Faculty – Jr. & Sr. High

Rene Markey

Pre-School Aide

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

Tina Mut

P.E. Teacher, Consumer Math, 5th Grade Typing Teacher, Teacher's Aide

Education:

  • Studied at American River College and Brigham Young University

Experience:

  • Associated with CCS since 1997
  • Parent volunteer for many years
  • On staff since 2013

Flossie Cusick

6th and 7th Grade Team Teacher, 7th Grade Team Teacher

Education:

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

Lauren Elemendorf

Team Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in Christian Education Ministries, with an emphasis in Elementary Education and a minor in Biblical Studies, Biola University

Experience:

  • 10 years of classroom experience
  • Associated with CCS since 2009
  • Director of Children’s Ministry at East Parkway Church since 2016

Kate Uttinger

7th Grade Homeroom Teacher, HS Geometry teacher, Mentor Teacher, Poetry Contest, JH Reading List

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

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, Drama Instructor, Staff Devotion Coordinator

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

Wendy Farschman

High School Teacher's Aide, Librarian

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

On Stage Teacher, Drama A & Drama B, JH Chorus

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

Charity Nicosia

Junior High and High School Art Teacher
Education:
  • Sierra College Studio Art
Experience:
  • 3 years teaching experience prior to CCS
  • Multiple gallery exhibitions