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The Staff of Cornerstone Christian Academy

Cassie Bettis

Cassie Bettis

3rd Grade Teacher
Miss Bettis has a passion for teaching and helping students discover their skills and talents that God has given them.

Erika Welch

Erika Welch

Lead Teacher
Mrs. Erika have been working at Cornerstone Christian Academy since 2018. She has had the amazing opportunity of working with children of all ages for over 8 years.

Sophia Lopez

Sophia Lopez

Lead Teacher
Ms. Sophia has been working at Cornerstone ECE since 2018. She is currently studying for her bachelors in Elementary and Special Education through Grand Canyon University online.

Brittany Noelck

Brittany Noelck

Lead Teacher
Ms. Brittany has been working at Cornerstone since January 2019, and loves getting to be at a faith based school. Her passion has always been working with children, and she has over seven years of experience in childcare.

Olivia Alexander

Olivia Alexander

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director
Olivia began working with children in 2010 as a volunteer providing childcare at Vancouver Church and was quickly hired at Renovatus Church as a school age Bible teacher.

Mike Hoff

Mike Hoff

Principal

Mike Hoff, the elementary principal, joined the Cornerstone Christian Academy administrative team in June, 2014.

Darius Movafagian

Darius Movafagian

Technology Instructor / Director of IT
His favorite thing about teaching is helping students find their voice, gifts and the path that God has for them.

Bill Gibbons

Bill Gibbons

Cornerstone Capital Campaign Director
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.

Mike Hoff

Mike Hoff

Principal

Mike Hoff, the elementary principal, joined the Cornerstone Christian Academy administrative team in June, 2014.

Mike Hoff

Mike Hoff

Principal
Mike Hoff, the elementary principal, joined the Cornerstone Christian Academy administrative team in June, 2014.

Annette Gaston

Annette Gaston

PE Specialist
Mrs. Gaston teaches physical education and 8th grade Bible at Cornerstone Christian Academy, and she enjoys watching the students thrive, spiritually, mentally, and physically in any Physical Education and Bible Activity they participate in.

Heather Jeans

Heather Jeans

Art Teacher
As far back as Mrs. Jeans can remember, she has loved three things: Jesus, kids and horses. Because she loved horses so much, she began to draw them all the time. Eventually she grew in her creative gifting and began drawing all kinds of things.

Darius Movafagian

Darius Movafagian

Technology Instructor / Director of IT
His favorite thing about teaching is helping students find their voice, gifts and the path that God has for them.

Sarah Thulin

Sarah Thulin

Executive Secretary
Sarah has experienced Cornerstone from just about every angle – as a student, a teacher, a parent, and now, as the elementary administrative assistant.

Sandra Yager

Sandra Yager

Superintendent
Sandra Yager, a native of Argentina, is a dynamic educator who has followed Jesus Christ throughout her life and declares Him her Lord and Savior. She received her degree as Professor of Mathematics from CONSUDEC in Argentina and moved to the United States at the young age of twenty-two, after marrying Mr. Yager, a Vancouver native.

Olivia Alexander

Olivia Alexander

Early Childhood Education (ECE) Director
Olivia began working with children in 2010 as a volunteer providing childcare at Vancouver Church and was quickly hired at Renovatus Church as a school age Bible teacher.

Lacey Anderson

Lacey Anderson

Lead Teacher
Ms Anderson has been at Cornerstone ECE since 2008. She has enjoyed the privilege of working in every classroom, and while she really enjoys them all, working in the 3’s class has become her passion.

Keely Aldridge

Keely Aldridge

Lead Teacher
Miss Keely is happy to be working in a family and faith centered school! Her passion is educating and enriching the lives of children as well as being able to work closely with and share God’s love with their families.

Kristie Marjama

Kristie Marjama

Lead Teacher
Kristie loves working at Cornerstone because she really enjoys the kids. Seeing them grow and learn new things fills her with joy. When she’s not at work, she’s usually with her family or going to the movies.

Caitlin Smith

Caitlin Smith

Administrative Director
Caitlin has been working at Cornerstone ECE since June 2016. She has been a Cornerstone parent since 2012. Caitlin loves working with young kiddos and seeing them grow spiritually, socially, and academically.

Lori Arnold

Lori Arnold

Curriculum Support
Lori has been working at Cornerstone ECE since 2006.  She has been a teacher in the classroom and currently works in Curriculum Support where she provides resources for the teachers to enhance the child’s learning experience.

Diana Grushevsky

Diana Grushevsky

Lead Teacher
Diana is currently attending Clark College to obtain her transfer degree to Washington State University where she will further her education in acquiring her bachelor’s degree in psychology.

David Kauffman

David Kauffman

Middle School Bible Teacher
I’m grateful for the opportunity to teach the Middle School Bible class here at Cornerstone. The journey of God’s grace…

Shaun Palakiko

Shaun Palakiko

Math Teacher
Aloha!  My name is Shaun Palakiko and I am blessed to be joining the amazing team at Cornerstone Christian Academy.  This is truly an answer to prayer.

