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: Robin Gardner
I have worked at Fruitland for 2 years & I really like it here. I am a Fruitland graduate, class of 2010. I have 2 beautiful daughters, and have been married to my husband for 3 years.
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/Kindergaten Aide. For the last 7 years I have been a Title I Paraprofessional.
Art: Mrs. 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: Stephen Richardson
Stephen Richardson joined the team at Fruitland Elementary early 2017 and is very excited to help our children learn. While he has no credentials yet, he enjoys spending time with the kids. He is working an a double bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Geology through Weber State University. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing video games, and watching movies with his family. He particularly enjoys J. R. R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth and J. K. Rowling’s Hogwarts. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, 2 and a half year old daughter, and his in-laws.
Aide: Carrie Wall