Literacy Coach: Amanda Forrey
This is my 16th year teaching and my first year at Fruitland Elementary. Previously I taught first grade, reading and math intervention K-3. I have been married for eight years. We have a son in 2nd grade. I also have two beautiful stepdaughters and four active grandchildren.
I enjoy reading, writing, gardening, camping, fishing, horseback riding and spending time with my family. I am passionate about supporting teachers, students and families as the Literacy Coach. “Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out.” Pam Allyn
Occupational Therapist: Aspen Jones
Music: Jaime Olsen
I teach K-4th grade music and love it! My family and I recently moved here and are proud to call Fruitland home. My husband and I are natives, having grown up in Ontario. We have been away for 17 years where we have lived in Albuquerque, NM, Washington D.C. area, and Logan, UT. We are excited to be back with family. We have three kids who all attend Fruitland schools. It has been fun to be their teacher! I have several years of teaching music. I taught in the Albuquerque public schools for a few years, then quit to become a stay-at-home mom. While I took care of my babies, I also taught private lessons and preschool classes. Directing children’s musicals and choruses was also a highlight. I had the opportunity to sing with the South West Opera company while in Albuquerque. I also was able to participate in several singing recitals and musical theater projects throughout the years. It was fun to do a variety of things, but I am glad to now be full time in a classroom.
This is my 14th year of teaching at Fruitland. I have taught 4th grade, Jumpstart Kindergarten, and 2nd grade. I love getting to know the kids & watching them grow
Library: Carrie Hollaway
I started working at Fruitland Elementary in 2013 as a Kindergarten para. In 2015 I worked as the morning librarian as well as a Kindergarten para in the afternoon. In 2016 I moved to the Library full time . I love reading to the students and helping them find new books. I am married and have 2 daughters. There are so many wonderful parents and students that make Fruitland Elementary a wonderful place to work.
Art: Lisa Michelson
Health Technician: Mendy Sherrell
Hello, my name is Mendy Sherrell. I live in Fruitland with my husband, son, our two boxers, and a couple of fat cats. I have worked for Fruitland Elementary for 5 years. I have held different positions here at the elementary. At the current time I am the Elementary Health Technician. I love working and living in our little community.
District Nurse: Juanita Lopez
for the Fruitland School District as the registered nurse. I love my job and am honored to work with such amazing staff and students. I have lived in Fruitland since the age of three and am a Fruitland graduate. I received my nursing degree from TVCC in 1999. I also work nights as a labor and delivery nurse and have done so since 1999. I am married to my wonderful husband Felipe. I have 4 children, 2 cats, 2 dogs, and 12 bunnies.