Staff Directory

Thank you for considering Bethany School to meet the educational needs of your student. Bethany has an amazing faculty to help students grow to BELIEVE, ACHIEVE, and SUCCEED. My staff and I are here to nurture students, while focusing on their social, academic, and spiritual development. We are seasoned with experience and have a heart for our calling in education. Each child is important to us!

Mrs. Tonia Z. Hill, Principal

Adrianna Holley

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: adriannaholley@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Adrianna Holley is in her tenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a kindergarten teacher. She has over twelve years of experience in education. She loves getting the chance to teach the next generations about Jesus Christ and witnessing young people grow to know and love God.

Mrs. Holley enjoys reading fiction novels, shopping, and photography.

Matthew 5:14 (NIV) You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.

Adrianna Holley

Kindergarten Teacher

Adrianna Holley is in her tenth year at Bethany School...

Al Dorsey

Position: PE Teacher, Athletic Director
Email: albertdorsey@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Teachers

Al Dorsey is in his tenth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the PE Teacher and Athletic Director. He has over seventeen years of experience and has earned a BA and MA. He enjoys the love that the teachers have for the kids at Bethany.

Mr. Dorsey resides in Long Beach with his wife, Charmaine, and children, Isaiah and Savannah. He attends Bethany Church and enjoys watching sports, playing basketball, and working out.

Romans 5:3-4 (NIV) Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.

Al Dorsey

PE Teacher, Athletic Director

Al Dorsey is in his tenth year teaching at Bethany...

Amber Francis

Position: First Grade Teacher
Email: amberfrancis@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Amber Francis is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently a first grade teacher. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience, has earned a BA as well as a minor and specialty in visual and performing arts. She also holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the amazing school community and the support and encouragement to be innovative and creative in her teaching practices at Bethany.

Mrs. Francis resides in Huntington Beach with her husband, Paul, and children, Kyah and Kaley. She attends Refuge Calvary Chapel in Huntington Beach and enjoys running, yoga, and doing fun family activities.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Amber Francis

First Grade Teacher

Amber Francis is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany...

Amy Coffey

Position: Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper
Email: amycoffey@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration, Elementary, Middle School, Preschool

Amy Coffey is in her seventh year at Bethany and currently works as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has over eleven years of experience in this field, has earned a BA, and holds a business software certification. She loves working with such an amazing team of leaders and educators.

Mrs. Coffey resides in Long Beach with her husband, Matt. She attends Bethany Church and enjoys swing dancing, traveling, and trying new food and recipes.

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

 

Amy Coffey

Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper

Amy Coffey is in her seventh year at Bethany and...

Amy Zahariades

Position: Middle School Teacher
Email: amyzahariades@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Amy Zahariades is in her tenth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the middle school science teacher. She has over twenty-four years of teaching experience, has earned a BS in Biochemistry with a minor in Bible, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the amazing students, parents, and staff at Bethany. She believes we care for each other like a family and always look out for the best interest of others. Students receive a strong Biblical and academic foundation at Bethany while having fun through social events and activities.

Mrs. Zahariades resides in Cypress with her husband, Damon. She attends Cornerstone Church, and enjoys going to the El Dorado dog park with Rocky, her Havanese. She also enjoys going out to dinner with her husband and having game nights with friends.

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

Amy Zahariades

Middle School Teacher

Amy Zahariades is in her tenth year teaching at Bethany...

Angelica Hill

Position: Preschool Aide
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Angelica Hill is in her fourth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has two years of experience as a preschool dance teacher and is currently enrolled in higher education to finish her degree encompassing nutrition and dietetics. She loves being around the children and helping them learn the fundamental information each child needs to learn, teaching them God’s word, and helping them become kind and loving individuals. 

Miss Angelica resides in Long Beach and attends Faithful Central Baptist Church. She enjoys time at church, reading, and spending time with friends. 

Psalm 91 (NIV) “Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, “He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust…”

Angelica Hill

Preschool Aide

Angelica Hill is in her fourth year at Bethany School...

Ariana De Pompa

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: arianamurphy@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Ariana De Pompa is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher in the orange room. She has over seven years of experience and is presently pursuing a BA. She loves being able to teach young children about God’s love.

Mrs. Ariana attends Cottonwood Church. She enjoys cooking new food, gardening, and finding great places to eat.

