Office of Indian Education

Points of Contact

Idaho State Department of Education
Johanna Jones
Office of Indian Education
(208) 332-6968
jjones@sde.idaho.gov

Idaho State Board of Education
Patty Sanchez
Academic Affairs Program Manager
patty.sanchez@osbe.idaho.gov
(208) 332-1562

Tribal Chair/Designee (5)
Coeur d’Alene Tribe Dr. Chris Meyer
Kootenai Tribe Ms. Jennifer Porter
Nez Perce Tribe Mr. Bill Picard
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Ms. Mitzi Sabori
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Mr. Pete Putra
K-12 Tribal Representatives (5)
Coeur d’Alene Tribe Ms.Kathy Albin
Kootenai Tribe VACANT
Nez Perce Tribe Ms. Joyce McFarland
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes Ms. Randy’L Teton
Shoshone-Paiute Tribes Ms. Shana Thomas
BIE School Representatives (2)
Coeur d’Alene Tribal School  Mr. Eric Kendra
Shoshone-Bannock Jr/Sr HS  Mr. Eric Lords
Four-Year College/University Representatives (4)
Boise State University Mr. Jim Anderson
Idaho State University Ms. Selena Grace
Lewis & Clark State College  Mr. Bob Sobotta, Jr.
University of Idaho Dr. Yolanda Bisbee
Two-Year College Representatives (4)
College of Southern Idaho VACANT
College of Western Idaho  Mr. Will Fanning
Eastern Idaho Tech. College Mr. Jared Gardner
North Idaho College Ms. Evanlene Melting Tallow
State Board of Education Representative
OSBE Dr. Bill Goesling, Ex Officio
Staff Support
OSBE Dr. Chris Mathias
OSBE Ms. Patty Sanchez
SDE Ms. Johanna Jones
SDE Mr. Matt McCarter
SDE Ms. Beth Spinner