TEACHERS & STAFF

COMPETENT.

CARING.

CREATIVE.

Competence in their craft as a professional educator.  

A genuine Christlike care for the well-being of their students.  

And a creativity that makes the learning process fun.  

These are three hallmarks of our teachers at Bethesda.  Get to know them, and see why our student retention rate is above 90%.

ELEMENTARY FACULTY & STAFF

Michelle Andrews

1st Grade

Michelle Andrews


B.A. Elementary Education, Olivet Nazarene University


I Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.

Sarah Botner

Pre-K4

Sarah Botner


Doctor of Pharmacy, Butler University


Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to His purpose.

Becky Coster

2nd Grade

Becky Coster


B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana Wesleyan University


Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again, rejoice!

Katrina Denison

Kindergarten

Katrina Denison


B.A. Education, York College


Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar up on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

Rebekah Fracassa

Preschool Aide and Staff Support

Rebekah Fracassa


B.S. History and Social Studies Education, Indiana Wesleyan University


Hebrews 10:36
For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God, you may receive what was promised.

Hannah Frasur

5th and 6th Grade

Hannah Frasur


B.S. Elementary and Special Education, Grace College


Philippians 4:6-7
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.

Donna George

5th and 6th Grade

Donna George


B.S. Elementary Education, University of Houston-Clear Lake


I Peter 5:7
Cast all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.

Layna Goodin

Pre-K3

Layna Goodin


Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Brittany Gulley

Teacher Aide

Brittany Gulley


B.S. Dietetics, Purdue University; DPT Physical Therapy, The University of Indianapolis


1 Peter 4:18
Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers a multitude of sins.

Laurie Hassler

Elementary Spanish, Elementary Learning Specialist

Laurie Hassler


B.A. Journalism, Spanish, and Secondary Education, Franklin College


II Corinthians 12:9
But He said to me, My grace is sufficient for you. My power is made perfect in weakness.

Sandy Hunt

Teacher Aide

Sandy Hunt


B.A. Elementary Education, Purdue University


Philippians 4:6-7
Philippians 4:6-7: 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.

Sarah Jeffers

Kindergarten

Sarah Jeffers


B.S. Elementary Education with Kindergarten Endorsement, Butler University


Proverbs 3:5-6
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.

April Kirschner

Kindergarten

April Kirschner


B.A. Temple University


Proverbs 16:3
Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Julie Lovins

2nd Grade

Julie Lovins


B.A. Elementary Education, Cedarville University


Proverbs 19:21
Many are the plans in a person's heart, but it is the Lord's purpose that prevails.

Katie Lynch

Pre-K4

Katie Lynch


Elementary Education, WGU


Psalm 34:17
The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles.

Bobbi Marti

Kindergarten

Bobbi Marti


B.S. Purdue University


Isaiah 41:10
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed for I am your God; I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.

Brooke Musk

Elementary Administrative Assistant

Brooke Musk


Medical Assistant Certificate, Kaplan College


Proverbs 4:23
Above all else, guard your heart for it is the wellspring of life.

Lydia Olson

5th and 6th Grade

Lydia Olson


B.A. Elementary Education and Biblical Studies, Moody Bible Institute


Colossians 1:11-12
…Continuing to ask God that [we] may be…strengthened with all power according to His glorious might so that [we] might have patience with joy, and giving joyfully thanks to the Father, who has qualifed [us] to share in the inheritance of His holy people in the Kingdom of Light.

Marsha Perdew

Pre-K4

Marsha Perdew


B.A. Early Childhood Education, University of Louisiana Monroe


Psalm 34:3-5
O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

Jackie Ryals

3rd Grade

Jackie Ryals


B.S. Elementary Education Middle School, Math Concentration, Taylor University


Galatians 2:20
I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.

Lynn Saunders

1st Grade

Lynn Saunders


B.S. Education, Butler University; M.S. Educational Administration, Butler University


Psalm 113:3
From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised.

