Admin Information

Pomeroy School District #110 employs a part-time superintendent along with a business manager and part-time district secretary. The special services administrator serves as a teacher and counselor at the junior-senior high school. The other portion of the superintendent's work is elementary principal, while the district secretary works as the associated student secretary.From the description above, you can tell this staff, considered the support staff within most larger districts, is tied to the daily learning involving students and staff as well as interaction of students. This staff serves a family atmosphere in the operation of the district. Anyone entering the office knows they are not a number, rather a cared for individual.


DougLaMunyan

Mr. Doug LaMunyan

Superintendent / 7-12 Principal
509.843.3393
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"I was born on January 21, 1969 in Salmon, Idaho. I grew up in many small Idaho communities, Kendrick/Juliaetta, Challis, and Kamiah, the son of a high school administrator.  I graduated from Kamiah High School in 1988 and joined the US Army that summer.  I served as an infantryman a little under three years with the 101st Airborne Air Assault division and seven months in Operation Desert Shield/Storm.

After an honorable discharge from the army, I went to school at the University of Idaho where I majored in chemistry with a minor in math and received a bachelor’s degree in secondary education. During my college years, I coached football and basketball at Deary High School. I met and married my wife Jan Baune at the University of Idaho and we had our son, Cody, while finishing our last year of school.

My first job was at Timberline High School in Pierce/Weippe, Idaho. I taught Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science and Biology. I coached football, basketball and baseball while being the school’s athletic director. During our stay at Timberline our second son, Cort, was born. We left Timberline after three great years.

I received a job at Rosalia High School while my wife drove to Potlatch everyday so she could teach. At Rosalia, I taught all math classes from General Math to Calculus grades 8-12. I coached football, basketball and baseball and spent some time as an athletic director as well. We were blessed with our third and final child, Cali, while at Rosalia. Our family was there for eight wonderful years, and we still maintain very close friends from the area who we miss daily.

My time at Rosalia, I was so blessed to be given an opportunity at Pomeroy High School. I have served as the junior/senior high school principal the past six years. The school board and community have given me the opportunity to be the Superintendent of the district, and it is a decision they will not regret. My plan is to work tirelessly to serve the students, staff, parents, and community of Pomeroy. Students’ success is always the first consideration for any decision made. I have told my staff, I don’t want anyone to work FOR me, I want everyone to work WITH me to make Pomeroy a great place to receive an education."

LoriFlynn
Lori Flynn

District/ASB Secretary
509.843.1331
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I grew up in Lewiston and graduated from Lewiston High School in 1988. During my high school years I started my first business “Lori’s Sweet Machine” selling ice cream, soda, hot dogs and candy to whoever would stop me. I married Kent Flynn in 1992. We traveled several years as electricians in the construction industry all throughout the United States.After having our first son we decided it was time to settle down and stay put in one area.This decision brought Kent back to his hometown and myself to a new experience of Pomeroy. I love living in such a great little community. We worked our family electrical business for about 10 years, during that time I worked part time at US Bank as well. I have been recently hired to start as the new ASB/District Secretary. It is going to be a great experience working with such dedicated and caring people. I am very fortunate to be able to go to school with our boys, Wyatt and Walker.

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Rachel Gwinn

Elementary Principal

509.843.1651

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I grew up in Pomeroy and graduated from Pomeroy High School in 1994. I moved back to farm with my husband Jacob after graduating from WSU in 1999.  We welcomed Jace, our first son, in 2001 and our second son, Trent in 2004.  They are the loves of our life and we enjoy every minute we spend with them!

I graduated from Washington State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education and Special Education.  I completed my Master’s Degree in Technology in Education through Lesley University, and was Nationally Board Certified in November 2009. I recently earned my Principal Certification from Gonzaga University. I am a life-long learner and will continue to look for opportunities for educational growth. 

I taught at Pomeroy Elementary for eleven years, teaching kindergarten, sixth grade and finally settling into third grade. I enjoyed every year that I taught and look for every opportunity to interact and continue to teach our students. I have now begun a new adventure as the elementary principal. In my classroom, I promoted an atmosphere of safety, trust, and respect and plan to do the same as an administrator. I work hard to build a sense of community among students and staff and I emphasize the idea of teamwork. I value cooperation and collaboration and believe great things can happen when we work together! 

 

KellyMcKeirnan

Kelly McKeirnan
Fiscal Officer
509.843.3393
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I attended Pomeroy High School from 1995-1999 and participated in athletics, FFA, student body government, other extra-curricular activities while I was at PHS. After graduation I enrolled at Washington State University where I received a B.A. in Business Finance and Business Management and Minored in Accounting and Human Resource Management. I began as the Business Manager of the Pomeroy School district in April 2007 and have enjoyed my experience here. The dedication to educating students by all staff at Pomeroy makes this a great place to work and I am very fortunate to be part of the Pomeroy School District Staff.

FredKnebel

Fred Knebel
Special Services
509.843.1331
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Mr. Fred R. Knebel, M.Ed. was born in Omaha, Nebraska (1965). He graduated from Mt. Baker High School (1983) in Deming, Washington. He then graduated from Washington State University in 1988 with a B.A. in Special Education. He married the most perfect young woman, a Pomeroy native, Kelly Hovrud (PHS grad 1985) on August 20th, 1988. He taught in Chewelah, Washington (1988) for one year where he taught 9-12 resource room and coached 7-8 football, Asst. Varsity Wrestling, and Varsity Girls Track. In 1989, Mr. Knebel accepted a position with the Pomeroy School District where he taught resource room K-12 and coached J.V. football, and 7-8 Wrestling his first year. He then coached Varsity Cross-Country for ten years and became the first coach ever at PHS to win a Team State Championship trophy for Pomeroy High School…two in one day (November 8th, 1991 - Boys and Girls Cross Country)! He also coached Varsity Wrestling here at PHS for three years (that was a very tough decision to resign, but he wanted to spend more time with his wife and son). He received his Masters in School Counseling in June of 1992 from EWU. He completed his Principal Internship and received his Administrator/Principal credentials from NNU 1993, and became the Special Services Director to present time. He taught at WSU as an Adjunct Professor in Special Education Law for three years (1999-2001). He was the Regional Special Education Director President/Chairman for the 2002-2003 school year. He currently serves as the Assistant Administrator at the High School, PJSHS Counselor, Administrator of Special Services, RR Teacher, 6-8th Athletic Director, Homeless liaison, 504 coordinator, and Traffic Safety Education coordinator. In addition, he enjoys helping out with the HS wrestling team and the Lil’ Guys wrestling programs. He is married to Kelly (Hovrud) Knebel, and has two boys-Tye (sophomore at WSU) and Tory (junior here at PHS). Please feel free to contact him at home 843-1910, local cell number 509-566-7031 or work 843-1331 if you have any questions or concerns.