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Mrs. Gail Marten
Mrs. Gail Marten, Principal

Mrs. Gail Marten served as an educator since 1986 prior to coming to CCS Online to fill the role of Principal in 2012.  She taught high school business classes, public speaking, and Bible before her first principal role for a Christian school in Illinois in 2001. Serving on the foundational committee for the pioneering of LWCS was one of the most challenging and fulfilling roles of her career. While later teaching at Victory Christian School in Tulsa, Oklahoma, she also served as the Dean of Women for middle school and high school students. Mrs. Marten served on and/or chaired multiple accreditation trips for AdvancEd (Cognia) and ICAA while serving as the online principal for the Oral Roberts University eAcademy from 2006 to 2012. In 2011, she was awarded the ORUEF Administrator of the Year for her work at the ORU eAcademy. During her many years in online administration, Mrs. Marten has had opportunities to speak at national conferences for iNACOL (Aurora Institute), AOP, and ACSI.

Mrs. Marten received her Bachelor of Science with a double major in Business Education and Business Administration at Oral Roberts University and later went on to earn her master’s degree in K12 Christian School Administration from ORU as well. She 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. 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.