Jenny Smith

4th Grade

Jenny Smith


B.S. Elementary Education, Murray State


Philippians 3:12-14
Not that I have already obtained this or am already perfect, but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me His own. Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus

Gillian Stafford

4th Grade

Gillian Stafford


B.S. Elementary Education, IUPUI


Psalm 46:10
Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the Earth!

Paula Titus

3rd Grade

Paula Titus


B.A. Elementary Education, Faith Baptist Bible College


Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing well, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not.

Jenifer Vowels

5th and 6th Grade

Jenifer Vowels


B.S. Elementary Education and Bible, Minors in Spanish, English, and Psychology, Faith Baptist Bible College


I Peter 4:11
If anyone speaks, he should speak as conveying the words of God. If anyone serves, he should serve with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be glorified through Christ Jesus, to whom be the glory and the power forever and ever.

Lori Watkins

Reading Coach &
After Care Instructor

Lori Watkins

Lori.watkins@ebethesda.org

Associates Degree, Vincennes University; B.S. Music Education, Indiana State University


Matthew 16:24
Then Jesus said to His disciples, "If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it; but whoever loses his life for My sake will find it."

UPPER SCHOOL FACULTY & STAFF

Lori Archer

HS Administrative Assistant

Lori Archer


Associates in Stenography, Apollo Joint Vocational School


Ephesians 3:20
Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.

Martha Blodgett

HS Life Science

Martha Blodgett


B.A. Middle Childhood Education, Math and Science, Cedarville University


Psalm 91:4
He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.

Doraine Chapman

MS Administrative Assistant

Doraine Chapman


Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.

Tricia Dowler

HS English

Tricia Dowler


B.S. English Education, Liberty University and IUPUI


Galatians 6:9
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.

Tom Evans

HS and MS Bible, HS History

Tom Evans


B.A. Biblical Research, Central Christian College of the Bible; M.A. Historical Theology, Lincoln Christian University

Alisa Fancher

MS Social Studies

Alisa Fancher


B.S. Elementary Education, Minor in History, M.S. Secondary Education, Pensacola Christian College


Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Carrie Gomora

HS Spanish

Carrie Gomora


B.A. Ministry and Youth Missions, Crown College of the Bible, M.A. Missions


Lamentations 3:25
The Lord is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh Him.

Ann Heathco

MS English and Language Arts

Ann Heathco


B.A. Elementary Education with Middle School Science and Language Arts Endorsements, Taylor University, M.S. Instructional Design and Technology, Full Sail University


Ephesians 2:10
For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

Hilary Hildenbrand

MS Math

Hilary Hildenbrand


B.A. Elementary Education and Middle School Endorsement, University of Southern Indiana


Philippians 4:8
Whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.

Mike Linville

MS and HS Band and Choir Director

Mike Linville


B.S. Music Education K-12, Indiana Wesleyan University


Matthew 5:16
In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Jody Mlagan

Family & Consumer Science, MS Math, Physical Education & Health

Jody Mlagan


B.S. Elementary Education, Faith Baptist Bible College


Philippians 1:20-21
I eagerly expect and hope that I will in no way be ashamed, but will have sufficient courage so that now as always Christ will be exhalted in my body, whether by life or death. For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

Sarah Nass

MS Bible

Sarah Nass


B.S. Bible, Moody Bible Institute


Psalm 73: 23-26
Nevertheless, I am continually with You; You hold my right hand. You guide me with your counsel, and afterward You will receive me to glory. Whom have I in heaven but You? And there is nothing on earth that I desire besides You. My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.

Carrie Roach

MS Science

Carrie Roach


B.A. Elementary Education, Oakland City University


John 10:10
[Jesus said] "I am the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for His sheep."

David Stafford

HS Social Studies, 8th Grade Leadership

David Stafford


B.S. Marketing, Indiana University


Psalm 23:1
The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.

