Stress and the New Teacher

By Leah Jones Summit Elementary School, Jerome Jerome Education Association If you are in your first years of teaching, you are experiencing a new kind of stress; teacher stress.   Lesson planning, grading papers, large classroom sizes, IEP’s and 504’s to follow, disruptive behaviors, staff meetings, helicopter parents, the list goes on and on for me.…

Back to School Tips

IEA Members Share Their Advice Returning to the classroom after summer break can cause anxiety for even veteran educators, but it can be especially daunting for early career educators. So many students, parents and colleagues to get to know. So many policies and procedures to learn. Where is the restroom? What is the bell schedule?…

Kari Overall Elected IEA President

Following statewide voting from Association members, Boise teacher Kari Overall has been elected President of the Idaho Education Association. Her three-year term will officially begin August 1, 2017. Overall teaches United States history at South Junior High School in Boise, and has a substantial track record of leadership in the IEA. She succeeds Penni Cyr,…

Sue Wigdorski Named IEA Executive Director

Veteran IEA staff member and professional educator Sue Wigdorski was named Executive Director of the Idaho Education Association on April 10, 2017. The announcement was made by IEA President Penni Cyr and came after a national search. Wigdorski succeeds Robin Nettinga, who retired in December. “Sue has all of the qualities and experience that the…