Faculty – Grade School

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

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

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

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

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