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.
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!
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!
My last name rhymes with dollar!
I started teaching kindergarteners at FES in 2013.
I also taught 2nd grade, Reading Recovery students (one-on-one), and PreK.
I collect 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, 1 son at FHS, children in TX, Moscow-ID and Australia!
Schooling: Degree from BYU, and many classes thru USU, BSU, NNU.
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
Holly Hutchinson: Kindergarten Music & Movement
Gerrit Schoonhoven: Kindergarten P.E., Art, Science, Computers & Library
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: 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: Donna Bigler
My name is Donna Bigler and I have 28 years in education.