Faculty & Staff

The faculty and staff at Bethesda Academy share a common commitment to helping young men reach their fullest potential.

Bethesda’s instructional program emphasizes hands-on learning opportunities and competency-based assessment throughout the curriculum. Understanding that young men learn best when they understand the relevancy of their subject matter, faculty members creatively and strategically link content and skill building with Bethesda’s abundant beauty and plentiful natural resources.

Leadership Team
Stephanie VanVleck
Admissions Director & Assistant Academic Dean
Call 912.351.2068 or
Kristi Rail
Director of Finance
Call 912.691.5295 or
Antwain Turner
Chaplain & Athletic Director
Call 912.351.2056 or
Beau Lynah
Director of Facilities & Maintenance
Call 912.438.6590 or
Terry Longworth
Director of Human Resources
Call 912.691.5294 or
Keith Kilgore
Dean of Students
Call 912.644.4386 or
John Reddan
Director of Institutional Advancement
Call 912.644.4376 or
Karleen Brown
Academic Dean
Call 912.351.2065 or
Michael Hughes
Call 912.351.2042 or
Academic Faculty
Taquita Young
Science Teacher
Dr. James Platts
English Teacher
Valerie Adams
History Teacher
Magda Pineda
Janae Cummings-Irving
Math Teacher
Primrose Campbell
Middle School Science Teacher
Nikeya Ballantyne
Math Teacher
Elizabeth Peek
Math Teacher
Mimi Witherington
Learning Specialist
Chris Mercer
Social Studies Teacher
Doug Dixon
Gym Teacher
Kim Glisson
Health/Geography Teacher
Jonathan Mingledorff
Middle School Language Arts Teacher
School Support/Enterprise
Cheryl Miller
Office Coordinator
Tom Brackett
Director of Wildlife Preserve
Wes Lammons
Director of Cattle Operations
Gary Gatewood
Bruce Matthews