Proverbs 31:25 (NIV) She is clothed with strength and dignity; she can laugh at the days to come.

Ariana De Pompa

Preschool Teacher

Ariana De Pompa is in her eighth year at Bethany...

Arlene Gale

Position: Librarian
Email: arlenegale@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Preschool, Support Staff

Arlene Gale is in her third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as our librarian. She has thirty-six years of experience teaching middle school language arts and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and holds a single subject teaching credential. She loves the staff and students at Bethany School!

Mrs. Arlene resides in Long Beach with her husband, Brent, and has two grown children, Kirk and Katie. She enjoys reading, volunteering, and meeting new people. 

John 14:27 (NIV) “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you….Let not your hearts be troubled…”

Arlene Gale

Librarian

Arlene Gale is in her third year at Bethany School...

Brionna Mulkey

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: brionna.mulkey@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Support Staff

Brionna Mulkey is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide in second grade. She has nine years of experience in education and has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree as well as early childhood education credits. She loves being able to teach children about God’s word and watching them grow in their faith.

Miss Brionna attends Cottonwood Church and enjoys traveling, hiking, and spending time with loved ones. 

Isaiah 41:10 (NIV) So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Brionna Mulkey

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Brionna Mulkey is in her eighth year at Bethany School...

Carrie DeYoung

Position: Third Grade Teacher
Email: carriedeyoung@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Carrie DeYoung is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a third grade teacher. She has over thirteen years of experience in the education field. She has earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves being able to teach the kids about Jesus and show them how much purpose, love, and security there is in living life as a child of God. She feels so fortunate to work with a staff that also feels the same way.

Ms. DeYoung resides in Lakewood and has three children. She attends Bethany Church and enjoys gardening, camping, and knitting. 

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Carrie DeYoung

Third Grade Teacher

Carrie DeYoung is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School...

Christina Smoot

Position: First Grade Teacher
Email: christinasmoot@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers
Smoot:

Christina Smoot is in her thirteenth year teaching at Bethany School. She has over fourteen years of teaching experience, has earned a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves that she gets to fulfill her calling as a teacher in an environment that allows her to be open about her faith in Jesus Christ. She loves being able draw the Word of God into her daily conversations with students, staff, and parents. She is grateful for an administration that relies on the guidance of Holy Spirit and not just their own strengths.

Mrs. Smoot resides in Lakewood with her husband, Ryan and daughters, Coralyn and Raylan. She attends Arbor Road Church and enjoys walking as exercise, organizing, and going to the lake to cruise in her boat.

Joshua 1:9 (NIV) Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.

Christina Smoot

First Grade Teacher

Christina Smoot is in her thirteenth year teaching at Bethany...

Dana Stewart

Position: Technology Coordinator, MS Electives
Email: danastewart@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Dana Stewart is in her third year at Bethany School. She is currently our Technology Coordinator and is overseeing middle school electives. She has five years of teaching experience, has earned a BA in International Affairs and a MA in Middle East Studies. She loves that Bethany is like a family, and that we love these kids like they are our own. She loves that teachers and staff treat students like real, whole people, not just a body in a seat or a cog in a machine. As a Christian school, she can truly care for and teach students’ minds, bodies, hearts, and souls. She feels that it is so encouraging to work in an environment that is grounded in Scripture. 

Mrs. Stewart resides in Long Beach with her husband, Tim and their four children. She attends Portico Church and enjoys baking, crafting, and reading.

Proverbs 3:5 (NIV)  Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

 

 

Dana Stewart

Technology Coordinator, MS Electives

Dana Stewart is in her third year at Bethany School....

Debbie Meng

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: debbiemeng@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Debbie Meng is in her twenty-second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher in the yellow room. She has over twenty-one years of experience and has earned childhood education credits as well as her AA. She loves to work with children. Her heart is with the kids, about the kids, and she loves watching them learn academically, spiritually, emotionally, physically while achieving each feat. She loves watching the excitement in their little faces as they reach a new milestone.

Mrs. Debbie resides in Signal Hill with her husband, Mark, and has two sons, a daughter-in-law, and two grandchildren. She attends Cottonwood Church and enjoys exercising, spending time with her grandkids and, of course, shopping for her grandkids.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Debbie Meng

Preschool Teacher

Debbie Meng is in her twenty-second year at Bethany School...

