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,…

IEA Podcast: Legislature 2017

With Idaho’s 2017 legislative session completed, leaders from the Idaho Education Association are sharing their perspective on what various funding and policy decisions mean for teachers, students and public education. In this podcast, IEA President Penni Cyr, Executive Director Sue Wigdorski and Director of Public Policy Matt Compton discuss important issues such as the Career…

IEA Names Sue Wigdorski Executive Director

For Immediate Release April 11, 2017 IEA Names Sue Wigdorski Executive Director Boise, ID—The Idaho Education Association has named career educator and longtime Association staff member Sue Wigdorski as Executive Director, effective immediately. Wigdorski has been serving as Interim Executive Director since January, and had been the IEA’s Associate Executive Director since 2010. The announcement…