Longtime IEA employee Sue Scott has accepted the position of IEA Associate Executive Director. She officially begins working in her new role on November 19.
Sue (pictured at right, with NEA intern Danielle Jones) began her career with the IEA on September 1, 1995, when she was hired to serve as the IEA Director of School Innovation. She has also served as a director for Region 3 (the far western and northern parts of Southwestern Idaho) and, since 2004, as Region 9 director in Meridian. During her time working with the Meridian Education Association, Sue led the MEA through a process of restructuring and reconfiguring their local association. She guided MEA leaders to increase membership, which resulted in an additional IEA Board of Directors position for the region, and she also created a system of data analysis and consistent member feedback that the region uses to drive all decision-making.
This fall, Sue has been instrumental in assisting and mentoring leaders and members in the North Star Charter School through the process of creating and developing their local association. The IEA Board of Directors will be asked to add the North Star Charter Education Association as the newest IEA affiliate at their meeting this weekend.
“Sue’s vast experience in both the program and field work have prepared her well for the new challenges that lie ahead,” said Robin Nettinga, IEA Executive Director, in announcing Sue's appointment.
“Those who know me know that I do not step back from challenges. I embrace them and I do not do things halfway,” Sue said. “The IEA Associate Executive Director position will be a tremendous challenge … I am ready to take it on and do the best that I can for the organization and the ideals that we believe in.”