Meet the Team

Administrative Staff


Tim Johnson
Tim Johnson
Superintendent 406.961.4211

Mr. Johnson was born in Minnesota and moved to Montana in 2010. He has a law enforcement degree from Normandale Community College, a bachelors and master degrees in elementary education from the University of Minnesota, education specialist degree for K-12 administration from the University of St. Thomas, and is currently a doctoral student in the University of Montana’s Educational Leadership program.  He was hired as Corvallis’ superintendent July of 2014.

Jason Wirt
Jason Wirt
High School Principal 406.961.3201

Mr. Wirt was born in Havre, Montana. He attended college at Montana Tech and MSU-Northern earning a BS in Biology with a minor in Chemistry, a BA in Broadfield Science Education and a MA in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana. He has been in Corvallis since 2006 as an Assistant Principal or principal at the High School.

Tyson Tucker
Tyson Tucker
High School Assistant Principal / Athletic Director 406.961.3201

Mr. Tucker was born in Missoula, Montana. He attended college at Montana State University and received his Bachelor of Science in Animal Science in 1998. He also attended the University of Montana and received his Bachelor of Art Degree with his teaching credentials in Science and Math in 2003. He taught and coached for 6 years in Grandview, Washington where he earned his Master’s in Administration online from Grand Canyon University in 2010. He was hired as the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director at Corvallis in 2010.

Rich Durgin
Rich Durgin
Middle School Principal 406.961.3007

Mr. Durgin started working at Corvallis Middle School in 1995. He received his bachelor's degree at Lafayette College, and earned a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership and a Master's Degree in Science from The University of Montana. He has been the Middle School principal since 2007.

Janice Stranahan
Janice Stranahan
Primary School Principal 406.961.3261

Mrs. Stranahan was born in Havre, MT. She attended college at Montana State University and earned a BA in Elementary Education. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in Education Administration from the University of Great Falls in Montana. She has been the elementary principal in Corvallis since 1997.

Wendy Ihde
Wendy Ihde
Curriculum\Technology Director 406.961.3007

Mrs. Ihde was born in Montana and raised in a suburb of Chicago. She attended Winona State University and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education from Buena Vista College in Iowa. She earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Montana. She has been curriculum director in Corvallis since 2007.

Deanna Flemmer
Deanna Flemmer
Assistant Director of Technology 406.961.8766

Mrs. Flemmer was born in Fullerton, CA. She received a full ride scholasrship to UCLA for basketball and earned a BA in sociology. She began working for the Corvallis School District in 1999.

Daniel Carrasco
Daniel Carrasco
Special Education Director 406.961.8770

Mr. Carrasco was born in Long Beach, CA. He attended Humboldt State University for his undergraduate studies, Montana State for his graduate work in special education and the University of Montana for his degree in Educational Leadership. Mr. Carrasco began working for the Corvallis School District in 1995. From 2005 to 2011 he spent six years as a high school administrator in Kodiak, Alaska. He returned to Corvallis in 2011.

Vannesa Bargfrede
Vannesa Bargfrede
Business Manager / District Clerk 406.961.4211

Mrs. Bargfrede was born in California and worked for Bank of America in the Corporate Lending Department for 15 years. She moved to Montana in 1991 and has worked for the Corvallis School District since 1992. She is a board member of the Corvallis Schools Foundation and a member of the Montana Association of School Business Officials.

Jim Bowen
Jim Bowen
Maintenance Director 406.961.3201

Mr. Bowen was born in Bellingham Washington. He moved to Montana in 1999 and started his career in school maintenance/custodial and grounds in 2000. He started working for the Corvallis School District in 2010.

Kathy Martin
Kathy Martin
Food Service Director 406.961.3201

Mrs. Martin was born in Missoula Montana. She graduated from Florence-Carlton High School. Mrs. Martin completed studies to be a dietary manager and is Serve Safe certified. She has been the Food Service Director at Corvallis since 1997.

Michael Edwards
Michael Edwards
Transportation Director 406.961.4211

Mr. Edwards was born in Whitefish Montana. Graduated from Flathead High School. He is currently on 2 state boards, Secretary/Treasurer of Montana School Bus Drivers Association and past President of the Montana Association for Pupil Transportation. Been on both boards since 2010. He began working in the Corvallis School District in 2009. He became the Transportation Director in 2015.




District Office Staff


Laura Gates
Laura Gates
Assistant Clerk 406.961.4211

Ms. Gates was born in Anaconda, Montana. She graduated from Anaconda High in 1976 and moved to Ravalli County in 1998. She attended Kinman Business College in Spokane, Washington and Colorado Mountain College in Aspen. She started working at the Corvallis School District in 2003 as the Assistant District Clerk.

Lyndi Henson
Lyndi Henson
District Secretary 406.961.4211

Ms. Henson was born in Hamilton Montana and is a third generation graduate of Corvallis High School. She began working in the Corvallis School District in 2000 and has been the District Administrative Assistant since 2005.