• Thank you for reaching out to West Ada School District regarding reopening schools this fall. Due to a large number of emails and phone calls coming into our offices, there may be a delay in responding to individual messages. We thoughtfully read and listen to your concerns and suggestions, making notes and adjusting plans as appropriate.


    For comments related to fall reopening, please email: communicate@westada.org.

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    Picture of the West Ada School District Service Center - DSC
    1303 E Central Drive Meridian, ID 83642
    Phone: (208) 855-4500
    Fax: (208) 350-5962
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    Superintendent:  Dr. Mary Ann Ranells

    Chief Communication Officer: Char Jackson
       General information; attendance area questions;  levy election information; public record requests

    Clerk of the Board: Cheri Newbold
       Board meetings; board minutes; meetings with Superintendent Ranells

    Assistant Superintendent, Teaching and Learning: Bret Heller
      Curriculum, Assessment, Federal Programs
    Assistant Superintendent, Operations: Joe Yochum
      Facilities, Construction, Health Services, Transportation, School Nutrition 
    Regional Directors: (School Regions List)
       School-based questions or concerns; open enrollment requests
    North Region: Geoff Stands
    East Region: Marcus Myers
    West Region: Dave Moser
    South Region: Dr. Mandy White
    Student Achievement/Curriculum:
       Curriculum or instruction questions or comments 
    Arts Coordinator: Cara Hinkson
    Social Studies, PE, and Health Coordinator: Lori Gash
    English Language Arts Coordinator: Laura Knutson
    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Coordinator: Chris Stoker
    Library Coordinator: Dennis Hahs
    Administrator of Professional Development: Jennifer Fletcher
    GT and World Languages Coordinator: Cara Hinkson


    Activities and Athletics
    Director of Activities and Athletics: Jason Warr
    Phone: 208-350-5037
    Business Operations:
       Accounts payable; purchasing; district expenditures; tax levy questions
    Chief Finance Officer & Board Treasurer: Jonathan Gillen
    Purchasing Agent: Michael Carrithers


    Human Resources:
       Hiring, Job openings, Job descriptions 
    Chief Human Resources Officer:  Dave Roberts
    Education Foundation of the West Ada School District 
              Executive Director: Keri Davidson
              Phone: 208-350-5039
    Human Resources/Payroll:
         HR Website
    HR General Phone: (208) 350-4431
            Payroll Phone: (208) 350-5018 
            Fax: (208)350-5961
            Personnel SupervisorLaurie McCormick
            Payroll Supervisor Carrie Jenkins 
    Information Systems:
    Chief Technology Officer: Devan Delashmutt
    Department Phone: (208) 350-5251
    Food Services/School Nutrition:
    Phone: (208) 855-4575
    Fax: (208) 350-5963
    Supervisior: Jessica Hild

    Assessment and Testing:
    Phone: (208) 350-5062
    Fax: (208) 350-5970
    Contact: Joe Kelly

    Counseling Services & Drug Education:
    Phone: (208) 855-4500
    Fax: (208) 350-5959
    Coordinator: Jeanne Buschine
    Health Services:
    Phone: (208) 855-4500
    Fax: (208) 350-5959
    Contact: Tracey Garner

    Substitute Placement:
    Phone: (208) 887-6062 
    Fax: (208) 350-5965 
    Contact: Cheryl Botkin

    Special Services/Education:
    Phone: (208) 855-4400
    Fax: (208) 350-5964
    Contact: Ramona Lee

    ELL Intake Center:
    Phone: (208) 350-5100
    Fax: (208) 350-5956

    Title I:
    Phone: (208) 350-5053
    Fax: (208) 350-5970

    Career & Technical Magnet Programs:
    Phone: (208) 350-5175
    Contact: Staci Low 
    Picture of the West Ada School District Maintenance Shop2301 E. Lanark Street
    Meridian, ID 83642
    Phone: (208) 888-4320
    Fax: (208) 888-5117

    Picture of a School Bus Cascade Transportation Company
    50 N. Ward Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642

    District Liaison:
    Ian Updike
    Phone: 208-350-5014

    For a full listing of all our school and links to their web pages,
    please go to the Directory of Schools page.