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]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

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

Al Dorsey

Position: PE Teacher, Athletic Director
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Teachers

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

Amber Francis

Position: First Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

Amber Francis is in her sixth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently a first grade teacher. She has over fourteen 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 sixth year teaching at Bethany...

Amy Coffey

Position: Administrative Assistant, Bookkeeper
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Administration, Elementary, Middle School, Preschool

Amy Coffey is in her sixth year at Bethany and currently works as an administrative assistant and bookkeeper. She has over ten 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 sixth year at Bethany and...

Arlene Gale

Position: Librarian
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Preschool, Support Staff

Arlene Gale is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as our librarian. She has thirty-five 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 second year at Bethany School...

Brionna Mulkey

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

Brionna Mulkey is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide in second grade. She has eight 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 seventh year at Bethany School...

Carrie DeYoung

Position: Third Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
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 twelve 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: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers
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Christina Smoot is in her twelfth year teaching at Bethany School. She has over thirteen 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 twelfth year teaching at Bethany...

Dana Stewart

Position: Technology Coordinator, MS Electives
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Dana Stewart is in her second year at Bethany School. She is currently our Technology Coordinator and is overseeing middle school electives. She has four 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 second year at Bethany School....

Jennifer Long

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Preschool, Support Staff

Jennifer Long is in her third year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a instructional aide in third grade and part of the day care staff. She has over seven 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

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

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

Kacie Cobb

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: [email protected]
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...

Megan Koet

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Megan Koet is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently serving as an instructional aide for 4th and 5th grades and is a part of the day care staff. She has over eight 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 seventh year at Bethany School...

Michelle Twal

Position: Third Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
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: [email protected]
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...

Nicole Cecil

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

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

Nicole N Lovers

Position: Fifth Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary

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

Pamela Armstead

Position: Daycare Supervisor, Instructional Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Administration, Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

Pamela Armstead is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently the daycare supervisor and an instructional aide for first grade. She has over seven 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 seventh year at Bethany School...

Robyn Rivers

Position: Fourth Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

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

Sara Mills

Position: Kindergarten Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Teachers

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

Stacy Aldredge

Position: Second Grade Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary

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

Stan Picas

Position: Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Elementary, Middle School, Support Staff

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

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