Meet the Board

Bayfield School District 10 Jt-R

Board of Education

Mike Foutz

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.

Debbie Wilhelm
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. 
Amy Davlin
Amy De Prospo Davlin was elected to serve a four-year term on the Bayfield School Board in November 2019.

Amy’s professional experience in the field of early childhood education spans 18 years. Amy has served as a teacher, an executive director, and an adjunct college faculty member instructing ECE.

Since 2016, Amy has been employed by the Colorado Office of Early Childhood as a compliance specialist. Amy holds a Master of Education from Harvard University, conferred in 2009.

Prior to election to the school board, Amy served as President of the Bayfield Parent, Teacher Student Association for three terms and is currently serving as Treasurer of the Be Frank Foundation Board of Directors.

Amy, her husband, and their son enjoy spending time together on their Bayfield ranch.
Mary Lynne Herr

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.

Rebecca Parnell