Our Teachers

Amy Hansen

Growing up a missionary kid, Mrs. Hansen spent her formative years in Australia. She attended Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, then graduated from Grace College, Indiana with a degree in Counseling. Mrs. Hansen loves ministering alongside her husband Paul, a pastor at a local church. Together they have enjoyed almost 30 years of marriage, especially delighting in their five children. Some of her favorite activities are running with her husband, cooking, and curling up for family read-alouds in the evening.

Mrs. Hansen has worked with children in many capacities over the years including youth ministry, piano teacher, homeschooling mother, and in an English Language Learners program. As a Hillside kindergarten teacher, she pours the love of God into her students and helps them develop as whole persons. Mrs. Hansen appreciates Hillside’s healthy, wholesome environment where everyone can thrive. 

Hannah Dimond
Kindergarten through 3rd 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 for this purpose.

Shelby Schnieders
Kindergarten through 3rd grade

Mrs. Schnieders grew up in Seattle Washington. She then moved to Salem Oregon to attend Corban University where she earned a degree in Elementary Education with a minor in Bible. After three years of teaching fourth and fifth grades in public school, Mrs. Schnieders came to Hillside to teach kindergarten.

With a passion for tailoring education to help each child grow and thrive, Mrs. Schnieders fell in love with Hillside’s unique setting and structure. The small class sizes allow her to know her students well and address the needs of the whole child as she teaches. While she now loves teaching Kindergarten she also treasures the time she gets to interact with older students in Hillside’s multi-grade classrooms.

After working at Camp Courageous for two summers Mrs. Schnieders met and fell in love with her now husband Eric, and made the decision to leave the Pacific Northwest to live in Iowa. She loves being outside, traveling, and building. She even built her own tiny house.