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

Al Dorsey

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

Al Dorsey is in his eleventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the PE Teacher and Athletic Director. He has over eighteen 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 eleventh year teaching at Bethany...

Amber Francis

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

Amber Francis is in her eighth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently a fourth grade teacher. She has over sixteen 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

Fourth Grade Teacher

Amber Francis is in her eighth 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 eighth year at Bethany and currently works as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has over twelve 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 eighth year at Bethany and...

Angelica Hill

Position: Preschool Aide
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

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

Angelica Rodriguez

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

Angelica Rodriguez is in her first year teaching at Bethany School and is currently a first grade teacher. She has over five years of experience in education, has earned a BA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach. She loves that Bethany is a Christ centered educational setting for students to grow confidence in themselves mentally and spiritually, and that it provides support for students in their education along with supportive and passionate staff.

Miss Rodriguez resides in Long Beach and attends Calvary Chapel. She enjoys painting, sewing, and building things from scratch such as desks, reptile enclosures, and shelves. She loves to dance and play the piano as well.

Job 38:4 (NIV) Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

Angelica Rodriguez

First Grade Teacher

Angelica Rodriguez is in her first year teaching at Bethany...

Angie Weaver

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

Angie Weaver is in her first full year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has three years of experience in the education field and has earned early childhood education credits. She believes it’s truly a blessing to be a part of the kid’s beginning journey of their education. Bethany is a wonderful community of people that shows love, enthusiasm, and encouragement. She is thankful to be a part of such a community that shares the love of God and sees the children applying the fruit of the Spirit to their everyday lives.

Mrs. Weaver resides in Lakewood with her husband and two daughters and attends Compass Bible Church. She enjoys spending time with her family, going on hikes together, reading and finding new recipes to make.

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.

Angie Weaver

Preschool Aide

Angie Weaver is in her first full 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...

Azalie Adams

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

Azalie Adams is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher in the yellow room. She has volunteered in the children’s ministry at her church for about 8 years and has worked during our summer program for three consecutive years. She has earned Early Education Credits as well as a Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences along with a minor in Family Studies. She loves when the students learn the Fruit of the Spirit song and use it to encourage one another to remember the behaviors that bring glory to God. She loves asking her students in the morning which Fruits of the Spirit they’ll be using that day! Being a Bethany alum, she’s grateful for the impact her teachers had on her growing up, and is so appreciative of the opportunity to similarly leave a lasting impression on her students as a current staff member.

Miss Aza resides in Cypress and attends Antioch Church of Long Beach. She enjoys spending time with friends, going to amusement parks, and working out.

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

Azalie Adams

Preschool Teacher

Azalie Adams is in her second year at Bethany School...

Brionna Mulkey

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

Brionna Mulkey is in her ninth year at Bethany School and is currently a second grade teacher. She has ten years of experience in education and is in her first year teaching. She 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

Second Grade Teacher

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

Carrie DeYoung

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

Carrie DeYoung is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a third grade teacher. She has over fourteen 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 thirteenth year at Bethany School...

Christina Smoot

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

Christina Smoot is in her fourteenth year teaching at Bethany School. She has over fifteen 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 fourteenth year teaching at Bethany...

Deanne Hamby

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

Deanne Hamby is in her first full year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher in the orange room. She has four years of experience in an elementary after school program and is currently enrolled in continuing education courses. She loves the energy at Bethany and believes that the staff and students are wonderful.

Mrs. Deanne resides in Lakewood with her husband, Travis, and two wonderful children, Isabella & Jaxxon. She enjoys working out, cooking, and going out with family.

Psalm 46:5 (NIV) God is within her, she will not fall; God will help her at break of day.

Deanne Hamby

Preschool Teacher

Deanne Hamby is in her first full year at Bethany...

Debbie Meng

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

Debbie Meng is in her twenty-third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over twenty-two 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-third year at Bethany School...

Diane Golden

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

Diane Golden is in her twenty-fifth year at Bethany School. She has thirty-three years of teaching experience and has worked in administration for over six 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-fifth year at Bethany School....

Edna Beck

Position: Trips Coordinator & Administrative Assistant
Email: ednabeck@bethany-school.org
Categories: Administration, Elementary, Middle School

Edna Beck is in her twenty-eighth 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

Trips Coordinator & Administrative Assistant

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

Emily Safer

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

Emily Safer is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide for first grade and a part of the day care staff. She has over six years experience in education and has earned a BFA (Bachelor of Fine Arts) from CSULB. She loves the people at Bethany!

