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.
Our 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 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 Briggs, Instructional Assistant
Sarah Fowler, Instructional Assistant
Star Tarrant, Instructional Assistant
Pattie Walters, Custodian
Pinehurst School District and Pinehurst Elementary School employ one full-time administrator.
Holly 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