In God’s Time
Sandra Yager is the Superintendent of Cornerstone Christian Academy for Learning and Leadership in Clark County, Washington. Cornerstone Christian Academy includes the Vancouver campus for students from 1-year-old to fourth grade and the Battle Ground campus serves students from kindergarten to ninth grade. Each year, the curriculum at the newly opened Battle Ground campus will be expanded by one grade level until it becomes a full K to 12 Academic Program.
Sandra became Cornerstone’s Superintendent in 2019. Born in Argentina, after studying there to become a professor of mathematics, Sandra married a Vancouver, Washington native. Making Vancouver their hometown, Sandra worked first in banking and later as a math teacher before becoming a school principal.
Raised in the church, Sandra was always a believer. “As a child, Jesus was my invisible friend,” said Sandra. “As a teen, I prayed to regain that closeness and ‘always with me’ relationship.
My husband’s family, all strong believers, became the answer to my prayers. Through them, I grew closer to God and moved from a religion to a relationship.
God called me to serve in public schools for twenty-five years. Each year I struggled more with the things the State of Washington was expecting me to do. What was expected of me became harder and harder to honor, and I saw indoctrination coming.”
When you talk with Sandra, you know immediately that the role of educator and administrator is her passion and calling. While she recognizes the importance of believers stepping up to public schools as a mission field, she was grateful when God, in his timing, provided her an opportunity to become superintendent at a Christian academy.