Faculty and Staff

Ms. Donna Stables

Head of School

Ms. Donna Stables, a native to Jacksonville, Florida, leads the Administrative Team of Cornerstone Christian School and has done so since June of 2009. She joined the Cornerstone faculty as a founding member in June of 2002, serving as the Director of the School. During this period, Ms. Stables also enjoyed time as a middle and high school English teacher. Prior to joining Cornerstone Christian School, Ms. Stables served as School Director of Curriculum Studies and a reading specialist during her 10-year career.

Mrs. Sabra Selling

Lower and Upper School Principal

Degree: Master's in Educational Leadership

Mrs. Sabra Selling has been an employee at Cornerstone for over 10 years.  She began as the Preschool Director/Preschool 4 teacher and quickly moved into Elementary, making it a point to "move" with her students through 2nd grade. Along with 30 years in education, she has a Bachelor's Degree in Education and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership.  ​She currently serves as the Vice Principal at Cornerstone.  Her experience ranges from Special Needs preschoolers to the elderly.  She served as a Behaviorist for the State of Florida/Developmental Services for 8 years, serving special needs students both in a day program and at home.  Her experience is vast and her only goal is to see students reach their greatest potential by ensuring that support is given where needed.  ​

Mr. Donald Corley III

Director of School Operations / Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Donald Corley, a native of Jacksonville, FL, has been part of the Cornerstone Family even as a student while attending Cornerstone. Mr. Corley graduated from Cornerstone with the Class of 2009. Mr. Corley use to stay after school, and attend during the Summer months, so that he could learn more of the Business side of how Cornerstone runs. 

After graduating, Mr. Corley continued to be intrigued with the Business Operations, and decided to accept a job in the Front Office. It did not last long before Mr. Corley moved up into a Business Office position. Now, 10 years later, Mr. Corley is still working in the Business Office as the C.F.O of Cornerstone. 

Mr. Corley and his wife love to spend their free time going to Disney World and an occasional cruise. 

Mr. Eric Wagner

Director of School Development

Degree: Associates in Arts in Nursing 

 

Mr. Eric Wagner, a native of Jacksonville, Florida, has been an integral part of the Cornerstone Family for a long time. Mr. Wagner at one point was cleaning rooms daily after school, to keeping up with the landscaping as needed. Now he works as an Administrator and Human Resources in the Business Office. 

Mr. Wagner took time away from Cornerstone for a few years to be the Caregiver for his mother, who had ALS. He dedicated all of his time to make sure his mother got the best care possible. When she passed in March 2016, after a 10+ year battle with ALS, Mr. Wagner returned to Cornerstone to continue his role as part of the Cornerstone family. 

Mr. Wagner loves to go to Sporting Events such as, Football Games, Basketball Games and Baseball Games. He also enjoys spending time with his family and friends on his days off. 

 

His favorite Bible verse is Phil. 4:13, "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

Mr. Joshua Myers

Dean of Students

Mr. Joshua Myers is the Dean of Students here at Cornerstone Christian School and is also known for wearing many different hats, such as construction, cleaning, electrician, plumbing, yard maintenance, and even the occasional breaking into parent’s cars when they lock their keys inside. He will do anything and everything he can for Cornerstone and continues to faithfully serve the school since his time of attending and then graduating from Cornerstone back in 2004/2005. After graduation, he worked for the school doing many different projects while attending college to earn a degree for teaching. Mr. Myers then moved up to become the Campus Supervisor, which he continues to do today.

 

He enjoys serving all of the families of Cornerstone and felt that was the best way he could be in contact with all students. He strongly believes in Proverbs 13:24, “He who spares the rod hates his son, but he who loves him is careful to discipline him.” The Lord uses discipline to reveal our sin to us. This is also how parents reveal the truth of our need for a Savior to their children. When a child does not feel the consequence of his sin, he will not understand that sin requires punishment. The Lord provides a way to salvation and forgiveness through Jesus, but that means little to those who do not see their sin. Correction shows us that we are not above reproach and that we are accountable for our actions.

Mrs. Erin Becote

School Administrator

Degree: Master's in Education

Mrs. Becote is an Idaho native, graduated from Simpson University in Redding, Ca., and attended University of Phoenix for her Master's in Education. She is also a wife and mother of 2 girls. Outside of work, Mrs. Becote enjoys spending time with her family, reading, music, and being outdoors. She is devoted to the success of those she around her and is happy to be part of the Cornerstone Team. 