Diane Golden

Position: Assistant Administrator
Email: dianegolden@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration

Diane Golden is in her twenty-fourth year at Bethany School. She has thirty-three years of teaching experience and has worked in administration for over five years. She has a Bachelor of Science degree and holds single subject credential. She loves working with the staff, families, and especially the students. It gives her great joy.

Mrs. Golden attends Bethany Church and enjoys music, reading, and walking.

Diane Golden

Assistant Administrator

Diane Golden is in her twenty-fourth year at Bethany School....

Edna Beck

Position: Administrative Assistant
Email: ednabeck@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration

Edna Beck is in her twenty-sixth year at Bethany School and is currently serving in an administrative assistant role. She served Bethany in a volunteer role before being hired and has many years of experience as well as early childhood education credits. She loves the staff, the church, and being around others that have a heart for Bethany.

Mrs. Beck resides in Lakewood with her husband, Gary, and has a daughter, Erica, and two grandchildren. She attends Bethany Church and enjoys trips on the Harley, playing board games and cards, and relaxing at home with her dog, Roo.

Matthew 6:6 (NIV)  But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

Edna Beck

Administrative Assistant

Edna Beck is in her twenty-sixth year at Bethany School...

Frankie Fitchett

Position: Administrative Assistant
Email: Frankiefitchett@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration

Frankie Fitchett is in her tenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an administrative assistant.

Frankie Fitchett

Administrative Assistant

Frankie Fitchett is in her tenth year at Bethany School...

Gina Martinez

Position: Preschool Director
Email: ginamartinez@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration, Preschool

Gina Martinez is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School and is currently the preschool director. She has over twenty-two years of teaching experience, has earned a BS in both child development and psychology and a Master of Library and Information Science degree (MLIS). She loves that it is a true family working unto the Lord at Bethany.

Mrs. Gina enjoys reading, camping, walks and hikes.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Gina Martinez

Preschool Director

Gina Martinez is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School...

Grace C. Oparah

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: graceoparah@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Grace Oparah is in her twenty-eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher. She has twenty-seven years of experience in the field and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree as well as early childhood education credits. She loves the ability and freedom to teach children through God’s word, so that they can believe, achieve, and succeed.

 

Mrs. Oparah resides in Long Beach and has four grown children and three grandchildren. She enjoys going to the movies, visiting families, and relaxing at home. 

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

Grace C. Oparah

Pre-K Teacher

Grace Oparah is in her twenty-eighth year at Bethany School...

Heather Estes

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: heatherestes@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Heather Estes is in her fifth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher in the red room. She has over eleven years of experience in education and has earned a Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies as well as a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves that the staff and teachers are so invested – with the students, the families, and each other. She believes Bethany is a special place for her and her family.

Mrs. Estes resides in Bellflower with her husband, Patrick. Together they have twin boys, Charlie and Jacob. She attends Bethany Church and enjoys being outdoors (camping, at the beach, in the mountains, at the park), traveling, singing, dancing, and eating yummy food.

Hebrews 8:10-12 (NIV) “This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will they teach their neighbor, or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest. For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.”

Heather Estes

Pre-K Teacher

Heather Estes is in her fifth year at Bethany School...

Heather Nesbit

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: HeatherNesbit@Bethany-School.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Heather Nesbit is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher in the purple room. She has fourteen years of teaching experience and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves that as a Christian teacher at Bethany, she gets to do more than just inspire her students to love academics. She also gets to make a real and lasting impact in their hearts and lives. She strives to help them grow in character and wisdom and experience the greatest joy when Christ works directly in their hearts.

Mrs. Heather resides in Cypress with her husband and three daughters. She attends Cypress Neighborhood Church and enjoys shopping, organizing, and staying home. 

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Heather Nesbit

Pre-K Teacher

Heather Nesbit is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School...

Kacie Cobb

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: kaciecobb@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Kacie Cobb is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently a kindergarten teacher. She has over three years of experience in the educational field and has earned a BA in Communication Public Affairs as well as a minor in Psychology. She loves all the wonderful students and staff and feels that there is a great sense of community. She couldn’t be more blessed to be a part of Bethany.

Ms. Cobb attends Free Chapel Orange County.

John 3:16 (NIV) For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Kacie Cobb

Kindergarten Teacher

Kacie Cobb is in her first year at Bethany School...

