...BLESsed is the Child
151 Tremont St. W, Port Orchard WA 98366
Mr. Tim Thies, Principal - 360-876-1300
Mr. Tim Thies is our Principal and teaches 7th-8th
grades. He has been at Bethany since 2009, previously
serving for 6 years at Good Shepherd Lutheran School in
Midland, MI. Mr. Thies also serves as Science instructor.
Mr. Chris Denney teaches 5th-6th grades and also serves
as our school's Athletic Director.
Miss Sarah Gullixson teaches 3rd -4th grades. She is a
graduate of Bethany Lutheran College and has been with
us since 2006. Miss Gullixson also instructs Phy. Ed. and
is one of our piano accompanists.
Mrs. Barb Mantey is our 1st & 2nd grade teacher and has
been at Bethany Lutheran since 1992, recently celebrating
her 25th year of teaching. Mrs. Mantey leads our music
classes and directs the Jr. Choir.
Mrs. Becky Bergemann has taught our Kindergarten
students since 2006, and directs our Art program. She has
the honor of being the only faculty member to also be a
graduate of our elementary school!
Mrs. Janine Thies has directed Bethany's Early Learning
Center program at Bethany since 2009 and assists with
music accompaniment. She and Mr. Thies met at Bethany
and were married in the summer of 2010.
Mrs. Katie Denney is our Lead Preschool Teacher. She
also assists Mrs. Thies with the Early Learning Center's
director responsibilities. Katie previously taught at Our
Saviour Lutheran School in Lake Havasu City, Arizona.
Mrs. Carrie Grey teaches AM Preschool; Mrs. Roberta
Highfill & Mrs. Nancy Lorette teach piano; Pastor Tony
Pittenger teaches confirmation.