Ybarra names Koehler interim chief deputy

Sherri Ybarra has tapped former Nampa interim superintendent Pete Koehler to aid lead her administration and serve as interim chief deputy.

Sherri Ybarra square

Sherri Ybarra

Ybarra broke the information for the duration of a lengthy interview with Idaho Training Information on Wednesday morning.

In 2013, Koehler – then principal of Nampa Substantial School and an assistant superintendent – was brought in to assist steer the district through a tumultuous transitional period, emerge from a budget crisis and restore trust in the district.

Employing Koehler guarantees that the leading two posts at the State Division of Schooling will be held by educators during the new administration.

Ybarra is a federal plans director and administrator in the Mountain Home College District, a position she will proceed to hold right up until she is sworn in on Jan. 5. She has also taught and served as a principal and vice principal in the district.

Ybarra also confirmed that former Mountain Home Republican Sen. Tim Corder will serve in her administration as particular assistant to the superintendent – a total-time place. Corder served as one particular of the chairmen of her campaign crew.

Pete Koehler

Pete Koehler

Ybarra declined to reveal other staffing selections – which includes employment prospective customers for dozens of staffers functioning beneath outgoing Superintendent Tom Luna.

“Out of respect for them it just wouldn’t be appropriate to comment on any of individuals positions proper now,” Ybarra stated.

Because her Election Day win last month, Ybarra has also assembled a 19-particular person transition group to support gear up for the new task.

Former Republican Superintendent of Public Instruction Jerry Evans leads the transition team, which involves the superintendents of 5 college districts and several current and former Idaho lawmakers.

“I’m seeking forward to a couple of meetings and acquiring their input, but they are not a determination-producing entire body,” Ybarra said. “These are individuals who deliver knowledge to the table, and in purchase for the transition to be smooth, those people are at the table giving input.”

Ybarra’s transition group

  • Jerry Evans, former Idaho superintendent of public instruction
  • Chuck Zimmerly, former interim director of Idaho State University’s Intermountain Center for Education Excellence
  • Sen. Shawn Keough, R-Sandpoint
  • Rep. Wendy Horman, R-Idaho Falls
  • Former Rep. Mark Snodgrass
  • Former Rep. Max Black
  • Former Sen. and Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor Bert Marley, D-Boise
  • Former Sen. Jim Hammond
  • Former Sen. Tim Corder, R-Mountain Residence
  • Retired Idaho Adjutant General Darrel Manning
  • Vallivue Superintendent Pat Charlton
  • Mike Pal
  • Caldwell Superintendent Tim Rosandick
  • Twin Falls Superintendent Wiley Dobbs
  • Post Falls Superintendent Jerry Keane
  • Plummer-Worley Superintendent Judi Sharrett
  • Retired Boise deputy superintendent Pete Bailey
  • Jo Ann Bujarski
  • Melinda Nothern

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