Meet the Cornerstone Director and Teachers
Dedication to excellence starts here. Cornerstone's Staff are outstanding Denton locals who love adventure and have a passion to teach.
Originally from Honolulu, Britton Blackwood lived and taught in multiple cities before settling in Denton. She graduated from Vassar College with a double major in English and German Literature. She holds a Masters in English, with a concentration in Shakespeare, from Georgetown University.
While she loved teaching 12th, 9th, 8th, 7th, and 6th grades, as well as preschool from ages 5 down to 18 months, she took on administration awhile back and now serves Cornerstone as Director.
She has three daughters, one at Cornerstone and two alums.
Cody Johnston has known since high school that working with young children is her passion. She came to CCP with 13 years of experience in Early Childhood care and education. From tutoring at-risk youth, to working in every classroom at her former preschool, to becoming a foster mom, this calling brings her joy and fulfillment. Ms. Cody delighted in teaching our P.D.O. class for two years, and she is now excited to learn and play with our Pre-K students.
Cody married her childhood friend and high school sweetheart, Tyler, in 2009. They live in Denton with their two kids, three cats, and one spoiled corgi.
Lia Berghahn has been working with children for 18 years. She worked with autistic kiddos for several years with Denton ISD, and now serves CCP as our 2s3s Teacher. She lives in Denton with her husband, has a 9th grade daughter, Lucy, and a 4th grade son, Adam, and their four kitties, Bitty, Cookie, Letti, and Gus.
Michelle Richards has been a substitute teaching assistant at CCP since 2016 and was thrilled to take on a more permanent role as TA last year. She has found her calling of working with young children at CCP, and is ecstatic about her first year as PDO lead teacher.
Michelle earned her bachelor's degree from UNT in 2010 and resides in Denton with her husband, two kids, and two dogs, Mikey and Oscar. Her second grader, James, and her kindergartener, Vivian, are both CCP alumni and will always hold a special place in their hearts for where it all began.