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

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

Nilda Corwin

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

Nilda Corwin is in her seventh year at Bethany School and is currently an instructional aide for kindergarten and a part of the day care staff. She has over seven 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 seventh 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...

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...

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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