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.
PE: Ryan Tracy
I teach K-4th grade Physical Education at Fruitland Elementary School. I have worked for the Fruitland School District for the past 10 years. I received my Bachelor of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies and My Master of Sports Science Degree from the United States Sports Academy. Additionally I serve as Head Football Coach & Freshman Basketball Coach.I truly enjoy coming to work every day & working with each student here.
My wife & I have two wonderful kids. Fruitland, Idaho has been our home for the past eleven years.During the summers I spend my time training the Fruitland Grizzlies High School football team, going to baseball games, camping with my family and visiting Oxbow, Oregon. I also really enjoy working in my yard.
Library :Carrie Hollaway
This is my 4th year with Fruitland Elementary. I started as a Kindergarten para. In 2015 I worked as the morning librarian as well as a Kindergarten para in the afternoon. This year I am the Librarian all day. I love reading to the students and helping them find new books. I have been married for 16 years, and have 2 kids. My daughters attend FMS and FHS. There are so many wonderful parents and students that make Fruitland Elementary a wonderful place to work.
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
I am the registered nurse for the Fruitland School District and have been here for four years. 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 for the past 18yrs. I have been married for 16yrs to Felipe (aka Romio’s chef) and we have 4 children, 2 dogs, 1 cat, and 11 bunnies.
District Occupational Therapist:Aspen Jones