Board of Trustees

Cornerstone Christian Academy is governed by an independent Board of Trustees, led by the Board Chairman.

Jim O’Leary 

Richard Hansen 

Chuck Ruth 

Carole Terkelsen 

Sandi Ortiz 

Randy Verdi 

Julie Belich 

Dan Huffman 

Lenora Price 

Important Information from CCA’s Board of Trustees: Director of Development

Dear CCA Family,

Cornerstone Christian Academy has experienced strong growth over the last several years. The Lord has consistently blessed the school with greater opportunities to educate a growing number of students and partner with more families. We treasure these opportunities, yet, at the same time, they represent some challenges, including limited capacity.

We would like to make you aware of one step our leadership team has taken as we look toward potential plans to expand. CCA is seeking to hire a Director of Development.  This person will build a strong development program with direct support from the Head of School and Board of Trustees. The position will include planning fundraising events, cultivating donors to encourage ongoing contributions, managing capital campaigns, and seeking out new financial support opportunities through grants and sponsorships.

As former students or family members of students, you have an important perspective of CCA. Please find attached below the job description for the Director of Development. If you are aware of anyone who would be a good match for this role, please pass the job description along to them.  Interested parties may contact CCA via email at hr@ccacornerstone.com.

This position will also be posted on other appropriate job sites.  We value your consideration and input. We also value your continued support of CCA, both financially and through prayer.  One of our current goals is to expand and improve our communication with CCA’s alumni and friends.  This correspondence reflects our commitment to that goal.

In Christ,

The CCA Board of Trustees

President

Vice – President

Treasurer

Secretary

Head of School

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Important Parent Information from CCA’s Board of Trustees

Dear CCA Parents:

CCA’s Board of Directors wishes you a Christ-centered completion of this school year. Thank you for the trust you place in us and the staff at Cornerstone Christian Academy. We take our responsibility seriously and seek to do all we can to support you, and shape Christ-like students who will impact their world for God’s glory.

As stewards, we have been called to maintain sound fiscal discipline in CCA’s operations. The world of education is changing. For many years, parents who sought a Christian school for their children had to shoulder the full financial responsibility of that education themselves. Thankfully this is no longer the case. Recently, the State of Ohio leveled the playing field by allowing the shared use of tax revenues that were previously only available to public institutions.

CCA’s tuition rates have historically been considerably less than other area private schools, despite the low classroom student-teacher ratios our students enjoy. In order to provide a quality education at affordable tuition rates, we relied on the hard work and devotion of our staff. CCA teachers and staff traditionally have gone beyond their basic responsibilities, sacrificially serving their students while supporting the ministry of Cornerstone. Meanwhile, on average, they earn salaries that are as much as 40% below the State of Ohio average. Our athletic coaches also serve with substandard, and in some cases no, compensation.

While CCA’s tuition rates are consistently lower than comparable NEO schools, we all face rising expenses. Providing competitive salaries to CCA’s faculty and staff is a board priority. On the hiring side, competitive salaries are also important to attract high quality personnel. CCA’s Administrative Team has also incurred additional expenses recently as we address safety and transportation concerns. To support a secure environment for students and faculty, we acquired new technology to facilitate reliable school-wide communication. We also invested in the daily presence of a security receptionist at Door B. Through the Willoughby Hills Police Department, we hired a school safety officer. In addition, new buses for transporting students were purchased, as our older vehicles did not meet the revised State of Ohio standards. In order to handle the school’s growing transportation needs, we have had to occasionally lease other vehicles and drivers when on-site capacities prove insufficient. Over the past year, higher building maintenance outlays as well as typical increases in the cost of routine goods and services (such as utilities and insurance premiums) have also been a challenge.

To provide the best Christ-centered education possible, CCA’s Board of Directors is determined to balance parents’ budgetary concerns with the rising cost of education. We seek God’s wisdom and discernment as we consider both. Board members are always happy to respond to questions regarding the school and its operations, and may be contacted directly using their email addresses, listed below.

Sincerely,

President

Vice – President

Treasurer

Secretary

Head of School

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee

Trustee