Meet the Cornerstone Team
Our outstanding team is made up of 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 middle and high school, as well as preschool from ages 5 down to 18 months, she took on administration years ago and has served Cornerstone as Director since 2016. She has three daughters, all Cornerstone 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 PDO/Toddlers 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 daughters, three cats, and two dogs.
Lia Berghahn has been working with children for over 19 years. She worked with autistic kiddos for ten years with Denton ISD, and now serves CCP as our 2s3s Teacher. She lives in Denton with her husband, has an 11th-grade daughter, Lucy, and a 6th-grade son, Adam, and their four kitties, Bitty, Cookie, Letti, and Gus.
Kaitlyn Chapman is currently a senior at Texas Woman’s University, majoring in Theatre Education. She has always known she wanted to work with children and intends to earn an Early Childhood Education certification as well.
Ms. Kaitlyn currently lives in Denton with her parents, younger brother, and their puppy. She loves that her journey into education began here at Cornerstone, first as the teacher assistant and now as the toddler teacher. She's so excited to see what fun this year brings!
Sara Strube joins us this year as our Teachers’ Assistant. After working for several years in the medical and health industries, she is thrilled to be a part of the team here at CCP. She joined as a parent last year and is currently mom to Violet in Pre-K and Elliot in 2s3s.
Ms. Sara has a passion for nurturing young minds and is dedicated to creating a fun and safe learning environment for our little ones. She loves watching children discover the world around them and helping them grow socially.