Shelly Cockerham

Mrs. Cockerham was born in Wilmington, Ohio, lived in Florida for 15 years, then moved back to Ohio. She married her husband Mark and they have three children together, as well as being foster parents. In her spare time she likes to read, shop, go camping, and spend time with her family. 

Mrs. Cockerham has her Bachelor's Degree in Social Science with an education concentration. She has worked with children since 1990 and became an educator in 2007. She loves being around children and watching them grow! 


 Kelly Magill 

 Candice Bennington 

Ms. Bennington graduated Summa Cum Laude with her Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northern Kentucky University in Highland Heights, KY. Her degree is in Language Arts (grades 4-9) and Special Education (grades K-12). This is her fifth year teaching at Village Christian School. She is a member of the Summit Church of Christ and is very involved with the audio/visual department there. Ms. Bennington loves to read and plans to instill the love of reading in each and every one of her students. She is excited to begin another school year! 

 Lisa Clifton

Mrs. Clifton holds a B.S. in Special Educaton and serves as Transition Coordinator and Intervention Specialist. She has taught in grades Kindergarten through 12th grade in the public, private, and home school setting. This is her 9th year at VCS. Mrs. Clifton values each of her students and seeks to motivate them to reach their full potential. 
Mrs. Myers received her Bachelor of Science in Education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio in 2009. She has been teaching Social Studies at Village Christian School since May 2013. Her favorite subject to study and teach is American History, particularly Abraham Lincoln & the American Civil War. She and her husband, Chuck, reside in Amelia, OH with their children Chuck and Kati, and Lincoln, dog Teddy, and cat Sophie.

 Anna Foreman

Mrs. Foreman graduated from Wilmington College in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in Middle Childhood Education. She is certified in both Math and Language Arts for grades 4-9. In the summer of 2014 she received her Middle Childhood Generalist Endorsement and is also certified in Social Studies and Science grades 4-6. Mrs. Foreman has been teaching at VCS since August of 2012.  
    Hello, and welcome to the Village Christian School (VCS) webpage! 

My name is Kelly Magill and I am the building principal. This is my third year as an administrator at VCS. 

    VCS shares a campus with Midwestern Children's Home on 167 acres. We serve students in the 5th-12th grade with a charter that allows 1st-12th. Village Christian is a Therapeutic Education Service Center (TESC), that serves students with academic, behavioral, and emotional needs. Our therapeutic educational setting enables us to provide differentiation for each student. VCS-TESC participates in annual state wide testing, as well as, NWEA MAP testing. VCS staff use results from MAP tests to accurately tailor lesson plans to meet each student's unique academic needs. VCS-TESC school hours are 8:10-2:30 daily.

    Please take a moment to read the biographies of the staff employed by VCS below.

    If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. 

Best Reagards, 

Kelly Magill  
Exploring academic excellence for every student...
Ms. Maul is from Parkersburg, West Virginia. She graduated summa cum laude from Ohio Valley University with a Bachelor of Science in Math and a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Math Education in December of 2013. Ms. Maul is also a member of the Alpha Chi Honors Society. She is a member of the Northeast Church of Christ and lives in Pleasant Plain, Ohio with  her dog Bane. Ms. Maul has been teaching at VCS since January of 2014 and is the Head of the Math Department. 
Kara Moore

Ms. Moore has been the secondary science teacher at VCS for four years. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology, Biochemistry, and Secondary Science Education from Ohio Valley University. She enjoys traveling, playing, sports and hiking with her dog in her free time. 
Ella Myers
Tiffani Maul
Karin Yakimow

Mrs. Yakimow holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Secondary Education from the Northern Kentucky University. She is passionate about writing currently completing the Master of Arts in Teaching through the Ohio Writing project at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. When she's not teaching, she enjoys watching the Reds and spending time with her family.