Debbie Critchfield was appointed to the Idaho State Board of Education in July of 2014. Ms. Critchfield is a member of the Cassia County Republican Central Committee and an active community education leader. She previously was a member and chairman of the Cassia County School Board, Region 4 chairman of the Idaho School Boards Association, a member of the State Technology Task Force, a member of the State Dual Credit Task Force, president of the Oakley Valley Arts Council and president of the local elementary and high school parent-teacher organizations. Ms. Critchfield holds a B.A. in political science from Brigham Young University. She and her husband David have two grown children and two still attending public schools in Cassia County.