Kari Overall Elected IEA President

Following statewide voting from Association members, Boise teacher Kari Overall has been elected President of the Idaho Education Association. Her three-year term will officially begin August 1, 2017. Overall teaches United States history at South Junior High School in Boise, and has a substantial track record of leadership in the IEA. She succeeds Penni Cyr,…

Picture Perfect

Member Spotlight: Coeur d’Alene’s Bruce Twitchell “When I was seven or eight years old I asked Santa for a camera, and under my Christmas tree that year was a bright yellow 110 camera, along with a note from Santa.” So began a lifelong connection with photography for IEA member Bruce Twitchell, who is now in…

Onward and Upward

Penni Cyr Says Thank You and Farewell, Looks at the Future of the IEA After six always exhilarating, alternatingly rewarding and frustrating years as IEA President, Penni Cyr is retiring this summer. Before she heads off into the sunset (in an RV with her husband) and dotes on her first grandchild, she looks back at the accomplishments of…

2017 Legislative Recap

Career Ladder, Health Insurance, Master Teacher Premiums Highlight Session The 2017 Idaho legislative session was notable for what actions were taken, including full funding of the third year of the Career Ladder, but also for what didn’t happen and what might still occur. The legislature spent 80 days in a session that was marked by…