Scott Zundel in front of Rigby High School

ESP Spotlight: Scott Zundel

Pride and Stewardship ESP Spotlight: Scott Zundel, Jefferson County Education Association “It’s my job to be better than the rest, and that makes the day for me.” Jimmy Buffett, with lyrics by Mac McAnally When the brand-new Rigby High School building opened its doors five years ago, no one was more excited and proud than…

Esther Smith

ESP Spotlight: Esther Smith

Learning How to Learn Through Art ESP Spotlight: Esther Smith, Idaho Falls Education Association Teaching art is more than just a job for Esther Smith. It’s also her way of passing along a methodology that sparked her love of learning to a new generation of students. As a student herself at AH Bush Elementary School…

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…