Sally Lee


Ms. Sally Lee received her BA in Psychology and History from Binghamton University and her MA in Curriculum and Instruction from Teachers College, Columbia University. Ms. Lee enjoyed teaching students in grades 1, 4, and 5 in New York and Illinois before deciding to stay home and raise her young family. Since moving to California and raising her children, she received her CA Multiple Subject Credential. Prior to becoming Principal of Bethel Classical Academy, she spent time substitute teaching students in elementary, junior, and high school. Ms. Lee and her husband have two sons. She enjoys spending time with family, crocheting and finding new places to eat.

Emily Kang

Assistant Manager of Administration

Ms. Kang was with Bethel Classical Academy from the very beginning, being one of the members to help set up the school.  She was thrilled to join the Bethel Classical Academy family as a staff member when it opened its doors in August 2021. She believes in equipping the next generation to grow in knowledge and love for Christ. Prior to coming to BCA, she served as a ministry leader in the Primary Elementary Sunday School Ministry at Bethel Church, where she grew up. She is currently enrolled at Biola University in the M.A. Education program. In addition to visiting coffee shops, she enjoys painting, watching movies, and going to the beach.

Jeena Kobayashi

Finance Manager


Hope Mallawong

Kindergarten Teacher

Ms. Hope has always had a passion for educating. When she was in 1st grade, she decided that there was nothing more she wanted to be than a great teacher. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Childhood and Special Education with a concentration in Psychology and a Minor in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Studies from New York University. Throughout her experience in private and public schools in NYC, she discovered a need to teach students to see truth, goodness and beauty amidst a world that is yearning for God’s love. She is recently married and enjoys traveling, trying new foods and taking her dog on hikes.

Lucy Doss

1st & 2nd Grade Teacher

Mrs. Lucy Doss is the 1st/2nd grade teacher at Bethel Classical Academy. She earned her B.A. from Whittier College and her M.A. from Azusa Pacific University. She is fluent in French and lived in France for a while where she volunteered as a translator for Cru missionaries. She started her teaching career teaching high school French and fell in love with teaching. She is a wife and mama of school aged children herself and makes sure she loves and cares for her students the way she wants her own children loved and cared for when they're not with her. She loves her students at BCA and is so happy teaching here!

Seo Yeon Lee

3rd & 4th Grade Teacher

Hugh Speed

5th & 6th Grade Teacher

Although drawing and painting has always been his first love, Hugh Speed has found joy in teaching Middle School Language Arts, Ancient plus Medieval History for over 10 years, and now serves as the 5th and 6th Grade Combo Classroom Teacher at Bethel Classical Academy in Irvine, California.  Hugh is a graduate of Cal State University, Long Beach and has served as a public school educator since 2007 in Santa Ana, South Central Los Angeles and Kuwait.  He is a lover of Literature and History of all kinds, and has led professional development seminars on classroom teaching techniques such as "active monitoring" for student feedback and the "Jane Schaffer Method" of argumentative paragraph writing.  Outside of school, Hugh enjoys spending time between Mission Viejo and Pasadena with family and friends, reading historical fiction, discovering the next new and delicious taco truck, and drawing on his sketchpad.

Kate Gremillion

Choir Director