Personnel

Richard Batista

Headmaster

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Board Member since 1995
  • Headmaster since 2009

Cathy Andrews

6th Grade Homeroom Teacher & Instructional Supervisor

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 CCS since 1997
  • Employed by CCS since 2003

Jessica Conklin

Administrative Assistant

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jeff Axtell

Board Member

Kala Manley

Registrar, Elementary Computer Teacher

Education

  • B.A. in Design and Commerce, Kansas Wesleyan University, Summa Cum Laude

Experience:

  • Associated with CCS since 2008
  • Employed by CCS since 2011

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 the present
  • Mathematics Instructor, 2004 to the present
  • Information Systems Manager at CCS since 2003

Erin Winter

Preschool Director and Master Teacher

Education:

  • B.A., 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:

  • 40 years working with children in church nurseries, preschools, and children’s ministries
  • At CCS since 2017

Lisa Muller

Preschool Teacher, 6th Grade Art Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in History from California State University, Sacramento
  • Multiple Subject Teaching Credential from California State University, Sacramento

Experience:

  • Taught 6 years outside of CCS
  • Taught at CCS for 6 years
  • Children’s Ministries Director for over 3 years

Mariana Grib

Preschool Teacher

Education:

  • A.A in Early Childhood Education from American River College

Experience:

  • Employed by CCS since 2016

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

Nadia Palamariuk

Kindergarten Aide

Education:

  • Studied at American River College for Nursing Degree with emphasis in Psychology & Nutrition

Experience:

  • Homeschool teacher for 2 years
  • Children’s choir conductor helper

Patricia Yarbrough

1st Grade Homeroom Teacher

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

Danica Fellersen

3rd Grade Homeroom Teacher, Choir Accompanist

Education:

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

Experience:

  • Employed by CCS since 2003

Tracey Elliott

Teacher's 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

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:

  • Teacher at C.C.S. from 2014- Present
  • Children’s Church Leader from 1990- Present

Abigail Orallo

4th Grade Team Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies & Multiple Subject Credentialing with a minor in Bible & Theology from William Jessup University

Experience:

  • 1 year of substitute teaching
  • 3 years as a Writing Tutor for William Jessup University
  • 7 years in Children’s Ministry

Dawn Peterson

Teacher's Aide, 4th Grade Art Teacher, Typing Teacher

Education:

  • B.A. in Liberal Studies with a concentration in Interior Design from Cal Poly Pomona

Experience:

  • Homeschool mom for over 12 years
  • At CCS since 2016

Sue Ricci

5th Grade Homeroom Teacher

Education:

  • B.S. in Mass Communications with a minor in Political Science from Illinois State University

Experience:

  • Taught outside of Cornerstone for 9 years
  • At CCS since 2001

Susie Stavness

5th Grade Team Teacher

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

Lauren Elemendorf

6th Grade 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

Martha Bryant

Playground Supervisor, 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

Kathy Rose

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

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

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

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

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

Seth Williams

8th Grade Homeroom Teacher, Jr. & Sr. High Boys P.E. Teacher, Athletics Coach

Education:

  • B.A., Accountancy, Hillsdale College
  • CA Single Subject Teaching Credential, Social Sciences, California State University, Stanislaus

Experience:

  • Teaching in Christian education since 2003

Joan Pollard

Jr. High Team 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

Amy Hatton

High School Art Teacher, Teacher's Aide

Education:

  • B.A. in History with a minor in Music from Hillsdale College

Experience:

  • At Cornerstone since 2016

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

Cayla Elliot

Before and After School Care Student Supervisor

Education:

  • Valedictorian Diploma from Cornerstone Christian High School

Experience:

  • At CCS since 2012

Mary Lee Sonke

Librarian, Book It Coordinator, Aide

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