Director: Sandra Valadez
School Psychologist: Stephanie Carpenter
Special Education Teacher: Jordan Atnip
Special Education Teacher: Kathy Taylor
Aide: Jonah Bourcy
Aide: Chelsi Chadwell
Aide: Melissa Dinucci
I started working at Fruitland Elementary in August 2017 as a paraprofessional in Special Education. I graduated from Parma High School in 2002. I graduated High School as a CNA. In 2004 I became a certified phlebotomist with BSU. I met my husband in 2005 and we married in October 2008. We have our son, Anthony, who is still in elementary school. I enjoy being outdoors. I love to fish, hike, run and camp. I love working in Special Education. The kids amaze me everyday. I have hope to further my education in Special Education/Elementary.
Aide: Pinky Edl
I’m Pinky Edl, and I work in the Special Education department. I have been here for almost a year. I have my Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the Phillipines.
Aide: Aubrey Griffith
I was raised in Fruitland and graduated class of 2002. Afterwards I attended T.V.C.C. and ran track for them. I have been happily married for almost 13 years and we have 5 kids. Before here I ran an in-home daycare for 11 years. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family outdoors camping, fishing & biking. I also enjoy crafts, painting, baking and cooking.
Aide: Andria Hainey
I was born in Ogden, Utah and grew up in Layton. I attended Snow College, BYU & TVCC and I have a Banchelors of Science degree. I am currently working on my Masters Degree and hoping to enroll in Occupational Therapy School. My husband is Sam Hainey & we have 2 boys, 16 & 8 and a daughter who is 13. At home we have 2 dogs and 8 chickens. When I am not working in Special Ed. I enjoy painting, reading, shickens, exercising/running. This is my first year with Fruitland Elementary and before here I was in pre-school for 20+ years.
Aide: Hannah Hezeltine
I started working at the elementary school August 2017. I feel privileged to be a part of such an incredible school district. I absolutely love the kids I get to work with! And I also really love popcorn Friday’s!
Aide: Melissa Newell
I was born in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. I grow up in Kellogg Idaho also know as the Silver Valley. I went to Kellogg High school and I graduated in 2005. I have been with my hubby since we were in high school. I have two boys. My family has 2 dogs and 15 chickens. I like to cook , fish and be outdoors with my family. What I am looking forward to is how far the kids will come in their academics.
Aide: Evelyn Owens
Aide: Ken Parker
I was born & raised in Columbia, South Carolina. I attended Rick’s College, The University of South Carolina and Northeast Louisiana University. I received my MEd in School Counseling and my MA in Family Therapy. I have worked with special needs people for 20 years and was inspired to apply here at Fruitland Elementary. I love my wife of 35 years. We have 10 children. At home we also have dogs & cats. My goal this year is to learn all that I can and I am looking forward to being a contestant on “The Price is Right”.
Aide: Sheila Raymond
I have enjoyed working for Fruitland School District for 17 years. I started as a special education para-professional at Fruitland Middle School. I loved my 14 years there working in the classroom, helping with the after school programs and summer school. Three years ago I decided that a change might be nice. I requested to come to the elementary level when there was an opening. I love all ages of children and I truly believe that they have taught me so much. The staff and children I work with continue to inspire me.
Aide: Ron Rich
I was born in Ontario, OR & grew up in Payette, ID. I have lived in Fruitland since 1980.I attended college at Boise State University. I am married to Debbie and we have 4 grown sons & 1 grown daughter. I have taught Special Education in Fruitland.
Aide: Cindy Tuning
I was born in Caldwell, Idaho and raised right here in Fruitland ,I have been with Fruitland School District for 13 years. I came to the Elementary from the Middle School. I was an army wife and lived all over the world for 21 years. I have 2 grown sons, Derrick and Brandon. I felt that I could make a difference and embarked on my journey in Special education. When I am not here changing lives, I can be found curled up with a good book, or thrift shopping.
Aide: Doug Uyeki
Hi. I have a great amount of admiration for the administration and staff at Fruitland Elementary. I am especially thankful that the Superintendent and the Special Education Director support Bal-A-Vis-X throughout the district.