Boise schools will have 10 new principals

Tammy Burks has been named principal at Cynthia Mann Elementary in the Boise School District. This hire means 10 Boise schools will have new principals this fall. (Click here for the list of new principals).

Tammy Burks

Burks has worked in the Boise School District since 2000 as a junior high assistant principal (South Junior High, 2011 to present), science teacher (Frank Church High School 2010-11, and Fairmont Junior High, 2000-09) and elementary school principal intern (Horizon and Trail Wind elementary schools, 2009-10).

Burks earned a bachelor of science degree in biology and environmental health from Boise State University in 1998, a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from Boise State University in 2005, and a master of educational leadership from Boise State University in 2009.


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Managing editor and CEO Jennifer Swindell founded Idaho Education News in 2013. She has led the online news platform as it has grown in readership and engagement every year, reaching over two million pageviews a year. Jennifer has more than 35 years of experience in Idaho journalism. She also has served as a public information officer for Idaho schools and as a communication director at Boise State University. She can be reached at [email protected].

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