Our Board of Directors

  • Sherri Ybarra, Chairman

    Represents the Board as Superintendent of Public Instruction

    Sherri Ybarra currently serves as Idaho’s State Superintendent of Public Instruction.

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  • Allison Gonzalez

    Represents the Board as a Parent

    Allison Gonzalez serves the board as a parent of a Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child. Allison's oldest daughter is a deaf high school student who attends the residential program on ISDB's campus. Allison and her daughter began receiving services

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  • Steven Stubbs

    Represents the Board as ...

    Steven G Stubbs grew up in the east, attending both the Deaf School and the public school. He continued his education at Gallaudet University and completed his degree in computer science with an emphasis in mathematics at the University of Maryland – College

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  • Dr. Bill Russell

    Represents the Board as

    Dr. Bill Russell serves as Executive Director for Community Relations and General Counsel for Northwest Nazarene University. Formerly, he served as the Associate Dean of the School of Business and an Assistant to the President of the University at NNU; he has

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  • Cathi Pierson

    Represents the Board as Private Idaho Citizen

    Cathi Pierson has worked as an Audiologist with various Ear, Nose and Throat Physicians in Florida, Alaska and Idaho. She was also the Audiologist at the Idaho School for the Deaf and the Blind as well as owner and

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  • Diana Castagneto

    Represents the Board as a Parent of Deaf or Hard of Hearing Child

    Diana Castagneto   the mother of three bright and energetic children, ages 10, 8 and 5. Her youngest, Adelaide, was identified with a moderately severe hearing loss at three weeks, after failing the

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  • Ramona Lee

    Represent the Board as ...

    Ramona Lee is the director of Federal Programs and Special Education for the Weiser School District. During her 20 years as an Idaho educator, she has worked as a special education teacher, a secondary math teacher, an alternative school coordinator, and a

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  • Kathleen Crowley

    Represents the Board as ...

    Kathleen Crowley has been the principal of Ponderosa Elementary School in the West Ada School District for the past twelve years. Ponderosa has the magnet program that serves students who are deaf or hard of hearing who reside in the west area

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IeSDB LogoThe Idaho Educational Services for the Deaf and the Blind The IESDB Board of Directors typically hold regular meetings at the following location.

  • State Department of Education, Lewis & Clark Conference Room
  • 650 West State Street, 2nd Floor
  • Boise, Idaho 83720-0027

Changes to the location will be announced here. The public is welcome, as always, but seating may be limited.