Idaho Core Standards

Contact Information

Executive Director

Executive Director

Mike Rush 208-332-1571

Executive Assistant

Janie Potter 208-332-1571


Management Services

Chief Communications & Legislative Affairs Officer

Marilyn Whitney 208-332-1591

Chief Planning & Policy Officer

Tracie Bent 208-332-1582

Administrative Assistant – Management Services

Helen Pline 208-332-1567

Public K–12 & Educator Policy Manager

Allison McClintick 208-332-1579

Public Charter School Commission Director

Tamara Baysinger 208-332-1583

Public Charter School Commission Program Manager

Alison Henken 208-332-1585


Academic Affairs

Chief Academic Officer

Christopher Mathias 208-332-1592

Academic Affairs Program Manager

Patty Sanchez 208-332-1562

Administrative Assistant – Higher Ed.

Michelle Steffens 208-332-1597

Administrative Specialist

Caryl Smith 208-332-1576

Scholarships Program Manager

Jessica Piper 208-332-1596

Student Affairs Program Manager

Dana Kelly 208-332-1574

Private Colleges & Proprietary Schools Coordinator

Valerie Fenske 208-332-1587



Deputy Director/Chief Fiscal Officer

Matt Freeman 208-332-1570

Financial/Performance Audit Manager

Scott Christie 208-332-1581

Financial Unit Lead

Melissa Carleton 208-332-1575



Director of Research

Carson Howell 208-332-1563

Senior Research Analyst

Cathleen McHugh 208-332-1572

Technology Program Manager

Andy Mehl 208-332-1586





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


Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 83720

Boise, ID 83720-0037

Physical Address:

650 West State Street, 3rd Floor

Boise, ID 83702

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