Lori Stafford

HS English

Lori Stafford


B.S. Elementary Education, Indiana University


John 16:33
I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.

Kim Tetrick

Upper School Learning Specialist

Kim Tetrick


B.S. Elementary Education Indiana State University, M.S. Special Education Indiana State University


Isaiah 40:31
But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar up on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not be faint.

David Tripple

Upper School Assistant Principal,
HS Social Studies

David Tripple


B.S. Social Studies Education, Taylor University, M.A. Christian School Education, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary


Psalm 115:1
Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to Your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.

Melissa Wall

HS Chemistry

Melissa Wall


B.S. Chemistry, Purdue University, M.S. Biochemistry, Purdue University-Indianapolis


Proverbs 16:22
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: But the instruction of fools is folly.

Austin Witherite

HS Math

Austin Witherite


B.S. Mathematics Education and Minor in Secondary Education, University of Southern Indiana


Hebrews 11:6
And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who seek Him.

ALL-SCHOOL FACULTY & STAFF

Angi Bostick

Art

Angi Bostick


B.S. Elementary Education, Butler University, Art Minor, Ball State University, M.Ed. Educational Leadership, Northern Arizona University


Isaiah 26:3
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in You.

Joanna Bradley

Director of Admissions

Joanna Bradley

joanna.bradley@ebethesda.org

A.B. Office Technology, Cedarville University


Psalm 19:14
Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Lori Burkhart

Maintenance and Custodial Support

Lori Burkhart


Psalm 63:3
Because Your love is better than life, my lips will glorify You.

Jon Grubaums

Health and Physical Education

Jon Grubaums


B.S. Physical Education and Human Performance, University of Alabama


Romans 12:2
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-His good, pleasing, and perfect will.

Anita Hawkins

Staff Support

Anita Hawkins


Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

Bill Hawkins

Maintenance and Custodial Support

Bill Hawkins


Philippians 4:6,7
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.

Bonny Isenogle

Cafeteria Manager

Bonny Isenogle


Romans 5:3-5
And not only that, but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverence; and perseverence, character; and character, hope. Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us.

Kaylene Obinger

IT Director and Computer Teacher

Kaylene Obinger


B.A TESOL, Moody Bible Institute; Master's Certificate, K-12 Computer Science Education, College of St. Scholastica


Hebrews 13:6
So that we confidently say, 'The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. What will man do to me?'

Ben Roach

Art and Computer

Ben Roach


B.S. Web Design and Development, Grace College


I Peter 3:15
But in your heart, honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to give a defense to anyone who asks you for the reason for the hope that is in you, yet do it in gentleness and respect.

David Roach

IT Support

David Roach


Colossians 3:23
Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.

Lacy Rokicki

Events Coordinator, Staff Support, and Building Substitute

Lacy Rokicki


Romans 8:39
Neither height, nor depth, notranything else in all creation will be able to separate us from the love of God.

Molly Ruhl

Minds in Motion Coordinator, PTF Coordinator, Elementary Office Support

Molly Ruhl


B.A. Elementary and Early Childhood Education, Cedarville University


Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

Jim Saunders

Bus Driver

Jim Saunders

Sarah Tate

Elementary Band Director, MS and HS Assistant Band Director

Sarah Tate


K-12 Instrumental, Vocal, General Music Education, Bethel College


Numbers 23:19
God is not man, that He should lie, or a son of man, that He should change His mind. Has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and He will not fulfill it?

Ruth Tripp

Elementary Music, HS Theatre

Ruth Tripp


B.S. Music Education, West Virginia University


Proverbs 3:5-6
Trust in the Lord with all your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your path.

Geoff Watkins

Facilities Manager

Geoff Watkins


B.S. Criminal Justice, Oakland City University


Psalm 125:2
As the mountains surround Jersusalem so the Lord surrounds His people from this time forth and forevermore.