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

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nilda Corwin

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

Nilda Corwin is in her sixth year at Bethany School and is currently the instructional aide for kindergarten and a part of the day care staff. She has over six years of experience in this field. She loves that Bethany is a loving, hardworking and trustworthy environment where she believes that you are treated like a family. 

Mrs. Corwin resides in Long Beach with her husband, Steve, and daughter, Kami. She attends Cornerstone Church, and enjoys reading and hiking as well as arts and crafts.

Isaiah 41:9 (NIV)  I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you.

Nilda Corwin

Instructional Aide, Day Care Staff

Nilda Corwin is in her sixth 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...

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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