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 relevance 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

Michael Hughes, Ph.D.
Call 912.351.2042 or Email here

Megan Kicklighter, Ed.S. 
Call 912.351.2064 or Email here

Karleen Brown
Asst. Principal & Guidance Counselor
Call 912.351.2065 or Email here

Brandi Hebron-Simpson 
Director of Admissions
Call 912.351.2068 or Email here

Keith Kilgore 
Dean of Students
Call 912.644.4386 or Email here 

Terry Longworth 
Director of Human Resources
Call 912.691.5294 or Email here

Beau Lynah 
Director of Facilities & Maintenance
Call 912.313.0374 or Email here

Antwain Turner 
Chaplain & Athletic Director
Call 912.351.2056 or Email here

Monique Williams 
Chief Financial Officer
Call 912.691.5295 or Email here

Lisa Wilkes
Director of Work Study/Community Relations
Call 912.351.2061 or Email here



Academic Faculty

John Burger, Math Teacher
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Jennifer Gilmour, Science Teacher/Cottage Teacher
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Lamar Hill, Science Teacher/RA
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Jonathan Mingledorff, Middle School Language Arts Teacher
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Todd O’Neal, History Teacher/ JV Basketball Coach
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Craig Sherman, History Teacher
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Clevan Thompson, Information Technology/ Teacher/ Asst. Football Coach/ Varsity Basketball Coach/ Head Track Coach
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Magda Pineda, Spanish Teacher
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Chaquita Reeves, English Teacher
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Kim Glisson, Health/Geography Teacher
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Jennifer Duclos, Upper School Math Teacher 

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Elizabeth Peek, Lower School Math Teacher

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Susan Boatright, Learning Specialist

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School Support/Enterprise

Deshonna Cooper, Administrative Assistant
Call (912) 351-2055 or Email here

Merrin Slocombe, Director of Farm & Garden
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Wes Lammons, Director of Cattle Operations
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Tom Brackett, Director of Wildlife Preserve
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Cottage Staff

Paul Gilmour, Cottage Teacher
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Quinnesian Joyner, Cottage Teacher
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Ruben Joyner, Cottage Teacher
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John Black, RA/Coach

Chris McPherson, RA/Coach


Bruce Matthews, Maintenance 
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Gary Gatewood, Maintenance 
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