Teachers

Cornerstone Christian Academy is fully state-chartered and accredited by the Ohio Department of Education to assist in providing quality education, benefits to families and students, and resources to staff members. Cornerstone’s academics are infused with Biblical principles, and our teachers’ goal is to train students to develop critical thinking skills in the areas of Theology, Arts, Science, Mathematics, History, language, politics, and culture.

Elementary School

Sarah Hershey 

Brittany Wilhelm 

Lori Sweet 

Sharon Oliver 

Janet Elffers 

Andrea Akins 

Jacob Ockunzzi 

Ashley Jenks 

Shannon Owens 

Karen Shelton 

Jennifer Dell 

Kasie Fritz 

Sarah Duryea 

Wendy Hordinski 

Karen Tautges 

Melissa Cork 

Tim O’Keefe 

Missy Jenkins 

Middle School / Junior High School

Dr. Christine Cross 

Rhnae King 

Jessica Kostelnik 

Bethani Lydic 

Julie Bennett 

Karen Bothwell 

Cheryl DiPofi 

Alicia Taylor 

Travis McQueen 

Tim O’Keefe 

Kristyn Prochaska 

Jesse Ruffin 

Grace Walker 

Nate Davis 

High School

Carolyn Behr-Jerome 

Jennifer Cain 

Deron Cook 

Jason Cork 

Tami D’Amico 

Bill Fischer 

Danielle Lake 

Travis McQueen 

Pastor Jim Davis 

Marisela Moon 

Tim O’Keefe 

Kristyn Prochaska 

Jesse Ruffin 

Tom Snook 

Grace Walker 

Elizabeth Watson 

Values & Qualifications

We believe in the inerrant and inspired truth of the Bible, God’s eternal Word. We acknowledge its supreme authority in our lives and strive to instill it in our students.

Verses: Psalms 119:169; Hebrews 4:1; James 1:22-23

We believe that the genuine mark of a true Christian is unconditional love for God and man. We seek to clearly and consistently demonstrate this to our students and encourage them to do likewise.

Verses: Matthew 22:37-39; John 15:12; Galatians 5:14

We believe Christians must live honestly and above reproach. We will be led by integrity, fairness, and consistency in everything we do and will expect the same from our students.

Verses: Psalms 51:6; John 5:12; Romans 12:17; I Peter 2:12

We believe God’s Word defines marriage as a covenantal commitment between one man and one woman, designed to glorify God through the formation of Christian families. We affirm that Biblical precepts and lessons should be taught and supported by parents in the context of Christian homes. We affirm the Biblical account of God’s creative sovereignty as it regards gender identity, sexual orientation, and healthy sexual morality, which takes place in the structure of marriage.

Verses: Genesis 1:28-29; Genesis 2:23-24; Matthew 19: 3-6; Mark 10: 6-9; Ephesians 5:28-32; Deuteronomy 6: 4-9

We believe God’s Word delineates the sanctity of human life, including that of preborn babies, the elderly, and those who are handicapped or disabled.

Verses: Psalm 51

We believe an attitude of respect is essential in a Christian’s life. We teach our students to develop an attitude of respect for God’s Word, for self, for others, for authority, and for the personal property of others.

Verses: Romans 12:10; I Corinthians 3:16-17; Hebrews 13:1-6; Revelation 22:18-19

We value righteousness in everything we do. We are led by Biblical examples of justice, mercy, and humility.

Verses: Deuteronomy 10:12; Micah 6:8

We believe a proper school environment is important to promote successful learning experiences. We strive to produce an environment that is comfortable, disciplined, and conducive to achieving excellence in education.

Verses: I Corinthians 14:40; Colossians 3:21, 23

We believe in the non-prejudicial pursuit of academic excellence and in the non-biased assessment of scholarship. We challenge our staff and students to attain high-performance standards.

Verses: Isaiah 50:4; II Timothy 3:16-17; Galatians 2:11-21; Colossians 3:23

We understand that quality education requires commitment and involvement. We promote the effective involvement of the school board, staff, student body, parents, and community in all appropriate activities.

Verses: Psalms 100:1-2; John 12:26; Romans 7:6

We believe that responsibility requires accountability. We accept ownership of our decisions and actions and instill the same qualities in our students. The admonition of Scripture removes the victim mentality or excuse-making tendency promoted in our culture.

Verses: Psalms 51:1-9; Philippians 4:1; I John 1:9