Episode 6: Transition and turbulence in West Ada

Idaho school districts are heading into a time of unparalleled turnover.

And one of the big changes is happening in the state’s largest school district. Mary Ann Ranells, a 46-year veteran in Idaho education, is stepping down as West Ada school superintendent on June 30.

Kevin Richert interviews Ranells about the challenges of the past year — and the issues facing West Ada in the future.


Kevin Richert

Kevin Richert

Senior reporter and blogger Kevin Richert specializes in education politics and education policy. He has more than 30 years of experience in Idaho journalism. He is a frequent guest on "Idaho Reports" on Idaho Public Television and "Idaho Matters" on Boise State Public Radio. Follow Kevin on Twitter: @KevinRichert. He can be reached at [email protected]

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