Shannon Contreras

I started here at Fruitland Elementary in 2008. I really do love this age! I have 3 children and have been married for 23 years. I enjoy singing, dancing, and spending time with my family. I like having fun and I am always looking for ways to teach with excitement!

Melissa Garrett

This year will be my 14th year of teaching, and my first year teaching here at Fruitland. I have taught Kindergarten, First, and Fourth Grade, and have always wanted to teach Second Grade. I am married and have three children. I enjoy being outdoors and love to go camping with my family. I also grew up here in Fruitland and went to FES, so I feel right at home here. The students, parents, and staff are all amazing to work with!  I feel fortunate to be doing what I love everyday.

Nicole Mizuta

This is my 12th year of teaching in Fruitland. I have previously taught 3rd grade and this is my fourth year teaching 2nd grade. This is such a fun age! I enjoy spending time with my family, shopping & traveling.

Bev Smith

I have been teaching second grade at Fruitland Elementary School since 2007.  I absolutely love this grade and being a part of my students’ journey!  I have been married for almost 25 years and we have 4 Fruitland graduates!  Other than being with my little second grade family, I love camping, shopping, and spending time with family and friends!

Susan Ziegler

This is my 29th year of teaching second grade in Fruitland. I truly love this age. I feel that I have the best job in the world. It is so much fun watching the children grow and they definitely keep me on my toes!