The Idaho School Boards Association advocates for Idaho students and public education with leadership and service for local school boards.

Championing Education Since 1942

ISBA Staff

ISBA represents approximately 800 school board members throughout Idaho. Founded in 1942, ISBA is a non-profit association whose purpose is to support board members in their complex leadership roles. ISBA currently has nine full-time employees who are here to serve school districts and charter schools around the State of Idaho.

STAFF MEMBER A LITTLE BIT ABOUT US AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY

Misty Swanson
Executive Director
misty@idsba.org

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Camping, exploring outdoors, beach vacations, family time, cooking, get-togethers with friends
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?
A teacher
 What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? ALOHA!!
 What is the best meal you can cook? Chicken Cordon Bleu
 What TV show would you recommend to others?
Aerial America
• Member Resources
• Membership to ISBA 
• Association Operations (audit, budget, personnel, benefits)
• Advocacy 
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Members of the Press

 

 


Karen Echeverria
Executive Director Emeritus
karen@idsba.org

 

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Spending time with my family, usually cooking.  Golf. Exercise.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?
Las Vegas Show Girl
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? Basqgrl
What is the best meal you can cook? Basque Red Bean Soup
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Good Doctor
• Trustee Rezone Project
• Executive Director Transition

 

 


Quinn Perry
Policy & Government Affairs Director
quinn@idsba.org

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Nordic skiing, backpacking, foraging, camping, hiking, cooking, and (most) house projects.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young? Investigative journalist
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? LVS2SKI
What is the best meal you can cook? Cilantro Romanesco Soba Noodles
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Parks & Rec – the best show on local government.
• Advocacy
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Legislative Priorities / Resolutions
• Members of the Press
• Policy
• Region Meetings

 

 


Krissy LaMont
Leadership Development Director
krissy@idsba.org

 

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Entertaining and spending time with friends and family.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?
Talk Show Host
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? WooHoo!
What is the best meal you can cook? Mississippi Pot Roast
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Yellowstone
• Board & Leadership Team Professional Development
• Facilitation of Town Halls or Listening Sessions
• Superintendent & Charter Administrator Evaluations
• Board Relations
• Board Member Resources
• Membership to ISBA
• Leadership Institute
• Wednesday Webinar

 

 


April Hoy
Research & Policy Specialist
april@idsba.org

 

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Knitting, running, playing Dungeons & Dragons with friends
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?
An archeologist
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? TIEFLNG
What is the best meal you can cook? Cooking really isn’t my strong suit, but my sushi hand rolls come out well more often than not.
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Avatar: Last Airbender
• Clerk’s Manual
• Model Job Descriptions
• Policy
• Policy Rewrites

 


Lance Corpus
Printing & Graphics Specialist
lance@idsba.org

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Anything outdoors. mountain biking, running, hiking, fishing, playing frisbee with my dogs
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young?
A Fireman
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? STEELRS
What is the best meal you can cook? I’m more of a baker. Chocolate chip cookies and apple pie.
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Yellowstone, Ozark, Bloodline, and The Sopranos (I kind of have a dark side)
• SLATE
• Website
• Create all print publications and communications on behalf of ISBA

 


Mika Milette
Events & Operations Associate
mika@idsba.org

 

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Reading and gaming
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young? Archeologist
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? Bobar
What is the best meal you can cook? Japanese Curry Rice
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Gilmore Girls
• Convention Workshops
• Keynote Speakers
• Scholarship Program
• Social Media
• Executive Board Liaison
• Superintendent Searches
• Day on the Hill

 


Morgan Garcia
Business Services Associate
morgan@idsba.org

 

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Dirt biking, snowboarding, paddle boarding, hiking, camping, cooking
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young? Children’s Counselor
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? Brraapp
What is the best meal you can cook? Homemade Chicken Alfredo
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Grey’s Anatomy, Ozark, Friends
• Accounts Payable
• Business Partners
• Salary Schedule
• Election Calendar
• Social Media

 


Payton Grover
Member Services & Technology Associate
payton@idsba.org

 

What are your favorite activities outside of work?
Hanging out with my husband and chiweenie, paddle boarding, crafting, and baking.
What did you want to be when you grew up when you were young? Ballerina
What would your seven letter personalized license plate read? ooooops
What is the best meal you can cook? Homemade baked mac n’ cheese
What TV show would you recommend to others?
Psych
• Job Center
• Event Registration
• Member Updates