Dear Church Members and Oak Lawn CDC Families:
On behalf of Oak Lawn’s Staff/Parish Relations Committee, I am pleased to announce the hiring of Cori Berg as Director of our Child Development Center. After several months of prayer, discernment, research, and interviews, we are certain we have found the right person to lead our Center. Cori is the former Director of Christ Lutheran Child Development Center in Dallas. Before becoming a Director, she held teaching positions in early childhood development and elementary school. She is also a dedicated artist and teaches others to develop their artistic skills. Cori has a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre, Art and Philosophy (Valparaiso University), a Master’s Degree in Art and Theology (Union Theological Seminary), and did some doctoral work in Art and Theology (Graduate Theological Union and University of California Berkeley). Cori has a warm, engaging personality and a passion for creativity and we very excited for these and other gifts she brings to our Center.
I am very grateful for the work of so many who helped us through a difficult season. Our teachers and staff dealt with much anxiety about the future while going about their work with professionalism and dedication. Jeanette Watson and Markina Watson picked up extra administrative work during the absence of a Director. Mark Stevenson, a CDC parent, volunteered his time, sending us many resumes, including Cori’s. Our CDC Board faithfully interviewed many applicants, followed up on references, and patiently sought the best candidate for the position. Parents supported this process with positive feedback and encouragement.
Cori will begin her work as Director of Oak Lawn Child Development Center Monday, August 20. She is very excited to be a part of this great ministry, and I know everyone will want to welcome her to Oak Lawn. I ask your prayers for her as she begins this great task, as well as for the school’s teachers and staff, and, of course, its students.