Scott Zundel in front of Rigby High School

ESP Spotlight: Scott Zundel

Pride and Stewardship ESP Spotlight: Scott Zundel, Jefferson County Education Association “It’s my job to be better than the rest, and that makes the day for me.” Jimmy Buffett, with lyrics by Mac McAnally When the brand-new Rigby High School building opened its doors five years ago, no one was more excited and proud than…

Esther Smith

ESP Spotlight: Esther Smith

Learning How to Learn Through Art ESP Spotlight: Esther Smith, Idaho Falls Education Association Teaching art is more than just a job for Esther Smith. It’s also her way of passing along a methodology that sparked her love of learning to a new generation of students. As a student herself at AH Bush Elementary School…

Parents, Teachers, Community Band Together to Pass Teton Bond

To paraphrase an old saying, “if you want something done right, ask a busy parent to do it”. That strategy certainly paid off recently in the Teton School District, where many parents, including local attorney Amy Potter, led the charge for a pair of school bonds, both of which passed by large margins. The authoritative…

American Education Week is November 13-17, 2017

Celebrating Great Public Schools   Great public schools are the catalyst for growth and achievement in Idaho’s children, and the Idaho Education Association invites you to join us in recognizing all of those who help make them possible. American Education Week takes place November 13-17, 2017, and provides a terrific platform for telling stories about…

IEA Launches Online Portal for Professional Development

One of the primary benefits of IEA membership is access to trainings and resources that can help educators become better at their jobs and advance their careers. I am thrilled to announce  we have made access to these resources even easier with the launch of our online portal, which can be found at https://myiea.idiglearning.net/. We…

Perspectives from a First-time RA Delegate

  Kirstin attended the National Education Association’s Representative Assembly for the first time this year, and shares some of her impressions.   The Idaho Caucus started at seven o’clock sharp that first morning and there wasn’t much chit chat before we dove into RA Today, the “newspaper”, which included proposed changes to the Constitution of…