Ms. Ashlee Ellen

Senior Administrative Specialist

Degree: Bachelor's in Exercise Science

Ms. Ashlee Ellen, a native to Jacksonville, FL, joined the Cornerstone Christian School Team in August of 2015. Ms. Ellen attended Coker College where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Exercise Science in 2015. Outside of teaching, Ms. Ellen enjoys walking her dog, Tyson, exercising and going to the pool. Ms. Ellen re-connected with her church, Celebration, when she returned to Jacksonville in May of 2015 from college. Ms. Ellen enjoys helping our students and she takes great pride in all of their accomplishments.

Ms. Katelyn Williams

Director of First Impressions

Ms. Katelyn Williams, a Florida resident, works at Cornerstone School as an Executive Secretary. She has been employed with the School since 2012. In her spare time, she likes to be with friends and family members. Katelyn is a member of North Jacksonville Baptist Church and attends regularly. 

Ms. Amy Dutcher

Front Office Secretary

Amy Dutcher, raised in Clearwater, Florida joined the Cornerstone faculty in June 2019 at the beginning of Summer Camp. I started my interest in working with children when I was in high school and my grandmother ran a foster home. I have always had a heart for helping people young and old which led me to working with Cancer and physical therapy patients, and ultimately back to education. I was a teachers assistant for 3 years working with Autistic and Asperger children, and then became an administrative assistant working with the same group of kids. I loved watching them grow and mature into amazing adults. 

 

I live in the Bartram Park area and enjoy spending time with my teenage son, who will be a Sophomore this year. I am very excited about my opportunity to be part of the Cornerstone Family and the lives of each student. 

 

My favorite Bible verse is "Be still and know that I am God", Psalm 46:10

Mrs. Kendra Lay

VPK Teacher

Degree: Child Development Associate

Mrs. Kendra Lay, a native of Jacksonville, Florida and mother of four, joined the Cornerstone team in August 2016. Mrs. Lay has been in early education for 12 years and is a VPK Lead Teacher at Cornerstone. In her free time, Mrs. Lay likes to shop, travel, and spend time with her family.

Ms. Rebecca Bennett

Teacher - Pre-School

Degree: Child Development Associate

 

Ms. Rebecca Bennett has over ten years childcare experience. Younger children ages one to three are her favorite to work with. She loves to help a child learn a new skill or reach a new milestone in their intellectual development.  Rebecca is fond of reading, and loves going to theme parks.

Mrs. Alesia Burton

Teacher - Kindergarten

Degree: Bachelor's in Business

Mrs. Alesia Burton is a Georgia native who continuing her first year of teaching at Cornerstone Christian School of Jacksonville.  She previously lived here in the mid-90s, when her husband was stationed at the Naval Station Mayport and NAS-Jax.  They have two children, a son and a daughter, who are experiencing young adulthood. 

 

Mrs. Burton obtained an A.A. & B.A. in Business from AIU- American Intercontinental University, and she is planning to pursue a master’s degree in elementary education.  


Mrs. Burton brings over four years of educational experiences and training from Clarke County School District-Office of Early Learning, which is located in Athens, Georgia.  She also completed a year and a half as a long-term kindergarten substitute teacher with the Duval County School District. 

 

Mrs. Burton feels that one never stops learning, and she will continue to nurture, engage, and encourage students to always strive for excellence.

Mrs. Sherece Campbell

Teacher - 1st Grade

Degree: Associates in Arts

Mrs. Sherece Campbell is a native of Cleveland, Ohio. She moved to Meridian, MS in 1998 where she attended college and met her husband. She has four children, three boys and one girl. She also has one granddaughter and another on the way. She enjoys worshiping Christ, spending time with family, creative activities, home decorating, event planning, and teaching. Sherece has worked with children for many years in many different environments. Sherece uses a balance of love, nurture, and discipline to encourage growth and development in children. Sherece believes that building on a child’s natural gifts and abilities improves self-worth. Sherece finds strength in Psalms 18:2 “The Lord is my rock, and my fortress and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.

Mrs. Murneka Vickers

Teacher - 2nd Grade

Degree: Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

Mrs. Murneka Vickers, born and raised in the city of Jacksonville. At a young age, Mrs. Vickers knew she wanted to be a teacher. In 2012, she obtained her Associates in Arts Degree from Florida Community College of Jacksonville.  She didn’t stop there, in 2015, she received her Bachelor’s Degree from Ashford University in Early Childhood Education. Mrs. Vickers has been working with children for over 10 years. She previously taught at a local Charter School as a 2nd grade teacher. This is Mrs. Vickers first year with the Cornerstone Family, as is currently teaching 2nd grade. She believes that all children can learn in their own way and be successful.

