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

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...

Ariana Murphy

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]

Ariana Murphy is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over five years of experience and is presently pursuing a BA. She loves being able to teach young children about God’s love.

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

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

Ariana Murphy

Preschool Aide

Ariana Murphy is in her sixth year at Bethany School...

Debbie Meng

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Debbie Meng is in her twentieth year at Bethany School and is currently a preschool teacher. She has over nineteen 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 twentieth year at Bethany School...

Gina Martinez

Position: Assistant Preschool Director, Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Gina Martinez is in her twelfth year at Bethany School and is currently the assistant preschool director and a preschool teacher. She has over twenty-one 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

Assistant Preschool Director, Teacher

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

Heather Nesbit

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Heather Nesbit is in her twelfth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher. She has twelve 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 two 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

Preschool Teacher

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

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...

Kathleen Olson

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]

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

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

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

Kathleen Olson

Preschool Aide

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

Leslie Murphy

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Leslie Murphy is in her sixteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool teacher. She has over sixteen 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 Teacher

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

Natalie Robideaux

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]

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

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

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

Natalie Robideaux

Preschool Teacher

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

Sheila Chubbs

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]

Sheila Chubbs is in her eleventh year at Bethany School and is currently a preschool teacher. She has over twenty 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 eleventh year at Bethany School...

Taya Gomez

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]

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

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