Bruneau-Grand View Joint School District #365
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Bruneau-Grandview Staff

In a small district like ours, faculty and staff members wear many hats. You’ll find our district-level administrators taking on roles with students within our schools and our teachers fulfilling leadership responsibilities at the district level. We are all involved in the education of our students, which top-down, bottom-up approach is mutually beneficial to all.

Please get to know our district employees as well as our school staff. If you have a concern or question, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We are here to serve you.

District Administration

Jeff Blaser

Jeff Blaser
Superintendent
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I have been married 39 years this August to my wife, Marla Blaser. We have four adult children and three energetic grandchildren. I enjoy hunting, fishing, mountain biking, hiking, trail running, sport shooting, reading, and time with family.

I began my career in education in the early 80s teaching and coaching at the middle school and high school level. I gained experience working with diverse students as a teacher, as a professional technical club advisor, and coach.

After 13 years of teaching and coaching I made a transition to law enforcement where I served in a growing metropolitan police department for over 10 years. During this time, I served as juvenile detective, SRO, Idaho POST instructor, and Metro SWAT Team member.

After many enjoyable and rewarding years, I realized my training and skills could be used more effectively by engaging youth within the school community and working more closely with families as an educator. I accepted a position with the West Ada School district as a middle school assistant principal and later moved to a large high school where I served in this capacity for eleven years.

In 2018, I accepted the position as Superintendent of Cascade School District and served as their superintendent for the next three years. As superintendent of a rural school district, I have had the opportunity to lead important and necessary changes which have resulted in continuous academic achievement, improved staff morale, financial stability for the district, and a greater community trust.

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JayDene Aquiso

JayDene Aquiso
District Secretary/ Assistant Business Manager/ Transportation Secretary
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John Aquiso

John Aquiso
Transportation Supervisor
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Patty Dalrymple

Patty Dalrymple
Federal Programs Director
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Amanda Dygert

Amanda Dygert
Head Athletic Director
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Ashley Merrick

Ashley Merrick
Assistant Athletic Director
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District-Level Employees

Cathy Bridwell

Cathy Bridwell
Part Time Business Manager
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Miranda Brim

Miranda Brim
Music Teacher
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Veronica Ayala

Veronica Ayala
Janitor
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Cecilia Luna-Lopez

Cecilia Luna-Lopez
Janitor
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John Aquiso

John Aquiso
Bus Driver Sub - Grand View/Simplot Route
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Denise Collett

Denise Collett
Bus Driver - Oreana
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Laura Gonzalez

Laura Gonzalez
Bus Driver - Bruneau/Maintenance
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Rita Hall

Rita Hall
Bus Driver - Little Valley
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Jonathan McClure

Jonathan McClure
Maintenance
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Marie Hipwell

Marie Hipwell
Bus Driver - Grand View/Simplot Route
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Brian Spaulding

Brian Spaulding
Maintenance
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Peggy Newman

Peggy Newman
Test Coordinator
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Grand View Elementary

Alex Meyers

Alex Meyers
Principal
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My name is Alex Meyers, and I will be teaching junior high classes. I graduated from Rimrock in 2009. I attended the University of Idaho and earned my bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 2013. I am going into my third year of teaching. I enjoy getting to work with a different group of children each year and look forward to many exciting years to come.

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Bonni Draper

Bonni Draper
Administrative Assistant
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Title I Paraprofessional
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Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker
1st Grade
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Tatum Bradshaw

Tatum Bradshaw
Special Ed. Paraprofessional
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Charity Dodge

Charity Dodge
Special Ed. Paraprofessional
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Sharon Lawrence

Sharon Lawrence
4th Grade
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Michelle Lehman

Michelle Lehman
Kindergarten
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Kellie McNeley

Kellie McNeley
PE/Reading/Title I Paraprofessional
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Jessica Medrano

Jessica Medrano
Food Service Director
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Ashely Merrick

Ashely Merrick
Pre-K/Title I Paraprofessional
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Britnie Meyers

Britnie Meyers
2nd Grade
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Salustia Mondragon

Salustia Mondragon
Assistant Cook/Custodian
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Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison
Special Ed Teacher
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Sariah Pearson

Sariah Pearson
5th Grade
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Abby Rice

Abby Rice
3rd Grade
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Bruneau Elementary

Alex Meyers

Alex Meyers
Principal
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My name is Alex Meyers, and I will be teaching junior high classes. I graduated from Rimrock in 2009. I attended the University of Idaho and earned my bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 2013. I am going into my third year of teaching. I enjoy getting to work with a different group of children each year and look forward to many exciting years to come.

