State prior to accepting a full-time position in the grocery industry. Pat currently works as a sales representative for a wine wholesaler. Patrick has been associated with Cornerstone Christian School since 1992. He served on the board when his daughter attended CCS in the mid-to-late 1990s. He returned to the board when he re-married and became step-father to two children, who also attended CCS.

David Farschman

Information Systems Manager

Education:

  • B.S. in Mathematics, UC Davis
  • M.S. in Applied Mathematics, UC Davis

Experience:

  • 3 years Applications Developer
  • Business Systems Analyst, 1998 to the present
  • Mathematics Instructor, 2004 to the present
  • Information Systems Manager at CCS since 2003

Erin Winter

Preschool Director

Education:

  • B.A. in Theatre Arts, Minor: Child Development, California State University Sacramento

Experience:

  • Over 15 years working with preschool age children
  • At CCS since 2013

Delinda Winter

Preschool Teacher

Education:

  • College of the Sequoias, 1 year

Experience:

  • 12 ECE units, Los Rios Community College
  • 40 years working with children in church nurseries, preschools, and children’s ministries
  • At CCS since 2017

Christine Reeves

Kindergarten Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • ECE certification, Sierra College
  • B.A., Child and Adolescent Development and Sociology, San Jose State University

Experience:

  • Preschool teacher
  • Behavioral Therapist
  • After School Supervisor
  • Employed by CCS since 2014

Nadiia Palamariuk

Kindergarten Afternoon Teacher

Karely Wright

Kindergarten Aide

Experience:

  • Sunday School Teacher
  • Mother of three

Patricia Yarbrough

1st Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in English, Thomas Edison State College

Experience:

  • 4 years experience in education prior to CCS
  • At CCS since 2017

Tracey Elliott

1st Grade Aide, BASS Supervisor

Education:

  • B.A. in English/Communications from Simpson University with a Minor in Christian Studies
  • ACSI Certified Teacher K-8

Experience:

  • Taught 6 years prior to CCS
  • Employed by CCS since 2012

Heather Reeves

2nd Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. Liberal Studies with a minor in History from the Master’s College
  • CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Experience:

  • Taught outside CCS for 4 years
  • At CCS from 1994 – 1997, and 2005 – present

Cindy Garrisi

Classroom Aide

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

Rene Markey

3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. Liberal Studies with English Supplement, California State University, Sacramento

Experience:

  • 20 years working with children in church ministry
  • Substitute teacher in San Juan Unified School District & Victory Christian School
  • At CCS since 2018

Danica Hanna

3rd Grade Team Teacher, Choir Accompanist

Education:

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies from California State University, Sacramento

Experience:

  • Employed by CCS since 2003

Dawn Peterson

4th Grade Art Teacher, Assistant Librarian

Education:

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies from Cal Poly Pomona

Experience:

  • Taught outside CCS for 13 years
  • Employed by CCS since 2016

Ginger Nagy

4th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. Liberal Studies from California State University, Sacramento
  • H.R. Certification from CSUS School of Continuing Education

Experience:

  • Taught at CCS since 2014
  • Children’s Church Leader since 1990

Paula Avanto

5th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Experience:

  • Homeschool teacher for 17 years
  • At CCS since 2019

 

Susie Stavness

5th Grade Team Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in Education from CSUS
  • CA Multiple Subject Teaching Credential

Experience:

  • Taught for 5 years prior to homeschooling children
  • Taught homeschool classes for 9 years
  • Employed by CCS since 2016

Flossie Cusick

6th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.S. in Agricultural Economics and Finance from Rutgers University
Experience:
  • Taught outside CCS for 15 years

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, Typing Teacher

John Kane

Junior High Team Teacher, High School Speech 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

Melissa Keller

Junior High and High School Art Teacher

Wendy Farschman

High School Aide

Education:

  • A.B. in International Studies from UC Davis
  • M.A. in History from Sacramento State University

Experience:

  • Associated with CCS since 2000
  • Employed by CCS since 2007

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

Preschool Teacher, After School Supervisor

Education:

  • Valedictorian Diploma from Cornerstone Christian High School

Experience:

  • At CCS since 2012

Mary Lee Sonke

Librarian, Book It Coordinator

Education:

  • B.A. in Elementary Education from Covenant College
  • M.Ed. in Integrated Curriculum and Instruction from Covenant College

Experience:

  • Associated with Cornerstone since 2011
  • 7 years combined teaching experience in Christian education and homeschooling
  • Developed curriculum for elementary history and literature

Gail Begin

Elementary 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