Meet the Board Members

17 days ago

All members of the Esmeralda County School District Board of Trustees are in the process of completing a minimum of six hours of professional development as required by NRS Chapter 386 (AB451).  
Trisha Hafer

Trisha Hafer

Board President

Carl Brownfield

Carl Brownfield

Vice President

William Kirby

William Kirby


J. Paul Melendrez

J. Paul Melendrez


Fred Hartman

Trinie Johnson


Dr. M. Neil Terhune

Dr. M. Neil Terhune


Winifred Sanderson, Interim District Administrative Assistant
PO Box 129, Dyer, NV 89013
Office 775-485-6382; Fax 775-485-3511

Trisha Hafer:

Carl Brownfield:

William Kirby:

J. Paul Melendrez:

Trinie Johnson:

Dr. M. Neil Terhune:

Melinda Melendrez

By Winifred Sanderson


17 days ago

Esmeralda County School District

James D. Fossett, Superintendent, EsCSD

Physical Address 
Goldfield:  5th & Ramsey, Goldfield, NV 89013
Dyer:  MM 11 Hwy 264, Dyer, NV 89010
Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 129
Dyer, Nevada 89010
Goldfield Office 775-485-6382
Goldfield Fax 775-485-3511
Dyer Office 775-572-3250
Dyer Office Fax 775-572-3310

*A translated copy of this document will be made available upon request by calling 775-572-3250. 

* Una copia traducida de este documento estará disponible a pedido llamando al 775-572-3250.

Superintendent’s Welcome


Welcome back to the first normal year of school in three years!  On behalf of the Esmeralda County School Board and administration you are once again invited to participate in the adventure of another wonderful school year.  Summer is a terrific time for exploration, fun, and reconnecting with family.  This new school year will also be a fantastic time to explore new books, subjects, and learning; to make new friends and reconnect with old friends. Our dedicated teachers are already in their rooms, excitedly putting together new decorations, learning opportunities, and fun.  It’s going to be great!


To our students: I wish to offer each of you a special welcome, because you are why we are here! You are the greatest.  We love you and look forward to this exciting year of hands-on, interactive learning.  This year you can expect art, music, PE, field trips, sports, hands-on activities, computer enriched learning, and teachers that care about you!  Come ready to learn.  Come ready to make friends.  Come every day!


To our parents: Thank you for trusting us enough to share your family with us.  It is an honor to be able to work with you and your children to help build a brighter future!  We value parent input and involvement.  Your partnership with your school is essential, so please keep in contact with your child’s teachers.  We are here to serve you and create a learning environment children love.  Let’s work together to achieve that goal.


To our staff: I hope you enjoyed a well-deserved few weeks for yourself and with family and friends.  It is a joy to be in a profession that values family and family time as much as our’s does.  As educators, we get to be on the front lines of building a better tomorrow.  I’m excited to enter classrooms this year that are full of learning, fun, excitement, and creativity.  Remember, you aren’t working alone.  You have your school team, district grade level team, and a host of support staff and parents that are standing with you to do this great work!  We are counting on you to lead the way, but it takes a village.  Your village is with you!


The school year is 2022-2023 and we are going to have a GREAT year!!


James D. Fossett, Superintendent