Task Force Members and Affiliation

Our Kids, Idaho's Future

Twenty-six servants of the state and community have come together to collectively add experience and insight in an effort to build on previous task force goals and outcomes.

Debbie Critchfield, Co-Chair President, Idaho State Board of Education
Bill Gilbert, Co-Chair Co-Founder and Managing Director, Caprock, Boise
Sherri Ybarra Superintendent of Public Instruction
Marc Beitia American Falls High School teacher and 2019 Idaho Teacher of the Year
Kari Overall President, Idaho Education Association
Jennifer Parkins Board Chair, Genesee Joint School District and Idaho School Boards Association (ISBA) President
Jody Hendrickx Trustee, St. Maries School District and ISBA Vice President
Erin McCandless Idaho State PTA President
Mary Ann Ranells Superintendent, West Ada School District
Luke Schroeder Superintendent, Kimberly School District
Cheryl Charlton Superintendent, Idaho Digital Learning Academy
Pete Koehler retired Chief Deputy Superintendent and former Nampa High School Principal and Superintendent
Terry Ryan CEO, Bluum, Boise
Kurt Liebich CEO, RedBuilt, Boise
Matt Van Vleet Government Affairs Director, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Lewiston
Katherine Hart Associate General Counsel, Melaleuca, Idaho Falls
Juan Alvarez Deputy Director for Management and Operations, INL, Idaho Falls
Shawn Keough Executive Director, Associated Logging Contractors, Coeur d’Alene
Senator Chuck Winder Majority Leader, Idaho Senate
Senator Dean Mortimer Idaho Senate Education Committee
Senator Janie Ward-Engelking Idaho Senate Education Committee and Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee
Representative Mat Erpelding Minority Leader, Idaho House of Representatives
Representative Jason Monks Assistant Majority Leader, Idaho House of Representatives
Representative Lance Clow Idaho House Education Committee
Representative Gary Marshall Idaho House Education Committee
Representative Wendy Horman Joint Finance-Appropriations Committee