Marshalltown Christian School; Excellence in Christ-Centered Education; 1408 S. 7th Avenue, Marshalltown, Iowa, 641-753-8824; Train up a child in the way he should go and when he is old he will not turn from it. -Proverbs 22:6


Bethany Wirin -

Bethany Wirin is the director of Marshalltown Christian School. Bethany is a longtime Marshalltown resident and knows the community well, having been elected to and currently serving as a member of the Marshalltown City Council. She is an active member of First Presbyterian Church, Assistance League of Marshalltown, Reach Out and Read, and co-founder of Devoted Dance. Bethany’s family includes her husband, Bruce, a financial advisor with Edward Jones Investments, and their twin children, Betsy and Ben, who are students at MCS. “My husband and I have been greatly encouraged by what we have seen God do in the lives of our children through MCS. MCS offers an encouraging learning environment with teachers, parents, and other supporters dedicated to its mission of: “Glorifying God through biblical, Christ-centered education, providing academic excellence, and preparing students for service and leadership.” Bethany loves music, directs the children’s choir at her church, and has played cello for over 30 years.



Joyce Dielschneider -

Joyce Dielschneider is our 1st - 2nd grade teacher. Joyce has been with the school since 2011. She home schooled her children for several years, even using the ABeka curriculum, before returning to college to add Elementary and Learning Disabilities to her resume. She is married to Hal Dielschneider and they have 4 married children. Joyce enjoys grandparenting, card making, cooking, and their almost 100 year old farm house!




Elizabeth Harris -

Elizabeth Harris is our 2nd - 3rd grade teacher. She has been with the school since 2009. Prior to coming to MCS, she taught in Cedar Rapids and Anamosa, both in private schools. She has done intensive tutoring both with an agency and privately. Also, she has experience with teaching preschool and a few home school classes. She currently lives on her family farm and enjoys helping there in the summer. She enjoys knitting, making music with her family, and many different art projects.



Lindsey Lawrence -

Lindsey Lawrence is our 4th - 5th grade teacher. Lindsey has been with the school since 2013. "I was given the privilege of teaching 1st grade in South Africa for 2 years as a missionary teacher. While in Africa, I also was able to participate in various community outreach opportunities and orphan ministries. Other than the time I spent teaching in Africa, I have served as a substitute teacher, preschool teacher, and assistant teacher." Outside of teaching her interests include cooking, reading, Mythbusters, and spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephew.




Mr. Tyler Goings is our 6th - 8th grade teacher. Before coming to MCS, Tyler taught for 7 years as a special education and social studies teacher at GMG Jr./Sr. High School in Garwin, Iowa. Besides teaching, Tyler is also an active member of First Baptist Church in Marshalltown. He has served on various committees at FBC including as a Deacon and Youth Group Leader. Tyler grew up in Marshalltown, and still lives here with his wife, Amanda, and daughter, Ashlynn. His hobbies include spending time with his family, serving in various church capacities, watching sports, and listening/researching Christian music.




Mrs. Robyn Aiken is our administrative assistant. Before coming to MCS, Robyn worked as the administrative assistant for Marshalltown Community School District food service. She attends First Baptist Church in Marshalltown and has worked with children for several years in the AWANA’s program. Robyn is married with two adult children. She enjoys being organized, working with people and serving Jesus Christ.



Diane Blagg -

Diane Blagg, one of our middle school teachers, provides language arts instruction in our new team teaching rotation. Her enthusiasm for teaching is contagious, and she is passionate about education. She earned her education degree from Maranatha Baptist Bible College, taught eight years at Central Iowa Christian Academy, and homeschooled her children for 18 years. She and her husband, Dave, have 5 grown children. Diane worships at Evangelical Free Church and serves on the hospitality and women's ministry teams. She especially enjoys leading women's Bible studies. In her spare time, Diane likes to read, sew, and travel to visit her children.



Katy Harris -

Katy Harris is our kindergarten teacher, who warmly and gently welcomes our youngest students to MCS each day. She lives on her family farm south of Marshalltown, where you might find her assisting with the birth of a baby calf. She attends Cornerstone Bible Fellowship, and serves on the music team and as a volunteer in the Awana program. She is a graduate of Emmaus Bible College, and says, “It is my goal to be a model of kindness and patience, love of God, love of learning, and filled with the joy of the Lord.”