Mrs. Vickers and her husband of 24 years have three children.  She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. In her spare time, she loves going to church, singing in the choir, and going on vacations. Mrs. Vickers is excited to see the path that God has laid out for her this school year.

Mrs. Iyana Gilbert

Teacher - 3rd Grade

Degree: Bachelor's in Elementary Education\​

Mrs. Iyana Gilbert  was born in Michigan and  moved to Jacksonville Florida in 1991 with her family. Mrs. Gilbert graduated from Edward Waters College in 2004 with a degree in Elementary Education. Mrs. Gilbert has been teaching for 4 years. However, this is her first year at Cornerstone Christian, where she is currently teaching 3rd grade.

Before joining Cornerstone she was employed with Duval County Public Schools. Mrs. Gilbert's mission is to guide her students to grow academically, emotionally, socially and spiritually. She believe's this is done through building confidence and having a love to learn. Mrs. Gilbert encourage her students to trust themselves in order to achieve academic growth and success.

Mrs. Anna Robinson

Teacher - 4th Grade

Degree: Bachelor's in Psychology

Mrs. Flanders, a native of Jacksonville, Florida was born to a family of educators who instilled in her the importance of education. At a young age, she knew that she wanted to be a teacher because of her love for learning and helping others. After graduating from High School in 1995, Mrs. Flanders continued her education and obtained an Associate of Science and various certifications in Early Childhood Education. She also obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Christian Counseling. 

 

She owned and operated two childcare centers on the Northside of Jacksonville, Florida for many years. Subsequently, she began a diverse teaching career. She has taught an array of learners, ranging from preschoolers, elementary students and career and technical education students at the high school level. Mrs. Flanders is married and enjoys spending time with her family, reading and cooking when not teaching. “I am grateful to have a job that allows me to do what I love. I am inspired by my students each day.”

Mrs. Cherise Bailey

Teacher - 5th Grade

Degree: Bachelor's of Science in Business

Ms. Cherise Bailey originally from Detroit, Michigan, retired in 2016 in Orange Park, FL after serving in the United States Army. Ms. Bailey has taught in numerous capacities over the years, especially as a mother of six young men. When her time was up after serving her country, she heard the call to teach and became a substitute teacher for Kelly Educational Staffing. With three years of experience substituting for numerous schools in Clay County and finding that teaching young people is where God called her to be, the decision to make teaching a full-time career was easy. So, Ms. Bailey enrolled in the TeacherReady program at the University of West Florida to pursue a Certification of Professional Teaching Degree. Ms. Bailey holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health and is currently working on her Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion.

 

 Ms. Bailey became a part of the Cornerstone facility team on August 22, 2019, and she currently teaches 5th grade. When Ms. Bailey is not teaching at Cornerstone Christian School, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé, their 11 children, and nine grandchildren.

Ms. Allyn Anderson

Teacher - Elementary School

Degree: Bachelor's of Science and Psychology

Ms. Anderson, has recently moved back to Jacksonville, Florida from working in New Zealand to be an Elementary School Teacher at Cornerstone Christian School. She attended the University of North Florida in Jacksonville, Florida and graduated in 2018 with a Bachelors of Science in Psychology and a minor in Elementary Education. When Ms. Anderson is not in the classroom she enjoys traveling whenever she can and spending time in the ocean. Ms. Anderson has traveled to 24 different countries so far during her life. Ms. Anderson really loves working with children and seeing how their minds develop across time. She is so excited to be part of this years Cornerstone staff. 

Mrs. Deborah Dill

Teacher - Elementary School

Degree: Associates of Arts

Ms Dill, a native of Jacksonville Florida, joined the Cornerstone faculty in August of 2018 and is currently teaching 5th grade. She was a Paraprofessional for Aiken County Public Schools, Aiken, SC. Ms. Dill has been trained in Applied Behavior Therapy and Crisis Intervention for K-5. She also has Certificates in Vet. Tech, Nail Tech and Phlebotomy. Attended FCCJ in Jacksonville Florida and Aiken Tech College in Aiken SC.

 

Ms.Dill has two children and two grand children that also live in Jacksonville and lives with her fiance in the Arlington Area. Ms. Dill is an avid dog lover, she has nine dogs and shows them in professional dog registries, a Judge for the Continental Bully Registry, travels to other states all over the United States showing and judging dog shows in her free time. She recently moved back to Jacksonville from Graniteville SC where she lived for the last 24 years. Ms. Dill believes that if she can make a difference in one child's life that's a blessing. Proverbs 22:6 Train a child up in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.

