Our People

 The Faculty

We are small and proficient. Our success is due to a broadly educated, highly-motivated, cooperative and collaborative staff.  We see each employee as a part of the educational team, so we call our whole staff “members of the faculty.” Their commitment reflects the unflagging support of a neighborhood of folks determined to make sure each child is understood, respected and assisted to make maximum progress.

Kerry Fuller, Head TeacherOur head teacher and curriculum and assessment director, Kerry Fuller, has degrees from Oregon Institute of Technology and Southern Oregon University.  She gained a wealth of teaching experience during her thirteen year career as an educational assistant in the Klamath County schools while earning her teaching credentials.  She is classified as a Highly Qualified Teacher and along with her other duties directs the Pinehurst Outdoor Education Program.


Co-teacher, Ann Oliva, taught in Hawaii for the last twenty years before joining us part time in 2016.  A graduate of Southern Oregon University, her training features special education, music, art, drama, outdoor and physical education.




 Amy SchumacherAmy Schumacher, our full-time Instructional Assistant, attends to assisting with our Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM) program. She studied Architecture at UC Berkeley, and education at UNLV.




Pearl BriggsPearl Briggs, Instructional Assistant





Sarah FowlerSarah Fowler, Instructional Assistant





Star TarrantStar Tarrant, Instructional Assistant





Pattie WaltersPattie Walters, Custodian





The Administration

Pinehurst School District and Pinehurst Elementary School employ one full-time administrator.

Holly AmannHolly Amann is the District Administrator/Office Manager. Educated at the University of Colorado and with advanced studies as a certified herbalist, she wears many hats as staff supervisor, officer in charge of school board meetings, treasurer of the Pinehurst School Foundation, school nurse and special events planner.



Our Local School Board

Despite our small size, our district must meet all the same requirements as the Portland School District. So we elect five board members to four-year terms who direct the school district.  They represent every interest group in our community.

Board chair, Sam Alvord 

Vice Chair, Dianna Crary 

Alison Kling

Heidi Gehman