Bill Gibbons

Cornerstone Capital Campaign Director

Bill Gibbons is an educator, author, businessman, and entrepreneur who has dedicated his life to serving Jesus Christ.  He began his career as an elementary teacher, then transitioned to a junior and senior high reading specialist and administrator. During his eleven years in public education, he was twice designated in different districts as young educator of the year. He wrote a book published by Random House on how to increase student performance while lowering instructional costs. He left public education to form a non-­profit, research-‐based company to examine and create effective practices to increase student achievement.   As a result of his research, he founded HOSTS Learning, a for-­‐profit corporation, and served as CEO and chair of the board for 29 years. The company was created to provide proven, research-­‐based solutions to school districts across the nation.   Under Mr.  Gibbons’ leadership and the Holy Spirit’s direction, HOSTS Learning grew to become the third largest provider of supplemental services to public schools in the nation. HOSTS Learning served over a million students in 44 states and Central America and was accorded the “Blue Chip” award by the National Chamber of Commerce as one of the top entrepreneurial companies in America. Mr. Gibbons worked with national leaders in education, business, research, and politics.    He was blessed to work with two United States presidents, congressional leaders, and governors to create high-­‐performing, low-­‐cost practices that advanced learning in low-­‐achieving students. HOSTS was the only practice identified in the landmark legislation, “No Child Left Behind”, as a national model. After retiring from HOSTS Learning in 2008, Mr. Gibbons was appointed superintendent of Portland Christian Schools in Portland, OR. In 2011, he accepted the position of superintendent of Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning & Leadership (CCALL) in Vancouver, WA, where he served for eight years. CCALL has become one of the most technologically advanced Christian schools in America. The school has grown at an average rate of 13% a year, and under Bill’s leadership, Cornerstone relocated to a new campus in 2018. Mr. Gibbons stepped down as Superintendent of CCALL in July 2019 to become Chairman of the Board of Trustees and Capital Campaign Director for CCALL.