The Idaho Science Coaches are a group of Science specialists funded by the Idaho State Department of Education who provide research-based science professional development for educators in Idaho. Please contact Andrea Baerwald, or your regional coach directly, to schedule science professional development for your school or district. Science coaches can also help individual teachers. If you are new, need a science expert to bounce ideas off of, need help finding resources, etc. then please email your regional coach. They are all willing and eager to help and geek out on science anytime!

Not sure what region you are in? Review the Idaho District and Charter School Regional Map.



Meet the Coaches

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Andrea Baerwald
Science Coordinator
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Marci Barrett
Region 1 (Part-time)
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Nate Dean
Regions 1 & 2 (Virtual)
Region 3 (Full-time)
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Sara Tolman
Region 3 (Full-time)
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Rylee DeVito
Region 3 (Part-time)
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McKenzie Sonderegger
Region 4 (Part-time)
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Erika Meadows
Region 5 (Part-time)
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Edmond Walsh

Edmond Walsh
Region 6 (Part-time)
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