Faculty Spotlight: Beth Floyd

Faculty Spotlight: Beth Floyd

The path to teaching Second Grade at CCA was not a direct route for Beth Floyd.  Growing up in Kentucky, with a strong family, she can look back now and say that something in her always wanted to teach.

Faculty Spotlight: Cathleen Kellerman

Faculty Spotlight: Cathleen Kellerman

Best Job Ever. That’s how Cornerstone Christian Academy music teacher, Cathleen Kellerman, describes her job. For six years she’s found some solid evidence to back it up.

First, she has infinite creative possibilities. It starts with a wide range of students. Mrs. Kellerman teachers music to preschool through 12th grade. Then she mixes in a variety of instruments. She’s been known to incorporate ukulele, recorders and percussion of all types into songs. Additionally, Cathleen created and conducts the pep band. She’s fashioned a band that plays energetic, fun music making game days feel even more special.

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Cathleen also enjoys an atmosphere of growth at Cornerstone. Here she’s found an administration supportive of new ideas. Over the years those ideas have included the addition of an elementary band and pep band. Cathleen was integral in the creation of Arts Night, an evening showcasing student music, drama and art held each spring.

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At Cornerstone Christian Academy Cathleen has also found a place to make an investment as a family. Mrs. Kellerman has two children at at CCA,  Ariana in 7th grade and Evan in 4th grade. While Cathleen is pouring into her music students, other teachers and staff are building into the lives of her children.

Music is more than just a subject to teach, Mrs. Kellerman has built the music program on a foundation of worship. She’s fully aware of the special benefits of teaching music at a Christian school. Cathleen helps students notice God and demonstrates how having a relationship with Jesus Christ positions us to live joyfully and completely.

Mrs. Kellerman see performances as a chance to say something important, something that matters. For example, the elementary Christmas performance focused on three gifts: The gift of the present, the gift of the process and the gift of people. Cathleen doesn’t want her students to perform out of a place that’s self focused, but to perform out of a gifting. She believes when students perform out of their giftings they can forget themselves and give the gift as an offering to God.

The last reason Cathleen Kellerman sees teaching music at CCA as the best job ever is she gets to laugh everyday.  

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Faculty Spotlight: Peter Fetterly

Faculty Spotlight: Peter Fetterly

If you’ve ever wandered into Mr. Fetterly’s classroom in the high school wing of our building you’ve discovered that he’s a man of quotes.  World leaders, thinkers and famous poets words end up on the whiteboard behind Mr. Fetterly’s desk.

DID YOU KNOW...Fun Facts About Our New Gym

DID YOU KNOW...Fun Facts About Our New Gym

With great anticipation and joy we broke ground this summer on our $4 million Cornerstone Christian Academy facility improvement. While the addition of the gym is the most significant, there are lots of additions about which we're excited.

Educating Beyond the Classroom

Educating Beyond the Classroom

This fall our sixth and seventh grade students got to adventure and explore Colorado as they do each September and October.  One of the things that designates Cornerstone Christian Academy is the effort taken to build community and camaraderie within our classes.

Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Moodie

Faculty Spotlight: Nancy Moodie

What makes teaching at CCA unique for Nancy Moodie?  Discipleship.  It is not just teaching the Bible but allowing our students to see God’s story played out in the lives of their teachers and the people around them.

Three Goals Series: Education Philosophy

Three Goals Series: Education Philosophy

When Cornerstone Christian Academy was founded in 1996 the families involved in organizing the school sought to form a school that was truly a partnership between families and educators.

Study Tips From Cornerstone Christian Academy Teachers

Study Tips From Cornerstone Christian Academy Teachers

Back to school is a memory. Students have pumped academic iron for over a month and it’s time for a little coaching. Whether it’s memorizing spelling words and Bible verses or understanding honors courses, mastering study habits can make a big difference in grades.

Three Goals Series: Reaching Our Local Community

Three Goals Series: Reaching Our Local Community

At Cornerstone Christian Academy, we feel giving to others in service is an integral part of education, faith, and learning to love and follow Christ.  We are intentional about offering opportunities for students in all grades to engage and serve our surrounding, local community.  

Jordyn Fields on Cornerstone Volleyball

Jordyn Fields on Cornerstone Volleyball

The volleyball program at Cornerstone has astounded me each year I have been a part of it. My Freshman year I was a new student at CCA, and volleyball was one of the biggest things to which I looked forward.