Cornerstone Christian Academy teacher, Kathy York, isn’t just anyone. She really is living her dream. Let’s step back a bit to get the full picture.
It’s not everyone who says they’re living the dream and really means it. Cornerstone Christian Academy teacher, Kathy York, isn’t just anyone. She really is living her dream. Let’s step back a bit to get the full picture.
Kathy York grew up the daughter of an Air Force Lt. Colonel. The women in Kathy’s family had great influence over Kathy as she dreamed about her future profession. Kathy’s grandmother was an English professor and worked at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Kathy’s mother is also an English professor. Teaching is in Kathy’s blood. She’s always dreamed of being a teacher.
As a kid, Kathy moved around a lot but landed in Colorado to complete her bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado. She majored in English literature and minored in history. Later she also received her master’s degree from Regis University in secondary education with an emphasis on English literature.
Joining the Community of CCA
Kathy came to Cornerstone Christian Academy first as a parent. Her daughter, London, who is 17 now, started at CCA in 8th grade. Kathy and her husband, Steve, were impressed by the balance in curriculum. They saw students prepared for college and real life while at the same time developing a Biblical worldview.
Four years ago Kathy joined CCA as a teacher. She teaches junior high and high school students history and literature. You can count on Kathy’s classes being exciting, due to her passion. A highlight for her this year is being able to teach science fiction and fantasy literature.
As a teacher, Kathy loves our small school where people don’t fall through the cracks. She feels students are held to a higher standard of behavior and character. She values being able to teach and talk about God simultaneously. Kathy is passionate about every student having a light bulb moment where they love learning.
Kathy is a special teacher at Cornerstone Christian Academy because she can find joy in every situation and laugh at life. And she’s not done dreaming. Next on her list, obtaining her doctorate in English literature.