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]
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...

Angel Mulkey

Position: Pre-K Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Angel Mulkey is in her twenty-fourth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k aide. She has thirty-two years of experience in the field of education and also boasts a degree in business.

Mrs. Mulkey has three grown children and enjoys family time, traveling, sewing, going to the movies, walks, and game nights.

Angel Mulkey

Pre-K Aide

Angel Mulkey is in her twenty-fourth year at Bethany School...

Angelica Hill

Position: Preschool Aide
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

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

Ariana De Pompa

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

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

Mrs. 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 De Pompa

Preschool Teacher

Ariana De Pompa is in her seventh year at Bethany...

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...

Debbie Meng

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Debbie Meng is in her twenty-first year at Bethany School and is currently a preschool aide. She has over twenty 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 Aide

Debbie Meng is in her twenty-first year at Bethany School...

Gina Martinez

Position: Preschool Director, Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Administration, Preschool, Teachers

Gina Martinez is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently the preschool director and a preschool teacher. She has over twenty-two 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, Teacher

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

Grace C. Oparah

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Grace Oparah is in her twenty-seventh year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher. She has twenty-six 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

Pre-K Teacher

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

Heather Estes

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Heather Estes is in her fourth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over ten 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, who are 2 years old. 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

Preschool Aide

Heather Estes is in her fourth year at Bethany School...

Heather Nesbit

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Heather Nesbit is in her thirteenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k teacher. She has thirteen 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

Pre-K Teacher

Heather Nesbit is in her thirteenth 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...

Kathleen Olson

Position: Pre-K Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Kathleen Olson is in her second year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k aide. She has over two years 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

Pre-K Aide

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

Leslie Murphy

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Leslie Murphy is in her seventeenth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a preschool aide. She has over seventeen 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 seventeenth year at Bethany School...

Natalie Robideaux

Position: Pre-K Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

Natalie Robideaux is in her fourteenth year at Bethany School and is currently a pre-k teacher. She has over eighteen 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

Pre-K Teacher

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

Sheila Chubbs

Position: Preschool Teacher
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Teachers

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

Taya Gomez

Position: Pre-K Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

Taya Gomez is in her eighth year at Bethany School and is currently serving as a pre-k aide. She has over eleven 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

Pre-K Aide

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

Tracee Kersey

Position: Preschool Aide
Email: [email protected]
Categories: Preschool, Support Staff

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

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