Jim Foudy, Superintendent
Jim Foudy joins the Blaine County School District with twenty-five years of service to Idaho Schools. Most recently, Mr. Foudy served the McCall-Donnelly School District as superintendent from 2015-2021. Prior to that, he served as an elementary school principal and is a former elementary school teacher. Mr. Foudy is a strong proponent of community and family engagement, with an emphasis on consensus-building and strategic initiatives. Mr. Foudy is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, the Idaho Association of School Administrators and the Idaho Superintendent Network. He is a Rotarian and recently served on the St. Luke’s Community Board for St. Luke’s McCall.
Adam Johnson, Assistant Superintendent
Adam Johnson comes to the Blaine County School District with 15 years of experience serving in public education in Idaho. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Boise State University in History and Secondary Education; and a Master’s of Education in Education Leadership and an Education Specialist Degree in Education Leadership from the University of Idaho. Adam spent 9 years as a Social Studies teacher and department chair and has served on various policy committees, international delegations and has experience as a varsity football, basketball and golf coach. In 2013, he was awarded the Idaho Human Rights Teacher of the Year by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights. Adam entered into education administration in 2014 as a middle/high school building principal and was awarded the 2020 Idaho Principal of the Year by the Idaho Association of Secondary Administrators. In part of his role as Assistant Superintendent, Adam serves as the Director of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning as well as Data and Assessment Coordinator for the District.
Aaron Bronson, Director of Special Programs
Aaron Bronson joined the Blaine County School District in 2002 as a Special Education teacher at Wood River Middle School. Two years later, Aaron relocated to Oregon where she continued working as a Special Education teacher. She transitioned into school administration and school development while in Oregon and worked with a team to design and open a new magnet school. In 2013, Aaron returned to Blaine County School District as the principal of Bellevue Elementary and then became the District Program Coordinator. Aaron holds a B.S. from Utah State University in the area of Special Education, M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction from Lesley University, and Administrative Licensure from the University of Oregon. She is a graduate of Wood River High School and has two children attending Alturas Elementary.
Brooke Marshall, Human Resources Director
Brooke Marshall holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon, and her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oregon, School of Law. She has served public entities in leadership roles over the past 15 years in Montana and Oregon. After law school, she became director of a Safe Schools/Healthy Students project involving three school districts in Lane County, Oregon. After several years, she was hired as personnel administrator for Springfield Public Schools, where she was involved in contract negotiation, recruitment and retention, and helped to establish the District’s first diversity program. Most recently, Brooke acted as Human Resources Director for the City of Klamath Falls. She has two sons attending Hailey Elementary and one daughter in college. In her off time, she enjoys camping, hiking and fly-fishing with her husband and sons, and is an avid soccer (player) and fan.
Howard Royal, Director of Buildings and Grounds
Howard Royal began his work with the School District in October of 2006. He brings 25 years of experience in the construction field to his department. Howie worked as a field electrician for 15 years, and he was a supervisor for 10 years. He graduated from Carey High School and continues to reside in Carey with his family.
Paul Zimmerman, Director of Technology
Paul Zimmerman has been with Blaine County School District for nearly 10 years. During that time, he has spearheaded many innovative projects and worked with outside partners, such as Google and Nintendo, to bring new ideas to the district. He earned a Bachelor's of Science of Leadership from Bellevue University followed by a Master's Degree in Leadership. He is currently enrolled in a Human Capital Management PhD program. Paul was in the United States Air Force in the early 2000s and during his travels, he discovered Hailey, Idaho. He lives in Hailey with his wife of 15 years and two children, a 9th grader at Wood River High School and a 4th grader at Alturas Elementary. Outside of the office, Paul enjoys anything in the sunshine.