Kathleen Olson

Position: Pre-K Aide
Email: kathleenolson@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Kathleen Olson is in her third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k aide. She has over three years of experience working with children, has earned her MS and BS, and is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC). She loves being a part of a school that not only desires to see every child succeed in the classroom, but desires to see them flourish in their relationships with Christ. 

Ms. Kathleen resides in Long Beach and attends Calvary Chapel Long Beach. She enjoys traveling, reading, and making memories with the people she loves. 

Ephesians 2:8-9 (NIV)  For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God—not by works, so that no one can boast.

Kathleen Olson

Pre-K Aide

Kathleen Olson is in her third year at Bethany School...

Lauren Whygle

Position: Middle School Teacher
Email: laurenwhygle@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Lauren Whygle is in her eighth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching Middle School math. She has over fifteen years of teaching experience, has earned a BA and MA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the close community and loving staff at Bethany.

Mrs. Whygle resides in Westminster with her husband, Paul, and children, Emily and Eli. She attend First Christian Church of Huntington Beach and enjoys traveling, crafting, and spending time with her friends and family. 

Romans 8:28 (NIV) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

Lauren Whygle

Middle School Teacher

Lauren Whygle is in her eighth year teaching at Bethany...

Leslie Murphy

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: lesliemurphy@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Leslie Murphy is in her eighteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over eighteen years of experience and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves having the opportunity to not only plant the seed of God’s word in each child’s heart, but then getting to continue watering and seeing them grow. Seeing them develop spiritually, physically and academically is such a wonderful blessing. 

Mrs. Leslie attends Cottonwood Church and enjoys shopping, organizing, and staying home. 

Lamentations 3:23 (NIV) They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

Leslie Murphy

Preschool Aide

Leslie Murphy is in her eighteenth year at Bethany School...

Megan Koet

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: megankoet@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Megan Koet is in her eighth year at Bethany School. She is currently serving as an instructional aide and is a part of the day care staff. She has over nine years of experience and has earned her AA. She loves that at Bethany we are truly a family. 

Mrs. Koet resides in Long Beach with her husband, Charnold, and three children, Taylor, Makenzie, and Harper. She attends Bethany Church and enjoys watching her children doing the activities they love, reading, and going on dates with her husband. 

Colossians 3:17 (NIV)  And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.

 

Megan Koet

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Megan Koet is in her eighth year at Bethany School....

Michelle Twal

Position: Third Grade Teacher
Email: michelletwal@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Michelle Twal is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently a third grade teacher. She has over six years of teaching experience and has earned a Bachelors of Arts. She loves the sense of community her family feels at Bethany.

Mrs. Twal resides in Long Beach with her husband, Nader, and three children Mekiah, Ameen, and Jonathan. She attends Grace Church of Long Beach, and enjoys reading, paddle boarding, and going to the bay.

James 1:27 (NIV) Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

Michelle Twal

Third Grade Teacher

Michelle Twal is in her first year at Bethany School...

Michelle Veazey

Position: Education Specialist
Email: michelleveazey@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Teachers

Michelle Veazey is in her fourth year at Bethany School and is currently our education specialist. She has over thirty years of experience in the field of education and has worked in early education for twenty years as a preschool teacher and preschool director. She has earned early education credits and holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Arts. She loves working in a faith-filled environment with staff that love the Lord, have a passion to help students be the best they can, work hard, and are fun to work with at Bethany.

Mrs. Veazey resides in Lakewood with her husband, Peter, and children Shawn, Brett, and Brooke. She attends Bethany Church, and enjoys working out, going to the movies, and reading.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV) I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Michelle Veazey

Education Specialist

Michelle Veazey is in her fourth year at Bethany School...

Natalie Robideaux

Position: Pre-K Teacher, Assistant Preschool Director
Email: natalierobideaux@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration, Preschool, Teachers

Natalie Robideaux is in her fifteenth year at Bethany School and is currently a pre-k teacher in the blue room as well as our assistant preschool director. She has over nineteen years of experience and has earned Early Childhood Education Credits as well as a BS. She loves being able to serve families in our community through the ministry that is Bethany School. Bethany is a place filled with joy, love, and encouragement. Seeing students come to know Jesus at such a young age and watching them grow in their faith over the years, overcome challenges, find their own passion, and continue on their journey is so rewarding. Being a small part of the journey in their early years has been a joy to watch. 

