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…

Onward and Upward

Penni Cyr Says Thank You and Farewell, Looks at the Future of the IEA After six always exhilarating, alternatingly rewarding and frustrating years as IEA President, Penni Cyr is retiring this summer. Before she heads off into the sunset (in an RV with her husband) and dotes on her first grandchild, she looks back at the accomplishments of…