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 IEA Board of Directors was looking for in the next IEA Executive Director,” said Cyr. “She sees possibilities in everything, models positivity and enthusiasm and doesn’t believe in failure because everything is a learning opportunity.”
Wigdorski first joined the IEA staff in 1995 as the Director of School Innovation, and served as a Region Director in the Treasure Valley from 2000 until her promotion to Associate Executive Director in 2010. She taught English and worked with at-risk students at Nampa High School from 1988-93. Wigdorski has her Bachelor’s Degree from Whitworth College in Spokane and received her Master’s Degree in Adult Organizational Learning and Leadership from the University of Idaho this spring.
“I am very grateful for this opportunity and I look forward to continuing my work with our amazing members and the terrific IEA staff,” said Wigdorski. “Public education is very important to me, and I will always advocate for students, teachers and public schools. They are the foundation of everything that our society and our future generations can achieve.”