Supporting Schools and Students to Achieve
A season to be grateful for Idaho educators, students and families
11.23.22 - (BOISE) –This holiday season, I am tremendously thankful for the opportunity of serving Idaho schools and families as Superintendent of Public Instruction for the past eight years. I especially want to thank my staff and educators in schools across the state for their amazing energy, innovation and commitment to our cause of helping Idaho students achieve and succeed. We have made significant progress, and as I near the end of my tenure I feel confident that our shared strides forward –in teacher compensation, in early literacy, in student and parent involvement, technology and more –bode well for the future.
One impressive and very promising return on investment can be seen in our intensive new early literacy program SMART (Striving to Meet Achievement in Reading Together),which immerses K-3 teachers in the science of reading, providing skilled coaching and collaboration to give their students the best possible start in literacy and learning.