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: [email protected]

Adrianna Holley is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a kindergarten teacher. She has over ten 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 eighth year at Bethany School...

Al Dorsey

Position: PE Teacher, Athletic Director
Email: [email protected]

Al Dorsey is in his eighth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the PE Teacher and Athletic Director. He has over 15 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 eighth year teaching at Bethany...

Amber Francis

Position: Distance Learning Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Amber Francis is in her fifth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the Distance Learning Teacher. She has over thirteen 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

Distance Learning Teacher

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

Amy Coffey

Position: Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper
Email: [email protected]

Amy Coffey is in her fifth year at Bethany and currently works in preschool administration and bookkeeping . She has over nine 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 fifth year at Bethany and...

Carrie DeYoung

Position: Third Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

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

Christina Smoot

Position: First Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
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Christina Smoot is in her eleventh year teaching at Bethany School. She has over twelve 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 eleventh year teaching at Bethany...

Dana Stewart

Position: Instructional Aide, Electives
Email: [email protected]

Dana Stewart is in her first year at Bethany School and is currently an instructional aide for first grade and the model UN advisor for middle school. She has three 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

Instructional Aide, Electives

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

Donna Morici

Position: Technology Coordinator
Email: [email protected]hool.org

Donna Morici is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the Technology Coordinator. She has over thirty-three years of teaching experience, has earned a BS, and holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential. She loves the teamwork and the incredible professionalism of the top notch educators at Bethany. 

Mrs. Morici resides in Huntington Beach with her husband and has a son whom she is incredibly proud of. She attends First Christian Huntington Beach and enjoys painting, reading books, riding her bicycle at the beach, and enjoying life with friends… especially if coffee is involved. 

Psalm 37:5 (NIV) Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this:

Donna Morici

Technology Coordinator

Donna Morici is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany...

Jennifer Long

Position: Support Staff
Email: [email protected]

Jennifer Long is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide and day care staff. She has over six years of experience and has earned a BA. She loves that the people she works with are genuinely kind, caring, and professional. She loves working in a place that holds Christ at the center of everything we do. She believes that each and every one of us are invested in the education and spiritual formation of our students. She has really enjoyed getting to know many of our Bethany School families, both on the preschool side and the elementary side, and is excited to see our community grow.

Mrs. Long resides in Long Beach with her husband, Alex, and three children, Charlotte, Joshua, and Katie. She enjoys reading to children, cooking/baking, and quilting.

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.”

Jennifer Long

Support Staff

Jennifer Long is in her second year at Bethany School...

Kristen Huff

Position: Education Specialist, Opportunity Program
Email: [email protected]

Kristen Huff is in her eleventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the education specialist and Opportunity Program teacher. She has over thirteen years of teaching experience, has earned a BA in Psychology and a MS in Special Education, and holds an Education Specialist credential. She loves the kids and her colleagues. The kids bring smiles and lots of laughter, are always challenging her to stretch her skills as a teacher, and make every day and every extra hour worth it. She feels that her colleagues, teachers, aids, and administration are an incredible group of people. She learns from them, grows with them, has opportunities to teach them about “her kids,” and really values them all as members of the Bethany School and Bethany Preschool team. 

Mrs. Huff resides in Lakewood with her husband, Dan, and daughter. She attends Bethany Church, and enjoys going to the beach and working on family photo books as well as cooking and baking. 

Mark 12:29-31 (NIV) “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”

Kristen Huff

Education Specialist, Opportunity Program

Kristen Huff is in her eleventh year teaching at Bethany...

Megan Koet

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: [email protected]

Megan Koet is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide for K-8 and is a part of the day care staff. She has over seven 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 sixth year at Bethany School...

Nicole Cecil

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Nicole Cecil is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching second grade. She has over nine 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 seventh year teaching at Bethany...

Nicole N Lovers

Position: Fifth Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

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

Pamela Armstead

Position: Daycare Supervisor, Instructional Aide
Email: [email protected]

Pamela Armstead is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently the daycare supervisor and an instructional aide. She has over six years of experience and has earned an AA. She is presently attending California Baptist University pursuing 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 sixth year at Bethany School...

Robyn Rivers

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Robyn Rivers is in her twenty-first year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the fourth grade teacher. She has over twenty 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-first year teaching at Bethany...

Sara Mills

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: [email protected]

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

Stacy Aldredge

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Stacy Aldredge is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently the second grade teacher. She has ten 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 seventh year at Bethany School...

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