Sarah Black

This is my 19th year teaching at Fruitland Elementary (12 years in 2nd grade and 7 in Kindergarten).  I graduated from the University of Idaho…Go Vandals!

My husband and I have 3 kids, and we enjoy camping and watching our kids activities.  

Wren Garcia

I am a 1999 graduate of Weiser High School and a 2004 graduate of Boise State University.  I am married and we have 3 daughters.  This is my 13th year of teaching at Fruitland Elementary School.  I taught special education in the resource room for my first 9 years and have spent the last 4 years teaching developmental preschool.  I love my job!  


Molly Lewellen

This is my 10th year teaching Kindergarten at Fruitland Elementary.  I graduated from Eastern Oregon University in 2006.  I have 4 children ages 27, 25, 15 and 13.  My husband also works for the district as the Bus Mechanic.  I enjoy camping, reading, going to the mountains , and going to the Oregon Coast!


Rena Sitz


College: George Fox University
Taught Kindergarten at Fruitland since I graduated college.:)
Grew up: Family ranch in Eastern Oregon.
Favorite Color: Blue and yellow.
Favorites: Family, friends, baking, cooking, growing flowers, horses, baby calves, Diet Pepsi, sunsets, Fall, my students and teams I’ve had over the years.
Head Volleyball Coach FHS
Head Track Coach FHS


 Kindergarten :Amy Mahler

About me:
  • I love eye-catching earrings:  pizzas, dice, sharks, tiny Harry Potter books…

  • I lived in Ecuador about 30 years ago (and try to keep up my Spanish).

  • I have a wonderful husband and 4 children.

  • I taught 2nd grade in Parma, many Reading Recovery students (one-on-one), and Home-PreK.

Jan 2017 will be my 8th group of K-Jumpstart students.  What is“Kindergarten-Jumpstart?”  This half-day class“Jump Starts” a student’s letter and number skills with FUN practice using movement, singing, and touch.  Students attend either AM or PM, and go to a regular Kindergarten class the other half of the day.  All kindergarteners are screened to determine who could benefit most from Jumpstart and could handle attending a full day. Each December, some students complete Jumpstart and more are selected for January-May class. Parents are required to practice counting/reading several times a week with their child.



Aide: Donna Bigler