More than 400 Idaho educators will be in Boise April 20-21 for the annual Idaho Education Association Delegate Assembly.
In March, the IEA marked its 120th anniversary of working on behalf of Idaho children and the teaching profession. Delegates will celebrate this milestone and be among the first to have a chance to buy a newly published book commemorating the organization’s first 120 years.
Educators will hear from several special speakers including fellow member Erin Lenz of Coeur d’Alene, the 2012 Idaho Teacher of the Year; IEA President Penni Cyr; and retiring lawmaker Rep. Brian Cronin (D-Boise). They’ll also be honoring Maria Greeley of Idaho Parents and Teachers Together, who along with co-chair Mike Lanza is leading the referendum campaign to overturn the 2011 education reform laws via Propositions 1, 2 and 3 on the November ballot. Greeley will be honored for her efforts to help pass the Boise School District levy in March.
A giant “Thank Idaho Educators” card will be on display with tributes to favorite educators from around the state and beyond. Several smaller cards will travel back from the convention so Idahoans around the state can add their thanks, too.
Delegates will also raise money for the IEA Children’s Fund, which helps educators meet emergency needs of children in our schools.
WHO: 400+ statewide members of the Idaho Education Association
WHAT: 120th Delegate Assembly
WHEN: Friday, April 20 – Saturday, April 21
WHERE: Boise Centre, 850 W. Front Street, Boise