Message from School Board

Nine Mile Families,

We appreciate your well wishes to Superintendent Talbott as he has accepted the superintendent position with East Valley School District. Your patience during this time of determining the next steps in regards to selecting a superintendent has been appreciated.  

It is our pleasure to share with you that last night, the Nine Mile Falls School District Board of Directors appointed Mr. Jeff Baerwald as its new superintendent beginning July 1, 2021. Mr. Baerwald has served this district exceptionally well for the past nineteen years; sixteen years as the Lakeside Middle School Principal and the last three as the Assistant Superintendent.  Throughout his tenure, Jeff has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to our students, staff, schools, and community at large. 

One of the most important, if not the most critical, decisions that we will make as a School Board is that of the superintendent hiring. We understand that some may have wished for a process that would have allowed for input; please know that we wrestled with this as well. 

During his interview with us, Mr. Baerwald shared his hopes and desires along with his undeniable passion for kids and the Nine Mile Falls School District. He is an incredible human and educator; a man of uncompromising integrity and character.  Under his leadership, we know that Nine Mile will continue to be an amazing place to raise and educate our children.  

We enthusiastically welcome Mr. Jeff Baerwald to his new role as our superintendent; he has earned our full confidence and support as we move forward.  

Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and for your unrelenting ability to be 9 Mile Proud!

Thank you, 

Greg Flemming, Board Chair 

Kyle Yancey, Vice Chair 

Bill McBride 

Mac Mikkelsen 

Eric Olsen