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Peggy Newman

Peggy Newman
Administrative Assistant
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Title I Teacher
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Amee-Lynn Eldridge

Amee-Lynn Eldridge
Special Education Paraprofessional
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Cassie Farfan

Cassie Farfan
Title I Paraprofessional
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Rita Hall

Rita Hall
PE/Reading Paraprofessional
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Ashley Merrick

Ashley Merrick
Pre-K/Title I
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Claudia Meza

Claudia Meza
Cook
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Laura Morrison

Laura Morrison
Special Ed Teacher
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Brian Orban

Brian Orban
4th & 5th Grade
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Mindy Patterson

Mindy Patterson
Special Education Paraprofessional
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Jessica VanMeer Jones

Jessica VanMeer Jones
2nd & 3rd Grade
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Susan Wampler

Susan Wampler
K/1/Head Teacher
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Rimrock Jr./Sr. High

Anthony Richard

Anthony Richard
Principal
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Born in France to American parents, I have lived overseas for almost two decades of my life. During my attendance at California State University Chico, I studied the history and politics of other nations, with an emphasis on North Africa and the Middle East. As a result of my work, I earned a bachelor of arts degree in international relations in 1983. Upon completion of my degree program, I applied and was accepted into the United States Peace Corps and was assigned to Togo, West Africa. As a volunteer I worked with small villages in the region to design and implement water catchment systems.

After completing my service as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1986, I entered into a graduate program to pursue a masters in business management while in London, England. After completing my degree program in 1988, I was offered a marketing and graphics design position in Sacramento, California. In 1989 while still working, I began to attend California State University Sacramento where I earned a second bachelor's degree in social science and a single subject secondary teaching credential in social science in 1991.

Hired as a teacher in the latter part of 1991, I had the opportunity over the next 11 years to work with students at both the junior and high school levels. Although I primarily taught world history and United States history, I also taught pre-algebra, algebra, and language arts. In 2002 I accepted a school administrator position while concurrently enrolled in a pre-k - 12 administrative credential program at Sonoma State University. In 2005 I moved to Idaho to take care of my aging parents, and I was able to secure a principalship in Caldwell, Idaho. In 2013, I accepted another administrative position in Boise at a charter school.

Presently my administrative experience has encompassed a junior high school vice-principalship, elementary school principalship, high school principalship, and a lead administrator position for a charter school. In all, I have 19 years of experience in school administration.

On a more personal note, while pursuing my teaching credential I fell in love with my wife at first sight, and we have been married for 29 years. Together we have one daughter who is currently attending high school in Boise. As I have had the opportunity to travel far and wide and experience many cultures, I have a deep appreciation for the freedoms we share as Americans and a deep love for our nation and its people. As for hobbies I pursue during my free time, I am an avid reader, enjoy rock hounding, and interacting with people from all walks of life. I also have a great appreciation for all animals, of which cats are my favorite creature.

It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve the Bruneau and Grand View communities, and I look forward to working with the exceptional educators and families in the district. If you have the time, please stop by the school and introduce yourself to me.

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Kalani Ratcliffe

Kalani Ratcliffe
Secretary
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Karlee Aquiso

Karlee Aquiso
Intervention Paraprofessional
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Ana Araujo

Ana Araujo
Assistant Cook
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Katy Carothers

Katy Carothers
IDLA Paraprofessional
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Lesley Cherry

Lesley Cherry
English
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Julia Collopy

Julia Collopy
Counselor
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Zack Dygert

Zack Dygert
Ag/Woodshop
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Cory Freese

Cory Freese
TRIO
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Taylor Gordon

Taylor Gordon
Special Education Teacher
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Haden Griggs

Haden Griggs
History
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Sandra Jewett

Sandra Jewett
Special Education Paraprofessional
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Brandi Lisle

Brandi Lisle
English Teacher
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Carrie Markham

Carrie Markham
Math
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Ken Maroney

Ken Maroney
Math Teacher
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Kailee McClure

Kailee McClure
Special Ed. Director
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Christine Meyers

Christine Meyers
IDLA/IEN/College/Career
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I graduated from Rimrock and attended Boise State University. I have been married for 26 years and have 4 adult children who also graduated from Rimrock High School. I have been working in the district for 15 years. I enjoy reading, crafts, and traveling in my spare time.

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Claudia Meza

Claudia Meza
Cook
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Ana Meza

Ana Meza
Special Education Paraprofessional
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Josh Rishell

Josh Rishell
Network, Computer Support, & Yearbook
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Maria Rodriguez

Maria Rodriguez
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Alan Schoen

Alan Schoen
AG Teacher
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Mr. Alan Schoen has been the FFA advisor and taught agriculture science at Rimrock Jr./Sr. High School since August of 1989. A 1984 graduate of Payette High School in Payette, Idaho, Mr. Schoen earned his B.S. in agriculture education at the University of Idaho in 1989.

During his time at Rimrock, Schoen guided his students to several national awards. He strives to help the communities in any way possible. 

Mr. Schoen teaches intro to agriculture, animal science, plant science, small engines, power tech, welding, and metal fabrication.

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Sam Ward

Sam Ward
P.E.
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Emily Waterlander

Emily Waterlander
Junior High
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Jonathan Waterlander

Jonathan Waterlander
Science
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