Jaymes Lackey - Board President
I was born and raised in Thermalito. I love this community. It most certainly is home. I went to every school in the district at the time (Poplar, Sierra, Nelson). Afterwards I went to Oroville High School, Butte College to earn two AA's, Chico State University to earn a BA in Sociology, and on to Seattle Pacific University for a Master's degree.
I am married to Erin Lackey and we have three amazing children - two of which are school age and attend school in the district. I am a credentialed Substitute Teacher in local districts and an ordained minister at The Table Church.
I am committed to education because it was incredibly helpful in my own life for overcoming the obstacles present in our community. Because of the opportunities education has afforded me, I hope to help students receive and achieve all they can. Areas I have served/volunteered/attended are: substitute teacher, Parent/Teacher Organization President, School Site Council, LCAP, and District Parent Advisory Council (DPAC). Now, as a board member, I hope to have an impact at a greater level that helps our students thrive. Thank you.
Rick Meyer - Board Vice President
I am honored to have this opportunity to serve our community as a Board of Trustee for the Thermalito Union Elementary School District. I have lived in Thermalito for more than 29 years. I started working for the Thermalito Union Elementary School District in 1994 and after 25 years I chose to retire. I worked in the Maintenance Department for 21 of those years and was active with CSEA at both the local and state level. I have a passion for education and the school system.
I have 3 beautiful daughters, Riki, Carly and Shelby. Riki graduated 8th grade from Nelson Avenue Middle School and is a licensed physical therapist in South Carolina. Carly is a 2nd grade teacher at Helen Wilcox in the Palermo School District and Shelby is a teacher at STREAM Charter School. As a member of the Board of Trustees I will be able to continue to support the students and families of the Thermalito Union Elementary School District.
Mark Walker - Board Clerk
My family and I have been residents of Thermalito since 1990 and I have been employed by Lifetouch School Studios since 1994. My son and two grandchildren have all attended Thermalito schools. While they were students I became interested in being a board member and was elected to the board in 1998 serving through 2010. After being away from the board I found that I was still interested in education and decided to run again. I missed being a part of helping to make a difference for the children of Thermalito.
It is an honor to be serving the students of Thermalito schools and the Community as a member of the Governing Board for the Thermalito Union Elementary School District again.
Darlene Fultz - Board Member
I was elected to the Board of Trustees in 2010. I retired as a Para-educator from the Thermalito Union Elementary School District after 33 years of service. My tenure included service at all five Thermalito schools: Plumas, Poplar, Nelson, Sierra, and Community Day School. I was also a substitute at TLC Preschool.
I attended Butte College and CSU, Chico with an emphasis on Child Development. I have been married to my husband, Ken, for 40 years and we have two beautiful adult daughters, Andi and Allison. Both of our daughters attended Thermalito schools K-8 and successfully graduated college in Health Care Administration and as a Registered Nurse, respectively.
One of my goals in retirement is to continue to be of service to the Thermalito Union Elementary School District and in my community of Thermalito.
Tracie Biddle-Lewis - Board Member
I am elated to serve as a member of the Thermalito Union Elementary School Board. I have been a resident of Thermalito for over 8 years and love the small community and schools. Having been born and raised in a big city, moving here was a great decision for my family. I am a mother of 3 daughters and a son, Reyzana is a graduate of UC Riverside, Michelle is a graduate of Sacramento City College, Alex is a graduate of Paul Mitchelle Barber College and my son Tyler graduated from Oroville High School and is serving in the US Navy. I am an extremely proud parent that knows the struggle of wanting the best for her children.
I am passionate about public education and believe our children deserve the best. For years I have been an advocate for many children and their families in various communities. Working in Healthcare for over 30 years has provided me with the opportunity to work wiht families going through difficult times and circumstance. As a member of the Board of Trustees, I will use this knowledge as an aid in working with the Thermalito District on behalf of our students and families.