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Idaho Educator Pipeline Alliance

IEPA is a partnership between REL Northwest, the Idaho State Department of Education (ISDE), 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 understanding the recruitment and retention landscape in Idaho and aligning the work of multiple stakeholders who are working to address the issue. In addition, REL Northwest is supporting ISDE's district-level analyses and identification of next steps to ensure the equitable distribution of effective educators among minority and low-income students.


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]


  • Teresa Burgess, Equity Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Tyson Carter, School Improvement and Effective Educator Coordinator, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Christina Linder, Educator Effectiveness Program Manager, Idaho State Board of Education
  • Richard Osguthorpe, Dean, College of Education, Boise State University
  • Mary Ann Ranells, Superintendent, West Ada School District
  • Jessica Ruehrwein, Executive Director, Treasure Valley Education Partnership
  • Rob Sauer, Superintendent, Homedale School District
  • Karen Seay, Director of Federal Programs, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Allison Westfall, Director of Communications, Idaho State Department of Education
  • Chuck Zimmerly, Community Outreach Director, Idaho State Department of Education


Marybeth Flachbart

Marybeth Flachbart


Havala Hanson

Havala Hanson