Teacher: Lauren Echanis

I graduated from Fruitland High School (Go Grizzlies!) in 2004.  I attended the University of Idaho (Go Vandals!) and majored in Family and Consumer Science: Family Life and Child Development Family Relations, in 2008. I was a paraeducator at Fruitland for 2 years before deciding to get my special education and elementary education teaching certificate. I was hired at New Plymouth Elementary as a Special Education Teacher, for one year, before returning to Fruitland as a Special Education Teacher. I am currently teaching Pre-School . I got married to my wonderful husband, Drew, in September 2009.  We have a little boy, Hudson, who is so sweet and funny. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, golfing, watching sports (football and baseball), and cheering on the Vandals! 🙂 I love working with my students and love teaching at Fruitland Elementary.

Para-educator:Amber Howell

I have worked at Fruitland Elementary for 9 years-8 years in Special Education and 1 year in Preschool.

Para-educator: Maribel Stroda

I have worked at Fruitland Elementary for 2 years in the Preschool class. I have a degree from College in the Philippines and Linn-Benton Community College as a Certified Nursing Assisting and Certified Medical Aide.