Our Teachers

Hannah Dimond
2nd through 4th Grade

Mrs. Dimond has happily been teaching in various roles at Hillside since 2003. She is grateful to have experienced the school as a student, teacher, board member, and now, as a parent. Mrs. Dimond graduated from the University of Iowa with a degree in German and a certificate in International Business. She then completed her teacher’s training and licensure at Iowa Wesleyan University with a certificate of excellence in core content knowledge. Hannah Dimond is deeply dedicated to Hillside’s mission of aiding parents in educating their children in a Christian setting that abounds with God’s grace and love.

Mrs. Dimond and her husband, Chris, have two children, Cora and Emmitt. The whole family enjoys gardening together, being in the outdoors, and sharing their love of books with one another.

Lisa Stalcup
4th through 8th grade

Miss Stalcup began teaching at Hillside Christian School in 2016.  She has an elementary teaching degree with a middle school endorsement from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa.  She previously taught in combined grade classrooms in southwestern Iowa and in Tennessee. Miss Stalcup appreciates the opportunity to have regular interaction with Hillside parents each day to build the school to home bond.

Miss Stalcup grew up primarily in southwestern Iowa.  She is the oldest of five siblings. When school is not in session, Miss Stalcup travels to see her family, which includes eleven nieces and nephews.  She has made several trips to England and Alaska for this purpose.

Kierstin Henricks
Kindergarten through 1st grade

Ms. Henricks began teaching at Hillside in 2023. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa in 2021 with a dual degree in Elementary and Middle Level Education. Ms. Henricks has endorsements in K-8 reading, math, science, and social studies. She has previous teaching experience in grades 3, 4 and 6. Instilling excitement for academic and faith-based learning is something Ms. Henricks loves about teaching at Hillside. Prayer is a constant activity in her classroom!

Ms. Henricks grew up in eastern Iowa. When not at school, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading, playing the piano, and being creative.

Abby Whitsitt
2nd through 4th grade

Mrs. Whitsitt is a Coralville native with a long Hillside history. She attended Hillside Christian School (Iowa City Bible Fellowship Day School) 1st through 8th grades alongside her three siblings.

As an alumna, a parent of two Hillside students, and now as a teacher Mrs. Whitsitt loves to see the students benefit from the small classes and individualized attention that she once experienced.

“It’s a joy to be a part of the students’ lives and to see them grow in their faith, knowledge, and relationships. Being able to pray with the students daily is a privilege and a blessing.”

Mrs. Whitsitt and her husband, Joe, have 2 children. She enjoys family walks, bike rides, baking, and visiting national parks.