IASA honors educators for excellence in leadership

BOISE — The Idaho Association of School Administrators honored educators and professionals during a luncheon ceremony at the annual leadership conference in Boise on Thursday.

And the winners are … (including descriptions of their service provided by IASA)
Robert Donaldson, Lewiston School District, Superintendent of the Year

Robert Donaldson is the superintendent of the Lewiston School District and has been since 2013. During his time as superintendent, he has positively promoted public school education in the state of Idaho. He continues to be involved in his community and has received a number of awards for his involvement and commitment to the community.

Amy McBride, Robert Stuart Middle School, Twin Falls School District, Outstanding Secondary Principal

Amy McBride has been a principal at Robert Stuart Middle School for five years. During her years at Robert Stuart Middle School, she has succeeded in bringing high-quality learning opportunities to the students by supporting and challenging them.

Heath McInerney, Mountain View High School, West Ada School District, Outstanding Secondary Assistant Principal

Heath McInerney has been an assistant principal at Mountain View High School for 12 years. During his time at Mountain View High School, he has shown excellence in leadership and works to motivate and support his students by pushing to have a positive culture in the school.

Susie Luckey,  Idaho Hill Elementary School, West Bonner County School District, Distinguished Principal

Susie Luckey has been a principal at Idaho Hill Elementary School for 12 years. During her time at Idaho Hill Elementary, she has set a high expectation for strong character and the quality of education her students receive.

Jamie Dobson, Spalding STEM Academy, West Ada School District, Instructional Leadership

Jamie Dobson has been the principal of Spalding STEM Academy since 2011. During her time there, she has shown excellent leadership skills and continues to transform her school into an exquisite professional learning community.

Curtis Anderson, Mountain View Elementary School, Boise School District, Distinguished Service 

Curtis Anderson has been the Principal at Mountain View Elementary School since 2012. During that time, he has shown excellent service to his school and his
students by working to improve the overall culture of the school.

Jackie Johnson, Garden Valley School District, Rookie Administrator

Jackie Johnson has been the principal at Lowman Elementary School for a year. During her short time at her school she has shown strong leadership skills and fosters positive discussions between staff members.

Julian Duffey, Bonneville Joint School District, Outstanding Special Education Administrator of the Year 

Julian Duffey is the special education director in the Bonneville Joint School District since 2013. During his time in the district, he has been a strong leader and continues to represent the best interests of special needs students and continues to foster success and improvement within his district.

Joe Yochum, West Ada School District, District Leadership Award

Joe Yochum is the assistant superintendent of operations in the West Ada School District and has shown exceptional commitment and leadership skills during his time with the district. His dedication to his district provides stability to the district when it is most needed.

Panhandle Alliance for Education, Leadership for Public Education Award 

The Panhandle Alliance for Education was formed in 2002 with the goal of supporting public schools in the community by raising money to enhance taxpayer-financed programs. Since its founding in 2002, Panhandle Alliance for Education has made grants totaling more than $2.6 million.

Thomas  Dayley, Idaho Representative, Leadership for Public Education Award

Thomas Dayley, R-Boise, has worked with IASA on School-Based Medicaid to help schools work through the process of billing Medicaid for services. He has shown excellent leadership while working to bring school based Medicaid discussions into the light.

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