Ms. Veronica Capers

Teacher - Middle School History

Degree: Bachelor's of Science

Ms. Veronica Capers has been a teacher at Cornerstone Christian School since 2015. Ms. Capers taught both Elementary and Middle School classes here at Cornerstone. Ms. Capers' Mission statement is as follows - As a teacher I will create an educational partnership with the parent and student that will foster courage, determination, and passion for knowledge. Ms. Capers is excited for the new year and ready to teach her students to prepare for the future.

Ms. Margaret Christian

Teacher - Middle School Math

Degree: Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education

Ms. Margaret Christian, a native of Philadelphia and transplant from Fairbanks, Alaska, joined the Cornerstone faculty in August of 2005. She taught lower school grades at our South campus until 2009. In September 2013 she returned to teach at our North campus and currently teaches a combined sixth and seventh grade class, as well as fifth grade math. Ms. Christian attended Penn State and University of Alaska for Early Childhood Education. As an Early Childhood educator she has worked positions ranging from infant provider to school age supervisor and summer recreation coordinator. Prior to joining Cornerstone School, Ms. Christian served as a 4th grade teacher at Fairhill Christian School. Ms. Christian worships at Tabernacle of Joy, where she teaches Sunday school and sings on the Praise team. When she is not teaching she enjoys reading, playing board games and spending time with her family. Ms. Christian sees teaching as more than a job, it is her ministry. She takes great pride in the accomplishments of her students and has dedicated her life to educating and serving children with the resources that God has given her to steward.

Ms. Milyscent Odom

Teacher - Middle School Science

Degree: Bachelor's in Religious Education

Ms. Milyscent Odom is a mother of three. Ms. Odom was born in St. Simmons Island Georgia. She was
raised in a military family and traveled to various places. She attended Brunswick College. Ms. Odom
then worked at Gateway Mental Health until she moved to Jacksonville in 2002. Ms. Odom has been
teaching for over 10 years. Ms. Odom and her children has been teaching at Cornerstone for the past 4
years and currently teaching health and resources.


Ms. Odom attended Jacksonville Baptist Theological Seminary where she received her B.A. degree in
Religious Education. Ms. Odom does volunteer work, teaches sign language, mentor, tutors, and
active in her church. Milyscent Odom attends Circle of Love Birthing Destiny Ministries where she is a
minister, the executive administrator, Executive assistant, Sunday school teacher, prayer leader, and
teaches dance. Ms. Odom is also a part of International house of prayer where she is training to become
a missionary.

Mr. Joel Robinson

Teacher - Middle School Bible

Degree: Master's in Divinity Degree

Mr. Joel Robinson, a native of Jacksonville, Florida joined the Cornerstone faculty in 2017, and currently teaches middle school Bible. He has a Master of Divinity Degree.
 

Mr. Robinson is a licensed and ordained Minister, and has many years of experience teaching Biblical Studies. When he is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with his family, reading, and writing music.
 

Mr. Robinson believes that teaching is a critical aspect of his career. He is privilege to be part of students’ learning processes and contribute to their intellectual growth.

Mrs. Pauline White

Teacher - Middle School English

Degree: Associates in Education

Mrs. Pauline White, a native to New York City and has lived in Jacksonville over 20 years, joined the Cornerstone faculty, in August of 2019 and currently teaches Middle School English at Cornerstone’s South side Campus. Mrs. Pauline White attended Logos University and received her Associates in Education in 2006. Prior to joining Cornerstone Schools, Mrs. White served as a High School Spanish teacher as well as Middle school English at Seacoast Christian School. 

 

Mrs. White and her husband Dan, live on the South side of Jacksonville with their 3 children . When Mrs. White is not teaching, she enjoys spending time with her family, watching her children playing sports, movies and working with her church Total Life Church. Mrs. White has dedicated her life to educating and serving children with resources that God has given her to steward. She takes great pride in the accomplishments of her students.

Ms. Emily Burtt

Teacher - High School Math

Degree: Bachelor's in Mathematics

Ms. Emily Burtt, recently moved down to the Jacksonville area and joined the Cornerstone family in August 2019. She currently teaches high school math at Cornerstone. Ms. Burtt graduated from Emmanuel College with a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics.

 

Before Cornerstone, Ms. Burtt worked at Emmanuel College’s Academic Resource Center where she instructed various math courses. Ms. Burtt currently lives with her dog, Izzy. She is getting married this fall to her Fiancé, Andrew, a native to Jacksonville, Florida.

