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.
About Ryan Cantrell
I was born in Boise, Idaho, to my mother Carmen (now deceased) and father Terry. I was raised in Nampa, Idaho, by my parents, who were both public high school teachers. I attended Nampa public school through 9th grade at Centennial Elementary and West Jr. High. As a sophomore in high school, I transferred to Nampa Christian to complete my high school education.
Upon graduating Nampa Christian High School, I attended Northwest Nazarene University to seek an undergraduate degree in social work. In my 4th year of college, I met and married my wife Malinda. While attending college, I enjoyed working at the Booth Family Care Center (which was a homeless shelter for families), The Family Table (which was a group home for juveniles transitioning from incarceration back into the community), and volunteering at the Lighthouse Rescue Mission.
Upon graduating from NNU with a degree in social work, my wife and I moved to Twin Falls, Idaho, where I served as a developmental specialist, intensive behavior interventionist, and ultimately as the director for the Twin Falls branch of Family and Children's Therapy Services (a developmental disabilities agency). I worked in the schools, homes, and communities of the children in our program to help educate the families in how positive behavior supports can support their children's development.
In 2006, Malinda and I moved back to the Treasure Valley, because we wanted to raise our soon-to-be son in the community where his grandparents live (both Malinda's and my family live in the Treasure Valley). Cole was born in 2007, and our daughter Elise was born in 2012. I began my teaching career at Sherman Elementary, in Nampa, Idaho, in the fall of 2006 as a special education resource room teacher. During this time, I returned to NNU to earn an M.Ed related to exceptional children. In 2011 I taught at INSPIRE Connections Academy, which is an online charter school. 2012–2014 I worked with the North Star Charter School team as a special educator and elementary principal. During this time, I also served a year-long administrative internship with North Star's administrative team, as part of an educational specialist degree (completed in 2014) in building administration and director of special education.
Outside of work and school, my interests include camping, riding motorcycles, continuing education, and teaching graduate studies at a local university. Cole and I ride often; he got this first motorcycle when he was three and has learned to ride competently. I look forward to continuing to work with the families of the Bruneau-Grand View District and appreciate the opportunity to serve this great community.
About JayDene Aquiso
Grand View Elementary
About Paulina Bravo
About Bonni Draper
About Alex Meyers
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.
Rimrock Jr./Sr. High
About Dale Burk
Dale Burk accepted the position of principal at the Rimrock campus in 2017 and brings a combined experience of fifteen years in education to the position. Though he enjoyed teaching math for three years at Rimrock, he now strives to serve our staff as our junior/senior high school principal.
Mr. Burk was born in Oklahoma and moved to Texas when he was twelve. He earned a B.A. in mathematics from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs and a M.Ed. in educational leadership from Stephen F. Austin State University. He has been married since 2004. He and his wife have two daughters who attend Rimrock Junior High School.
Mr. Burk has taught math at the high school, junior high, and junior college levels, was a middle school assistant principal for six years, and also the principal of a Christian elementary school. He played a lot of sports growing up including soccer, baseball, basketball, and tennis. Mr. Burk was a member of a state championship basketball team in high school and was the assistant coach to a state champion girls basketball team. He has coached basketball, softball, and cross country at the high school level and basketball at the junior high level. His hobbies include hiking, mountain biking, and disc golf.
His family enjoys the great outdoors and will never run out of new places to explore here in Owyhee County.
About Amanda Hazen
I am very excited to be taking over as the science teacher here at Rimrock. I grew up in Washington State and came to Idaho for school. I received my B.S. in biology from Boise State. Initially I intended to move right back to Washington, but found I couldn’t bring myself to leave. I have now been in the area for over 10 years.
Before a career in science I worked in the culinary field. I have been the chef or sous chef of a handful of Boise area establishments.
About Christine Meyers
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.
About Alan Schoen
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.