Mrs. Cara D. Lile has been the Principal of CornerStone Preparatory School since its inception in August of 2017. With a BS in special education; an MA in elementary education with a middle school endorsement, a GT endorsement, and an ESL endorsement; and an MA in educational administration with principalship, supervisor instruction, director of pupil personnel, and superintendency certifications, as well as a safe schools endorsement, she previously had fourteen years in public education before entering the private school sector. After one year of teaching at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville, she served as the Curriculum Coordinator and Assistant Principal of the elementary portion of that school for two years before establishing the satellite campus in Madisonville now known as CornerStone Preparatory School. As a native of Madisonville, Mrs. Lile has been able to pull together resources from this community to help establish and grow CornerStone Prep.
Mrs. Dawn C. Ligibel is the Assistant Principal of CornerStone Preparatory School. After many years as a writer for several corporations, not-for-profit, and quasi-government agencies, Mrs. Ligibel taught English at Heritage Christian Academy in Hopkinsville for five and a half years before joining the staff in Madisonville. In her current position, Mrs. Ligibel assists with the daily operations of the school and helps build community awareness and recognition by utilizing her extensive experience in writing and marketing. In addition, she organizes and coordinates all athletic programs for CornerStone Prep.