 

When Ms. Burtt is not at school, she enjoys playing with her dog and going swimming. Ms. Burt wants to fill her students’ hearts with a love for math and Christ. She is excited to see what adventures the new school year holds.

Mrs. Wendy Cruz

Teacher - High School Science

Degree: Associates in Medical Administration

Mrs. Cruz, a native of Dominica Republic, joined the Cornerstone faculty in August of 2013, and currently teaches middle and high school at the Cornerstone Christian School. Ms. Cruz attended Florida State College at Jacksonville and received her DCF 40 hours in childcare in 2006. Ms. Cruz attended Virginia's College at Jacksonville and received her Associates in Medical Administration and Medical Assistant in 2010 and 2011.

 

Ms. Cruz lives on the south side of Jacksonville with her two daughters, Cindy and Diana, and her son Christopher. When Ms. Cruz is not teaching, she enjoys cleaning and cooking. Ms. Cruz dedicates some of her free time helping out her friends.

Ms. Beverly DeHoniesto

Teacher - High School English

Degree: Bachelor's in Education and Political Science

Ms. Beverly DeHoniesto, a native of Pittsburgh, PA graduated from Antioch College, The Center for the Study of Basic Human Problems, (campus in Washington D.C.) with a degree in Education and Political Science.


Living in Washington D.C., for over 17 years, she worked in political organizing working on presidential campaigns, Human Rights projects, nationally and internationally and many other political organizing enterprises, including working with the Washington Office on Africa, Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm’s National Organization for Women and with Stevie Wonder’s efforts to make Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday a National Holiday, all of which she considers involved educating people. Relocating to Florida, Ms. DeHoniesto worked at FSCJ tutoring students with disabilities and with DCPS with students with Asperger’s and Autism. After subbing in the public schools, she joined the staff of A. Philip Randolph Academy for technologies for three years where she set District records in reading growth for her students. She has now joined the staff at Cornerstone Christian School. As always, she has only two standards: Academic growth and Excellence.

Mr. Jerome Robinson

Teacher - High School Bible

Degree: Master's in Divinity

Pastor Jerome Robinson, a native of Jacksonville, Fl most of his life,  joined the Cornerstone Christian
School staff as the High School Bible teacher since the Fall of the 2018-2019 school year. He has been teaching Jacksonville youth for five years. Pastor Robinson was teaching middle school math in the Duval County Public School system. He has a Bachelor's in Business Administration from Florida Memorial University. Pastor Robinson has also studied at Interdenominational Theological Seminary in Atlanta, Ga for his Master's in Divinity with a concentration on Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Pastor Robinson is married and has five children. Pastor believes that once the mind has been introduce to an idea it never returns to it's original form.

Mr. Daniel White Jr.

Teacher - High School History

Degree: Bachelor's in Biblical Theology 

Mr. Dan White,  a native to Jacksonville Florida, joined the Cornerstone faculty, in July of 2019 and currently teaches High School History, Speech and H.O.P.E. at Cornerstone’s Southside Campus. Mr. White attended Logos University and received his bachelor’s degree in Biblical Theology in 2001. Prior to joining Cornerstone Schools, Mr. White served as a Middle School and High School Bible, P.E., Finance, World Culture and Athletic Director at Seacoast Christian Academy. 

 

Mr. White and his wife Paula, live on the Southside east of Jacksonville with their 3 children. When Mr. White is not teaching, he enjoys spending time with family, athletics, movies and working with his church, Total L.I.F.E. Church. Mr. White has dedicated his life to educating and serving children with resources that God has given him to steward. 

Ms. Frances Green

Teacher - 2nd Grade

Degree: Bachelor's in Early Childhood Education 

Ms. Frances Green has been teaching in the education field for over 30 years. She is a graduate from Edward Waters College. Mrs. Green has a wonderful daughter named Jasmine Green, who she is very proud of her success. Teaching is her passion, and she enjoys working with kids everyday. God is the control of her life and keeps her focused day to day. She is very enthusiastic about teaching and feels it opens great doors of opportunity.

Ms. DaShaundra Smith

Lower School Resource Teacher

Ms. Dashaundra Smith, a native to Jacksonville, FL, joined the Cornerstone Christian School Team in
February 2017. After working a wonderful year of Summer Camp as a Camp Counselor, Ms. Smith decided to pursue the career of working with kids. She currently serves as an Elementary Resource Teacher and is attending Florida State College Of Jacksonville for her Associates in Science for Early Childhood Education.

 

In her spare time, she likes to play Softball and Volleyball. Ms. Smith is very excited for the new year and ready to teach her students and create a fun learning environment.

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