• Jaymes Lackey - Board President

    Jaymes Lackey Photo  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.

  • Darlene Fultz - Board Vice President

     darlene fultzI 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.

  • Mark Walker - Board Clerk

    Mark Walker Photo 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.


    I consider it 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.

  • Alicia Walker - Board Member

    Alicia WalkerI was raised in the Santa Cruz area and shortly after graduation from Soquel High School in 2002 I moved to the Oroville area with my family who were looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the Bay Area.  Moving to Oroville was a bit of a culture shock but now that I am raising my family here I could not imagine being anywhere else.

    My husband Keith and I have been married for eleven years and have lived in Thermalito since 2006. We have five children: Cayden, Drake, Ethan, Nolan and Chelsey, who all currently attend Thermalito Schools. I have enjoyed volunteering in my children's classrooms, putting on school family nights, and attending field trips and school dances.  I also have been involved in many school committees, such as PTO, Site Council, LCAP and DPAC. 

    As an involved parent I have proven through volunteering in the many committees and councils that I will ask the hard questions, do my own research, and will think outside the box.  Most of all I am committed to advocating for what's best for the students of Thermalito. TUESD is a great district and I am excited and honored to have the ability to serve my community in this capacity.   

  • Rick Meyer - Board Member

     Rick Meyer 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.