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Mrs. Gail Marten
Mrs. Gail Marten, Principal

Mrs. Marten comes to CCS Online from the Oral Roberts University eAcademy in Tulsa, Oklahoma, where she served as the Head Administrator for the 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, two sons-in-law, and one granddaughter. Gary and Gail served 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.

Mr. Brian Carrico
Mr. Brian Carrico, Assistant to the Online Principal

As Assistant to the Online Principal, Brian Carrico coordinates the application and enrollment processes for 3-12thgrade. Previous to his current role, Mr. Carrico spent several years of his life in the software development world. He has been a software developer, IT Project Manager and has worked at UTSA in administration and as a contract teacher. He also helped to develop online tests at Harcourt Educational Measurement. He has traveled extensively during his lifetime. He spent 10 years in the USAF working in nuclear science. He and his wife, Peggy, have three children - Lori, Jonathan and Aaron. Both his sons were home-schooled through high school. Mr. Carrico has served in the ministry twice as a music minister and has earned a bachelor's degree in Divinity. Brian and his family attend Cornerstone Church and live here in San Antonio. Brian is committed to helping families in the online admissions process to embrace a strong Christ-centered education.

Mrs. Trudy Brock
Mrs. Trudy Brock, 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 with her husband and three children. She taught at Victory Christian School in Tulsa for fourteen years and now teaches at Regent Preparatory School of Oklahoma.  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.

Ms. Tara Johnson
Ms. Tara Johnson, Math 9 – 12

Mrs. Johnson lives in San Antonio, TX, and attended UTSA where she received a B.A. in the Science of Mathematics. One of her colleagues awarded her the "Most Fascinating Woman of the Year.” Mrs. Johnson has been with CCS Online since 2009 and has taught in the public and private sector for over ten years. She has two children in college, one who is playing college football, and her youngest just graduated high school. Mrs. Johnson has a passion for working with teens and 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 relationships with Christ.

Mrs. Rachel Keeney
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 teaches high school history part time at a local Christian school in Tulsa, Oklahoma.  Mrs. Keeney and her husband Jeff have three young children. Mrs. Keeney enjoys learning about history, traveling, and running.

Mrs. Bethany McWhorter
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
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 earned her Master’s in Spanish from the University of Nevada-Reno. For 15 years, she taught in the elementary, middle, and university levels before teaching 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
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
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
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
Mrs. Karie Williams, Health (all levels), Elementary 3-8

Mrs. Williams was born in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Her father was in the military, 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
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 Master’s 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.