Brookstone School

2012 New Employees

Brookstone welcomes 12 new faculty for the 2012-2013 School Year


Hunter Chapman joins Brookstone's middle school faculty to teach eighth grade world history. He will also assist in coaching both varsity football and varsity golf. Hunter graduated from the University of Georgia in 2012 with a B.A. in international affairs with a minor in communication studies. While attending UGA, he served for five years as a Young Life leader, focusing on students at Athens Academy. Hunter will be relocating from Athens to Columbus this summer.


  Roben Clark joins the lower school as a 3K teaching assistant. She attended Columbus State University and University of Phoenix where she earned a B.S. in criminal justice. For the past two years, she has worked as a business owner and independent advisory for Lia Sophia Jewelry. This past spring, she also completed her first year as a teaching assistant at St. Thomas Day School. Roben has one son, Jahmai Alexander Clark, who is nine years old. The Clark family resides in Columbus.

Sara Berry, a 2004 graduate of Brookstone School, will join the Lower School faculty as a second grade teacher. Sara has a B.A. in Elementary Education from the University of Mississippi and an M.Ed. with a specialization in reading from Southern Methodist University. She has worked as a kindergarten teacher at All Saints Episcopal Church in Birmingham, AL, and instructional assistant at a preschool program for children with disabilities, and most recently as a literacy coach at University Park Elementary in Highland Park, TX.


Dorothy Cheruiyot will teach Biology in the Upper School and assist with Varsity Cross Country and Varsity Track. She obtained a B.S. in Biology and an M.S. in Environmental Science from Columbus State University. She will complete a Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from Auburn University in August of 2012. Currently, Dorothy is working as a part-time lecturer and graduate teaching assistant at Auburn in the department of Biological Sciences. A native of Kenya, Dorothy has a thirteen-year-old daughter, Elenor Jeruto, a freshman at Kabarak High School in Kenya.


Lea Ciuba will teach seventh and eighth grade Latin part-time in the Middle School. She has a B.S. in Middle Grades Education from The University of Georgia. She previously taught at Haynes Bridge Middle School in Alpharetta, GA, and Evans Middle School in Augusta, GA. Lea currently lives in Columbus with her husband of twenty-one years, Doug, and their four children, Cady, Hunter, Carsyn, and Chandler.


David Cowser will assume the position of Fourth Grade Teacher in the Intermediate School and serve as Assistant Middle School Cross Country Coach. David has a B.A. in Elementary Education with a Psychology Concentration, and a Middle School Social Science Endorsement from Trinity International University in Deerfield, IL, and a Master in Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada. He has taught second and fifth grades at Twitchell Elementary School in Henderson, NV. David will be moving from Las Vegas, NV to Columbus, where he and his fiancée, Bethany, will be married on July 6.