Mrs. Safer resides in Long Beach with her husband and daughter. She enjoys art, singing, and studying church history.

1 Peter 2:21 (NIV) To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps.

Emily Safer

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Emily Safer is in her second year at Bethany School...

Frankie Fitchett

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

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

Frankie Fitchett

Administrative Assistant

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

Gina Martinez

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

Gina Martinez is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently the preschool director as well as the preschool and kindergarten Spanish instructor. She has over twenty-three 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 thirteenth year at Bethany School...

Grace C. Oparah

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

Grace Oparah is in her twenty-ninth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has twenty-eight 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

Preschool Aide

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

Grace Williams

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

Grace Williams is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a kindergarten aide. She has two years of experience in the education field and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves working with people who love God and love these kiddos as much as she does. Seeing these children everyday truly make her heart full of joy. Their smiles and laughter always make her day.

Mrs. Williams resides with her husband and attends Bethany Church. She enjoys singing, rollerblading, and visiting with family.

Philippians 1:27 (NIV) Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the one Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel

Grace Williams

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Grace Williams is in her first year at Bethany School...

Heather Estes

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

Heather Estes is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher in the red room. She has over twelve 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 sixth year at Bethany School...

Heather Nesbit

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

Heather Nesbit is in her fifteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher in the purple room. She has fifteen 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 fifteenth year at Bethany School...

Jasmin Yoon

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

Jasmin Yoon is in her first year teaching at Bethany School and is a kindergarten teacher. She has over two years of experience in education, has earned a BA, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential. She loves the small class sizes that let her work closely with her students and give them the attention and care they deserve.

Miss Yoon resides in Cerritos and attends Mustard Seed Community Church. She enjoys cooking/baking, nature walks, and visiting cafes.

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.

Jasmin Yoon

Kindergarten Teacher

Jasmin Yoon is in her first year teaching at Bethany...

Jason Roddy

Position: Middle School PE, Teacher Support, Electives
Email: jasonroddy@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Support Staff

Jason Roddy is in his second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as our Middle School PE instructor and a teacher support as well as electives in Middle School. He has earned a Bachelors of Science in Business Finance. He loves being a positive role model and having fun inside and outside of the classroom.

Mr. Jason resides in Lakewood with his wife, Cara, and two daughters. He enjoys playing sports and spending time with family and friends.

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

Jason Roddy

Middle School PE, Teacher Support, Electives

Jason Roddy is in his second year at Bethany School...

Jocelyn Alford

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

Jocelyn Alford is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide for second grade and day care staff. She has three years experience in education and has earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Spelman College. She loves the Christ-like minds and hearts of both the children and the staff. She believes Bethany is a very warm and welcoming environment. Hearing the children tell her their Bible verse for the week is a highlight of her week.

Ms. Jocelyn attends Antioch Church. She I enjoy writing, baking, traveling, and interior design.

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

Jocelyn Alford

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Jocelyn Alford is in her second year at Bethany School...

Kacie Cobb

Position: Assistant, Bethany's B.E.S.T Program
Email: kaciecobb@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Kacie Cobb is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently an assistant to our Bethany’s B.E.S.T Program. She has over four 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

Assistant, Bethany's B.E.S.T Program

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

Kami Archuleta

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

Kami Archuleta is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has two years of experience in the education field and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves working at Bethany school because there are great opportunities to witness the wonderful love of Jesus onto the children. She believes our students have the encouragement to be able to persue their creativity in the pathways they are interested in.

Mrs. Archuleta resides in Anaheim with her husband and attends Cornerstone Church. She enjoys singing, painting, and cleaning.

Psalm 119:11 (NIV) I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Kami Archuleta

Preschool Aide

Kami Archuleta is in her second year at Bethany School...

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...

Madilyn Doyle

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

Madilyn Williams is in her second full year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has ten years of experience in the education field and has earned early childhood education credits. She loves the family dynamic and how everyone including the families have been so welcoming. She loves how Bethany genuinely cares about children’s futures and helping them to become successful.

Miss Madi resides in Long Beach and will be getting married November 18, 2023! She enjoys doing makeup on herself and others.

1 John 4:4 (NIV) You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.

Madilyn Doyle

Preschool Aide

Madilyn Williams is in her second full year at Bethany...

Megan Calhoun

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

Megan Calhoun is in her first year teaching at Bethany School and is currently a third grade teacher. She has over three years of experience in education, has earned a BS, and holds a multiple subject teaching credential from Cal State Long Beach. She loves the sense of community there is at Bethany.

