Meet the Board

Bayfield School District 10 Jt-R

Board of Education

Mike Foutz
President
Email: mffoutz@bayfield.k12.co.us

Mike Graduated from Ignacio High School and subsequently attended the Colorado School of Mines where he earned a double major in Mining and Civil Engineering in 1986.  Mike and his wife Terene moved to Bayfield in 2004 where Terene coaches volleyball and teaches Physical Education at BHS. Mike and Terene’s son John attends BHS and their daughter Maddi graduated from BHS.  Mike’s oldest daughter Jessica lives in Cincinnati.  Mike is a Vice President with FCI Constructors where he has worked since 1996.  In his spare time Mike enjoys watching his kids play sports, working out, the outdoors, and teaching religious education at Saint Bartholomew Catholic Church.

“Our Bayfield Schools are lucky to have a very supportive community, a great group of students, and an excellent staff of teachers and administrators.  Public education is experiencing rapid change and with this change, many challenges and opportunities.  I appreciate the opportunity to represent the community and look forward to helping our district work through these challenges and making the most of the opportunities.

Daniele Hillyer
Vice President
Email: dhillyer@bayfield.k12.co.us

My name is Daniele Hillyer I am very honored to serve and represent our community on the Bayfield School Board.  I am a mother of two, my daughter is a student at Bayfield Middle School, and my son is a third grader at Bayfield Elementary School.  As a member of the board of education I am invested in academic success for all students.  Currently I am teaching preschool age children at Bayfield Early Education Program.  My teaching career started here in Bayfield at the high school as a special education teacher.  I then worked as a special educator in Ignacio at the intermediate/elementary schools.  After having my son I took a temporary position at the elementary school to teach first grade and was there for three years.  My teaching background is helping me make appropriate decisions for the education and future of our students and district.
 
 
Debbie Wilhelm has been the Information Technology Manager at Basin Coop in Durango since 1997 and is a long time resident of Bayfield.  She was born in Durango, and with the exception of a few years, has lived in Bayfield her whole life.  She attended the Bayfield School District from Kindergarten until she walked across the stage and collected her diploma her senior year.  She has 2 high school students that have attended Bayfield Schools from Kindergarten.  Her husband, Brian, has 3 children that graduated from Bayfield.  She has been on several committees for years in the school district and the community. She is looking forward to continuing to serve the Bayfield community as a Board of Education Director. 
Debbie Wilhelm
Director
Email:dwilhelm@bayfield.k12.co.us
Mary Lynne Herr
Director
mlherr@bayfield.k12.co.us

Hello, I'm  Mary Lynne Herr.  I retired from Bayfield Elementary in 2015 after a 40 year career working as a classroom teacher and a teacher trainer in higher education, as well as serving in principal and other administrative positions.

 

I believe that our children, and the schools they attend, are among our most important resources.  I care deeply about our community and am honored to serve on our School Board.  My experience will help me make informed decisions as our district seeks to maximize and personalize student achievement while providing a safe and supportive school culture.