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 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.
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 Zahariades is in her ninth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the middle school science teacher. She has over twenty-three 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.
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…”
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;
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.”
Kellyn Miller is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently the middle school language arts and performing arts teacher. She has over sixteen years of experience in education. She has earned a BA and MS and is presently pursuing a single subject teaching credential. She loves the ability to walk this journey with so many students and their families.
Mrs. Miller attends First Christian Church of Compton with her husband, Eric, and their children, Kamren, Kaydence, and Eric Jr. She enjoys reading, writing, and roller skating.
1 Corinthians 15:10 (NIV) But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.
Kristen Huff is in her twelfth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently the education specialist and Opportunity Program teacher. She has over fourteen 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.”
Lauren Whygle is in her seventh year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching Middle School math. She has over fourteen 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.
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.
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.
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.”
Tim Stewart is in his sixth year teaching at Bethany School and is currently teaching Middle School history, Bible, and digital media literacy. He has over eight 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.