Director: Christy Vandeberg
I graduated from Central Washington University in 1992 with a Bachelors Degree, K-8 Elementary Education with a Reading Minor. I worked in the Medford School District for two years teaching third grade before meeting my husband and getting married in 1994. I did a long-term sub in Sublimity, Oregon outside of Salem for three months teaching in a second grade classroom and then subbed for the rest of that school year. I continued teaching fourth grade for two years and a 1st/2nd blend for one year in Harrisburg, Oregon. Our extended family moved to Idaho in 1998 and so we decided to follow. I taught third grade at Fruitland Elementary for five years before coming the Student Achievement Specialist here for the last 12 years. I went back to school and received my Gifted & Talented Endorsement to teach gifted education at this time. I have two boys, and I have been happily married for the last 22 years. I have truly enjoyed the community and can’t think of being anywhere else.
Testing & TAG Coordinator:Carla Malson
I was born in Pasadena, Texas and grew up in Caldwell, Idaho. After graduation I attended the University of Idaho and Towson State University in Maryland. I hold my Bachelors degree in Communication with a minor in dance. I also hold my K-8 teaching certificate. Teaching my own children was a challenging yet rewarding experience that sparked my interest in teaching as a profession. I have taught Gifted & Talented classes, Math, Reading, English, fine Arts, and an Intro to conversational French. I have worked as a para in 4-7th grade, and in the Fruitland District for 7 years. My husband Mark and I have 5 graduates of the Fruitland School District, 4 boys and 1 girl. We are also proud grandparents to 6 with one on the way! I enjoy reading, dancing, scuba diving, kids & cows. We have 3 dogs a cat and 500 cows. My goal for this year is to make a positive difference in at least one person’s life. Some fun class traditions are recycling parties. I am looking forward to all that the future holds!
Aide: Danielle Eakin
Danielle Eakin is my name, Para educator is my game. I have worked for FES for 23 years. I was hired as the “DUTY” in the beginning. Didn’t take long to get a new title “Teachers Aide”. Well over the last 23 years my title has been called many different things. However my job has always been to help students in reading & math. I have worked with Kindergarten thru 5th grade.
Aide: Chelsea Grange
I was born and raised in Brigham City, Utah. I earned my Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice through Colorado Technical University. I have been married 19 years and we have 4 kids. We moved to Idaho 2 years ago, and in the summer of 2017 we ended up here in Fruitland. I have worked with children for many years and I love it. This is my first year at Fruitland Elementary. When I am not at work I love going out with my family.
Aide: Teri Livingston
This is my 8th year working at FES. My first year I worked as a Computer Lab Assistant/Kindergarten Aide. For the last 7 years I have been a Title I Paraprofessional.
Aide: Darci Poe
Art: Kristy Raines
Aide: Janet Rawlings
I have been a title one paraprofessional for 18 years.
Aide: Lisa Rhinehart
I’m Lisa Loera -Rhinehart, and the 2016/17 school year is my 21st year at the elementary school. I spent the first 20 years working in the Title-One department. For year 21, I have been working only with First Grade groups. It’s been a fun change.
Aide: Carrie Wall