Board Members

 

Emma Atchley, Vice President

 

 

Emma Atchley, President
Ashton
Term Expires: 06/30/15
Committees: Audit (chair), Business Affairs & Human Resources

A Boise native with a bachelorís degree from the University of Idaho and a masterís degree with Claremont Graduate School in California. She is a board of directors member for the Bank of Idaho, Teton Regional Land Trust, Flying A Ranch Inc., Cea Corp., and Ashton Hi-Tech Seed Co.

Atchley taught at North Fremont High School in Ashton from 1970 through 1972. She was a trustee in the Fremont County Joint School District from 1976 through 1980, and has served on the North Fremont High School Advisory Committee, the North Fremont Education Foundation, and the University of Idaho Alumni Association Board of Directors. She also is a University of Idaho Foundation member and has served on the Fremont County Republican Central Committee, the Potato Growers of Idaho and the U.S. Potato Board.

She and her husband, Clen Atchley, have lived in Ashton since 1970. They have two grown daughters.

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Rod Lewis, Secretary

 

Rod Lewis, Vice President
Boise
Term Expires: 06/30/15
Committee: Business Affairs & Human Resources

Rod Lewis was appointed to the State Board of Education in March 2000. He chaired the Board's Instruction, Research and Student Affairs Committee for three years and served as President of the Board for two years. Lewis is retired as Vice President of Legal Affairs, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for Micron Technology, Inc. of Boise. He is a graduate of Columbia University School of Law in New York and Brigham Young University, where he received his undergraduate degree in Economics and Asian Studies.

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Don Soltman, President

Don Soltman, Secretary
Twin Lakes
Term Expires: 06/30/19
Committees: Instruction, Research & Student Affairs, Audit

A Grangeville native with a bachelor’s degree in life sciences from the Air Force Academy and a master’s degree in health care administration from Baylor University in Texas. He served 10 years in the Air Force, working at various health care facilities across the United States, Europe and in Vietnam.

In addition, Soltman served four years on the state’s Professional Standards Commission – which advises the Board of Education on standards for teacher certification in Idaho schools – including three years as chairman of its budget committee. He also served on the state committee that developed the graduation standards in science for Idaho students.

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Bill Goesling

Bill Goesling
Moscow
Term Expires: 06/30/16
Committees: Instruction, Research & Student Affairs

William (Bill) Goesling was appointed to the State Board of Education in April 2011. Goesling retired in 1989 after 24 years of active duty with the United States Navy. As a naval aviator, Goesling logged over 6,500 hours in 17 different aircraft models and received numerous awards for heroism including the Distinguished Flying Cross. As a naval officer, Goesling served in leadership positions for a variety of military and civilian organizations. Goesling was twice awarded the Meritorious Service Medal in recognition of his leadership performance.

Goesling holds Masterís Degrees in Management and Applied Science and a Bachelorís Degree in Chemistry. He has teaching experience at both secondary and college levels and has served on numerous academic committees including faculty councils and as a graduate level programs director. Since retiring, Goesling has earned a PhD in education and served on numerous boards including the Moscow School District Board of Trustees and the Idaho State Public Charter School Commission.

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Richard Westerberg

Richard Westerberg
Preston
Term Expires: 06/30/19
Committee: Instruction, Research & Student Affairs (Chair)

Richard Westerberg was appointed to the board April, 2007. He is a retired officer of PacifiCorp. He served four years as an officer in the U. S Army, and twelve years on the Preston School District Board of Trustees.

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Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction
Boise
Committees: Instruction, Research & Student Affairs (ex-officio)

Tom Luna currently serves as Idahoís State Superintendent of Public Instruction. He first got involved in education by serving on the Nampa School Board for seven years in the 1990s. He also led the Idaho Achievement Standards Commission under Governor Phil Batt, and he was later appointed to chair the Idaho Assessment and Accountability Commission under Governor Dirk Kempthorne. In March of 2003, Luna was appointed to serve as a senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige and traveled the country to work on rural education and school choice issues in the United States.

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Contact Board Members

Board Members may be contacted through the Office of the State Board of Education.

Telephone: 208-334-2270

Fax: 208-334-2632

Email: board@osbe.idaho.gov

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0037

 

 

 

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