Darcy Jacquet

Darcy Jacquet

Science and Humanities Teacher
Mrs. Jacquet has been working at Cornerstone for 25 years. She loves interacting with students and helping to move them forward in what they love.

Ajai Brown

Ajai Brown

English Language Arts
Teaching is definitely a passion of mine. I have always loved helping others learn and grow. This year, my goal is that all my students become lovers of reading, stronger writers, and have a deeper relationship with God.

Terri Harder

Terri Harder

Resource Teacher
Terri’s goal is to make life-long learners out of each child, through imparting a love of reading.

Heather Jeans

Heather Jeans

Art Teacher
God used Mrs. Jean’s love for art and horses and especially kids to draw her into ministry at summer camp where she served as program director for several years.

Annette Gaston

Annette Gaston

PE Specialist
Mrs. Gaston teaches physical education and 8th grade Bible at Cornerstone Christian Academy, and she enjoys watching the students thrive, spiritually, mentally, and physically in any Physical Education and Bible Activity they participate in.

Tristan Norris

Tristan Norris

5th Grade Teacher
Mr. Norris is passionate about developing and inspiring students to be their best selves, and to lead them towards Christ.

Lindsey Peebles

Lindsey Peebles

4th Grade Teacher
She enjoys helping students problem solve and find the best approach to understanding the problems before them.

Reta Lindsley

Reta Lindsley

3rd Grade Teacher
Reta is blessed to be part of the close-knit Cornerstone community. She loves the relationships she makes with her students and their families, and is humbled to think she has a small part in shaping citizens of tomorrow.

Rachel Neuberger

Rachel Neuberger

1st/2nd Grade Teacher
My name is Rachel Neuberger and I am so excited to be joining the Cornerstone team this year! I am looking forward to partnering with parents and helping all students grow spiritually, academically, socially, and emotionally.

Kaitlyn Arnold

Kaitlyn Arnold

2nd Grade Teacher
I am thrilled to be joining the Cornerstone team this year! I have had the privilege to teach 2nd, 3rd, and 5th grade, and am excited to return to 2nd grade.

Elizabeth Moore

Elizabeth Moore

1st Grade Teacher
Ms. Elizabeth is passionate about teaching, and she couldn’t imagine doing anything else. She truly enjoys coming to the classroom every day, and creating an engaging and fun learning environment for students, and witnessing their academic and social growth, and their journey with Christ.

Hayley Lovelady

Hayley Lovelady

Kindergarten Teacher
Mrs. Lovelady knew since the 4th grade that she wanted to be a teacher. She loves that the Lord has brought her to Cornerstone, and enjoys coming to work each day because of the wonderful, supportive, Christ loving staff.

Yen Lam

Yen Lam

5th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Lam has been teaching since 2006 and has been at Cornerstone as a teacher since 2015.

Sharon Amezcua

Sharon Amezcua

Sharon (Clayton) Amezcua is the Co-Founder of ESE Partners, LLC and ESE Fund Ltd., a financial services company (and associated private equity fund) that builds and invests in emerging and established companies in targeted sectors across the world. Sharon is also the...

Patrice Tsague

Patrice Tsague

Patrice Tsague is the co-founder and Chief Servant Officer of both Nehemiah Project International Ministries and PG & Associates, LLC, which he founded with his wife and best friend, Gina Tsague. Through these two organizations, they are committed to building...

Karina Litvinov

Karina Litvinov

Bookkeeper
Karina has been with Cornerstone since 2017. After homeschooling her girls for 6 years, a friend shared about their wonderful experience with CCA and God provided an opportunity for Karina’s family to join.

Dawn Koenninger

Dawn Koenninger

Accountant
Dawn Koenninger is a financial and quantitative analysis expert who by measuring what matters and through bottom-up financial modeling has help to build start-up companies into multi-million dollar enterprises.

Natasha Allen

Natasha Allen

HR
Natasha moved to Vancouver in 2015 after spending 8 years on the Oregon Coast. Cornerstone came onto her radar as she searched for a school in the Vancouver area that would best support her kids needs.

Brian Millett

Brian Millett

IT Manager
Brian has a background in computers, psychology and music. He has served in various capacities as a worship leader and IT worker for the past 20 years. He joined Cornerstone in 2014 to help manage the network infrastructure and other computer related things.

Bill Gibbons

Bill Gibbons

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...

Sandra Yager

Sandra Yager

Superintendent
Sandra Yager, a native of Argentina, is a dynamic educator who has followed Jesus Christ throughout her life and declares Him her Lord and Savior. She received her degree as Professor of Mathematics from CONSUDEC in Argentina and moved to the United States at the young age of twenty-two, after marrying Mr. Yager, a Vancouver native.