Mrs. Robideaux resides in Long Beach with her husband and two children. She attends Cornerstone Church, and enjoys family time, gardening, and photography.

Philippians 4:6 (NIV)  Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Natalie Robideaux

Pre-K Teacher, Assistant Preschool Director

Natalie Robideaux is in her fifteenth year at Bethany School...

Nicole Cecil

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: nicolececil@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Nicole Cecil is in her ninth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching second grade. She has over eleven years of teaching experience, has earned a BA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves getting to be a part of the Bethany family, and feels that it is so special to feel loved and cared about in the place that you work. 

Mrs. Cecil resides in Artesia with her husband and son. She attends Long Beach Christian Reformed Church, and enjoys baking and gardening.

Psalm 119:105 (NIV) Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Nicole Cecil

Second Grade Teacher

Nicole Cecil is in her ninth year teaching at Bethany...

Nicole N Lovers

Position: Fifth Grade Teacher
Email: nicolelovers@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary

Nicole Lovers is in her twelfth year at Bethany School and is currently the fifth grade teacher. She has over seventeen years of experience, has earned her BS, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the close connection with the families of Bethany. 

Mrs. Lovers resides in Westminster with her husband and son. She attends Calvary Chapel West Grove Church and enjoys watching her son play sports, spending time with family, and baking.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)  “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

 

Nicole N Lovers

Fifth Grade Teacher

Nicole Lovers is in her twelfth year at Bethany School...

Nilda Corwin

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: nildacorwin@bethany-school.org
Categories: Support Staff

Nilda Corwin is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently an instructional aide for kindergarten and a part of the day care staff. She has over eight years of experience in this field. She loves that Bethany is a loving, hardworking and trustworthy environment where she believes that you are treated like a family. 

Mrs. Corwin resides in Long Beach with her husband, Steve, and daughter, Kami. She attends Cornerstone Church, and enjoys reading and hiking as well as arts and crafts.

Isaiah 41:9 (NIV)  I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

Nilda Corwin

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Nilda Corwin is in her eighth year at Bethany School...

Pamela Armstead

Position: Daycare Supervisor, Instructional Aide
Email: pamelaarmstead@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration, Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Pamela Armstead is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently the daycare supervisor and an instructional aide for first grade. She has over eight years of experience and has earned an AA. She is a recent graduate of California Baptist University and has earned her BA in English. She loves the family atmosphere at Bethany. She believes that the staff genuinely love the students. She loves that we are not only able to live godly openly, but are able to share Christ with the students and parents. 

Mrs. Pam resides in Sylmar with her husband, Michael, and two children. She enjoys singing and writing.

Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV) Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Pamela Armstead

Daycare Supervisor, Instructional Aide

Pamela Armstead is in her eighth year at Bethany School...

Robyn Rivers

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher
Email: robynrivers@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Robyn Rivers is in her twenty-third year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the fourth grade teacher. She has over twenty-two years of teaching experience, has earned a BA and MA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the ability to connect with students and their families to help them succeed academically and spiritually while meeting the unique needs of the students she is blessed to teach. 

Mrs. Rivers resides in Long Beach with her husband, Jamal, and children, Niles and Hudson. She attends Cottonwood Church and enjoys singing, online shopping, and napping. 

Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV) Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Robyn Rivers

Fourth Grade Teacher

Robyn Rivers is in her twenty-third year teaching at Bethany...

Rory Slater

Position: Middle School Teacher
Email: roryslater@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Rory Slater is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently a middle school language arts and performing arts teacher. She has over five years of teaching experience and holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Master of Arts. She loves how everyone cares for and encourages one another at Bethany.

Ms. Slater resides in Long Beach with her two children. She attends The Warehouse Foursquare Church, and enjoys singing, acting/directing, and reading.

Philippians 2:3-4 (NIV) Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

Rory Slater

Middle School Teacher

Rory Slater is in her first year at Bethany School...

Sara Mills

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: saramills@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Sara Mills is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently a kindergarten teacher and the school’s Marketing Director. She has over thirteen years of teaching experience and is a graduate of California State Dominguez Hills where she earned her BA in Liberal Studies and a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the opportunity and time given to collaborate with other teachers. She also loves that she gets to teach and discipline with God’s Word at the forefront.

