Mrs.Bykowski received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and Life Sciences from Tri-State University in Angola, Indiana.  She has 28 years of teaching experience in self-contained elementary grades, middle school Science and English as a second language.  Mrs. Bykowski has also been a presenter at educator workshops on the topics of elementary school science, differentiated instruction and connecting Science with Literature.  She was a State of Indiana nominee for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching in 2005.  This is her fifteenth year teaching at Cornerstone Christian School, where she also coaches cheerleading.