2020 IEA Awards

Each year the Idaho Education Association bestows annual awards to deserving members and others who have positively impacted Idaho students and public education. The awards are presented to candidates who “have made a special and unique contribution to the cause of public education over an extended period of time, particularly over the last year.” Due…

Member Spotlight: Samantha Hoggatt

School psychologist Samantha Hoggatt has many passions in life. She and her husband, Samuel (yes, they are both named Sam) like to camp, hike, snowshoe, and participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. She is currently training for the Coeur d’Alene Marathon and hopes to tackle the Ironman Triathlon when it comes back to…

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 is a destructive force. But as much as it is wreaking havoc on communities, small businesses, and families, it is also bringing to light challenges we have neglected for far too long. It has also highlighted everyday examples of hope and courage. Here are our top five lessons learned from the public health crisis…

Educators Shine During COVID-19 Crisis

The closure of schools during the pandemic has had one unexpected consequence: a new realization that teachers have special skills, do important work and are doing their best to make sure children get the education they need even when classrooms are shut down. We talk a lot about the home-school partnership. Now we see it…

We’re Here for Our Students–and We Miss Them!

  In addition to adjusting schedules and instruction methods, Idaho educators are also dealing with another side effect of the COVID-19 public health crisis and the soft closure of schools—we miss our students! We worry about their well-being, especially those who might be vulnerable for one reason or another. We are so used to seeing…