Ms. Calhoun resides in Long Beach and attends Arbor Road Church. She enjoys being outdoors, swimming, playing board games, and reading.

Ephesians 4:32 (NIV) Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

Megan Calhoun

Third Grade Teacher

Megan Calhoun is in her first year teaching at Bethany...

Megan Koet

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Supervisor
Email: megankoet@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Megan Koet is in her ninth year at Bethany School. She is currently serving as a fourth grade teacher. She has over ten 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 Supervisor

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

Michelle Twal

Position: Middle School History & Bible
Email: michelletwal@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Michelle Twal is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently the middle school history and Bible teacher. She has over seven years of teaching experience including four years teaching AP English language and AP English literature students. She has earned a Bachelors of Arts as well. 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

Middle School History & Bible

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

Michelle Veazey

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

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

Mika Storey

Position: Speech Language Pathologist
Email: mika@aspeechstorey.com
Categories: Support Staff

Mika Storey is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently serving students as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has over ten years of experience in education, has earned a BS from Cal State Fullerton and a MS from Nova Southeastern University. She is licensed by the state of California and holds a Certificate of Clinical Competence by the American Speech-Language Hearing Association. She loves the collaboration between teachers and support personnel and the ability to support the WHOLE child.

Mrs. Storey resides in Long Beach with her husband, Richard, and two young sons, Nixon and Clyde. She enjoys going to the bay, listening to podcasts, and finding good coffee spots.

I Corinthians 9:26-27 (NIV) Therefore I do not run like someone running aimlessly; I do not fight like a boxer beating the air. No, I strike a blow to my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for the prize.

Mika Storey

Speech Language Pathologist

Mika Storey is in her first 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 sixteenth 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 twenty 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 three 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 sixteenth year at Bethany School...

Nicole Cecil

Position: Middle School Science & Technology Coordinator
Email: nicolececil@bethany-school.org
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Teachers

Nicole Cecil is in her tenth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching middle school science. She has over twelve 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

Middle School Science & Technology Coordinator

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

Nicole N Lovers

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

Nicole Lovers is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently the fifth grade teacher. She has over eighteen 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 thirteenth year at Bethany School...

Nilda Corwin

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

Nilda Corwin is in her ninth year at Bethany School and is currently an instructional aide for kindergarten and a part of the day care staff. She has over nine years of experience in this field. She is also in her second year as our Spanish instructor for first through eighth grades. 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 has a 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

Spanish Teacher, Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

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

Renee’ Mmeje

Position: Preschool Aide
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Renee’ Mmeje is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over six years of experience and has earned a BA and Masters. She enjoys the loving and caring environment that she experiences as a parent with a child enrolled at Bethany, and looks forward to giving the same feeling and support she has received to the children and their parents.

Mrs. Renee’ resides in Long Beach with her husband and four children (three girls and one boy) and attends Faithful Central Bible Church in Inglewood. She enjoys Hiking, swimming, and Xtreme step aerobics.

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.

Renee’ Mmeje

Preschool Aide

Renee’ Mmeje is in her second year at Bethany School...

Robyn Rivers

Position: Middle School Math
Email: robynrivers@bethany-school.org
Categories: Middle School, Teachers

Robyn Rivers is in her twenty-fourth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the middle school math teacher. She has over twenty-three 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

Middle School Math

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

Rory Slater

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

Rory Slater is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently a middle school language arts and performing arts teacher. She has over six 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 second year at Bethany School...

Sara Mills

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

Sara Mills is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently a kindergarten teacher and the school’s Marketing Director. She has over fourteen 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 seventh year at Bethany School...

Sheila Chubbs

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

Sheila Chubbs is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School and is currently a preschool teacher in the green room. She has over twenty-three 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 fourteenth year at Bethany School...

Stacy Aldredge

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

Stacy Aldredge is in her tenth year at Bethany School and is currently a second grade teacher. She has thirteen 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 tenth year at Bethany School...

Stan Picas

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

Stan Picas is in his fourth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide and is part of the day care staff. He has six 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 fourth year at Bethany School...

Taya Gomez

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

Taya Gomez is in her tenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over thirteen 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

Preschool Aide

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

Tonia Z. Hill

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

Tonia Z. Hill is in her twenty-third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as our principal. She has over eighteen 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-third year at Bethany...

Tracee Kersey

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

Tracee Kersey is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over twenty-two 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 eighth year at Bethany School...

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