State Department of Education sealAll regular meetings of the Board of Directors are scheduled for the 2nd Tuesday of the month and will begin at 2 p.m. Unless otherwise indicated, meetings will be held at the offices of the State Board of Education at the address below. As always, the public is welcome to attend, though seating may be limited.

Up Next: Special Meeting - June 24th, 2021

The meeting agenda and other supporting details are now posted. Click the link below to view the files.

Sherri Ybarra

Board Chair, Superintendent of Public Instruction

Sherri Ybarra was elected and took office on January 5, and has served as Idaho’s Superintendent of Public Instruction since 2015. She was awarded “Outstanding Educator” twice in her career, and has experience with receiving numerous, progressive grant proposals and projects such as acquiring funding for educational advancements in 21st century technology, learning labs, and mastery-based education. As State Superintendent of Public Instruction, she understands the importance of ensuring students have the necessary resources and support to succeed in the 21st Century—this ongoing effort is the vision of her administration, which is “Supporting Schools and Students to Achieve.”

Ed Litteneker

Member, Citizen at Large

Ed Litteneker retired after nearly 40 years from the practice of law in Lewiston and Boise. He practiced primarily administrative law, trial and appellate and enjoyed a dispute resolution practice. He then served as the Special Education Dispute Resolution Coordinator for the Idaho State Department of Education. Ed taught speech communication, business law and labor relations at Lewis Clark State College and Dispute Resolution at the University of Idaho College of Law.

Mike Gibson

Member, Blind or Visually Impaired Citizen

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Steven Stubbs

Member, Citizen who is Deaf or Hard of Hearing

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 Park. Since his wife is from Idaho, they moved to the state immediately after his graduation, where he worked at several technology companies before became self employed as a language consultant. Currently, Steven teaches at Idaho State University's Sign Language Interpreting program.

The Stubbs have six children – three boys and three girls. Over the years, Steven has served in various leadership capacities in schools, church, careers and communities, including four terms on the Council of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. He is currently a member of the Advisory Board at St Alphonsus.

Kathleen Crowley

Member, Certified or Specialized Personnel

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 of the Treasure Valley. Kathy also has administrative experience with IESDB preschool and kindergarten total communication (sign language and speech) and auditory-oral (aural and speech) programs in the public school setting.