Mrs. Mills resides in Buena Park with her husband, Jeff. She attends Fullerton Free Church, and enjoys baking, camping, and visiting National Parks.

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)  Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Sara Mills

Kindergarten Teacher

Sara Mills is in her sixth year at Bethany School...

Sheila Chubbs

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: sheilachubbs@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Sheila Chubbs is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently a preschool teacher in the green room. She has over twenty-two years of experience and has earned Early Childhood Education Credits. She loves being able to talk about God everyday.

Mrs. Sheila resides in Bellflower and has three grown children. She enjoys journaling, writing, and reading.

Deuteronomy 5:29 (NIV)  Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!

Sheila Chubbs

Preschool Teacher

Sheila Chubbs is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School...

Stacy Aldredge

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: Stacyaldredge@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary

Stacy Aldredge is in her ninth year at Bethany School and is currently a second grade teacher. She has twelve years of experience, has earned her BA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves working at Bethany School because the entire staff’s focus is to develop students into becoming not only academic achievers but also guiding them spiritually.

Stacy resides in Lakewood with her daughter, Mikeala. She attends Prevailing in Christ Ministries and enjoys reading, watching movies, and spending time with her daughter.

Philippians 4:13 (NIV)  I can do all this through him who gives me strength.

Stacy Aldredge

Second Grade Teacher

Stacy Aldredge is in her ninth year at Bethany School...

Stan Picas

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: stanpicas@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Stan Picas is in his third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide for kindergarten and is part of the day care staff. He has five years of experience in the field and loves being able to share the love of Christ with the kids and see the great education they are getting.

Mr. Picas resides in Long Beach with his wife, Marlene, and together they have one child. He attends Calvary Chapel Signal Hill and enjoys going to the gym, paddle boarding, and action figure collecting.

Romans 12:10 (NIV) “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Stan Picas

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Stan Picas is in his third year at Bethany School...

Taya Gomez

Position: Pre-K Aide
Email: tayagomez@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Taya Gomez is in her ninth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k aide. She has over twelve years of experience and has earned early childhood education credits along with a BA. She loves watching Bethany students grow not only academically but spiritually. She believes that being able to share Jesus’ love with our students is something truly special, and that we are able to reach many families through our classrooms. 

Mrs. Taya is married with four children and attends Bethany Church.

2 Timothy 1:7 (NIV)  For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Taya Gomez

Pre-K Aide

Taya Gomez is in her ninth year at Bethany School...

Tim Stewart

Position: Middle School Teacher
Email: timstewart@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Tim Stewart is in his seventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching Middle School history, Bible, and digital media literacy. He has over nine years of secondary school teaching, has earned a BA in history and Master’s in education, and holds a single subject teaching credential. He loves the camaraderie that Bethany School provides.

Mr. Stewart resides in Long Beach with his wife, Dana, and their four children. He attends Portico Church and enjoys cooking, strategy board games/war games, and traveling. 

Psalm 119 (NIV) Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the Lord.

Tim Stewart

Middle School Teacher

Tim Stewart is in his seventh year teaching at Bethany...

Tonia Z. Hill

Position: Principal
Email: toniahill@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration

Tonia Z. Hill is in her twenty-second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as our principal. She has over seventeen years of administrative experience, has earned her MA which includes a specialization in early childhood education, and is a certified adjunct professor. She loves supporting the teachers and making a difference in the lives of the students.

Mrs. Hill resides in Long Beach with her husband, and has three adult children. She enjoys writing and trying new restaurants as well as walking, hiking, and exercising.

Hebrews 13:5b (NIV)  because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

Tonia Z. Hill

Principal

Tonia Z. Hill is in her twenty-second year at Bethany...

Tracee Kersey

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: traceekersey@bethany-school.org
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Tracee Kersey is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over twenty-one years of experience in education and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves working at a Christian school with the kids, parents and teachers. She says they are like a family.

Miss Tracee resides in Long Beach with her husband, Tim, and they have two children, Aiden and Makayla. She attends Calvary Chapel Downey and enjoys eating out and hanging out with friends. 

John 14:27 (NIV) “This, then, is how you should pray: ‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us today our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.’”

Tracee Kersey

Preschool Aide

Tracee Kersey is in her seventh year at Bethany School...

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