Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force


To develop minimum statewide standards for a fair, thorough, consistent and efficient system for evaluating teacher performance in Idaho.


The Legislature allocated $50,000 in the FY 2009 Public Schools Budget for the State Department of Education to put together the Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force.


Present recommendations for minimum standards to the Legislature, Governor and State Board of Education in January 2009.

Teacher Performance Evaluation Task Force Members:
  • Cody Claver, Head of School at Idaho Virtual Academy
  • Reed DeMourdant, Chief Executive Officer of MED Management
  • Clete Edmunson, Special Assistant to the Governor
  • Senator John Goedde, Chairman of the Senate Education Committee
  • Jann Hill, Dean of the College of Education at Lewis-Clark State College
  • Wendy Horman, Board Trustee for the Bonneville School District
  • Nancy Larsen, Teacher at Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy
  • Tom Luna, Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Mark Moorer, Board Trustee for the Potlatch School District
  • Maria Nate, Parent representative from Rexburg
  • Representative Bob Nonini, Chairman of the House Education Committee
  • Mikki Nuckols, Teacher at Rocky Mountain Middle School in the Bonneville School District
  • Skip Oppenheimer, President of Oppenheimer Development
  • Karen Pyron, Principal of Arco Elementary School in the Butte County School District
  • Roger Quarles, Superintendent of Caldwell School District
  • Suzette Robinson, Parent Teacher Association representative from Blackfoot
  • Dan Sakota, Teacher at the Madison Junior/Senior High School in the Madison County
    School District
  • Larry Thurgood, Dean of the College of Education and Human Development at BYU-Idaho
  • Mike Vuittonet, Board Trustee for the Meridian School District
  • Jena Wilcox, Teacher at Pocatello High School in the Pocatello School District
  • Andy Wiseman, Principal at Castleford School in Castleford School District
  • Sherri Wood, President of the Idaho Education Association
  • Representative Liz Chavez, District 7
Contact information:

Nick Smith, Deputy Superintendent of School Support Services
(208) 332-6959