View Calendar as "List" for Mobile

Archive for the ‘Teachers’ Category

Cornerstone Preschool Staff Celebrates 100 Years!

Posted on: August 3rd, 2016 by Debbie Dwyer

Cornerstone’s preschool teachers are celebrating a collective anniversary of 100 years served in our program this year!
 

Preschool Staff
Preschool teachers and director pictured from left to right (years served at CCA noted in parentheses):  Mrs. Dianna Pauling (14 years), Mrs. Rhonda Cantrell (16 years), Mrs. Debbie Dwyer, Preschool Director (20 years), Mrs. Jenny Guio (14 years), Mrs. Cindy McGee (19 years), Mrs. Ellen Harbecke (17 years)
 
One Mission
 
Our Cornerstone preschool teachers began working in preschool when their children were very young.  Now each of our teachers’ children have graduated high school, with the exception of one student who is a junior at CCA this year.  During the years our teachers have served in preschool at Cornerstone, some of their children have become adults who have graduated college, gotten married, and even had their own children!

Cornerstone preschool teachers have been together for a long time and shared many good times. One thing that they continue to have in common is their passion for the children at Cornerstone. Each teacher strives for the best in their classroom. Their mission is to serve each child and family.

The preschool events get better and better each year. Mrs. Dwyer gives the teachers the theme for special events and programs, and then the teachers take over.  “I know an idea will evolve into a spectacular event. I know each of their gifts and I love working with this group,” says Mrs. Dwyer.
 
Friendships that have stood the test of time
 
After an evening preschool event, such as the Christmas program, the Spring Sing, or the Pre-K Graduation, you will find the preschool staff celebrating at Portillo’s Restaurant.  Whether it’s a monthly book club, a Bible study, or helping each other at a garage sale, the preschool teachers love spending time together. Over the summer, the team comes together to work on the preschool Summer Reading Program each year. This team knows they can call or text one another with a prayer request that comes up. It’s a wonderful thing to have these Christian ladies serve together at Cornerstone Christian Academy! Looking forward to another 100 years!
 
For our full preschool summer 2016 newsletter, click here.

 

 

CCA Featured Teacher Miss Jyllann Torres

Posted on: April 10th, 2016 by Admin

Miss Jyllann Torres is Cornerstone Christian Academy’s featured teacher!

Cornerstone is thankful that Miss Torres joined our preschool staff this year as Mrs. Cantrell’s teacher’s aide. Miss Torres is musically gifted and she puts those talents to good use as our preschool music teacher, and as the co-director of our spring musical, The Wizard of Oz!

Torres 1Torres 2Torres 3

Miss Torres graduated from Cornerstone in 2013, and she says that it is a privilege for her to be back working at CCA now. “I love the Christian atmosphere and being a part of the close-knit Cornerstone family and [also] being able to influence little lives for Jesus.”

It’s not a surprise that in her free time Miss Torres loves to either be in the audience at a theatre or perform on stage, as she is a fantastic singer and actress! Miss Torres also enjoys going bowling.

Miss Torres says that her favorite Bible verse is Jeremiah 29:11, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’” declares the LORD, “‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’” She says that this verse reminds her to trust God because only He knows our full potential and our future.

Thank you Miss Torres for your loving dedication and hard work with our preschool students and as you teach our students the joys of singing and performing!

IMG_4576

CCA Featured Teacher Miss Rachel Jobe

Posted on: February 9th, 2016 by Cornerstone

Miss Rachel Jobe is new to teaching sixth grade at Cornerstone, but she is not new to the school by any means. As a former student of Cornerstone from preschool through high school, Miss Jobe was significantly influenced by the faculty’s deep love for the Lord and their willingness to openly share their faith.

Jobe 3

Miss Rachel Jobe is new to teaching sixth grade at Cornerstone, but she is not new to the school by any means. As a former student of Cornerstone from preschool through high school, Miss Jobe was significantly influenced by the faculty’s deep love for the Lord and their willingness to openly share their faith.

Miss Jobe says that God is teaching her that even though she doesn’t have all the answers, He does. She says, “I can rest assured that God will guide me with a plan more perfect than I could ever make my own.” She also says that she enjoys the reminders of God’s enduring promises and love that come up in the conversations she has with her students during Bible class,

Miss Jobe has a passion for horses and riding. She says, “one of the many things I love to do during the summer is to work at Honey Rock—a Christian camp in northern Wisconsin. As a horsemanship instructor, I get to help my students learn more about God through horses. It’s a beautiful experience when a horse and rider learn to work as a team!”

Miss Jobe’s favorite thing that has happened at Cornerstone this year has been getting to know her students more on the adventure they had on their field trip to Russel Woods in Genoa.

Check out this wonderful video that Miss Rachel Jobe created that shows “Life in Sixth Grade.”

355 North Cross Street, Sycamore, IL 60178-1231 | Ph: 815.895.8522 | Fax: 815.895.8717