Rod Lowe – Superintendent/Principal
B.S. degree Elem. Ed, BSU 1983
Masters degree Ed. Admin., UofI 1994
Ordained at MGT Legacy Church, 2016 (Meridian, ID)
Elementary and Middle teacher 8 yrs., Principal Internship: 4 yrs, Asst. Principal, 2 yrs. Principal at Vallivue Middle School from 1997-2014.  AWARDS: NASSP Breakthrough School Award 2012, Middle Level Educator of the year 2014.
A native Idahoan, Rod grew up in Meridian. He has been married 34 yrs. to his wife Diane and together they have 2 daughters – Lindsay & Allyson, and 1 granddaughter. Rod is a certified Chaplain and served Accent Hospice from 2014-2015. His family attends MGT Legacy church in Meridian where he is actively involved in several ministries including playing bass guitar for worship and leading small groups. Rod resides just outside of Greenleaf with his wife.

Ellen Morse – Director of Advancement
B.A. in Music Education K-12, George Fox University.
M.A. in Music Education with Secondary Choral Education, Boise State University.
33 years teaching experience (22 years at GFA).
Accepted position as GFA Director of Advancement in 2012.


Maxene Brown – Business Manager
B.A. in Accounting, Boise State University.
Maxene has been at GFA for 21 years and she and her husband, Clayton, will celebrate 31 years of marriage in June, 2018.  Their daughter, Lindsay, is a 2006 graduate of Greenleaf Friends Academy.  Maxene loves helping families develop an affordable tuition payment plan that helps them keep their children enrolled at GFA each year.  The greatest reward is watching these children and parents settle into school life and enjoy all that Greenleaf has to offer.

Joy Kaplan – Elementary, Middle, & High School Counselor, IDLA Cite Coordinator, Assessment Testing Coordinator, National Honor Society Advisor, ASB Assistant Advisor, Section 504 Coordinator 

B.S. Psychology, Criminal Justice- NNU
M.S. Counseling LPC (Licensed Professional Counselor)- NNU
Speciality Areas: Adlerian Psychology, Grief Loss & Trauma, Play Therapy for Children. Pupil Personnel Certification Department of Education- School Counseling- NNU.
Joy has been a part of GFA for 4 years as the K-12 school counselor. She also works as a clinical counselor in the community helping: families, children, adolescents, and couples. She has been married for 6 years to Wesley who works as a Civil/Structural engineer and together they have 3 boys who are 10, 12, and 14. She enjoys working with students and affecting change in their lives and looks forward to the challenges and opportunities in helping students to overcome, create, and succeed! She and her family also attend church locally in Caldwell at the Anchored Church of God.

Kathy Hazen – Office Administrator / Registrar / GFA Service Project Coordinator
B.A. Elementary Ed, NNU 1993
A.A. Christian Service, NNU 1993
This is Kathy’s 2nd year as the Office Administrator and Registrar, and her 1st year as GFA’s Service Project Coordinator. She has 9 years teaching experience in Elementary, Middle and High School at GFA. Kathy has 4 children, 2 of which are currently enrolled at GFA and 2 are graduates. Her husband Michael is also a GFA graduate and several years ago, they moved from Alaska to Greenleaf, ID in order to enroll their children at Greenleaf Friends Academy.

Amanda Taylor – Admissions & Marketing Director / Webmaster / Social Media
B.A. Communication, Azusa Pacific University 1999
22 years of diverse marketing, branding, communications, strategic planning, sales, management and networking experience. Amanda has been married to Sean Taylor for 23 years and they have 4 children (18,15,11,9), all of whom are currently enrolled at GFA. She and her family moved from Boise to Caldwell in 2015 in order to be closer to Greenleaf Friends Academy.

Mel Beers – Office Administrator / Registrar 

Larry Taylor – Athletic Director / On-Site IT Coordinator / Transportation Superintendent 

Graduate of Boise State University K-8 Standard Certificate, K-12 Reading, MTI Math Certification, Athletic Director of the Year, Softball Coach of the Year, Conflict Resolution Trainer, Title one Director, Licensed Minister – Church of God Anderson 
43 Years of active teaching and 45 for years of Coaching. 10 years at Greenleaf. Married for 45 years, Lives in Caldwell and attends church at Oregon Trail Church of God.

Lynnea Vance – Elementary Director / Title One Director / Educational Coach

Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education
Masters in Exceptional Student Education with a concentration on Educational Therapy (in progress)

Lynnea has taught 15 years as an elementary classroom teacher. Her husband Tim is a GFA graduate as well as all three of their children – Michael 2009, Rachel 2011, Bethany 2013. Tim’s parents, Joe and Mazie Vance are also GFA graduates.

Cindy Truesdell – Preschool/Daycare Director

Graduate of Greenleaf Friends Academy 1988.
Attended Boise State University and TVCC
Certification in Dental Assisting from American Institute of Health Technology

Preschool/daycare Director for the last 5 years. Dental Assistant from 1990-2011. Cindy and her husband Ken have 4 children. 1 is currently employed at GFA and 2 attend the Academy. Currently she lives in Greenleaf and loves being involved In fundraising for the Academy.

Sherry Tiller – Advancement/Development Assistant
7th year at GFA.