Veteran educator Stephanie Myers was recently elected vice president of the Idaho Education Association in statewide balloting. Myers has served as the president of the Boise Education Association since 2013 and will continue in dual capacities through the end of the IEA Vice President’s term in July of 2020.
Myers has been an active member of the IEA for 24 years, and has served on the BEA’s Board of Directors since 1998. She was a special education and math teacher, as well as a basketball coach, for 17 years prior to her election as BEA President.
“I am honored to step into the role of IEA vice president, and I am committed to our members, their students, and families,” Myers says. “It is our responsibility to remain strong advocates for public schools.”
Myers has been very active in helping BEA and IEA navigate the COVID-19 public health crisis, continuing a track record of involvement in education policy. She served on the School Safety and Facilities subcommittee of the recent K-12 task force and was a member and vice-chair of the Professional Standards Commission from 2006-2012.
“I couldn’t be more pleased to have Stephanie working with us in her new role,” says IEA President Layne McInelly. “I have always found her to be the consummate professional, leading our members and advocating for students and public education. Having her step into the position of vice president during these challenging times is another example of her dedication.”