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…

Member Spotlight: Kirstin Wheeler

“It is so easy to get sucked into the trials and tribulations that come with teaching, and that is why our membership is so important” says IEA and Idaho Falls Education member Kirstin Wheeler. “Teachers have a responsibility to encourage and support each other and reinforce that what we do matters.” Wheeler is in her…

Dog Days

Dozer the Dog Helps Aspiring Readers in Coeur d’Alene Schools Elementary school students enjoy some classroom visitors more than others. When Dozer the Reading Dog comes to class though, the eyes of students at several Coeur d’Alene schools get very bright and the anticipation level rises dramatically. Accompanied by his “mom”, Loretta White, Dozer cuddles…

IEA Captures Awards at State Communicators Conference

The Idaho Education Association recently claimed three awards at the State Education Association Communicators (SEAC) conference. IEA Communications Director Dave Harbison accepted the awards after working collaboratively with other IEA staff and outside vendors on several projects over the last year. These honors continue a long tradition of recognition for the Idaho Education Association from…

Taking Aim

Skeet and Trap Team is On the Mark at Coeur d’Alene High School It began less than a decade ago, and started with just five members, but the Viking Skeet and Trap Team has already become a fixture at Coeur d’Alene High School. Under the leadership of CEA and IEA members Kiersten Kerr and Bill…

Full Speed Ahead

New Leaders at the Helm for IEA We are extremely excited for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  All of us in IEA governance and on the IEA staff are looking forward to working with each of you to enhance and progress public education in Idaho.  We believe in a team effort and we…