COVID-19 Turmoil

Educators Rally to Support Their Students Routines for school schedules and daily life have been turned upside down by the COVID-19 public health crisis and the steps taken to protect the safety of Idaho educators, students, and communities. The resulting turmoil has made the 2019-2020 school year one professional educators will not soon forget. Once…

2020 IEA Awards

Each year the Idaho Education Association bestows annual awards to deserving members and others who have positively impacted Idaho students and public education. The awards are presented to candidates who “have made a special and unique contribution to the cause of public education over an extended period of time, particularly over the last year.” Due…

Member Spotlight: Samantha Hoggatt

School psychologist Samantha Hoggatt has many passions in life. She and her husband, Samuel (yes, they are both named Sam) like to camp, hike, snowshoe, and participate in a wide range of outdoor activities. She is currently training for the Coeur d’Alene Marathon and hopes to tackle the Ironman Triathlon when it comes back to…

Lessons Learned from the COVID-19 Crisis

COVID-19 is a destructive force. But as much as it is wreaking havoc on communities, small businesses, and families, it is also bringing to light challenges we have neglected for far too long. It has also highlighted everyday examples of hope and courage. Here are our top five lessons learned from the public health crisis…

Stephanie Myers Elected IEA Vice President

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…