More than 400 professional educators from around Idaho will gather at the Coeur d’Alene Resort April 5-6, for the Idaho Education Association’s Delegate Assembly and Annual Meeting. These educators will be making decisions that direct the IEA’s ongoing work as well as discussing a variety of topics relating to education policy, professional practice, and Association activities.
This event marks the first time the IEA’s Delegate Assembly has been held outside of Boise since it last visited North Idaho in 2000.
“It is so exciting to have the IEA’s marquee event back in Coeur d’Alene,” says IEA President Kari Overall. In addition to conducting Association business, IEA delegates will be providing an economic boost to the Coeur d’Alene area. They will be dining at area establishments, shopping at local stores, and taking part in activities such as a boat cruise around beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene.
“We look forward to showing our colleagues from around the state how special North Idaho is,” says Coeur d’Alene Education Association President Bruce Twitchell. “Having this event in our own backyard gives us a great chance to put our best foot forward from a hospitality perspective while also doing important work for teachers and students.”
Idaho’s 2019 Teacher of the Year Marc Beitia will be among the featured speakers and the IEA’s Delegate Assembly is also the platform for awarding the Association’s annual awards to deserving educators in several different categories. There is also a silent auction raising money for the IEA Children’s Fund, which has provided more than $1 million to children and families in need.