Grades 5 to 8
Mrs. Kim Cornette
For over twenty years, Kim Cornette has been an educator in Christian schools. Most of her professional experience has been as a junior high teacher with specific concentrations in community-building strategies and brain-compatible teaching methods. Over the years, she has also taught grades 3-4 as well as Science and Social Studies for grades 5-6. Early in her career, she also taught grades 1-8 at Gold Coast Christian School in Coos Bay/North Bend. Throughout her career, Mrs. Cornette has led educational workshops in the areas of community-building and discipline. She has a heart for kids and believes in the unique potential of every child. In her leisure time, Mrs. Cornette enjoys reading and spending time with family.
Grades 2 to 4
Miss Jaryn Hart
Miss Jaryn Hart is a talented recent graduate from Pacific Union College in Angwin, California. She incorporates creative teaching methods to cater to each student's learning style. Something Miss Hart loves to do is empower students to see the greatness God has instilled in each one of them. Miss Hart says, "I am so excited to connect with students and parents and to help the students grow to their fullest potential."
Kindergarten to 1st Grade
Debbie Sexton has her Master’s degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Reading. With many years of teaching experience, Mrs. Sexton believes children should enjoy learning and that each child deserves individualized instruction for their learning level. When Mrs. Sexton is not preparing for busy learners in her classroom, she enjoys her own four children, as well as her pet chickens, cooking, outdoor time, and being with family and friends.
One of Mrs. Sexton’s favorite Bible texts is Romans 8:38-39
“For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39, NASB
She lives in the woods of St. Helens, OR with her son, husband, dog, ducks, and chickens. In her classroom students are taught with loving kindness, patience, and intention. Curriculum is play-based, hands-on, individualized, and facilitates theory building. Teaching, spending time in nature, gardening, creating, designing, arts, crafts, and music are my passions. KIm obtained a B.A. in Psychology, minored in Sociology and Business. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Early Childhood Education – Curriculum and Instruction. Kim is inspired by the educational theories of Maria Montessori and the Reggio Emilia approach. One of her favorite Bible texts is; “Let all that you do be done in love” 1 Corinthians 16:14.
Our music teacher is Debbie Wheeler. Debbie holds a master’s degree in education with a focus on child development and will complete a second master’s degree in professional counseling with a focus on youth and family interaction in December 2017.
Debbie feels that music should be interactive, exciting and enjoyable. With the encouragement of parents, practice empowers students to achieve and progress as well as instill great confidence in performing. Debbie has facilitated a community band program bringing together students from six area schools into one grand group that performs at local events as well as Zoo Lights each year.
Debbie feels that music is a universal language that brings the world together. As 2 Chronicles 5:13 states,
“ It came even to pass, as the trumpeters and singers
Before & After Care
Toni is married to Donald Renner, and is expecting a daughter this summer in addition they have two older boys and a teenage daughter. She grew up in the Portland area and has a dog named Bella. She has found her calling for working with children back in high school, she has always loved kids and started babysitting at the age of 12 and volunteered at her church growing up. She now has over 15 years of experience working with children. Her favorite Bible verse is Hebrews 13:5 “Keep your lives free from the love of money, and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.””
Pastor Larry Gibson
Don Renner has received a Bachelor of Science in Business – Accounting (BSB/ACC) from University of Phoenix. He also owns his own small business in construction were he and a partner assemble storage sheds that he has been doing for over three years. He has also worked in the retail parts industry for many years where he discovered his love for bookkeeping / accounting. He Is married to Toni and they are expecting a daughter in summer of 2017 he has three children from his first marriage two boys that have finished high school and a daughter still in high school. He meet Toni seven years ago and with her encouragement found his way back to the Lord and came back the Adventist Church where he felt his calling to be the treasurer for the school. One of his favorite bible verses is Philippians 4:13 "I can do all this through him who gives me strength."