HOW IT ALL BEGAN
Pastor Dominick and Joyce Avello
Founders and Overseers
Cornerstone Church was founded in 1988 by Pastors Dom and Joyce Avello in South Florida! After earning their teaching degrees at the University of West Florida and teaching in the public school system for many years, they were called into ministry, pastoring Cornerstone Church. being parents of 6 children, their love for children and teaching led them to establish and oversee Cornerstone Christian Academy, a school with over 100 children! In 2006, they were led to move to Tennessee to plant a sister church with a hope of seeing the next generation walking in the love and power of Jesus.
The NET Preschool was born out of that very vision! It is their heat's desire to express their love and appreciation to all of our NET families and dedicated staff for the excellence they exemplify in making the NET one of the best!
Director of Operations
Hello NET Preschool Parents! My name is Christa Lanford, and I am the Director of Operations for Cornerstone Church Ministries, Inc, which is the umbrella for Cornerstone Church and The NET Preschool. My husband Josh and I will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary this year! We have three adult children, Victoria Joy, Caleb, Noah and our baby pup, Lily! I graduated from Liberty University with a bachelor’s in business administration. In July of 2021, I was ordained as a Minister of the Gospel. The NET preschool is a vision that my parents had over 20 years ago and being able to continue that vision is something that I value and strive to do with wisdom and excellence! Thank you for entrusting us with the care of your babies. It is both an honor and a privilege to me!
Hello Parents! My name is Caitiln Wilson and I am the director of The NET Preschool. The love I have for this school runs deep. I have been a part of this school since January 2014. I have been blessed to have my three children come through this school, my youngest of which is still making her way through. When I began here at the school, I had no idea the plan the Lord had for me and my family. I began as a floater and from there worked my way up the Net Preschool ladder. This May, I began my newest journey as Director. I am so thankful and excited to take on this new role here at The Net. I look forward to building relationships with you and all the things to come in a new school year!
Victoria Joy Lanford
Assistant to the Preschool Director
Hello Parents! My name is Victoria Joy. I have been at the NET Preschool for almost 5 years now and I have loved every second of it! My roots with this school run deep, as I grew up running the halls of the NET Preschool while my family and closest family-friends were behind the scenes and on the frontline running it all! Back in 2018, I came here with a love for children that I knew would only grow by working here. As I continued to make my way around the school as an assistant and eventually a lead teacher, my love for children grew, as did my love for teaching them all about the love of Jesus. I am so thankful to have the privilege of being a part of our administrative team this year!
My name is Georgia Hernandez and I am The NET Preschool’s Training Coordinator. I have worked for CCMI for 25 years in every capacity with the last 19 years as their preschool director. I retired (or left) that position in May ‘22 to pursue new family adventures. Pouring my heart and experience into our staff to create excellent teachers and help develop their gift is a focused adventure I’m so excited about. I love watching kiddos and teachers find who God made them to be and how they too can impact this world!
Front Desk Manager
Mr. Marc has been with the NET for over 10 years, starting out as a front desk substitute. He handles all of our family contracts, billing, and collecting of tuition in addition to maintaining our overall student/family database. He is a retired energy industry engineer and manager from the Carolinas. He was raised in South Florida (which he does NOT miss). If you ask him, he’ll tell you he wishes he had moved to beautiful Tennessee MUCH earlier! He really keeps our ship running!