First Grade

Heather Beutler

I have just started my 17th year of teaching. I am married, with 3 amazing step-children, my son Owen who started Kindergarten at the ‘ECC’ this fall, Jaxon who is turning 4 next Spring and Oliver our caboose. I graduated from Boise State, so of course I love my Broncos! I love to read, listen to music, and dance! I love camping, going for walks, and of course my passion is teaching!

Pam Carter

I have been teaching since 1991. I taught at the High School for seven years & during that time I realized my passion was for younger children. I am so glad to have made that change. I have been teaching first grade for 16 years and I love it!

I am married to Mr. Carter, who many of you may have had for High School Math. We have two children. Ryan is married to Lacey and he’s in the army, they live in El Paso, TX. My daughter Megan is married to Kaleo & together my first grand-daughter Myah, they live in Boise.  At home we have a dog named Disney. When I am not at school with my ‘little ones’ I enjoy spending time with family, crafting, sewing, decorating, baking and traveling.

Deanna Grimes

I have been teaching in Fruitland since 1998. My husband, Mr. Grimes is also an educator at Fruitland Middle School. We have three children. I enjoy spending time with my family, boating, camping, 4-wheeling, fishing, painting and teaching children how to read. My goal is to instill a love of learning in all my students and provide an environment that makes my students feel welcome, safe, successful, and valued.

Rhonda Leeper

I have been teaching at Fruitland Elementary since 2015. Before teaching here in Fruitland I worked at Maggie Cordova Elementary School in Rio Rancho, NM. We have 4 grown children and 2 grandchildren. I enjoy traveling, camping, hiking, reading, cross country skiing, and spending time with our family. 

Stacee Sanders

My name is Stacee Sanders.  I am a Payette High School graduate, TVCC graduate, and received my teaching degree at Grand View University in Des Moines, Iowa.  I have two daughters: Carlie (17 years) and Mylie (13 years).  This is my 16th year teaching 1st grade and my 19th year at Fruitland Elementary.  I love spending time in McCall on the lake and the ski hill.  I LOVE Dr. Seuss!!  My entire room is decorated in a Seuss theme and I look forward to March when we can celebrate his birthday and I get to share my love of reading.   

Daishel Witcraft