Special Education

Director: Sandra Valadez

Psychologist: Stephanie Carpenter

Teacher: Staci Vreeland

Teacher: Jana Warner

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: Ashley Lopez

Aide: Sydney Marble

Aide: Melissa Newell

I grow up in Kellogg Idaho also known as the Silver Valley. I went to Kellogg High school and I graduated in 2005.  I have been with my hubby for a long time. I have two boys. 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: 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: Wendy Torkelson

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.