Executive Team

Kim Olson has been the Executive Director of Cornerstones since 1994.  Previous to that, she spent time as an Instructor and Education Coordinator of the organization.  Kim is the Past President of the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning.  She is a certified teacher and also a Certified Manager in Program Improvement.  Kim coordinates the professional development of adult education instructors for the state of South Dakota and she coordinates South Dakota’s distance learning program for adult basic education.

Becki Lemke has been the Education Coordinator for Cornerstones since 1999. She is a nationally certified trainer and a member of South Dakota’s professional development team. Becki has been a member of the STAR National Project Team since 2007. She developed South Dakota’s Adult Education Instructor Development Program and is the author of numerous local, regional, and national training programs. Becki is a Certified Manager in Program Improvement and serves as the data management specialist for Cornerstones.

Huron team Members

Aberdeen Team Members


Mitchell Team Members

Vermillion Team Member



Yankton Team Members