Beth Zavala

Director at Mainstream Living

Beth Zavala is a West Des Moines native and currently resides in West Des Moines. Beth retired from the Des Moines Public Schools after a 35-year career as a secondary science teacher. She is currently an adjunct science instructor at DMACC Urban Campus. Beth has attended Drake University, University of Iowa, and Iowa State University. She has a MS degree in science education. At the age of 9, Beth’s life was forever changed by the birth of her brother Matthew. Matthew lived at one of Mainstream's residential sites in Ames for 28 years. He now resides at an Intermediary Care Facility in Indianola. Beth has two grown children and five grandchildren. She has been a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in West Des Moines for 37 years. Beth’s interests include raising horses, gardening, traveling, hockey, basketball, and reading.


  • Director

    Current role

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