Debbie White. After nearly 30 years of service to IEA members, Debbie is retiring from her post as the Region Associate for the Eastern Idaho Region Organizing Center. “Debbie has been an extremely valuable asset to the IEA and has been a friend to members and professional educators throughout the state,” says IEA Executive Director Robin Nettinga. “We wish her all the best in the next phase of her life.” Debbie’s retirement plans include camping, yard work and spending more time with her family.
David Tjaden. David has joined the IEA as a Region Director in the Western Region Organizing Center, and will be based in the Boise headquarters. He worked most recently as the Volunteer Relations and Training Coordinator for the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), where he oversaw the recruitment, training and assignments of more than 1,000 volunteers. There is plenty of NEA experience in his background as well, including a two- year stint as the full-time release president of the NEA’s student program. “I am excited about supporting and advocating for the IEA’s committed teachers, support staff, future educators and retirees who have dedicated their careers to Idaho’s children,” Tjaden says.
Mike McLamore. Joining the IEA team as the Region Director for Region Five in eastern Idaho, Mike most recently worked as a UniServ Director in Las Vegas, Nevada. In that role he focused on bargaining, government relations and policy development. “Mike has a record of success in revitalizing membership recruitment, organizing, and member participation in local association activities,” says IEA Executive Director Robin Nettinga. McLamore has a BA from the University of Texas, Austin.
Jennifer Williams. IEA-retired member Jennifer Williams has been selected for induction into the National Teachers Hall of Fame—the first Idaho teacher to be so honored. She will be inducted into the Kansas-based Hall of Fame in June. Williams spent some 40 years as an art teacher in Mountain Home and at Nampa’s Skyview High School, and was twice named Idaho’s Teacher of the Year.
Linda Campos. Former IEA Director of Business and Finance Linda Campos is returning to the Gem State as the new Controller for the University of Idaho. After working with the IEA from 1996-2008, Linda had most recently served as the NEA’s Director of Financial Reporting and Membership Services.