IEA Captures Awards at State Communicators Conference

The Idaho Education Association recently claimed three awards at the State Education Association Communicators (SEAC) conference. IEA Communications Director Dave Harbison accepted the awards after working collaboratively with other IEA staff and outside vendors on several projects over the last year. These honors continue a long tradition of recognition for the Idaho Education Association from…

Taking Aim

Skeet and Trap Team is On the Mark at Coeur d’Alene High School It began less than a decade ago, and started with just five members, but the Viking Skeet and Trap Team has already become a fixture at Coeur d’Alene High School. Under the leadership of CEA and IEA members Kiersten Kerr and Bill…

Full Speed Ahead

New Leaders at the Helm for IEA We are extremely excited for the start of the 2017-2018 school year.  All of us in IEA governance and on the IEA staff are looking forward to working with each of you to enhance and progress public education in Idaho.  We believe in a team effort and we…

Stress and the New Teacher

By Leah Jones Summit Elementary School, Jerome Jerome Education Association If you are in your first years of teaching, you are experiencing a new kind of stress; teacher stress.   Lesson planning, grading papers, large classroom sizes, IEP’s and 504’s to follow, disruptive behaviors, staff meetings, helicopter parents, the list goes on and on for me.…

Back to School Tips

IEA Members Share Their Advice Returning to the classroom after summer break can cause anxiety for even veteran educators, but it can be especially daunting for early career educators. So many students, parents and colleagues to get to know. So many policies and procedures to learn. Where is the restroom? What is the bell schedule?…