Our Teachers and Staff

teacherMrs. Judith Acosta
Preschool Instructor

Mrs. Acosta comes to Bethesda as a parent of a current student and as the former director of her own Day Care Center. With over 30 years of experience in a preschool setting Mrs. Acosta opens up the world of learning through play, exploration and hands on activities. The children in her care become curious, imaginative and knowledgeable young learners.





teacherMrs. Dorothea
Preschool aide/Extended Care Provider

Mrs. Dorothea Young has been working along side early childhood instructors for 15 years.  Working with children has been a dream come true for Mrs. Young after having raised her own son.  She brings enthusiasm and a caring and nurturing quality to her interaction with children.  Dorothea loves to do arts and crafts with the youngest of our students and story time and dance parties are her specialty!



teacherMr. Joseph Dembowski
7th /8th Grade Instructor

As a member of the Lutheran School system, both as a student and educator totaling over 20 years, Joseph Dembowski understands the need for establishing and employing a dynamic religious-based learning environment suited for 21stcentury learning.  Within his 7thand 8thgrade classrooms, students are challenged with rigorous curriculum that tasks each individual student to develop to their highest potential form.  This is all done through the process of inquiry and hypotheses-fueled lessons where students work on interesting and relevant projects individually and collaboratively.   Under Mr. Dembowski’s guidance, students will learn from best current practices to ensure that our learners can take their place as our global leaders and thinkers for the 21st century.




staffMs. Linda Estevez
Administrative Assistant