Executive Team

Kim Olson

Executive Director

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 President of the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning and Professional Development Chair for the National Commission on Adult Basic Education.  She is a certified teacher and is also a Certified Manager in Program Improvement.  Kim also coordinates the professional development of adult education instructors for the state of South Dakota and most recently she has taken on the responsibility of coordinating the development and implementation of South Dakota’s distance learning program for adult basic education.

 

Becki Lemke

Education Coordinator

Becki Lemke has been the Education Coordinator for Cornerstones since 1999. She is a nationally certified trainer, a certified teacher, and a member of South Dakota’s professional development team. Becki serves as Past President of the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning and 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.

 

Brenda Blumenberg

Business & Industry Coordinator

Brenda Blumenberg has been an Adult Education Instructor at Cornerstones Career Learning Center for 3 years.  In August, she added the role of Business and Industry Coordinator. She is a member of the South Dakota Association for Lifelong Learning and Professional Development. and COABE. She holds Bachelors’s degrees from Dakota Wesleyan University in Business Administration and Economics with a minor in Psychology.   She enjoys teaching English as a second language and making sure that her students are active in the community.

 

Huron team Members

Carla Newbauer

Employment Specialist/Job Developer

   

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Bookkeeper

   

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Adult Education Instructor

   

Karen Hofer

Adult Education Instructor

   

Susan Coughlin-Schmidt

Adult Education Instructor

   

Duane Laufmann

Adult Education Instructor

   

Andrew Cina

Distance Education /Adult Education Instructor

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

Aberdeen Team Members

Jennifer Wagemann

Program Coordinator

 

Comfort Hauck

Adult Education Instructor

 

 

Becky Backous

Adult Education Instructor

 

Kim Thorsen

Staff Assistant

 

Mitchell Team Members

Karen Tollefson

Adult Education Instructor

 

Brenda Blumenberg 

Adult Education Instructor

 

Vermillion Team Member

Royce Miller

Adult Education Instructor

 

 

Yankton Team Members

Nakita Maddox

Program Coordinator

 

Debi Skokan

Adult Education Instructor

 

Starlyn Williams

Adult Education Instructor