Mrs. Gail Marten, Principal
Mrs. Marten comes to us from the Oral Roberts University eAcademy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she served as the Head Administrator for their online school for 3rd-12th grade. She has a BS in both Business Administration and in Business Education and an MA in Christian School Administration, all earned at Oral Roberts University. She has been in education since 1986, serving as either a secondary teacher or as an administrator. She and her husband, Gary, have three daughters and two sons-in-law. Gary and Gail have been in ministry for many years. They served as pastors for several churches in Illinois, helped pioneer a Christian school there, and traveled as music ministers and marriage seminar teachers as well. Gail works for CCS remotely from her home in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Mrs. Trudy Brock, Assistant to the Online Principal, Bible and Music Teacher
Mrs. Brock studied Fine Arts and Elementary Education at The University of Oklahoma. She later earned a bachelor’s degree at East Texas State University in Elementary Education. She taught grades 3, 5, and 6 in Texas, and then moved to Oklahoma in 2002 with her husband and three children. She resumed her teaching career at Victory Christian School in Tulsa where she taught high school and elementary, and eventually served as the librarian. Mrs. Brock began teaching online in 2007 and has been blessed in becoming acquainted with students all over the world. Mrs. Brock is certified in both Oklahoma and Texas and holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Science. She loves Jesus with all her heart. She works remotely from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Ms. Tara Johnson, Math 9 – 12
Mrs. Johnson graduated here in San Antonio and attended UTSA where she received a B.A. in the Science of Mathematics. She has been with CCS Online since 2009. She has two kids in college and one in high school. Mrs. Johnson has a passion for working with teens. She has volunteered with the refugees here in San Antonio for four years and loves teaching all levels of mathematics. Her passion is to help students learn math while strengthening their personal relationship with Christ.
Mrs. Rachel Keeney, History 9-12
Mrs. Keeney is from the Tulsa, Oklahoma, area and has been teaching in Christian schools since 1997. She has experience teaching elementary school, middle school, and high school both online and in a physical classroom. She is an Oklahoma certified teacher with a bachelor’s degree in education from Oklahoma Baptist University, and a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Oral Roberts University. She has served on school accreditation teams, been a curriculum director, and helped to start a Christian school. Mrs. Keeney has been blessed to serve doing teacher training in several countries throughout Latin America. She currently co-teaches an academic enrichment program, a third grade Sunday School class, and coaches track and field. Mrs. Keeney and her husband Jeff have three young children. Mrs. Keeney enjoys learning about history, traveling, and running.
Mrs. Bethany McWhorter, Math 7th - 10th Overflow
Bethany McWhorter is a graduate from Northeastern State University with a bachelor’s degree in Math Education. Before finishing her degree, she also attended Rhema Bible Training Center in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, where she received a certificate of completion in Evangelism Ministry. In her free time, Bethany enjoys cooking, playing sports and spending time with her family. She has taught elementary, junior high, and high school for many years in Tulsa, OK. She currently lives in Tulsa with her husband and four wonderful children.
Mrs. Susan Navarro, Spanish and Elementary 3-6
Susan Navarro earned her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education from the University of Texas-Austin and her Masters in Spanish from the University of Nevada-Reno. For 15 years she taught in the elementary, middle and university levels before homeschooling for 12 years. She also has experience in teaching English as a Second Language. She enjoys spending time with her family, gardening and watching soccer.
Mrs. Janet Spear, English 7- 12, Speech Communications
Before joining the Cornerstone Online team in 2012, Mrs. Spear taught English at Victory Christian School in Tulsa, OK, for 13 years followed by teaching online for the Oral Roberts University eAcademy since 2007. She was the high school department chairperson at Victory for 12 years and was the National Honor Society sponsor for eight years. Mrs. Spear is experienced in English curriculum, having implemented an English pre-AP program and AP program. Mrs. Spear earned her bachelor’s degree from ORU and is an Oklahoma certificated teacher, qualified to teach Grammar and Composition, American and British Literature, and World Literature in grades seven through twelve.
Mr. Jeremy Sutterfield, All Science 7-12 plus High School Physical Fitness
Jeremy Sutterfield graduated from Texas A&M University with a degree in Meteorology in 2001. He has taught science and math in public and private schools since 2003. He enjoys many facets of academia and has taught Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Calculus, Algebra II, Bible Courses, and Engineering over his time in education. In addition to teaching, Mr. Sutterfield spends time coaching basketball and serving in his church. His wife Candice supports him in his wood-working hobbies, and they love to travel together.
Mrs. Nicole Wells, Technology Courses 9-12, History 7-8, and Elementary 3-6 Overflow
Mrs. Wells earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration at Oklahoma State University. For ten years she and her husband owned and operated a historic theater and a drive-in theater in Duncan, Oklahoma. They sold the family business and moved to Tulsa, Oklahoma, where Nicole obtained her Master of Arts Degree in Education at Oral Roberts University. She has taught 7th and 8th grade Language Arts since 2008 at Victory Christian School and has served as the unit leader for the middle school English department for many years. Her hobbies include reading, traveling, and spending time with her two active sons.
Mrs. Karie Williams, Health (all levels), Elementary 3-8
Mrs. Williams was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Her father was in the military, and so she enjoyed moving around and going to new places. She graduated from the University of Texas in San Antonio and taught 7th and 8th grade math at Cornerstone Christian School. After having a son, she started working with CCS Online in 2005. Aside from working part time at Christians United For Israel, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends.
Mrs. Carol Worley, English 7-12 Overflow
Mrs. Carol Worley received a BA in English from Regent University as an online student and is pursuing a Masters in Education-Reading from Northeastern State University. Prior to coming to CCS, she was a Title I instructional assistant for kindergarten reading intervention for the past three years. She has been involved in the publications field as a copy editor, ghost writer, and proofreader for Christian authors over the past 15 years. She has taught middle school and high school Missionettes for Girls at church over the past six years, and her family’s weekend ministry is with Tribe of Judah Motorcycle Ministry, where her husband is the president of the Tulsa chapter. They have two children – a son and daughter – and make their home in Jenks, Oklahoma.