Tiered Certification and Career Ladders

IEA Members Making Their Voices Heard on Controversial Proposals The Idaho State Board of Education has passed along to the legislature two proposals that could significantly alter how teachers are evaluated and compensated. The original Tiered Certification proposal drew heavy criticism from IEA members and other education stakeholders at public hearings in Pocatello, Lewiston, and…

Member Spotlight: Melissa Hunt

Blackfoot Teacher “Dreams Big”—and Wins $100,000 Grant Stoddard Elementary School teacher Melissa Hunt entered the “Dream Big Challenge” contest with the most noble of motivations–but very little expectation of actually winning. Then came the announcement that she was one of three finalists for the $100,000 grant from Farmers Insurance that goes to the winner of…

ESP Corner Fall 2014

Edythe Crowe Award Nominations will be taken in the coming months for the Edythe Crowe ESP of the Year Award, and should be submitted to the awards subcommittee via IEA headquarters in Boise. The award will be presented at the IEA’s annual meeting in the spring of 2015, and the Idaho winner becomes the IEA’s…