Board of Directors
Meet the IEA Leaders
Mr. McInelly was a sixth-grade teacher at Morley Nelson Elementary, which is a Title 1 school in the Boise School District. McInelly served as the Idaho Education Association’s Vice President for five and a half years. He has served on a variety of committees and boards including the Boise Education Association’s executive board, IEA Executive Committee, IEA Government Relations Committee, IEA Resolutions Chair, and the Chair of the IEA Budget Committee.
McInelly’s passion for education is rooted in his family. His father was in education for 40 years, serving in an administrative capacity for twenty-nine years. Two of his sisters are also Idaho educators, teaching high school English and fifth-grade Social Studies. McInelly is a lifelong Idahoan who graduated from Teton High School in Driggs. He earned his Bachelors degree in Elementary Education from Boise State University and his Master’s of Arts in Education with an emphasis on curriculum and instruction from Lesley University.
McInelly enjoys being a season ticket holder to Broadway in Boise, as well as attending sporting events of his alma mater.
Interim Vice President
Meet the IEA Board of Directors
Catherine (Kat) Thorp
Mary Lee Ruch