Third Grade

Nicole Bergam

This is my 5th year of teaching, but my first year at Fruitland Elementary and I am so excited to be teaching 3rd grade! What a fabulous school to be a part of! My husband and I have two kids and our family loves to explore the outdoors! I received my Bachelors in Education from Eastern Oregon University and earned a Masters in Math Curriculum and Instruction from University of Texas at Arlington. Third grade is an amazing year of growth and increasing responsibility and we will be working hard to have a wonderful adventure!

Kerry Figart

I received my Bachelor’s Degree in English form the University of La Verne in California, and recently received my Teaching Certification from Northwest Nazarene University in Nampa, ID. In May of 2017 I completed my Masters of Education. I completed my student teaching with Mrs. Grimes in first grade here at Fruitland. Both of my parents are teachers, and this is a profession that goes back several generations in my family. I have had wonderful professors, teachers and mentors to prepare me for being an educator. I am married with two sons. We have a dog, a cat and now have chickens, so our home is a busy place! I am passionate about learning and I expect to learn as much from your student as they will learn from me.

Rebecca Lutter

I am so excited to be teaching again in the classroom! I taught 2nd grade for 9 years and then took a 12 year break to stay home with my 3 boys.   I always wanted to teach 3rd grade, so am thrilled that I have been given this opportunity!  I earned my Bachelors in Education from BYU along with my ESL and Gifted and Talented Endorsements.  I am excited to make great use of this education as I take on this great responsibility of teaching these amazing students at FES!  When I am not teaching, you will find my family and I enjoying any activity you can imagine doing outdoors!    

Lisa McDavid

I have been teaching for 8 years here at Fruitland Elementary, and I cannot imagine teaching any where else! I have an Associate of Arts in Elementary Degree from TVCC, a Bachelors of Science in Multidisciplinary Studies from EOU, earned my Masters Degree in Education from NNU in May 2017. I’ve been married for almost 24 years, and have two amazing daughters! Third grade is the most exciting school year, and I enjoy every moment of it!


Leslie Ward

I have been teaching for 27 years, 22 of those years have been here in Fruitland. During that time I have taught Pre-First, 1st, 2nd & 3rd grades. I am married with 2 daughters, 23 & 19, and I am a new grandma! Third grade is an exciting year and I can’t wait to share it with my students.


Gina Ziegler

I am a graduate of Idaho State University. This is my 17th year of teaching, I have taught 1st, 2nd & this is my 9th year teaching 3rd grade. I love my students and enjoy watching them learn and grow. I have high expectations and will push my students to make new gains.

I live in Fruitland with my husband Larry and our 3 sons. I also have two beautiful grand-daughters.I love animals and I have a black lab and one cat. I enjoy reading, naps, camping, fishing, and being outside with my family. Third grade is an exciting year!