The Idaho Education Association will be showcasing the expertise of several members during Celebrating Idaho Teachers and Public Education activities at the Capitol in Boise on Monday. IEA members will speak at the House Education Committee meeting Monday morning starting at 9:00, and will address the Senate Education Committee during their meeting, which begins at 3:00 p.m. Live streaming coverage of the meeting is available here.
“It is very important that our legislators see the difference educators are making day after day in their classrooms,” says IEA President Kari Overall. “There are new and exciting things happening in schools all over the state, as our public education system aspires to meet the needs of every student in every classroom.”
The education committees have asked presenters to discuss their approach to student achievement and focus on three questions:
- What are they doing this year that is new and different that is impacting student achievement?
- What do they wish they could do in their classrooms that they know would impact student achievement?
- What can legislators do to help?
“We appreciate the chairs of the committees, Senator Mortimer and Representative Van Orden, making this time available for professional educators to share the valuable insight they can bring to the education policy discussion,” says Overall. “IEA members are proud of the work they do, passionate about their profession, and extremely dedicated to their students.”
Idaho Education Association members scheduled to address the education committees are:
- Hannah Henry, Bonneville Early Career Educator
- Shelley Hopkins, Kuna Early Career Educator
- Aaron McKinnon, Boise Veteran Teacher
- Karen Lauritzon, Post Falls K-3 Literacy
- Crystal Tibbals, Troy Parent Involvement
- Dave Gibson, Twin Falls Classroom Technology
- Amy Watts, Middleton Special Education