Faculty – Jr. & Sr. High

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

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