Myndi Parm, Math Teacher

Myndi has a passion for helping guide students towards a love of knowledge. She believes every student is an individual and instruction should be customized to address their significant differences and needs.

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Heidi McFarley, Food Program Director

Heidi has created memorable experiences around food that showcase the best of the Walla Walla Valley. At her restaurant, Red Reina Cuisine & Delicatessen, Heidi offered fresh, local and seasonal food made with love for her restaurant and catering clientele.

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Rick Aguilar, Board Vice President

Rick was released from prison on December 14, 2015, after serving eight years of his 10-year prison sentence for drug/weapon possession and attempting to elude law enforcement. While incarcerated, he made the decision to walk away from the Sureño gang and began a quest to educate himself and to give back by helping his fellow prisoners.

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Cynthia Selde, Board Secretary

Cynthia is very passionate about the importance of high-quality education for every individual, from birth to old age, and about the crucial need to build a stronger, inclusive community, in which every single human being is valued and given the support they need to thrive.

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Nelly Pilares, Spanish Teacher

Nelly has been an educator since 1998. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Education and Visual Arts, and taught Art and Theater in Peru for several years. In 2005 she moved with her family to the USA, where she earned both an M.A and a Ph.D. in Hispanic Linguistics, Literature and Culture, and began teaching Spanish at the college level.

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Joelle Pomraning, Science Teacher

Joelle was born and raised in Walla Walla. She left her beautiful town to attend college at the University of Washington. After obtaining a BS in Aquatic Sciences, she spent ten years following the rivers as a biologist. During that time she became so interested in educating young people that she went back to school to gain a masters degree in education.

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