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Idaho Educator Pipeline Alliance

IEPA is a partnership between REL Northwest, the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), Boise State University, and other stakeholders to examine the state's educator shortage and identify evidence-based solutions for addressing it, at both the state and district levels.


Alliance Members are currently focused on using data and evidence to support teacher recruitment, development, and retention across the state. REL Northwest is also supporting the development of trainings for mentor teachers to improve preservice teachers’ preparation for working in Idaho schools.


Creating Positive Practicum Experiences

Idaho's Educator Landscape: How Is the State's Teacher Workforce Responding to Its Students' Needs?

Gaining Focus: Identifying Gaps In Idaho's Teaching Workforce [Infographic]


  • Tyson Carter, School Improvement and Effective Educator Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Lisa Colon-Durham, Director, Certification and Professional Standards, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Sherry Dismuke, Clinical Associate Professor, Boise State University
  • Kathy Gauby, Title IIA Director, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Mary Ann Ranells, Superintendent, West Ada School District
  • Rob Sauer, Superintendent, Homedale School District
  • Karen Seay, Director of Federal Programs, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Carrie Semmelroth, Director for Assessment and Communications, Boise State University
  • Jennifer Snow, Interim Dean, Boise State University


Havala Hanson

Rebecca Merrill