Country School Staff

3rd Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x307 Kia Barrieau I have been a credentialed teacher since 1993. I have enjoyed working at a variety of school settings, from public to private, and teaching all elementary grade levels. I began teaching at Gold Rush... more
Farm and Garden Instructor (209) 532-9781 x309 Kathy DeMattei I have lived in Tuolumne County for 36 years, and feel blessed to have been able to raise my 5 children here.  I majored in Animal Science at Cal Poly University, and I have been a computer... more
Middle School Teacher (209) 532-9781 x311 James Glazier I have been teaching for about 18 years and thoroughly enjoy middle school age. I have been married for about 23 years and have 4 wonderful children. I enjoy the outdoors, technology, and most... more
Principal/Director (209) 532-9781 x324 Ronald Hamilton I am the fifth generation born in Tuolumne County. I attended Jamestown School, and  Sonora High School I have my AA Degree in Liberal Studies form  Columbia College, and my Bachelors Degree in... more
Resource Specialist (209) 532-9781 x315 Mary Krempetz
Associate Director (209) 532-9781 x322 Shay Saunders I relocated here to the mountains 7 years ago in pursuit of a more relaxed place to live and raise our son.  I feel extremely blessed for the opportunity to lead at such a wonderful school.  My... more
IT/Technology Instructor/Athletic Coordinator (209) 532-9781 x314 Todd Saunders
Business Assistant/Human Resources (209) 532-9781 x327 Brittney Schertz I have lived in Sonora my whole life. I attended Jamestown El. and graduated from Sonora Union High School. I am extremely grateful to be a part of the Gold Rush family. My husband Shane and I are ... more
Administrative Liaison (209) 533-8644 x218 Jennifer Warren I am passionate about education and feel blessed to work in an environment where everyone works diligently to better our school and our students' education. My husband, children and I are so happy to... more
Registrar (209) 532-9781 x325 Kristen Ramirez Growing up in Tuolumne County has been a huge blessing for me, being able to live in such a beautiful area and being surrounded by such a supportive community.  In my free time I enjoy baking,... more
2nd Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x306 Bonnie Ruby I'm a mountain girl at heart, and am happy to have moved back to my hometown a few  years ago, after 23 years of living in the valley, where I graduated and received my teaching credential from... more
Resource Coordinator (209) 533-1042 Dawn Rowland I am very excited to be returning to Gold Rush for my third year.  My primary office has been relocated to the new High School II campus; however, I will continue to oversee the Country School site... more
4th Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x308 Kim Geiger I grew up in Calaveras County and I absolutely love living in the small mountain town community, which is why Tuolumne County is also a great fit for me.  I received my Bachelors degree in Liberal... more
Instructional Aide Resource Department Matthew Sydney
5th Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x301 Julie Shaw I was born and raised in South Africa, about 20 minutes from the Durban coast, where I grew up swimming and fishing in the warm Indian Ocean. I came to America as a nanny after completing my BA,... more
Kindergarten Teacher (209) 532-9781 x303 Mikaela Harris I grew up in Ceres California and graduated from Modesto High School in 2011.  I recently moved up the hill to Tuolumne but have been involved in the community here for the past two years.  I have... more
Administrative Assistant (209) 532-9781 x321 Letha Rollinson I am fairly new to Sonora, my family and I moved here two years ago. Originally I am from Modesto but moved to San Diego when I met my husband, who works for the USFS. His career is what brought us... more
1st Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x305 Justine Morrison Hello, I’m Justine, and I’m thrilled to be teaching here at Gold Rush Charter School!  I was born and raised in Twain Harte; I attended Mother Lode Christian School kindergarten through eighth grade... more
Administrative Assistant (209) 532-9781 x326 Emily Gilliatt I am blessed to have lived in Tuolumne County my whole live. It has been a wonderful place to grow up. I am a part of a wonderful church family and I am very grateful to be apart of such a loving... more
7th Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x312 Amanda McLeod I am very excited to be the new 7th-grade teacher at Gold Rush.  I grew up in the central valley and recently moved to the area.  This area was a popular weekend spot for my family, so it's almost... more
Instructional Aide Supervisor (209) 532-9781 Kendra Grider My name is Kendra Grider and I am the Instructional Aide Supervisor at Gold Rush Country School. I am so excited to be in this position and look forward to working with your children this year. Prior... more
Resource Specialist (209) 532-9781 x316 John Hicks
Kindergarten Teacher (209) 532-9781 x304 Jennifer Kramer
Instructional Aide (209) 532-9781 Tristan Schnell
6th Grade Teacher (209) 532-9781 x313 Tamara Mulder
Instructional Aide (209) 532-9781 Carly Strickland
Instructional Aide (209) 532-9781 Desiree Miller
Instructional Aide (209) 532-9781 Brenna Blankenbiller